Groove Armada 25th Anniversary Box Set ‘GA25’ + Brand New track

To mark the 25th anniversary of their debut single At The River, Groove Armada are returning with GA25, a career-spanning box-set packed full of their most iconic tracks out the 11th of November via BMG, just prior to their much anticipated Australian tour dates.

To celebrate the release of GA25, Groove Armada have dropped the lead single Hold A Vibe via BMG.

Featuring vocals from dancehall artist Red Rat Hold A Vibe is a groove-laden homage to dub and funk that builds over a hypnotic bassline. The perfect summer track marks a hotly anticipated return for the duo following 2020’s Lover 4 Now single.

GA25 offers fans the ultimate collectors experience and an opportunity to reflect on a record-breaking body of work 25 years in the making, across a 25-track double CD, 2-side LP, including a 32-page booklet and A3 poster.

The box-set is the culmination of over two decades of prolific production and uncompromising vision from two musicians who achieved the extraordinary, and proved that it’s daringly possible to explore a multitude of sounds while achieving commercial and critical success.

With an impressive back catalogue to cherry pick from, including the likes of Song 4 Mutya, the Manumission-strut of I See You Baby and the dancehall dub of Superstylin, on GA25 Groove Armada prove that they’re equally comfortable embracing hook-laden pop as they are producing compulsive dancefloor-driven house and big-room anthems.

25 years on from the release of their first single, At The River, Groove Armada, have become one of the most influential and successful dance acts of the 21st century, a position they have maintained, proving to be a dominant force in the UK and globally.

Throughout their career they have worked with countless high-profile artists including Madonna, Paul Simon, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Neneh Cherry and Bryan Ferry, produced 11 LPs and tirelessly toured the world, playing on some of the most respected stages; from huge outdoor raves to intimate parties. In an era when dance acts typically blended synths and DJing with striking visuals, Groove Armada focused on ensuring every element of their performance was as live as possible, curating immersive experiences for thousands of fans and delivering unforgettable scenes at Glastonbury as well as a record-breaking five-night run at Brixton Academy.

Groove Armada’s unparalleled cultural significance and global success is rooted in a time period of radical change: when the US government introduced anti-rave laws in the early 2000’s they led the charge of British acts cutting through, reinvigorating the dancefloor and paving the way for a succession of hit singles. To date their combined talent has seen them achieve both commercial and critical success in the form of 3 UK Top 10 albums, 3 Grammy nominations, 3 BRIT nominations and a Billboard nomination.

Now, after more than two decades at the forefront of dance music and as the band approaches this huge milestone, there is still plenty of motivation to celebrate. Earlier this year, the guys took to the road on a 9-date UK tour – their final full live UK tour – opening at Glasgow’s Barrowlands before closing out with two nights at Brixton Academy, where they were joined by Norman Jay MBE, PBR Streetgang and Ewan McVicar.

Groove Armada will bring their energised, life-affirming live performance to audiences across Australia when they hit our shores in November 2022. Performing sold out shows in Sydney and Brisbane, a nearly full show in Perth, along with a highly anticipated festival set at the inaugural Harvest Rock in Adelaide.

With new music front and centre of these celebrations and an appetite to open a new chapter, the duo recently commissioned a remix series, recruiting the industry’s brightest talents to rework a selection of their biggest tracks. First up was Australian producer Logic1000, who delivered an emotive update of My Friend, followed by Dance System’s club-ready reboot of Superstylin, before X-PRESS 2’s Ashley Beedle and Fred Everything joined forces on the Talk Talk/We’re Free EP, while Scottish impresario Ewan McVicar rounded out proceedings with a hi-energy Spacehousemix of I See You Baby.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. I See You Baby
  2. Song 4 Mutya
  3. Easy
  4. Superstylin’
  5. If Everybody Looked The Same
  6. Purple Haze
  7. Get Down
  8. My Friend
  9. Chicago
  10. Love Sweet Sound
  11. Edge Hill
  12. Girls Say
  13. Back To My Roots feat. Richie Havens

CD2

  1. One Way feat. J.Lamotta
  2. As The Light Breaks In feat. Saint Saviour
  3. Dance Our Hurt Away feat. Paris Brightledge
  4. 2000 People
  5. Edge Of The Horizon
  6. I Love You Forever
  7. Paper Romance
  8. History
  9. Hold A Vibe feat. Red Rat
  10. Holding Out Forever feat. James Alexander Bright
  11. Shekina (Groove Armada Terrace 2000 Remix)
  12. At The River

LP1. Side A

  1. I See You Baby
  2. Song 4 Mutya
  3. Back To My Roots

LP1. Side B

  • Superstylin’
  • If Everybody Looked The Same
  • Purple Haze

LP2. Side A

  1. My Friend
  2. Chicago
  3. Easy

LP2. Side B

  1. Edge Hill
  2. Girls Say
  3. Get Down
  4. At The River

Buy/Steam HERE

GROOVE ARMADA AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Thursday 17 November 2022 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (SOLD OUT)
Friday 18 November 2022 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
Saturday 19 November 2022 – Harvest Rock, Adelaide
Sunday 20 November – Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, Perth

Find tickets and more info on the Australian tour at secretsounds.com

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