The continued mission to turn our world into a dance floor has arrived once again…and so far, it seems to be working. Since the colossal success of the ASOT 600 Expedition tour, the anticipation and excitement worldwide for ASOT 650 has been tremendous. On October 3rd, at the NASA Space Expo in Utrecht in The Netherlands, Armin van Buuren took to the microphone to announce the official stops for next year’s voyage, called the New Horizons tour. Here they are:
Yekaterinaburg, Russia – February 1, 2014
Utrecht, The Netherlands – February 15, 2014
Buenos Aires, Argentina – March 1, 2014
Jakarta, Indonesia – March 15, 2014
Miami, USA – March 30, 2014
These are only the first five cities to be announced, with more to come in the near future. If you can’t make it to any of the shows, all of them will be broadcasted live. Read beyond the break to find out more information about each stop on the global tour, purchase tickets, listen to the official anthem for this year’s ASOT adventure, and watch the full live broadcast from Utrecht with Armin himself.
Due to a terrible accident that occurred during the set up process for ASOT’s closing party at Privilege in Ibiza the iconic brand’s final event of the summer has been canceled. A State of Trance has released an official statement announcing the cancellation.
We’re very sorry we have to announce the cancellation of the official A State of Trance Ibiza Closing Party at Privilege Ibiza. Due to a terrible accident that happened to one of the crew members during the buildup at Privilege, we have to cancel the event. It would not feel right to celebrate or party.
As the music industry is quickly changing direction from downloading to streaming services, Dancing Astronaut provides you with our favorite dance music Spotify playlists from labels, artists and miscellaneous sources to suit different tastes and genre.
As the music industry is quickly changing direction from downloading to streaming services, Dancing Astronaut provides you with our favorite dance music Spotify playlists from labels, artists and miscellaneous sources to suit different tastes and genres.
It’s exciting to witness the dance music community starting to embrace the music industry’s newest innovation Spotify through a series of apps and playlists. To add to the growing list, Armin van Buuren has launched an official A State of Trance Spotify app which will link directly to his playlists keeping fans up to date on all label releases as well as latest episodes of ASOT radio show.
“The world is going mobile more and more, so it was about time to invest in an official app for my A State of Trance brand. I hope fans will love its direct connection to Spotify to listen to my tracks and playlists, as well as having ASOT news and updates right there in the palm of your hand.” - Armin van Buuren.
With no shortage of landmarks behind him and reputation for cutting quality albums throughout his long serving career, Dutch trance icon Armin Van Buuren has stepped to the mark with fifth artist album Intense to test the preservation of his craft once again. Even after selling out Madison Square Garden and showing no signs of slowing down his presence on the summer festival for circuit for 2013, this cultural minefield was certain to meet the follow-up to 2011’s Mirage with apprehensive eyes.
In case you missed it, Armin van Buuren graced Manhattan with his trance god presence on New Year’s Eve. Not only were we lucky enough to get a front row seat to his four-hour set at Pier 36, but we also got some time with him earlier in the day to sit down and pick his brain a little bit. We asked him how he’s seen the role of the DJ change in his long career, his thoughts on the controversial trend of ghost-producing, his big plans for ASOT 600 (specifically in NYC), his future plans for the “state of trance” and his peers and mentees, and his analysis on whether he’s a “DJ” or an “artist.” His answers were thorough and thoughtful and we think you’ll really enjoy getting a peek inside the mind of this prolific figure in dance music.
Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the EDM acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe house music. It’s the least we can do.
Norwegian producer Ørjan Nilsen is out with his latest single “Copperfield” on Armin van Buuren’s Armind Recordings. If his popularity wasn’t already apparent fro m the success of other recent releases like “Viking,” “Endymion,” and his Armin collab “Belter,” Ørjan also snagged a #32 spot on this year’s DJ Mag poll. “Copperfield” is a ravey trance track with a chunky bassline and an old school topline. It’s obvious Ørjan draws influence from Armin’s sound (the track was also featured on A State of Trance back in October), but also toes the line between trance and a more tech house feel. Listen and purchase after the break.