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.
For trance fans, the choice for New Year’s Eve in New York was clear. Newly re-crowned number one DJ in the world Armin van Buuren was joined by Jerome Isma-ae and Jochen Miller at Pier 36 for a high-energy, nonstop party to ring in 2013. We arrived just in time to catch the last 20 minutes of Jerome’s set, but the change in mood as Armin took over the decks right around 11pm was palpable. He eased the crowd into his four hour set with familiar tracks like his collaboration “I’ll Listen” with Ana Criado, the Omnia Remix of Cosmic Gate‘s “Calm Down,” and catchy tracks from pals like Dash Berlin and Andrew Rayel.
Dancing Astronaut is thrilled to announce that we are giving away a pair of Stage VIP Pit tickets to one of the biggest events to close out the year at Pier 36 in New York City. If you’ve never seen Armin van Buuren live before we suggest ringing in the New Year with the recently crowned #1 DJ in the world. Click past the break to see how to enter. (more…)
The tri-state area’s already heavy-hitting New Year’s eve roster just got even more stacked with the announcement that Armin van Buuren will be ringing in 2013 at Pier 36. Last year Joonbug brought us Deadmau5 and this year they’ve upped the ante with the recently crowned #1 DJ in the world.
Shortly after his record-breaking six night marathon of mind-blowing performances at Roseland Ballroom, Deadmau5 will make a grandiose return to the city that never sleeps for NYE 2012. Pier 36 is where this extravaganza will be held — not to be confused with Avicii’s gig at Pier 94 . The NYC event space has a 6,000 person capacity and is located in Manhattan’s financial district adjacent to the attractive East River. For those of you who are wondering what “unhooked” means, it refers to a mau5 show devoid of his LED cube (AKA Professional Griefers) and his LED head. Even without all the fancy electronics, we still have a feeling the party will be just as thrilling. Tickets are set to go on sale on October 18th starting at $100 — not the cheapest event ever, but still a pretty good deal for an artist like Deadmau5 on New Years Eve. Hit either of the links below for more info.