Launching their fresh, distinctive, and smashing joint venture into the world of cross-breed genres and boundary-defying collaborations, Armin van Buuren and Hardwell aim at completely obliterating the hottest clubs on the globe. The respectively former and current #1 DJs in the world allow for their bursts of creativity to define their team-up, resulting in an astounding dance floor thriller containing unmatched drive, impeccable chords, and pounding basslines.
Underlining his vision of blending a multitude of genres with his far-famed and distinctive sound, Armin van Buuren’s fresh ‘Embrace’ album encompasses a musical adventure without borders. An endless universe of possibilities, waiting to be embraced. It explains how Armin van Buuren experiences a world full of music, approaching unexpected influences and inspiring combinations with open arms, and incorporating untraditional ideas in his music without deviating from his core sound.
With ‘Embrace’, Armin van Buuren embraces a wide variety of musical styles and ventures where few dare to tread, using these unconventional sounds as ingredients to fuel his own sound. Ranging from the rocky sound of Kensington in ‘Heading Up High’ to the jazzy sound of Eric Vloeimans’ trumpet in ‘Embrace’, Mr. Probz and his hip-hop voice in hit single ‘Another You’, and the singer-songwriter skills of Gavin Degraw in ‘Looking For Your Name’; all are strongly intertwined with Armin van Buuren’s meritorious endeavor.
Let's venture into uncharted territory, starting this brand new adventure together. ‘Embrace’.
Gazing upon the island of Ibiza for the first time, an unusual, yet tingling sensation takes hold of you, anticipating something magical that is about to happen. In your excitement, you can't resist smiling from ear to ear, and can't help but consider yourself one of the happiest human beings alive.
You take a deep breath, stride forward and find yourself amidst thousands of ecstatic party people, ready to jump, cheer, and chant at the thrilling sounds of thumping bass drums and waves of emotion. You tilt your head, open your eyes, and there, in the center of the pool, is an all but ordinary man, doing what he does best: Armin van Buuren...
The use of the word 'unforgettable' has never been more appropriate. To see Armin perform at the world-famous beach hotel and club Ushuaïa is a dream come true for so many fans around the world, consequently leading to everlasting memories. What one wouldn't do to relive those times…
That's where this double-mix compilation comes in. It holds all the highlights of Armin's 2015 summer residency at Ushuaïa, Ibiza, from brand new records such as W&W - 'The One', Protoculture - 'Southbound', and Heatbeat - 'It's Killing Me', to timeless tunes such as 'Panta Rhei' (by Armin van Buuren & Mark Sixma) and 'Café Del Mar' (by Beat Service).
Compiling some of the best works from top class artists, including Andrew Rayel, Armin van Buuren, Dan Stone, Heatbeat, Protoculture, W&W and many more, you can't deny the eminence of the Armin-Ibiza-combination, even if you wanted to. It's a ground-breaking enterprise, touching down in Ushuaïa for the second year in a row.
More than often, we look back on the times where music filled our hearts with every beat, taking us to places we just had to discover. As the years went by, music changed at an incredible pace, but those who found their selves in the music years ago will always have the urge to experience their beloved and classic sound once again.
Armin van Buuren himself is amongst those people. Alongside countless brilliant suggestions, some of his personal favorites made it onto the A State Of Trance Classics compilation, keeping the spirit of the Trance classics alive. As the renowned compilation returns with its tenth instalment, it gives over 36 gems the chance to shine again, bringing back the feeling of unprecedented excitement when you first heard these records.
With some of the most famed Trance tunes of all time gathered into one splendid compilation, recollecting memories of the music you love has never been easier. As various classics, including Cosmic Gate's 'Exploration Of Space', the incredible 'Waiting' by Dash Berlin & Emma Hewitt, and the Super8 vs Orkidea Mix of Aalto - 'Rush', cater to your needs, there's no reason why you shouldn't get lost in the music. After all, this is A State Of Trance Classics, Vol. 10.
Counting upwards of 14 years since the first episode of the radio show, A State Of Trance has found a special place in the hearts of Trance lovers and like-minded individuals. And ever since the A State Of Trance concept was brought onto the live stage, fans have been frantically holding their breath, eagerly awaiting the next big event. As A State Of Trance ventured into new territories over several continents with a brand new musical journey called A State Of Trance Festival, countless fans from all over the world gathered to catch a glimpse of their favorite artists on stage. Here to once again paint the pictures of those fantastic times: ‘A State Of Trance Festival 2015’.
Some of the best records have been compiled in no less than six mixes by six different DJs, infallibly capturing the true spirit of A State Of Trance. Heatbeat, MaRLo, Jorn van Deynhoven, Mark Sixma, Ruben de Ronde, and Rodg take point in providing you with their finest records, using only their very own tracks and remixes, including previously unreleased material. With their personal mixes, they represent their very own style and view on Trance music, acclaimed by fans all over the globe.
The A State Of Trance Festival 2015 compilation is exactly what unites Trance fans all over the world. It’s time to go back to the essence. Back to where it all started. That incredible feeling. Together in A State Of Trance!