We used to dance together beneath the flashing lights, until we suddenly found ourselves in the quiet. There were no resounding kick drums or euphoric melodies to get drawn into, and dance floors were no longer there to channel the music we hold so dear. But even in the silent dark, we never lost the connection with music and each other. And the power of that connection shines through fully in the eighteenth edition of Armin van Buuren’s year mix series: ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix 2021’. Weaving together a handpicked selection of 106 tracks in its two-hour mix, this brand-new year mix is designed to guide fans back to the dance floor in both body and spirit. Including the year’s most beloved productions from genre stalwarts such as Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Kryder, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Tinlicker and of course Armin van Buuren himself, the mix album serves as a reminder that our love for music can help us overcome any obstacle or setback. From the rabbit hole we rise to dance together again. In A State Of Trance.