Category Archives: MUSIC

RENEGADES is OUT NOW! By Ørjan Nilsen & Jochen Miller

When the Norvegian Viking Ørjan Nilsen meets up with the Dutch Titan Jochen Miller, here’s what you get: a massive banger!

Premiered last night by Armin van Buuren during #ASOT798, here is a fix of sturdy beats for you, out now on Armind! 

A tune that will definitely knock you out and charm you with the power of its majestic synthline and a massive drop! Something hard and fast to make you jump during all your upcoming trance parties! 

Are you ready for it? Go Grab it –> Renegades 


Poised to revolutionize the world of Dance music, American act Joyzu has given rise to ‘Running’. The song saw its release today and marks the duo’s second offering to The Bearded Man.
Listen or download Running

An astounding blend of flashy rhythms and killer vocals, ‘Running’ puts shame to most of today’s records by way of its infectious vibes and strong arrangement. Sealing the deal with the hulking synths and powerful lyrics that fill out the drop, this track sets the new standard by which all quality music is measured.


Hailing from respectively Sacramento, California and Denver, Colorado, Joyzu consist of Quinton Pope and Carson Willms. They shared the stage with a full range of leading DJs and producers (including AC Slater, Zeds Dead and Krewella) and their label debut on The Bearded Man, ‘Hear You Say’ (feat. Olivia Reid), charted in the Global and USA Viral Top 50. As the song racked up well over half a million streams on Spotify, Joyzu went on to sign an exclusive deal with Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music, a big step sure to boost their already meteoric rise to stardom.


“Dutty wine to “Believer” in all its explosive glory” – BILLBOARD“Major Lazer & Showtek combine forces to create an intense collaboration.” – WE RAVE YOU

 Just a few months ago, Showtek and Major Lazer dropped their collaboration Believer, which had been the talk of the internet for some time following performances of the record at Lollapalooza, Burning Man, Parookaville and plenty more.
Listen to Believer

Fast forward a matter of weeks and Believer has racked up over 50 million streams, becoming a certified festival anthem thanks to its raw combination of trap and hardstyle elements mixed with powerful vocals lifted from Freetown Collective and Q Major’s Good Swimma.

Now, this uplifting and powerful record has been reimagined in visual form thanks to a stunning video directed by Christopher Louie, known for his recent film XOXO which received the Pete Tong seal of approval. When approaching the new visual for Believer, Christopher’s vision was to create a surreal world through the eyes of a young boy facing an intensely challenging situation:

“The concept of the video was inspired by the images of Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy covered in dust in the ambulance after his house was hit by a bomb. Like everyone in the world, I was heartbroken by that image. But I also saw a glimmer of hope. As dark as the subject matter is, the point of our “Believer” video was to capture the resilience of youth and the hope displayed by communities coming together to save victims from the rubble.

If it wasn’t for the support from Sjoerd of Showtek and guidance from Major Lazer and their team, this video would not have turned out as emotionally powerful as it has. They supported us going to the Middle East, shooting with all local cast and crew, and keeping it as authentic as possible. There were countless obstacles that go along with shooting in an unfamiliar country, but with the help of the local film community, we got through them all and created something special in the process.”


Showtek states that “not every child grows up under the best circumstances. This video is meant to raise awareness to those less fortunate than us.” The Believer video encourages fans to provide relief to children affected by the conflict in Syria, by donating to the incredible force of Save the Children. After all, “Children are the next generation; they are the future.” 

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OUT NOW:first single from My Story, OPEN WIDE by Ruben de Ronde feat. Donata

The first single taken from the highly anticipated upcoming album My Story has finally been released.

We talked about it last week, when it has been premiered on ASOT, and now we are one step closer to the release of the album.

Here at the Backstage Access we are all so excited and looking forward to it!

We had the chance to get a sneak peek of the whole thing and we are thrilled to tell you it’s amazing!! So, save the date: January 20th!!

Meanwhile don’t forget to preorder your copy here :


New Single by Ruben de Ronde “OPEN WIDE” premiered on ASOT 794

Here we go with an early Christmas present for all the trance and progressive lovers out there!

Last night during A State of Trance #794 Armin premiered the new single by Ruben de Ronde & Donata “Open Wide” (Hal Stucker Rmx) a tune that will quickly make you fall for its engaging melody and  captivating vocals.

This is the first single from Ruben’s forthcoming album “My Story” which will be released on January 20th

You can listen to it here : Open wide

Just an advice guys, keep your eyes (and ears) Wide Open during the next weeks… Mr. de  Ronde is well known for treating his fans with the finest beats…something tells me that more ear candies are coming 😉

Meanwhile, make sure you don’t miss his very own The Sound of Holland radio show TSOH


Bringing about a bevy of funky grooves to magnify the momentum gained, TAI follows up on label debut ‘In & Out’ with a fresh record. A team-up with vocalist Hanna Iser, ‘Paradise’ marks TAI’s second offering to the Armada Deep label.
Listen to Paradise

A twister of soulful vocals and rugged beats, ‘Paradise’ is the number one mood setter at the slew of pool parties and fiestas that spice up every single year. Its cheerful piano chords and catchy rhythms make it spin toward the feel-good side of music, inspiring the amassed clubbers to celebrate the music as if it’s their last day on this earth.


In the past few years, TAI has cemented himself among the most talented DJs and producers of this era. The Munich-based wonderworker teamed up with huge artists such as Diplo, Watermät, Bart B More, Steve Aoki and Felix Da Housecat, and soon saw his inbox jam-packed with remix requests from none other than Deorro, Sam Smith, Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, Swanky Tunes and more.


As a DJ, TAI has indulged in several continental tours (Europe, Asia and Australia) and made name for himself by way of his eclectic live sets. Among his career highlights are irrefutably electrifying performances at Tomorrowland (Belgium), Big City Beats (Germany), Beat Patrol (Austria), Future Music (Australia) and thrilling sets at a full range of globally renowned venues and clubs, including Pacha, Privilege, Create and Space.


 For the first time ever, Andrew Rayel and Jochen Miller have joined forces for a brand-new single. ‘Take It All’ features the vocals of Hansen Thomas and was released today on Armind.
Listen to Take it All
A grand mixture of sturdy beats, soaring vocals and a mesmerizing piano breakdown, ‘Take It All’ is arguably the pair’s most club-wrecking record yet. After the gorgeous breakdown, the track lifts off with larger-than-life synths and pounding bass, displaying an ideal blend of power and melody that few can resist fist-pumping to.


More than often touted as key artists in their respective scenes, both Andrew Rayel and Jochen Miller are currently in the prime of their long-standing careers. Andrew Rayel is one of the flag bearers of the Trance scene and has performed around the globe at major clubs and festivals such as Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, and A State Of Trance, as well as having a Las Vegas residency at Marquee Nightclub.

Adding to the already impressive list of his newly found collaborator, Jochen Miller has seen his signature sound spread all over the world. Among the clubs and festivals conquered are Pacha New York, Marquee Las Vegas, Privilege Ibiza, Creamfields, Ministry Of Sound, EDC, Sunrise Festival, Stereosonic and various editions of A State Of Trance.