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Yeh…I know, it’s Monday , but not all Mondays are bad…..

At least, this is going to be super cool, I promise! What’s making it so special you ask?? Well… The fact a new powerful track taken from the upcoming album “TogetheRR” by Ruben de Ronde and Rodg has just been released!!

Well, you know I have a soft spot for these guys ….but this tune literally drove me crazy at first listening!!

Booya it’s a massive collaboration between the magical Dutch duo and our favorite viking Orjan Nilsen!

You can identify elements from each one of these 3 amazing producers in it, a sort of a melody-driven beast of a record you cannot help but fall in love with!

Listen to Ruben de Ronde X Rodge X Orjan Nilsen “Booya”

Let’s pre order TogetheRR !!!



Wow, as if one hell of a trance release was not enough to blow our minds, today Armada Music gives us something else to blast during the weekend!!

Out now on Armind, this gem is not as pacy as we would have expected from Standerwick, but it will enchant you with the blissful lyrics of the vocal star Jonathan Mendelsohn.
Magical atmospheres created by a flawless chord progression that aims to touch your souls.

Listen to Standerwick feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn ” Streets Of Gold”




Aaaaand here we go!! It’s Friday and what could be better than a huge trance fix to lift our moods up before the weekend begins?

So, we got something special for you!! Ben Gold‘s new jewel called “More Than Anything” is seeing its release on Armada Music right today!!

Ben never stopped blasting some monumental trance tunes since he dropped his anthem for A State Of Trance 750, This new production is another one to be added to his already impressive list.A full energy fix made to uplift and overwhelm you with its happy vibes . It has a classic trance feeling in it that builds up to the perfect climax with an epic drop!!

Listen to Ben Gold “More Than Anything”


What can we say….David Gravell is really up to treat his fans lately… long now till his brand new compilation “Discover” is released, but right now we have a new monster tune to blast on this Friday:

It’s called “DREAM” and wow,this is something really special!! Armin van Buuren premiered it last night during ASOT;  so energetic and powerful, still melodic and dreamy, its infectious synth line is made to seduce you and overwhelm you with emotions!

The Dutch prodigy is really showing off with this one, we promise you’ll love it as much as we do, his new sound is intoxicating and captivating, darker and stronger, built to get stuck in your mind!!

Fun fact: vocal samples are made by the man himself,  what you hear is really David Gravell’s voice!!

Catchy beats and happy vibes to make you beg for more for a tune that is already a dancefloor destroyer.


Armin van Buuren launches ‘A State Of Trance 2017’ album

Long-awaited since the release of ‘A State Of Trance 2016’ in May last year, the fourteenth edition of Armin van Buuren’s award-winning mix compilation series has finally arrived. ‘A State Of Trance 2017’, which saw its release today after four weeks of pre-order, is brimming with exclusive records and monumental tracks from the finest in Trance music.

Listen to A State Of Trance 2017    here

‘A State Of Trance 2017’ is divided into two partitions (‘On The Beach’ and ‘In The Club’) and comprises thirty-eight tracks from flag-bearers such as Andrew Rayel, Gareth Emery, MaRLo, Omnia, Ørjan Nilsen and Super8 & Tab. ‘A State Of Trance 2017’ also includes two special productions from Armin van Buuren: ‘This Is a Test’ and ‘The Train’. Those two records have already marveled fans during Armin van Buuren’s ‘Armin Only: Embrace’ world tour and are released as singles today as well, on Armin van Buuren’s Armind imprint.

‘A State Of Trance 2017’ is the most recent installment of Armin van Buuren’s highly acclaimed compilation series, which has been going strong since 2004. The world-renowned DJ and producer has been putting out a new edition every year since, as is the case with his ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix’ series. Both compilation series, the globetrotting A State Of Trance event series and the A State Of Trance label branch all root down to Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show, which is broadcast weekly to an estimated 42 million listeners in over a hundred different countries around the world.


CD1 (On The Beach)
1. Alpha 9 – The Night Is Ours
2. Joonas Hahmo X K-System – Yámana
3. Alexandre Bergheau – Summer’s Gone (Yoel Lewis Remix)
4. Fatum – Draco
5. Rodg – Right Away
6. Yoel Lewis – Tuviana
7. Omnia & DRYM – Enigma
8. Eskai & SNR – Swipe
9. Orjan Nilsen feat. Rykka – The Hardest Part
10. Gareth Emery & Standerwick feat. HALIENE – Saving Light
11. Denis Kenzo feat. Sveta B. – Just To Hear
12. MaRLo & First State – Falling Down
13. Ashley Wallbridge – Naughts & Crosses
14. Bobina – Lazy World 2017
15. Protoculture – The Descent
16. Tom Fall – Kaamos
17. Super8 & Tab – Cosmo
18. Radion6 – World Of Tomorrow
19. Armin van Buuren – The Train

CD2 (In The Club)
1. Armin van Buuren – This Is A Test
2. Andrew Rayel feat. Emma Hewitt – My Reflection
3. Kyau & Albert – Trace
4. Eximinds & Whiteout – Lacrimosa
5. Jurgen Vries – The Theme (Radion6 Remix)
6. Alexander Popov – Eyes To Heaven
7. Davey Asprey – Fallout
8. Gaia – Saint Vitus
9. Armin van Buuren – I Live For That Energy (ASOT 800 Anthem)
10. Armin van Buuren & Garibay – I Need You (feat. Olaf Blackwood) (Standerwick Remix)
11. Heaven’s Cry – Voices
12. Armin van Buuren presents Rising Star feat. Betsie Larkin – Again (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
13. Bobby Neon & Nick Arbor feat. Lokka Vox – What You Said (MaRLo Remix)
14. Robert Nickson – Heliopause
15. Ultimate & Moonsouls feat. Marjan – No One Else
16. Shinovi – Indian Summer
17. DRYM – Wraith
18. Scott Bond & Charlie Walker vs Trouser Enthusiasts – Sweet Release
19. Allen Watts – Arizona


Save the date: May 12th!! On this day, the long anticipated mix compilation by David Gravell will be released on Armada Music.

After our chat with the golden boy during ASOT, where he told us about his upcoming project introducing  his new sound,  we really couldn’t hide our curiosity and excitement here at The Backstage Access, so we’ve asked the artist to share a bit of insights, and if he could tell us  something about the concept behind “Discover”, he kindly got back to us with these words:

People are always looking for new ways to explore a little bit more in
life. That’s why I was always looking for new ways to explore my sounds
and that dark rhythm that will get you in the right direction from the
moment you will hear the music. Now I finally have discovered what was
looking for and i think it is time to start dreaming and go on this
journey together and discover!

Well, we are certainly more than ready here, to take the trip together with David, and enjoy our journey dreaming and discovering his new compilation!

Here is the tracklist :

1 DISCOVER- David Gravell

2 COLOSSUS (Melodic Mix)- Naian

3 LEFT BEHINDS- Paris Blohm & Taylr Renee

4 BATTLEFRONT- David Gravell

5 CHILDREN-David Gravell

6 I’LL BE THERE (feat. Eric Lumiere)-Andrew Rayel



9 STAY AWAKE-David Gravell

10 THE MYST (David Gravell Rmx)-ABHISHEK Y2V

11 NO WAY OUT-David Gravell

12 ALPHA (Radio Edit)-W&W

13 SUB ZERO (Radio Edit)-Rick Mitchells

14 BIGGER THAN LOVE  (feat. Giuseppe De Luca)-Ilan Bluestone

15 CARTE BLANCHE (David Gravell rmx)-Veracocha


17 DREAM-David Gravell

18 COMMUNICATION (David Gravell Rmx)-Armin van Buuren

19 EXPLORE-David Gravell

20 I LIVE FOR THAT ENERGY-Armin van Buuren

21 ENERGY-David Gravell

To summarize a bit I’d say we will receive a massive fix of…. Energy from this compilation!! ( Yes….I know you see what I did there)


For the moment you can have a taste of Gravell’s new dark sound with Explore, (that is already available as instant gratification as you preorder the album on iTunes here ) super powerful and melodic tune that will for sure seduce you with its catchy beats, dark vibes and a totally infectious synth line.

And the just premiered on ASOT by Armin van Buuren: Children, a revamped version of the ’96 classic tune, a stunning beauty we’d say, so sick it will grab you down its trance spiral!!

photo: @[232306510283671:tomdomscom]






We’re excited to announce that James Kiedis is back with another monster release on RAM’s label Grotesque Fusion!!

Prepare your ears to a massive treat with this new stormer called “Renegades” a perfect trance anthem with a fusion of tech, uplifting and a hint of Psy !!

All in all a twisted piece of music meant to destroy the dancefloors!

Grab your copy here: Renegades

FERRY CORSTEN discovers his ‘BLUEPRINT’ with new Sci-fi concept album

FERRY CORSTEN:  “Very excited to announce my brand new album & tour #Blueprint coming soon! Download the first single for free via “

Ferry Corsten discovers his ‘Blueprint’ with new Sci-fi concept album
Release date: Coming Spring 2017
For many music fans the art and craft of the album has been lost to a digital age, for others the vision of a concept album often lacks that atmosphere-enhancing quality. Dutch electronic music producer Ferry Corsten is an artist who shares this view. It is a view that has led him to complete his fifth and, by his own admission, most ambitious artist album to date. A true concept album conceived by a wilful passion to recode how the music delivers its story, ‘Blueprint’ is a new LP that its architect sees as being “greater than the sum of its parts”.
Stimulated by an idea to unite the music with a storyline that stretches beyond a nebulous lyrical theme, Ferry wanted to explore his appreciation for the art of screenwriting and film scores and bring to the project a wider scaling approach. Drafting in acclaimed screenwriter David H Miller (of House Of Cards and Rosewood fame), the pair worked closely on storyboarding a narrative to accompany the albums conceptual direction. What results for the end listener is a body of work that is polished, synthesised and intellectual in its in conclusion.
With the storyline giving nods to the proses of iconic sci-fi authors such as Jules Verne, Hugo Gernsback and most distinctively HG Wells, whilst equally sharing familiarities with modern day shows such as The OA, Westworld and retro Sci-fi-fest Stranger Things, ‘Blueprint’ is an explorative piece of work that puts Sci-fi at its interstellar core. Hollywood actor Campbell Scott (known for The Amazing Spider-Man and The Exorcism of Emily Rose) provides his voice as the narrative of the album flirts between first and third person narration. A unique output for one of the biggest names in the electronic scene but Ferry’s attempts with ‘Blueprint’ is to bring a wider perspective to the listener, as he aims the album to be inclusive of dimensions of religion, history, idea and science fiction.
‘Blueprint’ is truly an explorative journey and one which the iconic producer is finally excited to be sharing with you…
To give fans an opening introduction of the album’s tracklisting Ferry has chosen to gift the first single and title track ‘Blueprint’ on his official SoundCloud as an offering to give any eager ears a taste of what’s to come. Already support by some of the biggest names in the galaxy that includes selectors such as Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz and Above & Beyond, ‘Blueprint’ is available to listen/download via
Opening with the announcement of nine confirmed shows spread across Asia, Europe and North America, the official Blueprint Album Tour will touch down at Myst in Shanghai, SW4 in London, Exchange in Los Angeles, Webster Hall in New York with more to be announced.


We’ve had the pleasure to meet David Gravell a couple of weeks ago and he told us about the upcoming release of another of his signature masterpieces (more will follow in the interview asap) and…

Yes!! The day has come for this monster tune to spread around freely!!!
David Gravell presents his brand new tune “Energy”. The name says it all, a fully energetic kind of track that is already smashing the dancefloors around the world lately, basically, Armin van Buuren is playing it on a regular basis during all his gigs since months! And last night he also introduced it, together with the artist, during the weekly episode of his radio show (ASOT 803)

The track’s title came in when David’s manager, stepping into the studio where the artist was working , listened to it and said it was a very energetic track! So here you go, track title! Simple as that!

So, ready to check this powerful, trance stunner rich in enthralling synth plucks?

Yes? Ok, check it out Here

This will also be included in David Gravell’s upcoming compilation “Discover” … stay tuned for more news soon!


Last Saturday, during ASOT 800 in Utrecht, The Netherlands, I’ve had the honor to meet the super talented dj and producer Estiva, he was so nice to join us right after his epic set, for a very interesting chat!

J: Thanks a lot for supporting The Backstage Access
E: Yes, of course, thanks for having me

J:The first thing I would like to ask you is: What does ASOT mean to you?
E: Means to me? Well the first time I was listening to ASOT, no, actually, let’s go way back, when I was 15 ,16 ,or something, I used to listen to ASOT radio show,and it kinda got me into producing music so at some point I was actually releasing music on labels, and one of the first songs, was picked up by Armin van Buuren and he played into ASOT so while I was tuned in one night,  I heard my song and I was like: hang on, this song is one of my songs, so Armin was playing my song, can you imagine it? Like ,the thrill for me was insane!
So that was my first experience and actually got hooked from that moment on.It’s really special for me,  you know, the music like the emotions and the beats…I like the groovy beats,not too fast, I do like the psy trance stuff like for an hour or so and then I’d go back to something else, so like the whole trance jam is really interesting to me.

J: I know you are cooperating with Ruben de Ronde and his label Statement, so any new projects going on?
E: Yes, so…first things first, about one year ago, I was kinda lost and didn’t know which direction I wanted to go with my music, so I told to myself, ok let’s just have fun again, try to create music that I really like,not for the labels, not for the fans, just whatever goes up in my mind, so I made a few tracks, sent them to Ruben, he said Yes, I love that, so I released some tracks with Ruben, got to know him a little bit more and now we  actually have written a tune together, with Rodg as well, so that’s a collaboration and I think he premiered it tonight (during ASOT 800 in Utrecht) so I am proud of that, that’s great! 

(The tune is called “Intergalactic” and you can find it in the new album “Togetherr” that you can pre order here)

J: Is there a track that represents you right in this moment?
E: It’s kinda hard, I would like to say that my last production is my best production, but it’s a very tough question to answer because I like to see the whole picture, tonight I’ve played 60 minutes of my own music, so looking back, that’s me, I’d say it captures my vibe, it’s a combination of a good groove and an epic melody maybe.

J: Any festival on your bucket list?
E: Well, does it get any better than ASOT?
I mean next year, on my bucket list, there’s ASOT850!Let’s stick to that!

One of the cutest moment in the famous Radio Dome…family time for Estiva!!

J. What do you like to do in your spare time if you have any?
E: I like cycling, soccer, football, I actually been to Italy too in Pisa, Tuscany ,with my bike,hit the mountains with my bike so that’s what I like to do, but really, other than that, if I have some time, I just go ahead and produce.

J: Where do you find the inspiration to create your tunes?
E: Nights like these are very inspiring to me because you feel the energy so when I get back home  home tomorrow morning I am like  I need to go to sleep but I actually have so many ideas in my head, I need to go to the studio as well so I won’t just sleep…so that’s where I find the inspiration.

J: Do you have a favorite plugin or studio tool at the moment?
E:I write my tunes with FL studio since I’ve started so I would definitely recommend it to anyone. I use also Spyre, it’s a great synth and like it a lot.

J: Ok thank you so much for your time and let’s catch up soon.
E: You are welcome, thank you for having me 


If just like us, you couldn’t get enough of his stunning set at ASOT800, you can listen to it again here



And for all of you always looking for new stuff, we have a very special treat:

Estiva’s new EP,  Barba/Tarmac  is OUT NOW on Statement!  so hurry up and grab it here:

Barba / Tarmac

Download & Listen : here