Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Chloe – When You’re Gone

Whoohooo!! Excited, excited, excited…everytime Statement! graces us with something new, here at The Backstage Access we really can’t help but jumping around blasting the new jewel!!

Among the most high-impact cuts of their album ‘Togetherr’, ‘When You’re Gone’ is where Ruben de Ronde and Rodg’s belting music production blends with the silk vocals of Chloe, known from her collaboration with MaRLo (‘You And Me’). From mesmerizing crowds of thousands strong to infusing live sets across the globe with surreal amounts of energy, this record is a true game changer.

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A STATE OF TRANCE, IBIZA 2017 (Mixed by Armin van Buuren)



Y’all know what it means right? New releases from our beloved Armada Music label…

Let’s start with one of the most awaited compilation of the season: A State Of Trance 2017.

Ibiza is a wondrous island, overflowing with a vibrant club culture and more dance music flavors than you can possibly count. It is the reason why so many Trance fans travel to the island when summer arrives, not only to see Armin van Buuren perform at Hï Ibiza, but also to dive headfirst into all of the music the White Isle has to offer. This year, A State Of Trance goes all out to bring these fans an experience they’ll never forget.

With ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’, those that breathe Trance music get exactly what they’re looking for. Coming in two parts (‘On The Beach’ and ‘In the Club’) and with a surreal amount of exclusive records, this two-disc compilation packs forty belting productions from Trance’s finest, including new tracks from Alpha 9 (‘Blossom’), Armin van Buuren vs Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (‘You Are’), BT (‘LSTM’), Estiva (‘Little Planet’ and ‘Raket’), Gaia (‘Crossfire’), KhoMha (‘Laberinto’), Ørjan Nilsen (‘Hi There Radio’ and ‘Swoosh’), Super8 & Tab (‘Quest’) and more.


For the fourth year in a row, Armin van Buuren has turned to the White Isle with a sizzling-hot edition of his ‘A State Of Trance’ mix album series. Through ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’, the five-time number one DJ in the world, who’s been in charge of the Wednesday nights at Hï Ibiza this summer, pushes the Trance genre onto an even higher level and lets its fans revel like never before.

Since 2004, Armin van Buuren has released at least one ‘A State Of Trance’ mix album every year in addition to the ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix’, which has remained an annual highlight for countless Trance fans. Both series, the events and his A State Of Trance label imprint are directly tied to his A State Of Trance radio show, which is broadcast weekly from his radio studio in Amsterdam to approximately 42 million listeners in over a hundred different countries around the world. Past Thursday, episode 827 of A State Of Trance involved a one-hour ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2017’ special, which fully succeeded in getting fans psyched for today’s release of the mix album.


CD1 (On The Beach)
1. Sultan + Shepard – Bloom (Intro Mix)
2. Joonas Hahmo X K-System – Mañana
3. Andy Moor & Ashley Wallbridge – FaceOff
4. Rodrigo Deem – Tearsdrop
5. Estiva – Little Planet
6. Alpha 9 – Blossom
7. BT – LSTM
8. Ørjan Nilsen – Hi There Radio
9. Fatum – Sugar Free
10. Rodg – Miami
11. Sound Quelle & Max Meyer feat. Brandon Mignacca – Andromeda
12. Max Meyer – Monte Cara
13. Tenishia feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Sun Comes Again (Eximinds Remix)
14. DARVO – Black Rainbow
15. Equador – Bones Of Man (Gareth Emery Remix)
16. Armin van Buuren feat. Josh Cumbee – Sunny Days (Club Mix)
17. Denis Kenzo – Somnambulist
18. Tenishia – Alba
19. Gaia – Crossfire


CD2 (In The Club)
1. Estiva – Raket
2. Super8 & Tab – Quest
3. Beatsole – Before I Wake
4. Sheridan Grout – Escape
5. Rub!k – First Light
6. Ørjan Nilsen – Swoosh
7. Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – You Are
8. Armin van Buuren – This Is A Test (Arkham Knights Remix)
9. KhoMha – Laberinto
10. Assaf feat. Nathan Nicholson – Lost Souls (Radion6 Remix)
11. Eximinds & The Enturance – Magrathea
12. Alexander Popov – Awake The Flow
13. Rub!k – CFEN
14. Frainbreeze – Back To The Future
15. ReFeel – Always (Venom One Remix)
16. Luke Bond – Gravity
17. Neelix – 1000 Sterne
18. Jorn van Deynhoven – Rising High
19. Darren Styles feat. Christina Novelli – Sun Is Rising (Ben Nicky Remix)
20. The Space Brothers – Shine (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
21. Ben Gold – Twilight


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FERRY CORSTEN @Electronic Family

As if a whole day under the sun, warm weather and trance music was not enough, the Rotterdam-born legend Ferry Corsten came as the icing on the cake for what has been such an amazing Sunday at Autotron in Den Bosch.
Right after the release of his majestic 8th studio album “Blueprint” he came to rock the crowd at Electronic Family with his new material.
We got the honor to meet him a few minutes before his show for a friendly chat about this festival, his dj lifestyle, the new album and studio tools…let’s have a sneak peek here and stay tuned for the whole interview!






One of our favorite labels, Grotesque, decided to amaze us all with this stunning rework of one of the most magical vocalist out there, JES.

M.I.K.E. Push revamped this classic trance tune adding his very own signature sound and the result is nothing less than a top-notch gem we can’t stop to listen on repeat.

What are you waiting for? Let’s grab your copy here



A mere week after Ferry Corsten’s A State Of Trance Take Over , two other Trance icons have hosted a new episode of Armin van Buuren’s world-renowned radio show. Both Andrew Rayel and Ørjan Nilsen have filled in for the five-time #1 DJ in the world during the second week of his holiday and premiered some of their own new singles live during tonight’s 826th episode of A State Of Trance, all next to a gamut of Trance gems that made fans go wild.


Check out the full takeover of A State Of Trance episode 826 here

In addition to the inclusion of Andrew Rayel’s ‘Never Let Me Go’ feat. Angelika Vee

and Orjan Nilsen’s ‘Hi There Radio’, ‘Drowning’ feat. IDA and ‘Swoosh’,

Andrew Rayel also seized the opportunity to share some great news with his fans. Live on air, he announced his own label called ‘In Harmony’ and premiered the imprint’s first release: ‘Mass Effect’.




Hey everyone,

ready for a massive fix of good tunes? Let’s start our Friday with this jewel, perfect to start the weekend with a bang!

Totally a tune to get lost  get lost in. KhoMha’s solo debut on Armind, ‘Laberinto’ is stacked with grand hooks and turns, making you revel in its intricate melodies and raw bass. If you’re looking to find the epicenter of all that is Trance, ‘Laberinto’ is the record that takes you there.



100 weeks have passed since Solarstone started the new, weekly adventure of Pure Trance Radio. He has since put his listeners into a frenzy, with features like #WeLikeItPure, #ProgressiveSelection and of course the beloved #BigTune. Countless Worldwide Exclusives have been premiered, turning into favourites to thousands of listeners all around the globe. To let the 100th anniversary of this one-hour highlight pass, would have been a shame. And so, Rich invited us to join the special 5 hour live broadcast from Amsterdam, on Wednesday August 9th!
From 17.00 – 22.00 (CET), Solarstone and the Pure Trance Team have been streaming live from a very famous radio studio in Amsterdam…(oh yes, ASOT studio)  They had guests over to share their worldwide exclusives and do a short guestmix, discussed the trance scene and music in general, interviewed Pure Trance fans and broadcasted special shout-outs by fans.

The Backstage Access couldn’t miss it, so Ross went there to share a few words with Richard!

Ross: Richard, thank you for supporting the Backstage Access. First of all, congratulations with a 100 episode of Pure Trance radio. What’s comming up for Pure Trance?

Solarstone: Thank you, well ADE [Amsterdam Dance Event] on the 21st of October, right after my birthday. Can’t rember the name of the venue, it was KGB or something [It’s the KBF] with me, Factor B, John ’O Callaghan, Bryan Kearney, Gai Barone and Giuseppe, so that’s happening. Also Pure Trance 6 coming out at the end of October or early beginning of November with me, Brandon and Rob and just carrying on with the show and the label, you know, I’ve just got it where I wanted now so we just keep going and make sure the quality of the music is good, make sure the events are good and I’m happy with that.

Ross: And what can we expect from you individually in the future?

Solarstone: New album, which I’m working on right now. Pure Trance 6 as I said before. Pure NRG. Well this is kinda the stuff you already know about, just new material.

Ross: Because about PureNRG. You guys recently released a new single, but it’s the anthem for Istoria! How did that happen?

Solarstone: Yeah, they just asked us to do it! We’re friends with Jeanette, who is one of the people who put Istoria together, and she just asked us to do it and we said yes! We’re actually getting a really really big PureNRG thing coming out in a few weeks time and a really really big remix but I can’t tell just yet what it is.

Ross: All right, back to the radio show. Since you’ve reached a 100 episodes, can we expect any chances in the radio show, like a new format or something?

Solarstone: No no, I’ve been doing the same format for about seven years and I got it where I wanted. The funny thing about this is, Normally I always think this 100 episode thing is kinda bullocks really you know. I just think people are making too much of a big deal out of it but I wanted to do it with Pure Trance because it’s not just for the radio show, it’s about the whole Pure Trance movement and the Trance scene in general, the events we do and the record label. So I thought it was more important to do something like this just to say thanks to the fans you know. I think when I was with the 450th episode of Solaris International, I just burst a balloon in the studio and wore a hat. Because I’ve always felt that it was not much of a big deal doing so many episodes of a podcast or a radio show. But I wanted to do something just a little bit bigger just to kinda make a point that Pure Trance is here and you know. And to be honest with you, I only got the idea when I was here over in the studio doing a radio interview on A State of Trance and Armin told me I could borrow the studio sometime and that’s why I decided to do it because I thought ’’Let’s be the first ones to borrow the studio!’’.

Ross: So after this, because you just said at the end of the episode ’’see you in two years’’, can we expect another event like this?

Solarstone: We won’t do the same thing again, we’ll do something else but I don’t know. Maybe we will do the same thing, who knows. I don’t know yet.

Ross: All right before I leave you, do you have anything to say to the readers of the Backstage Access?

Solarstone: I always get this asked at the end of an interview, if I have anything to say to people, but it’s just the same thing: thanks for the support, thanks for showing an interest and you know, support your favorite artists I guess. I’ve nothing else to say really!

Ross: Well wise words! Thank you so much for the interview Rich and good luck!

If you missed it, you can re-watch the streaming Here


Armin Van Buuren & Garibay – I Need You (feat. Olaf Blackwood) [Andrew Rayel Remix]

Hey guys,

happy Trance Thursday!!

Gonna be an even more special one cause it’s time to dance to Armin van Buuren & Garibay’s tune “I Need you” with the brand new Andrew Rayel ‘s rmx and if this is not thrilling enough for you, just know that Andrew will be hosting tonight ASOT episode!!

When Andrew Rayel gets called in for remix duty, you know he’ll come up with something you can’t resist. This time ‘round, he puts his touch to ‘I Need You’, imbuing the hit single of Armin van Buuren, Fernando Garibay and Olaf Blackwood with massive bass, jaw-dropping harmonies and stunning melodies. Andrew Rayel has done it again!!




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 Fatum – Sugarfree

As every Friday, we have in store some top notch trance for you!!

Anything but saccharine, Grammy nominee Fatum kicks up a storm with their latest single, ‘Sugar Free’. Built for sophisticated palates, the tune is tangy, delectable and satisfying without being overly sweet. Sample it once and you’ll be back for more. ‘Sugar Free’ is pure Fatum. Tasty!

Listen to Fatum ‘Sugar Free’


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