It’s almost impossible to put into words just how amazing the year of 2018 has been for A State Of Trance and Trance music as a whole. After drawing over 70 million listeners to the live broadcast of the previous year mix, Armin van Buuren built on the momentum by introducing the video broadcast of A State Of Trance to the radio studio set-up, hosting several phenomenal ASOT events in places such as Utrecht in the Netherlands, Melbourne in Australia, Gliwice in Poland and more, and spoiling his listeners with loads of new, exciting Trance & Progressive tunes every single week. And now, it’s time to capture all of those moments in an album so carefully crafted it took 60 hours to complete: ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018 (Mixed by Armin van Buuren)’.
For ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018’, the fifteenth consecutive year mix album, Armin van Buuren left no stone unturned to find the tracks of 2018 that mean the most to the loyal ASOT fans. Based on the standings of the Tune Of The Year voting halfway in (15.000 votes), the results of the most important Trance & Progressive charts throughout the year and the personal picks of Armin van Buuren himself, the mix album features over a hundred mind-blowing records from some of the world’s most esteemed Trance artists, including Giuseppe Ottaviani’s ‘Till The Sunrise’, Richard Durand’s ‘The Air I Breathe’, NWYR’s ‘Wormhole’ and ‘Dragon’, Above & Beyond’s ‘Red Rocks’ and Armin van Buuren’s ‘United’, ‘Blah Blah Blah’, ‘Just As You Are’ and ‘Last Dancer’.
‘A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018’ is a way of giving back to the fans who made this whole journey possible, and a way of making sure this amazing year will be remembered until the end of time itself. And as the year mix and its end-of-the-year broadcast close the year in style, fans will know what to expect from 2019: tons of gorgeous records and another phenomenal ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix’ to round up a year destined to reach a new high.
01 Armin van Buuren – A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018 Intro: License To DJ
02 Omnia – Cyberpunk
03 Andrew Bayer feat. Alison May – Immortal Lover (In My Next Life Mix)
04 Audien feat. Cecilia – Higher
05 Armin van Buuren vs Shapov – The Last Dancer
06 Super8 & Tab – Blockchain
07 Simon Lee & Alvin with Susie Ledge – Why I Came Here
08 Mark Sixma – Sinfonia
09 Signum feat. Scott Mac – Coming On Strong (Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge Remix)
10 Jeremy Vancaulart feat. Danyka Nadeau – Hurt
11 Super8 & Tab feat. Envy Monroe – True Love
12 Omnia feat. Danyka Nadeau – For You
13 Cosmic Gate & Jason Ross – Awaken
14 HALIENE – Dream In Color (Ruben de Ronde Remix)
15 Above & Beyond feat Richard Bedford – Happiness Amplified (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
16 Loud Luxury feat. brando – Body (Ørjan Nilsen Remix)
17 Purple Haze – Bergen
18 Armin van Buuren feat. Sam Martin – Wild Wild Son (Club Mix)
19 Estiva – Bloom
20 Virtual Self – Ghost Voices (Raito Remix)
21 ilan Bluestone with Maor Levi feat. EL Waves – Will We Remain
22 Ferry Corsten & DIM3NSION – Safe With Me
23 ARTY – Tim
24 Fatum – Violet
25 Ørjan Nilsen – Savour This Moment
26 KhoMha – Tierra
27 MaRLo feat. Emma Chatt – Here We Are
28 MaRLo feat. Roxanne Emery – A Thousand Seas
29 Denis Kenzo & Sveta B. – Sweet Lie
30 Markus Schulz feat. Nikki Flores – We Are The Light
31 Ben Gold & Sivan – Stay
32 Gareth Emery feat. Evan Henzi – Call To Arms (Cosmic Gate Remix)
33 Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy (Super8 & Tab Remix)
34 Maor Levi – Light Years
35 Andrew Rayel & David Gravell – Trance Reborn (FYH100 Anthem) [Mark Sixma Remix]
36 NWYR – Wormhole
37 Eric Senn – Inkunzi
38 NWYR – Dragon
39 KhoMha – White Swan
40 Gabriel & Dresden feat. Sub Teal – Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)
41 Denis Kenzo, Fahjah & Kate Miles – Who I Am
42 Seven Lions feat. Rico & Miella – Without You My Love (Myon Definitive Mix)
43 Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston – Always (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
44 ARTY – Perfect Strangers
45 ALPHA 9 – Sleepwalker
46 Above & Beyond – Red Rocks
47 Andrew Rayel feat. HALIENE – In The Dark
48 Armin van Buuren vs Shapov – Our Origin
49 Darude & Ashley Wallbridge feat. Foux – Surrender
50 Alex Kunnari – Sundown
51 Beatsole – Pearl
52 Ferry Corsten & Paul Oakenfold – A Slice Of Heaven
53 Venetica – Patterns Of The Soul (Davey Asprey Remix)
54 Alex M.O.R.P.H. – Running For Peace (Club Mix)
55 DJ T.H. & Nadi Sunrise feat. Michele C – See You Again
56 Craig Connelly feat. Roxanne Emery – This Life
57 Bryan Kearney & Deirdre McLaughlin – Open My Mind
58 Roman Messer feat. Christina Novelli – Fireflies (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
59 Aly & Fila with Emma Hewitt – You & I (Aly & Fila Club Mix)
60 Ben Gold & Audrey Gallagher – There Will Be Angels
61 Simon Patterson feat. Lucy Pullin – Fall For You
62 Scot Project – D (Don’t Go)
63 Ran-D – Zombie
64 Ben Gold & Allen Watts – Strike As One
65 RAM & Susana – Northern Star
66 Craig Connelly feat. Kat Marsh – Light The Way (Bryan Kearney Remix)
67 Gareth Emery – Long Way Home (Ashley Wallbridge Remix)
68 Mark Sixma & Emma Hewitt – Missing (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
69 A.R.D.I. – Army Of Angels
70 MaRLo – Enough Echo
71 Dash Berlin feat. Bo Bruce – Coming Home (STANDERWICK Remix)
72 Armin van Buuren x Vini Vici x Alok feat. Zafrir – United
73 Armin van Buuren vs Alexander Popov – Popcorn
74 Exis feat. Enya Angel – Free
75 Giuseppe Ottaviani – Till The Sunrise
76 CRW – I Feel Love (Omar Sherif Remix)
77 Heatbeat – Stadium Arcadium
78 Armin van Buuren – Be In The Moment (ASOT 850 Anthem) [Allen Watts Remix]
79 Allen Watts – Midnight
80 Paul van Dyk – Music Rescues Me
81 Aly & Fila – Rebirth (Ahmed Romel Remix)
82 Will Atkinson – Seventh Heaven
83 Ferry Corsten feat. HALIENE – Wherever You Are (Solis & Sean Truby Remix)
84 Markus Schulz & Emma Hewitt – Safe From Harm (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
85 Armin van Buuren presents Rising Star feat. Fiora – Just As You Are
86 Roger Shah & RAM feat. Natalie Gioia – For The One You Love
87 Davey Asprey – Alone In The Wilderness
88 Oliver Cattley with Kiyoi & Eky – Zubr
89 Darren Porter – Whiplash
90 Richard Durand & Christina Novelli – The Air I Breathe
91 Avao – Activate
92 Ayla – Ayla (Ben Nicky & Luke Bond Remix)
93 Armin van Buuren – Lifting You Higher (ASOT 900 Anthem)
94 Protoculture – Thirty Three South
95 STANDERWICK – I’ve Been Thinking About You
96 Militia – Take Me There
97 Armin van Buuren – Blah Blah Blah
98 Luke Bond – U
99 Aly & Fila with Philippe El Sisi & Omar Sherif – A World Beyond (FSOE550 Anthem)
100 Billy Gillies – Disturbance
101 Chris Schweizer – The Wolf
102 Ultra Shock – The Sound Of E (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
103 W&W x Armin van Buuren – Ready To Rave
104 Splinta – Shock Therapy (Rising Altitude Mix)
105 Armin van Buuren – A State Of Trance Year Mix 2018 Outro: The Verdict
Today global online search giant Google has announced its annual year in search list that unveils the most popular names and events searched in 2018. In the category of electronic dance music Armin van Buuren, the Grammy-nominated DJ and producer, has been ranked one of the top 5 artists that people searched on Google this year. The entire list consist (in chronologic order) Swedisch House Mafia, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Benny Benassi, Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, Laidback Luke, Steve Angello and Marshmello.
With more than 41 million listeners tuning in each week to his SiriusXM radio show “A State of Trance”, Armin van Buuren is considered one of the top DJs and music producers in the world, having been voted as the #1 DJ worldwide five times. Further highlighting his popularity, Armin recently sold out his show in London’s Wembley stadium in less than three hours after tickets went on sale.
Armin van Buuren said, “Wow! This is so cool and such great news to hear; what an honor to make it in Google’s search list of 2018. Behind every search is someone looking for my shows or music. Connecting my music to my fans is the most important thing for me. My thanks go out to Google and even more so to my fans for their amazing support. I wouldn’t be on this list without you!”
This coming Friday, December 14, Armin will release his own annual year in review, his end-of-year compilation of his personal picks from the trance and electronic music releases this year. Armin will unveil his “A State of Trance Year Mix 2018” this coming Friday, December 14th.
For further information on Google’s “Year in Search” 2018 list, please click g.co/2018 to see all of the top searches of the year in different categories. You can find the official artwork Google has created for Armin van Buuren for this announcement below. You can also follow this announcement on social media using #YearinSearch. Collectively, Armin van Buuren has over 14 million social media followers and can be found at Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @arminvanbuuren.
After dropping title track ‘Rave Culture’ as the very first release of their new label (Rave Culture), W&W have lined up a massive collaboration as its banging follow-up. Their next single, ‘Ready To Rave’, sees the current #14 DJs in the world link up with none other than five-time #1 DJ in the world Armin van Buuren, who recognized the duo’s potential at an early stage and got them to join Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music a whopping ten years back.
Released in the wake of other smashing collaborations such as ‘If It Ain’t Dutch’ and ‘#D Fat’, W&W and Armin van Buuren’s ‘Ready To Rave’ is yet another monster tune bound to crack main stages in half. Judging by its enormous impact and infectious hooks, it’s no wonder this track has been conquering major festivals across the globe all throughout this year’s summer.
Observant fans may have already seen this collaboration coming. At the end of the music video of W&W’s ‘Rave Culture’, Armin van Buuren already played a small cameo role, which hinted toward a possible collaboration between the two globally acclaimed dance music acts in the near future. That moment has arrived today, accompanied by a music video bearing the same futuristic design as its predecessor.
Armin van Buuren: “It’s been such a pleasure to see W&W turn from two young, talented boys into one of the most successful dance music duos of our time. Each time we decide to collaborate, we hit it off instantly and get some amazing results in the studio, just like we did now with ‘Ready To Rave’. This track is definitely meant to get people to go nuts and rave relentlessly wherever in the world they are, so I hope everyone likes what we came up with this time.”
W&W: “When the idea of starting our Rave Culture label crossed our minds, we knew we wanted to center it around records that could really drive a crowd crazy. ‘Ready To Rave’ fits that bill completely, and it’s always nice to hit the studio with someone who has released many of these tunes. It’s been one of the biggest tracks from our live sets this summer, so we’re having high hopes for this one.”
Are you missing the summer already? Ryan Riback decided it was finally time to give his own spin to the Armin van Buuren and Josh Cumbee hit ‘Sunny Days’. ‘Sunny Days’ is also part of the Armada 15 years Deluxe album that will be released next week.
Especially now that the summer season is nearing its end, fans can’t stop longing for the welcoming vibes of Armin van Buuren’s collaboration with Josh Cumbee. Now given that nostalgic yet modern twist by Australian DJ/producer Ryan Riback, ‘Sunny Days’ is back and ready to shine.
It’s been a while since Trance music first emerged in the dance music realm, but the enchantment still hasn’t wore off. Standing out through its magical melodies and tidal wave of emotion, the early days of Trance music enveloped the minds and souls of millions of people from all over the world and has been a staple genre ever since as it remained at the heart of many nostalgic flashbacks. And now, the next glorious installment of the globally acclaimed ‘A State Of Trance Classics’ series makes sure all of those beautiful memories will flare up simultaneously once again.
With thirty-six tracks split over four parts, ‘A State Of Trance Classics Vol. 13’ captures the essence of what Trance means to so many people. Packed with wonderful cuts from seminal producers such as Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila. Cosmic Gate, Dash Berlin, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz, Mat Zo, Ørjan Nilsen, Rank 1, Ton TB, Vincent de Moor and Armin van Buuren himself, the compilation album hits the nail right on the head in terms of track selection and shows to fans new and old just how rich, precious and magical the early days of Trance have been.
- Armin van Buuren feat. Cathy Burton – Rain
- Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge – Mansion
- Above & Beyond – Good For Me (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
- Markus Schulz feat. Justine Suissa – The New World
- Dash Berlin – Never Cry Again (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
- Chicane & Ferry Corsten feat. Christian Burns – One Thousand Suns (Soundprank Remix)
- Cosmic Gate feat. Jan Johnston – Raging
- W&W – AK-47
- Warrior – Warrior (Club Mix)
- Ayumi Hamasaki – M (Above & Beyond Remix)
- System F – Solstice
- Armin van Buuren feat. Susana – If You Should Go (Aly & Fila Remix)
- Andrew Rayel feat. Jano – How Do I Know
- Black Pearl – Bounty Island (DJ Shah’s San Antonio Harbour Mix)
- Icon – Desire (Icarus Remix)
- Andy Duguid feat. Leah – Wasted
- M.I.K.E – Massive Motion
- DJ Remy & Roland Klinkenberg – Till Ya Drop
- Arty, Nadia Ali & BT – Must Be The Love
- Mat Zo – The Fractal Universe
- Arctic Quest – Renaissance
- Velvetine – Safe (Wherever You Are) [Rank 1 Remix]
- Breakfast – The Sunlight
- Ørjan Nilsen – Amsterdam
- Omnia & IRA – The Fusion
- Ton TB – Electronic Malfunction
- Vincent de Moor – No Hesitation (VDM’s 2007 Rework)
- Ernesto vs Bastian – Dark Side Of The Moon
- Lange & Andy Moor – Stadium Four
- Armin van Buuren presents Gaia – J’ai Envie De Toi
- Emma Hewitt – Rewind (Mikkas Remix)
- Three Drives – Air Traffic
- Mike Foyle & Signalrunners – Love Theme Dusk (Mike’s Broken Record Mix)
- Albert Vorne – Formentera What (Gareth Emery Remix)
- David West – Welsh Morphology
- BT – Skylarking
‘Wild Wild Son’ is the newest track from Armin van Buuren with vocals from Sam Martin. With this calm and freeing track Armin van Buuren again shows a totally different side of himself and it is great! ‘Wild Wild Son’ is a refreshing masterpiece. The music video will premiere in the ASOT radio show.
Helmed by sublime piano chords and Sam Martin’s guiding vocals, ‘Wild Wild Son’ sees Armin van Buuren go down the cross-genre road to come up with an absolute masterpiece. Moving, hopeful and honest, it’s a song you just have to let run free.
In the wake of the hyper-successful ‘Great Spirit’ (over 100 million streams
combined plus a gazillion plays at the world’s most popular festivals and radio shows), Armin van Buuren and Vini
Vici have joined forces again. Alongside Brazilian star DJ/producer Alok, who scored more than 300 million
streams with ‘Hear Me Now’ (with Bruno Martini, feat. Zeeba), and singer-songwriter Zafrir, they emerge with
brand-new single ‘United’ and its custom-made music video to unite the world of dance music.
In many ways the ideal successor of ‘Great Spirit’, ‘United’ merges the best from Armin van Buuren, Vini Vici and
Alok combined to make the intensity levels go off the charts. Laced even further by the energetic build, thrilling
staccato strings, Zafrir’s infectious chants and a monstrous bassline, ‘United’ will make the crowd jump and fistpump
together as one.
For the official music video of ‘United’, fans were asked to submit footage of themselves holding their country’s
flag at famous hotspots or big festivals, to show that music truly is a universal language that connects and unites
people from all over the world. With all of those fan entrees combined, it makes for a wonderful portrayal of a
world where only music matters, not race, origin or descent.
A superb team-up between two of Trance’s finest, ‘Luna’ shines like a full moon on a dark, clear-skied night. Combining the widely acclaimed signature sounds of Alexander Popov and Ruben de Ronde, this track is adopted into Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2018’ mix album and poised to make Trance fans swoon for years to come.
The pre-order for A State Of Trance Ibiza 2018 is now live! Armin van Buuren has picked his summer favorites and combined them all in two fantastic CD’s. Be among the first to be sure of a copy and enjoy some of the releases earlier than the rest of the world. The official release date of the album will be the 10th of August !!
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Back on the White isle for a blistering summer residency this year, Armin van Buuren knows what it takes to make one of the most demanding party crowds in the world burst out in cheers. Having mastered the art of picking just the right tracks to turn the heat of the moment into a blazing inferno, he manages to conjure a tidal wave of magic at every turn. Now, he does so again by picking only the most breathtaking Trance cuts of the moment for the new installment of his sensational A State Of Trance mix album series: ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2018’.
A phenomenal blend of mouthwatering exclusives, gorgeous originals and top-of-the-line remixes, ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2018’ captures the Ibiza magic in two fantastic parts (‘On The Beach’ and ‘In The Club’). Featuring no less than forty-one sizzling productions, the mix album is as highly anticipated by the global Trance crowd as the warm Ibiza sun is welcomed by everyone chilling at beachside.
To listen to ‘A State Of Trance, Ibiza 2018’ is to experience the island’s thriving party scene at its best. Who can say no to that?
Mix 1 – On The Beach
01 Armin van Buuren vs Shapov – Our Origin
02 Assaf – Trinity (Sound Quelle & Max Meyer Remix)
03 ALPHA 9 – Sleepwalker
04 Probspot – Blueberry (Daniel Wanrooy Remix)
05 Maor Levi – Light Years
06 Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy (Super8 & Tab Remix)
07 Denis Kenzo & Sveta B. – Sweet Lie
08 Myon X Late Night Alumni – Hearts & Silence (Myon Club Mix)
09 Arty – Tim
10 Sodality – Challenger
11 Fast Distance – Cosmos
12 D-Mad – Comeback
13 Cubicore & Shane 54 – Budokan
14 Fatum – Petra
15 Jorn van Deynhoven – Fiesta del Sol
16 Henry Dark – Blue Days & Black Nights
17 Omnia – CYBERPUNK
18 Alexander Popov & Ruben de Ronde – Luna
19 Kyau & Albert + Steve Brian – Reverie
20 Maor Levi – Vintage
Mix 2 – In The Club
01 Armin van Buuren x Vini Vici x Alok feat. Zafrir – United
02 Beatsole – Pearl
03 Eximinds & Jean Clemence – Gravitation
04 Super8 & Tab – Blockchain
05 Rene Ablaze & Jam Da Bass – From Dusk Till Dawn
06 Tempo Giusto – Solace In Your Eyes (Decade Mix)
07 STANDERWICK – I’ve Been Thinking About You
08 Ben Gold & Allen Watts – Strike As One
09 Yuri Kane – Right Back (Solis & Sean Truby Remix)
10 Assaf – Heliades
11 The Noble Six – Black Lotus
12 Richard Durand – The Air I Breathe
13 Chris Schweizer feat. Roxanne Emery – Under The Light
14 Moonsouls & Zara Taylor – Let It Go
15 Oliver Cattley with Kiyoi & Eky – Zubr
16 Heatbeat – Stadium Arcadium
17 Allen Watts & Talla 2XLC – Equinox
18 Ultra Shock – The Sound Of E (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix)
19 Perry O’Neil – Wave Force (South Of The Stars Remix)
20 Splinta – Shock Therapy (Rising Altitude Mix)
21 Armin van Buuren – Blah Blah Blah
It’s been a long thirteen years since Armin van Buuren dropped ‘Shivers’ as part of his sophomore album of the same name. Having become a much loved favorite across the globe, the song has proven seminal in the evolution of trance music throughout the years. Today, fellow electronic music star ALPHA 9 comes knocking with a breathtaking remix.
One word: goosebumps. Now revisited by none other than ALPHA 9, Armin van Buuren and Susana’s ‘Shivers’ has remained a seminal single and globally beloved classic since its initial release in 2005 and now re-emerges for at least an additional thirteen years of wonder through by the gentle sound mash ALPHA 9 calls his own. For certain, this will remain a staple for decades to come.
“The original version of ‘Shivers’ by Armin is one of my all-time favorite songs: it’s the reason why I started to listen to trance music back in 2005” confirms ALPHA 9 aka Artem Stoliarov (Arty), adding “It’s really hard to express how much this song means to me.” Grateful for being tasked with an opportunity he describes as “incredible,” this ALPHA 9 remix doesn’t disappoint; the product is a glorious new re-emergence of a trance classic that will remain a staple for time to come and guarantee at least another thirteen years worth of goosebumps.
The anticipation and importance of preserving the source material isn’t lost on the producer Stoliarov, who has also collaborated with van Buuren on the track ‘Nehalennia’ in addition to remixing ‘Embrace.’ Stoliarov said “I usually prefer not to touch my favorite songs, but with ‘Shivers’ it felt different. I really wanted to play this song in my live ALPHA 9 sets, but so it fitted my current sound and style. I had a pretty strong idea where I wanted to take this remix even before I got my hands on the original.”
“The reaction has been incredible. It warms my heart when I see how many people still remember and love this song, and I can’t wait to share my remix with both my fans and the fans of the original masterpiece.”
One of electronic music’s most active and consistent acts ARTY, a part of the dual-persona music engine manned by Stoliarov, has churned out a range of smash hit remixes for the likes of Halsey (‘Hurricane’ – over 53 million streams), OneRepublic, London Grammar, Above & Beyond, Porter Robinson, and Years & Years. Now residing in Los Angeles, he performs at the world’s biggest clubs and festivals (Ultra, Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland, Ushuaïa, Amnesia Ibiza, Creamfields), clocks up millions of streams on Spotify, and continues to craft astonishing singles under his ALPHA 9 alias. His discography is teeming with crowd favorites, and this remix of ‘Shivers’ marks the next stellar addition to the list.