Trance legend and Armada Music owner Armin van Buuren has official released A State Of Trance Forever in it’s entirety. Though almost all the songs have been released before the full album dropped, “Sonata,” “For All Time,” and “Lost In Space,” are freshly revealed inclusions that had never been available for complete-listening before.
The album title is a reference to Armin van Buuren’s radio show – at times performed live in front of an audience – that has been happening since 2001. It’s consists of a extended electronic mix showcasing all sorts of music from various artists, but typically includes trance music as it’s main staple that fans have come to expect. ASOT had their 1000th show September of 2020, where over 50 million people tuned into the event. This reality gives a deeper view of the scale Armin and the music seires has on the world.
Sander van Doorn, Rank 1, Paul Oakenfold, Aly & Fila, Push, Jorn van Deynhoven, Giuseppe Ottaviani and Susana, are some of the collaberations features on the album, the 12 tracks overflowing with a quality nature and keeping the genre relevant as it also pushes it forward.
Here is what Armin van Buuren had to share on the matter:
“I started A State Of Trance to share the music I love with people from all over the world, and I’m so proud that it turned into a full-blown community for everyone who loves Trance music”, Armin van Buuren says. “A State Of Trance has not only allowed me to stay in touch with my fans and share my own music, but also to spotlight the established and up-and-coming artists I admire. For ASOT1000, I wanted to do something special. So I decided to do a collaboration album with some of my favorite artists and sat down with them to create trance tracks that will last the fans at least another thousand episodes. We have put a lot of love in these records and hope you will have a blast listening to them, especially since there will be more albums to come in the ‘A State Of Trance FOREVER’ series. Every track, from 123 bpm to serious uplifting, will also be a big part of my upcoming sets. So are you ready to get into A State Of Trance?!”
– Armin van Buuren