As every year comes to a close, you might find yourself thinking about the best songs by genre which defined that year’s sound. The future classics played at every single festival or that one tune that lies close to your heart. It’s often hard keeping track of so many stellar tracks each year, but in the world of trance music, Armin van Buuren and the A State of Trance team have you covered. In a now-annual tradition, the hundred-plus best tunes of each year are curated in the A State of Trance Year Mix, making sure you know what to listen to a few years down the line when you’re looking for a trip down memory lane.
This year’s ASOT Year Mix notably features the huge AvB x Above & Beyond collaboration, the Aly & Fila title track from their new artist album, a few sweet progressive cuts and a few more uplifting heavy hitters. It’s really hard to highlight just a few among the entire compilation.
Go through the 104 songs in their entirety, and I can guarantee you there’s a couple you might have missed or forgotten about. It’s definitely a compilation that needs you to reserve judgement until you’ve given it a complete listen.