Armin van Buuren is celebrating his 20th consecutive year in the top 5 of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.
As of last night (13th October), the Dutch trance legend has been in th top 5 for two decades, having landed the No.3 spot once again in the 2021 edition. David Guetta once again took the No.1 spot, while fellow Dutch DJ Martin Garrix came in at No.2.
Armin van Buuren has dropped a new track, ‘Illusion’, featuring Canadian producer AVIRA.
Released today (14th August) via his own Armind imprint, the track is the latest in a slew of releases from the Dutch trance star, who has been nothing if not prolific in 2020. Regular listeners to van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show should be familiar with it. Check it out below.
Robert Miles, the Swiss-born Italian musician born Robert Concina, has died aged 47.
The trance legend, best known for producing iconic '90s track 'Children', was battling cancer at the time of his death.
Miles' 'Children' became one of the best-selling dance tracks of all time after its release in 1995, reaching number one in more than 12 countries.
Dominican Republic’s top arts and music festival is in its’ second year and the line-up is sizzling! Featuring three stages – LIVE, Circoloco and DANCE – artists across all genres will take to the exotic island over the one-day fest. The festival takes place Saturday 17th December at one of the world’s most impressive destinations: Cap Cana in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Following the announcement of the 2014 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs back in our November issue (congratulations again Mr. Hardwell!), the Top 100 World Tour kicks off with a trip to Turkey to see Uncle Armin and new-kid-on-the-block Martin Garrix. As you may remember, our interviews with this year’s winners revealed that DJs are increasingly distancing themselves from the dreaded EDM label, which so regularly invokes scornful rants from dance aficionados and YouTube trollers alike.
Corona was but a whisper there, but within a month he was looking at considerably more out-of-the-booth time than even ‘Balance’ alluded to. By and large though it seems like the Dutch giant’s simply reinvested his tireless energies into other parts of the Armin operation.
Longform project ideas have also either been moved up the to-do list or introduced wholesale to fit the prevailing circumstance. High summer’s ‘The Lost Tapes’ saw Armin marshal a clutch of reworks of his own material onto an album. Commenting at the time, he said: “I’ve had the pleasure of welcoming lots of amazing remixes of my tracks throughout the years, many of which I’ve been playing extensively in my live sets. To make sure they won’t get lost in time, I’ve launched this album full of ‘Lost Tapes’.” Likely soothing many a frayed fan nerve, that was prefaced by May’s ‘RELAXED’ LP, which saw him handpick chillout variations of old and not-so Armin fare.
Armin made it as much business as usual for his annual compilation offerings as possible this year. ‘A State Of Trance 2020’ brought a fitting conclusion to his ASOT950 festivities. While Ibiza remained largely and depressingly under the dustsheets, ‘ASOT Ibiza’ brought a taste of what would have been for the season.
“Last but not least, I’m counting down to ASOT1000”, says Armin. While the exact form has yet to be announced, proceedings are confirmed to conclude with an Armin x Ferry back-to-back vinyl set. A Tiësto appearance, however (as some web-wags posited last April 1st) remains unconfirmed at this time!
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