Armin van Buuren has teamed up with Finnish tech trance DJ Tempo Giusto for a new track, titled 'Mr. Navigator'.
It's been a regular fixture in van Buuren's sets of late and stands as one of the most anticipated tracks to come from his forthcoming album, BALANCE. He shared full details of that album, which is due out on October 25th, earlier this week.
The track's available to stream here and below.
Hot on the heels of his recent full length under his GAIA alias, Armin van Buuren has announced the release of his seventh studio album.
The announcement came during his set at New York City festival Electric Zoo this past weekend; van Buuren announced the release and previewed a new track during his performance.
Paul van Dyk may not be eligible to receive the $12.6 million awarded to him in compensation following a near-fatal fall from a stage in February 2016, it has been reported.
Armin van Buuren doesn’t really do interviews anymore. He’s reached the upper echelons of his chosen career, and doesn’t really need to. The “trance overlord,” as someone dubs him at the Q&A that your DJ Mag hack hosts with him at this year’s revamped Winter Music Conference in Miami, is one of the most successful people in dance music — seen as impeccably clean-cut and well-adjusted by some, as godlike by others. He’s the unflappable, intelligent, fan-friendly king of the #TranceFamily; the record-breaking five-time winner of the Top 100 DJs poll.
“I always promised myself as a little kid that if I ever had the opportunity to make my own radio show, I would do it,” he says. “I felt it was the most direct way to introduce new music to your fans.” He started a weekly show, A State Of Trance, in June 2001 — in Dutch — and a couple of guys in the north of Holland started illegally streaming his show on the internet through Shoutcast, an early streaming protocol. Trance enthusiasts from around the world began following the show, communicating with each other via IRC chat.
“Out of the 10 positive comments on a gig, there’d be one negative one — and that would destroy my life. I wasn’t able to sleep, I was using alcohol too much, and I was feeling depressed — I was really depressed about being No.1. It was crazy”
Armin’s last No.1 gong came in 2012, and he suggests that the pressure came off him after he relinquished the top spot. He got a Grammy nomination in 2013 for anthemic trance-lite ditty ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ featuring Trevor Guthrie, and felt like he could cross off topping the Top 100 DJs poll from his list of achievements. “That’s not to say I don’t want to be No.1 anymore — if you ask Steven Spielberg if he wants to win another Oscar, I’m not gonna lie, you’re only as good as your last film or last production,” he says.
It was just over a year ago that Swedish dance icon Avicii took his own life. And Keith Flint from The Prodigy more recently. How hard did Avicii’s tragic passing hit Armin? “Very hard,” he says, solemnly. “Yeah, very hard. The passing of Avicii is probably the darkest day in dance music, cos he’s the first one to go — and, I hope not, but I think more will follow. I see many DJs coping with mental issues — more than I can say in this interview. It only takes one bad night, one bad decision.
Nearly 36 years after the release of Van Halen’s biggest hit to date, trance legend Armin van Buuren has put his own high-energy spin on 'Jump'.
Van Buuren recently debuted the single at Ultra Music Festival as part of his extended trance set, with singer David Lee Roth joining him on stage for a wildly memorable performance, which you can watch here.
Armin van Buuren is set to debut new music this Friday.
Taking to Twitter, he revealed that fans could expect a new single by the end of the week, following on from his show this Thursday, April 18th at London's Wembley Arena. There's no teaser clip for the track just yet, so you'll have to sit tight until Friday to hear it.
A State of Trance, a pilgrimage for trance fans from all around the globe, has evolved from inauspicious beginnings into being the world's largest gathering for devotees and DJs alike.
Armin van Buuren 'Sail'
Ruben De Ronde 'Madrigal'
Armin van Buuren has shared a full set from a State of Trance 900.
The one-and-a-half hour performance took place as part of the festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. Stream it below.
Above & Beyond and van Buuren teased their first collaboration with van Buuren, 'Show Me Love', at this year's festival.
As well as van Buuren and Above & Beyond, Estiva, Dezza, Futurecode and Luke Bond were among the many acts that played this year's outing.
Above & Beyond debuted their first ever collaboration with Armin van Buuren on Saturday (23rd February) at A State Of Trance 900, Utrecht.
Remarkably, the ASOT don and the iconic UK trio have never collaborated on a track before, but ‘Show Me Love’ looks set to officially drop this Friday 1st March. It will be released via both Armind (Armada) and Anjunabeats.
During his set at the festival, van Buuren invited Above & Beyond back on stage to introduce the track with him. You can watch a video of the track being premiered below.