As beats pounded through the systems of 16,000 people at the Sydney Olympic Park on the 7th of February, tragedy struck at A State of Trance 700 as one teen was pronounced dead, another in critical condition and four others hospitalized a result of drug abuse. Drug deaths are becoming a bigger threat to the dance music industry as yet again reckless and quite possibly idiotic attendees attempting to gain a synthetic high make headlines around the world.
Armin Van Buuren is one of the most successful DJs of all time. He has hit the Top 100 DJs No.1 spot on a record five occasions, and created a global movement around his beloved trance sound. He remains the highest ranking trance DJ in the 2014 poll, and No.13 in the world - not a bad place to be at all...
5 time winner of Top 100 DJs, Armin Van Buuren has released a candid mini documentary chronicling his time in Amsterdam leading up to the presentation of the Top 100 DJs.
He speaks of the pressure of holding the Top 100 DJs title, and concedes that the poll is like 'comparing apples to oranges' in reference to the difficult in fairly judging the merits of DJs from different styles.
The video also includes great footage from the two Top 100 DJs events, in Amsterdam and London.
As the world counts down the days to the poll results at Top 100 DJ Awards at ADE this month (Friday 19th October) tension is increasing, and so too is the available information surrounding the Top 100 parties gearing up to tour the US over the following weeks.