With Ultra Europe having taken place at its new location of Split's Park Mladeži stadium in Croatia over the weekend, Armin van Buuren has now shared video of his full set.
The headline set, which clocked in at 90 minutes, sees the DJ run through a number of his own tracks in addition to music from Blasterjaxx, Above & Beyond, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and lots more. You can watch it below.
Armin van Buuren has a dropped a new trance track for Untold Festival.
The Dutch legend, who dropped a new album under his GAIA pseudonym last month, will also play the "longest mainstage live set" in the Romanian festival's history today, even moving his own festival production from his home in the Netherlands to on-site at Untold for the weekend.
Trance figureheads Armin van Buuren and Benno de Goeij have finally released their long anticipated debut album as GAIA.
Having released numerous beloved singles in the past including 'Tuvan', 'Stellar' and 'Empire of Hearts', an LP has long been promised but was only officially announced last week on Armin’s A State Of Trance radio show.
The album, titled ‘Moons of Jupiter’, features 21 tracks, each named after one of Jupiter’s moons – apt enough.
In a recent interview with DJ Mag Armin van Buuren shared what he believes is the most important element in trance music.
Reflecting on his time as winner of DJ Mag's Top 100 polls, and the timeless appeal of trance for him as a DJ and producer, van Buuren spoke about the genre and shared that despite the decline in popularity when up against EDM or mainstream, trance will always hold a place in his heart.
The first album from Gaia, the collaborative effort of Armin van Buuren and Benno de Goeij, will land next week.
Announcing the news via his A State Of Trance podcast after teasing new material, Armin van Buuren shared the album would feature "Twenty-one brand new tracks ranging in styles from ambient, chill out, melodic techno to trance."
Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond will team up for a one-off party at Ibiza's Ushuaïa this summer.
On Friday 12th July the trance legends will touch down at the open air venue, with support coming from Ruben de Ronde and Estiva, who are both residents at Armin Van Buuren's Hï Ibiza residency and Armada Music affiliates.
The Night League, the team behind the Ushuaïa Ibiza events, have promised "huge anthems, many exclusives, massive pyrotechnics and a simply unbeatable atmosphere for this unmissable date for the trance master."
Armin van Buuren has teased new music under his elusive Gaia alias, something fans have been hoping would happen for some time.
The downtempo, synth-heavy sample shared on socials is backed with live footage from a full Gaia performance and the hashtag #MoonsOfJupiter. Last summer it was suggested via Twitter that an announcement about the project was coming.
Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF) has revealed the first names for its huge indoor rave at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam that takes place on 19th October.
Joining the line-up for one of the key dates in the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) diary, Armin van Buuren will return to his homeland once again alongside Tiësto.
Taking to the stage at AMF for the first time since his 2016 set, Alesso joins the line-up with mainstage DJ and acclaimed songwriter Jonas Blue.
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.
Romania's largest festival, UNTOLD, is set to return for its fifth edition this summer, and it's now been revealed that the likes of Armin van Buuren, Don Diablo and Steve Aoki will all be making appearances over the weekend.