A State Of Trance
Hosted by Armin Van Buuren - 00:00 hrs - 02:00 hrs
Live & Exclusive to Reef Fm - Tenerife
What started as an obsession for radio and the production of it, has turned into a weekly highlight for more than 20 million listeners. In June 2001, Armin van Buuren aired the first episode of A State of Trance. 13 years later into the game, he still hosts the weekly 2 hour show, in which he presents the biggest tunes of the moment, as well as providing an interactive way for fans to discover new music. Regular features of the show are the Tune of The Week, A State of Trance Radio Classic and the Future Favourite, of which the latter is based on an online voting poll.
Celebrating each milestone, Armin does an extensive world tour in early 2014, based around the 650th episode of the show. The ‘New Horizons’ world tour lands in the cities of Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Almaty, Utrecht, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Miami. The 8 week tour, that takes place in January, February and March 2014, included 9 shows in countries all around the globe, with events broadcast live on the A State of Trance website.
Reflecting upon the A State of Trance world tours, Armin says: ”I’m deeply honoured by all the positive things that are happening for the show and for the sound in general. I’ve always said ASOT is not only a show for but also a show by the fans. The show wouldn’t be where it is without the fans, so it feels amazing to see so many people celebrating along. It’s crazy to see groups of fans going crazy to the same music that we’re playing on the other side of the world. People wearing banners, flags, and making their own private party. This is what I meant with ‘turning the world into a dance floor’.”
Each year, the listeners of the show are asked to vote for their favourite records of the year, with the A State of Trance Top 20 as the official outcome. Each track on this list ends up in the yearly A State of Trance Yearmix, released at the end of December. Weeks of editing and mixing come together in a 2 hour mega-mix of over 100 tracks and countless memories. More than 150,000 copies of the series have been sold, going strong for 9 years already. Another series that Armin has linked to the radio show, is the A State of Trance Classics compilation. After 7 years of providing some of the most essential classics and all-time favourites in EDM, the series continues to commemorate the early days of dance music.
In addition to the weekly show, Armin started the weekly A State of Trance podcast, with a selection of the previous episode of the radio show, ensuring that listeners will never miss out on the highlights. Every Sunday, Armin also hosts a 24 hour radio day called ‘A State of Sundays’, broadcast on one of the biggest radio stations in the United States, Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Next to the A State of Trance shows, A State of Sundays also introduces its listeners to sets and radio shows of other popular DJ’s and talented artists
THEAWARD-WINNER: FACTS & FIGURES
Even a basic list of recent successes reads like a lifetime of work and the landmarks just keep coming. Aside from Armin’ A State of Trance broadcasting to over 40 FM stations as well as satellite and internet radio, having more than 20 million listeners every week, his Podcast gets more than 50,000 downloads per week. His singles, albums and compilations reached high chart positions all across the globe, with single ‘Save My Night’ being the official anthem to Heineken’s ‘Dance More, Drink Slow’ campaign and ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ ending up with a Grammy Award nomination. The music video for his single ‘In and Out of Love’ featuring Sharon den Adel has received more than 140 million views, making it one of the most viewed videos on YouTube. But that’s not all. Armin’s trophy closet is crammed with awards, and this is a selection of them:
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