Armin van Buuren releases ‘Wild Wild Son,’ says it’s one of his ‘proudest creations’

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Armin van Buuren releases ‘Wild Wild Son,’ says it’s one of his ‘proudest creations’AVB WWS Press Shot

Armin van Buuren has dedicated the past few years to musical experimentation, shifting away from trance-focused releases to put out an array of commercial and progressive tracks. This has broadened his reach and impact as a producer, while also showcasing the diversity of what he’s able to create. The experimentation is not over, as is showcased by newest song “Wild Wild Son,” which sounds unlike anything van Buuren has put out before.

The emotive track could find a home during a melancholy movie scene thanks to Sam Martin‘s heartfelt vocals. The Dutch producer spoke on the track in an official release, saying, “Many people ask me what songs of mine I’m most proud of. All tracks are my babies, but some tracks I just have more of a connection with, simply because of the time I spent on it or the emotion attached to it. In this case, ‘Wild Wild Son’ is about Sam Martin’s (then unborn) son. I fell so much in love with the song because I recognize the love I feel for my own son. I also really went the extra mile with the production, recording real drums (Koen) and real strings. It was almost a year in the making. It’s a little different from my previous work and a big step for me personally.”

While all of van Buuren’s releases have their own unique flair, it’s easy to imagine the exceptional amount of care and work that went into “Wild Wild Son” upon the first listen. The track is out now via Armada Music.

Djakarta Warehouse Project reveals diverse phase two lineup, including Afrojack, Mura Masa and Ørjan Nilsen

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Djakarta Warehouse Project reveals diverse phase two lineup, including Afrojack, Mura Masa and Ørjan NilsenNRN 7565 1

The Djakarta Warehouse Project has unveiled the second phase of their 2018 lineup, bringing on a selection of artists to round out this destination festival. This edition is set to take place in Bali’s GWK Cultural Park, a serene and celestial sphere in the heart of Indonesia’s tourist hot spot over the December 7-9 weekend. With the first phase introducing a vast array of world-famous headliners like Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake and Major Lazer, Asia’s top festival shows no sign of stopping.

The second wave of additions brought along almost a dozen new acts, with highlights including Afrojack, trance favorites MarLo and Ørjan Nilsen, and Slushii, bringing a wide medley of musical production to the bill. From the growth of the initial one-day event formerly known as the Blowfish Warehouse Project, to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the DWP, festival organizers Ismaya Live have aided in pushing Indonesia’s dance music scene to the larger-than-life community it is today.  Djakarta Warehouse Project reveals diverse phase two lineup, including Afrojack, Mura Masa and Ørjan NilsenIMG 5067

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Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano refuse to stay out of your head with reboot of hit track ‘You Are’

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Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano refuse to stay out of your head with reboot of hit track ‘You Are’Tomorrowland Armin Van Buuren 2018

Since an entire festival season of having “You Are” stuck in listener’s heads wasn’t long enough, Armin van Buuren and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are back with a subsequent follow up, “You Are Too.” The collaboration has proven to be a main stage mainstay while still managing to channel the deepest underground club vibes with an undeniably infectious rhythm.

“You Are Too” has the same effect upon the listener, but it adds in a commanding twist with a bass-forward framework. “You Are” skews stylistically towards Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano’s production style, and “You Are Too” arguably skews even further towards their sound. The track shows van Buuren’s continued commitment to expanding his sound and producing outside of the box when it comes to both genre and collaborators. The release is out now on Armada, and now its likely to remain in heavy rotation through the end of the year.

Relive standout sets from Ultra Japan’s fifth anniversary: Oliver Heldens, Galantis, Afrojack, + more

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Relive standout sets from Ultra Japan’s fifth anniversary: Oliver Heldens, Galantis, Afrojack, + moreUltra Japan 1

The electronic world’s most celebrated music festival, Ultra, rang in the fifth anniversary of its Japanese installment last weekend, September 15-17 at its brand new home in Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park.

The wildly attended Ultra Japan stands as testament to the EDM phenomenon’s sweeping, worldwide presence. Standout performances from the weekend include that of Oliver Heldens, Armin van Buuren, and Axwell Λ Ingrosso: all repeat Ultra offenders. Ultra Worldwide’s ubiquitous presence extends to 25 different countries, across several continents. Due to its ever-increasing popularity, the event has stretched from its two-day beginnings, into a full-fledged three-day soiree.

Oliver Heldens 

Armin van Buuren

Galantis

Afrojack

Axwell Λ Ingrosso

Nicky Romero

DJ Snake

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Inaugural Tomorrowland Winter headliners announced, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Aoki, and Martin Garrix set to perform

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Inaugural Tomorrowland Winter headliners announced, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Aoki, and Martin Garrix set to performTomorrowland Winter Lineup

Tomorrowland releases the initial headliners for the festival’s debut winter edition. Tomorrowland Winter was first announced in March, and the headliners consist of the usual suspects plus a couple surprises.

Thus far Armin van BuurenDimitri Vegas & Like MikeMartin Garrix, and Steve Aoki are all slated to headline the emerging new event. Included in the lineup release, big name electronic acts such as AfrojackJoris VoornNERVOLost FrequenciesKölsch, and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are penned in for the EDM winter wonderland. This is only the first headliner announcement, as more are expected to be listed. It’s also worth noting that neither Swedish House Mafia nor any of its members are listed, but with eyes on every one of the Mafiosos’ movements ahead of their 2019 comeback tour, an appearance from the trio can’t be ruled out yet.

At an altitude of over 2000 meters, festival stages will be built in the Alpe d’Huez, one of the highest rated ski resorts in Europe. Tickets available will include amenities such as lodging, skiing passes, and a week to remember as the biggest EDM music festival in the world launches the new winter offshoot.

Fans are able to pre-register for tickets at the Tomorrowland Winter website. Seven day packages go on sale Saturday, September 8 at 11am EST. Four day packages go on sale Saturday, September 15 at 11am EST.

 

Armin van Buuren unleashes two-hour set for BBC Radio 1

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Armin van Buuren unleashes two-hour set for BBC Radio 1Armin Van Buuren Bbc1 Radio

Trance superman Armin van Buuren recently blasted through a two-hour set for BBC Radio 1‘s Residency Special. A State of Trance infiltrated the London-based radio airwaves with uplifting, classic jams from times past.

The mix highlights iconic tunes from Paul van DykThe Thrillseekers, Ferry Corsten, Binary Finary, Mike P.U.S.H., and many more. Various remixes sprinkle the set such as ones from David Gravell, Jorn Van Deynhoven, Standerwick, and other trance greats.

Van Buuren continues his prolific career, as his residency in Ibiza ends September 19. His summer hit “Blah Blah Blah” has reached close to 80 million views on YouTube, and he recently released a remix pack for the heater.

Upcoming shows include Imagine Festival in Atlanta, Ultra Japan, and Ultra Mexico.

Tracklist:

Cygnus X – Superstring (Rank 1 Remix)
The Thrillseekers – Synaesthesia
Binary Finary – 1998 (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
Mark Sherry meets Space Frog & Derb ft. The Grim Reaper – Follow Me (Psyburst Mix)
Planet Perfecto Knights – ResuRection (Paul Oakenfold Full On Fluoro Remix)
Ayla – Ayla (Ben Nicky & Luke Bond Remix)
Above & Beyond pres. OceanLab – Satellite (Original Above & Beyond Mix)
Paul van Dyk ft. Vega 4 – Time Of Our Lives
Push – Universal Nation (Ørjan Nilsen Remix)
Lost Tribe – Gamemaster (Lightform Reborn Mix)
M.I.K.E. pres.Push – Strange World
Veracocha – Carte Blanche
Underworld – Born Slippy (Jorn Van Deynhoven Rework)
Perry O’Neil – Wave Force (South Of The Stars Remix)
The Killers vs. Exis – Brightside Survival (STANDERWICK Mashup)
Ultra Shock – The Sound Of E (Jorn Van Deynhoven Remix)
Armin van Buuren & Shapov – Our Origin
Warrior – Warrior (Luke Bond Vocal Mix)
Luke Bond vs. Loud Luxury ft. Brando vs. Exis – U vs. Body vs. The Count (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
Armin van Buuren – Communication (David Gravell Remix)
Armin van Buuren & Vini Vici & ALOK ft. Zafrir – United
Dash Berlin ft. Bo Bruce – Coming Home (STANDERWICK Remix)
Armin van Buuren ft. James Newman – Therapy (Super8 & Tab Remix)
Ran-D vs. Scot Project vs. Allen Watts – Zombie vs. D (Don’t Go) vs. Flashback (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
Avao vs. Armin Van Buuren & Andrew Rayel vs. Cosmic Gate – Activate vs. EIFORYA vs. Exploration Of Space (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
Sunset Bros & Mark McCabe ft. Angela McCluskey – I’m Feeling It (In The Air) (MaRLo Remix)
Armin van Buuren pres.Rising Star ft. Fiora – Just As You Are
Heatbeat – Stadium Arcadium
First State & Shinovi vs. Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie & W&W vs. Chris Schweizer – Children Of The Masai vs. This Is What It Feels Like vs. Ascension (Armin van Buuren Mashup)
Armin van Buuren – Blah Blah Blah
Militia vs. W&W & Vini Vici vs. Armin van Buuren ft. Hilight Tribe vs. Wildstylez – Take Me There vs. Chakra vs. Great Spirit (Armin van Buuren Mashup)

HARBER teams up with dance music veteran vocalist Angel Taylor on ‘Me And My Friends’

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HARBER teams up with dance music veteran vocalist Angel Taylor on ‘Me And My Friends’HARBER Feat Angel Taylor Me And My Friends Cover Art

New York-based producer HARBER has been climbing through the ranks, remixing hit tracks such as “Sick Boy” by The Chainsmokers and “Don’t Call” by Lost Kings. Now, HARBER — real name, Harry Berman, is starting to show the depths of his production capabilities in releasing his latest original single “Me And My Friends” featuring Angel Taylor. Taylor’s also made a strong name for herself in dance music, with a rap sheet of marquee vocal features alongside Armin Van Buuren, Tritonal, Arty, and more.

Released on PRMD music, HARBER gives the track an uptempo start with light snares and melodic synths, building into a stomping moombahton break, containing looped vocal pitches, precisely layered percussion, and a unique, club floor-ready bass line. The track is an infectious hip-swinger that sounds like it was cropped out of the early Major Lazer canon. Look out for HARBER, something about this new track suggests there’s a lot more like this up his sleeve.

Armin van Buuren releases full Tomorrowland set from A State of Trance stage

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Armin van Buuren releases full Tomorrowland set from A State of Trance stageTomorrowland Armin Van Buuren 2018

Armin van Buuren has shared his entire Tomorrowland weekend two set from this year’s set at the A State of Trance stage. Those who missed, or daydreamers trying to relive that day in festival history can now listen through the 43 tracks, in order, of which he played. Van Buuren opened with a dedication to his son, Remy, who turned five, before dropping into his new song with Vini Vici and Alok featuring Zafrir, “United.” Powering through, the trance legend hits songs produced by himself and close collaborators in the genre space such as W&W, Vini Vici, Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, Conrad Sewell, Shapov, Josh Cumbee, Maor Levi, Mark Sixma, Super8 & Tab, STANDERWICK, Emma Hewitt, Ben Gold, and many more.

Van Buuren’s nearly two-hour set was one of three sets he played at one of the biggest festivals in the world. The other two sets took place on Tomorrowland’s infamous main stage. If four hours from the trance radio behemoth isn’t enough, he played a seven hour trance set at Untold Festival in Romania earlier this month and shared the full stream.

Photo Credit: Marc van der Aa

Armin van Buuren throws a seven hour trance set at Untold Festival [WATCH]

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Armin van Buuren throws a seven hour trance set at Untold Festival [WATCH]Armin Van Buuren Rukes

Untold Festival 2018 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania was a hit as festival season’s first weekend in August kicked off. Headliners included DJs and electronic acts such as The Prodigy, The Black Eyed Peas, The Chainsmokers, Jason Derulo, Parov Stelar, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Kygo, Steve Aoki, and Tiësto.

Fans who were unable to make it to Romania had the pleasure of streaming wild sets from the weekend — including a legendary seven hour set from Armin van Buuren, who’s known to do extended sets at this event. The legendary Dutch DJ closed out the festival, starting at 2:00am on Monday morning, and ending shortly after 9:00am. The ASOT maestro far outpaced his performance from last year, which lasted only a mere 5 hours.

Reach for this one as the work day gets going. It’s great for pumping out those deliverables and updating those spreadsheets, and by the time its over, the whole work day will have been spent in trance-induced bliss.

H/T: DJ Mag 

Armin van Buuren & Vini Vici bring Alok into the fold with ‘United’

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Armin van Buuren & Vini Vici bring Alok into the fold with ‘United’United Armin Van Buuren Vini Vici Alok1

Dance music icon Armin van Buuren linked up with Israeli DJ and production duo Vini Vici on what would later become an instant festival classic, “Great Spirit.”  This was in 2016. Now nearly two years later, the team has connected again, this time with an artist who has come to prominence since their first collaboration together: Alok.

“United” has an impressive rolling cadence, calling us to attention as we listen through the energetic track. Clearly intended to follow in the footsteps of their last hit, “United” is primed for festival play. But it’s been done in a contemporary way, acknowledging the rise in higher BPM styles in both hard dance, which saw its first main stage set at this year’s Tomorrowland, and even van Buuren’s home in trance music. In the end, the track becomes more widely appealing with this faster beat that conveys an energy that some synths can’t achieve. Featuring the vocals of Zafrir in its fist pump-inducing chanting, “United” has legs to last through the rest of the season.