So because I haven’t been bothered to put together the video footage from ASOT600 in KL and the fact my blog was running a little dry, I decided to recap some of my favourite songs from ASOT600 so far. There’s only one more week til the celebrations finish in Den Bosch (damn you Hanna for actually going, so jealous).
While my experience of ASOT 600 in KL had been nothing short of phenomenal, I’ll save my thoughts there for another post once I can get the videos ready.
In the meantime, here are my favourite tracks so far, so many bangers and so many IDs!
Although the album has been out for a few months, I’ve only just recently discovered it. Eco, previously known as DJ Eco (and the man responsible for the smash hit Borealis) has delivered the goods with the album entitled “m(you)sic”. I find it a little hard to describe what this album is, as you listen through the whole thing, it has a very nice progression from start to end with a few very downbeat and chilled songs, like part 1 and 2 of architextures but building slowly to some more melodic and slightly driving tunes such as “The Light In Your Eyes Went Out”. It’s a perfect Sunday afternoon album for lazing about or perfect for a long drive.
One of the tunes is a collaboration with Eller Van Buuren (yes, it’s Armin’s little guitarist brother) called My Name is You(th)
Definitely worth a listen if you’re a bit more relaxed about your music choices as it’s not quite as smashing as Borealis and a little strayed from your regular club trance (the album as a whole).
Other tune I’m loving from the album is “The Light In Your Eyes Went Out”
So it’s almost the end of Winter and I’m seriously craving the warm summer days with the sun shining and just being able to kick back in the outdoors. Summer also means festivals for us Aussies and I really can’t wait to get out and about with the music pumping and not having a thing to worry about.
So what’s with this random post? I came across a tune by Tim Berg (aka Avicii) called Bromance and it’s just hit me with it’s amazing breezy and airy sound. It’s just create this sudden rush of emotion and memories of days and nights out where the only thing that mattered was the music. So below is the song which has inspired this post and my excitement for the summer to come.
The video clip is quite hilarious and I urge you to watch the whole thing til the end, in my opinion though the song’s title and video clip are completely irrelevant to the tune itself.
So really, what I’m looking forward to is Armin Only and SummaFieldDayze for a double dose of Armin Van Buuren over the New Year period.
Another Friday has passed and that means another episode of A State Of Trance, this time 425. I’ve listened to this episode multiple times since downloading it on Friday morning and I think it’s magnificent. Heaps of vocal type tracks and a couple which remind me of Godskicthen last week (oh how I wish it was still October 4). My favourites this week are Waiting by Dash Berlin ft. Emma Hewitt, Novastar and Ferry Corsten’s Because, BT Ft. Jes’ Every other way. Also loving Cosmic Gate’s Under your spell, Anjunabeach by Above and Beyond Garden State by DJ Eco ft. Marcie and a few more. Almost the whole list this week is incredible. It also appears that there is a book by Armin, recently translated from Dutch, someone please buy it for me, haha.
01. Dash Berlin feat. Emma Hewitt – Waiting
02. Novastar – Because (Ferry Corsten Remix)
03. BT feat. Jes – Every Other Way (Armin van Buuren Remix)
04. Cosmic Gate – Under Your Spell (Myon & Shane 54 Monster Remix)
05. Above & Beyond – Anjunabeach (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix)
06. DJ Eco feat. Marcie – Garden State (Dub Mix)
07. Super8 & Tab – Irufushi
08. Giuseppe Ottaviani feat. Faith – Fallen
09. Adam Nickey – In Motion (Andy Blueman Remix)
10. Ferry Tayle & Static Blue – Trapeze (Original Mix)
11. John O’ Callaghan feat. Josie – Out of Nowhere (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
13. Rapha & Reminder – Beyond The Clouds (Daniel Kandi’s 147 Club Mix)
14. Sly One vs Jurrane – Silicon Stars
15. Deep Care – Blacks (Daniel Kandi Lifted Remix) [Tune Of The Week]
16. Filo & Peri feat. Aruna – Ashley (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
17. Ernesto vs Bastian – Killer Tone
18. Adam Foley – 8 AM
19. Solarstone – The Last Defeat Pt. 1 (Bissen Remix)
20. Sander van Doorn – Ninety [Doorn]
21. ASOT Radio Classic: Agnelli & Nelson – El Nino
And it’s another A State of Trance by the Glorious Armin Van Buuren with episode 417 of ASOT being downloaded as we speak. This weeks track list does look interesting with a couple of big names in there like John O Callaghan, Pryda, Enya, Ronksi Speed, Activa and more. Track list is below, grab it while it’s hot from your usual sources.
01. John O’Callaghan feat. Audrey Gallagher – Take It All Away (Marcus Schossow Nu Prog Remix)
02. Pryda – Waves
03. Enya – Caribbean Blue (Jody Wisternoff vs. Stuart King Bootleg Mix)
04. Mac & Mac – Solid Session (First State Remix)
05. Faruk Sabanci & Nurettin Colak – Te Quiero Mi Amor
06. Ronski Speed feat. Ana – The Deep Divine (Gareth Emery Remix)
07. Three Drives – Automatic Weapon (Orjan Nilsen Remix)
08. M.I.K.E – Sunrise At Palamos (Gareth Emery Remix)
09. Sean Tyas – I Remember Now (Sied van Riel Remix)
10. Jochen Miller – Brace Yourself
11. Arnej – There Are No Concidences
12. Activa vs Chris & Matt Kidd – U.R. (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
13. Corderoy – Kyrie
14. Jon O’Bir – Prophase
15. Gaia – Tuvan (Andy Blueman Remix) [Tune Of The Week]
16. Simon Patterson – Always
17. Ram – Ramsterdam (Jorn van Deynhoven Remix) [Future Favorite]
18. Sly One – This Late Stage (Aly & Fila Remix)
19. Ian Betts – False Gods
20. Mark Sherry & James Allan vs William Daniel – Wired
21. Robert Gitelman – Children Of The Sun [Radio Classic]
Without overshadowing another ASOT day, another set which is a MUST DOWNLOAD is Myon and Shane 54’s Coldharbour Day set. These guys produced a wicked set cramming over 70 tracks in just over an hour, don’t know how they do it but it sounds like one giant mashup and has great tunes everywhere.
Here’s a sweet tune recently released by Dash Berline with Cert, Mitiska & Jaren, awesome piano melody and chilling vocals, quite a sad tone towards it though but quite appropriate considering the lyrics. Been listening to this almost non stop and seems to be quite popular on Armin Van Buuren’s A State of Trance radio show too with multiple plays over a few weeks. Dash Berlin has also made some other sweet tunes like You Never Said and Sky Falls Down which are both worth obtaining. Here’s a vid of the song below and lyrics below that.
You stole a kiss and stole my heart,
Mmade me a fool right from the start.
It wouldn’t have been so bad except,
This little plan, it fell apart.
If I were you,
I’d dare not speak.
I’d run like hell,
In hopes of seeing tomorrow
It’s such a travesty
The way you say our love should be
Yeah, such a tragedy
Think you can just break my heart and leave me
Well you better run
Oh, man on the run
Playing for fun
Wind me up
Leave me undone
… til the world’s number 1 DJ comes to Sydney and plays his massive 9 hour show, Armin Only. It’ll be a hectic night starting at 9pm and not ending until 6am the next morning, it’s also being filmed for his Armin Only DVD and hopefully we can find our way onto it.
Just going with Richard, Jean, Vonam and Ray. Will be a sensational night, if I can manage to stay up all night.