Jun 6, 2014

Armin van Buuren Introduces the Darker Side of Trance on ASOT 666

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

Armin van Buuren reached another milestone this week with episode number 666 of A State of Trance, his weekly radio show that’s listened to by millions around the world every Thursday. He could have just treated it like any other episode with the popular tracks of the week along with his favorites but thanks to the number he went towards the darker side of trance.

I used the word introduces the darker side of trance because it’s a side of trance that a lot of people aren’t familiar with but now they are. Die hard trance addicts already know about names like Simon Patterson, Jordan Suckley, John Askew, Coming Soon and Astrix but there’s also a lot of people who only listen to A State of Trance and don’t venture beyond it. Now they probably will and that’s ok. Most fans of dance music explore deeper into genres but not everyone does until they’re introduced like this.

The Who’s Afraid of 138 has risen in popularity as people were introduced to it, requested it and he made it a brand name. Thanks to Ultra a lot of people became fans after witnessing the Gaia set and realizing trance goes beyond “This is What it Feels Like”. And now Armin introduced the darker evil side of trance opening a lot of ears to new names they might have never heard of before.

Can we expect more dark and evil trance sets like this from Armin? Probably not but he proved yet again why he’s one of the best in the world.

Listen here:

Armin van Buuren – A State Of Trance ASOT 666 – 05-JUN-2014 by Global-Sets.Com on Mixcloud

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Here’s the tracklist:

1. World Of Intros – Hotline Intro Psycho Mix [Butcher Music]
2. Brainbug – Nightmare (sinister strings mix) [Positiva]
3. Max Graham – The Evil ID (Mark Sherry Remix MG Edit) [Rebrand]
4. Miles – Anger Management [Always Alive]
5. Mekka – Hack the Gibson [JOOF]
6. Coming Soon – What U Mean
7. Jordan Suckley – Contaminated [Damaged]
8. James Dymond – Samples Of Silk [Perfecto Fluoro]
9. Coming Soon – Stand Up
10. Coming Soon – Become One (Interactive Noise remix) [Spin Twist Records]
11. Rospy – Boundless Love (Project 8 Remix) [Tranceallstars]
12. Vini Vici – Expender [Iboga Trance]
13. Jordan Suckley & Paul Webster – Help! (XGenic remix) [Damaged]
14. UP3 – Balrog
15. Airscape – L’Esperanza (Jordan Suckley & James Rigby Remix) [Blackhole]
16. Oberon – The Rainbow Hunter [Discover]
17. Simon Patterson feat. Sarah Howells – Dissolve (Freedom Fighters remix) [Armind]
18. Astrix – Dharma (Vertical Mode Remix)
19. The Technicians – The Power of the Darkside [Discover Dark]
20. Indecent Noise vs. Above & Beyond – Hello Warsaw (Indecent Noise’s Buenoise Aires Mashup)
21. Vertical Mode – Alien Rock
22. John Askew – Z List Uber Star (Amir Hussain Remix) [Discover]
23. Sneijder & Bryan Kearney – Next Level [Subculture]
24. John Askew – Torture Chamber [Night Vision]
25. Igor S – Boomerang (Jase Thirlwall Rework) [Arvas]
26. DK8 – Murder Was The Bass [DK8 Records]
27. Kay D. Smoth & Marc Tall – Passive Resistance (Hoipolloi Remix) [ID&T]
28. Ellez Ria – Overdrive [Trance All-Stars]
29. Will Atkinson pres Darkboy – Atkinsane (Mark Sherry Remix) [Damaged]
30. Sasha Carassi – Void vs. Michael JacksonThriller vs. GaiaStatus Excessu D (AvB Mash Up)
31. Armin vs M.I.K.E.- Intruder [Armind]
32. Speedy J. – Kreck vs FaithlessInsomnia vs UmekGatex (AvB Mash Up)

About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for



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