The countdown to next year’s event has officially begun, but first, we enjoyed a fantastic A State Of Trance 950 “Let The Music Guide You” !
We have not seen the awaited first announcement of news about A State Of Trance 1000 but it was yet another epic night in the halls of the maxi complex of Jaarbeurs Utrecht ! The eighth time for the dutch date of A State Of Trance in Utrecht obviously did not disappoint, it seemed like a follow up to last year’s event.
Mainstage wanted to simulate a water wave and small spheres of light sinuously descended from the roof (last year they were large squares of light), the usual huge show that only ASOT events seem to give !
There was a particular attention this year to the environmental theme and to the hope of a “plastic free” world: before the launch of each dj set, a message of about a minute from Armin van Buuren reminded how important awareness on the theme is, inviting everyone not to leave plastic bottles on the ground but to return them to the counter.
Particular warm up this year, called “Let The Music Guide You”: Armin has played almost all great classic trances remixed in a deep house or progressive key, giving an hour of pure emotions and memories ! iLan Bluestone to follow, with its Anjunabeats set full of news, including the launch of its pseudonym uplifting trance “Stoneblue” that seems to like us very much !
Great show for Markus Schulz who finally returned to Mainstage after many years: epic, exciting set, with various levels of trance, creepy, great !
The expected Rank 1 set has finally set Jaarbuers Utrecht on fire: half an hour of great classics played LIVE in quick succession, between nostalgia and great dancing, ending with their biggest hit trance, obviously “Airwave”: followed by expected five minutes of “Road To 1000” special moment where the images and anthem of previous editions of A State Of Trance flowed but, as mentioned, there was no real announcement regarding the events of next year: we are left with a question mark on this. Then he enters the scene, the king, Armin van Buuren, who warms hearts with super dj sets of new tracks, remixes of great classics trance and the usual unstoppable determination that distinguishes him.
Aly & Fila remind us how always productive their FSOE label is by stacking a series of monstrous “IDs” in their DJ set, following Andrew Rayel who celebrates a new step of his increasingly popular radio show “Find Your Harmony” puts everyone in agreement with his music and finally, the highly anticipated LIVE set by Giuseppe Ottaviani who in the last year has further increased his visibility on trance scene: he was fantastic !
In this link A State Of Trance 950 Utrecht you can listen and see again the full Mainstage event of this night.
And here: 1001 Tracklists A State Of Trance, read the tracklists and listen the live sets of the other stages.