Armin van Buuren features special 14 hour set during ADE
Last week the dance music industry once again descended upon Amsterdam, for the annual calendar highlight known as ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). A key player since the inception of the event, Holland’s own Armin van Buuren once again treated fans to an array of exclusives, including a special marathon 14-hour edition of his incredibly popular ASOT radio show on the 19th of October. Armin van Buuren has become somewhat renowned for his extended sets, sporting a diverse and in-depth view into the complexities that make up the world of trance music.
While the 2-hour weekly show certainly showcases some of the most popular artists trance has to offer, Armin van Buuren’s taste within the genre seems to stretch quite a bit further than the show might be able to deliver, given the rate at which new music is released. The special 14-hour show delves deep into the unexplored territories of a genre that has found a special place in the hearts of so many fans from around the world.
Special guests for the benchmark show included Egypt’s Aly & Fila, Germany’s Cosmic Gate, South Africa’s Protoculture, and the UK’s Ben Gold and Ian Standerwick, who have become regular players on the highly successful show, proving that trance truly is a worldwide phenomenon, not to mention the fact that the episode has already racked up a mammoth 330,000 plus plays. Highlights from ASOT 836 include massive new tracks from the likes of Rodg, Patrick Baker, Gabriel & Dresden, Sub Teal, Alpha 9, Paul van Dyk, Peter Martijn Wijnia and Radion6, as well as a classic ‘service for dreamers’ in the form of Above & Beyond’s collaborative partnership with vocalist Justine Suissa, the massive Oceanlab – On A Good Day. So if you missed out on the epic experience, have no fear, you can relive the complete 14-hour trance extravaganza below.