Armin van Buuren has added another chapter to the amazing compilation series of ‘A State of Trance Classics’. Chapter 13 of the extremely popular series has just been released and the nostalgic compilation is jam-packed with some of the finest trance anthems that the rich history of trance music has to offer. The compilation again contains all the original extended versions of the anthems (unmixed), so no edits or remastered versions of the tracks.
This is what Armin van Buuren had to say in his latest edition of A State of Trance last Thursday, when he unveiled the release of the compilation’s 13th Chapter:
“Every year we take a look back on what happened in trance history. Actually, we try to preserve the original masters, that were initially released on vinyl. A lot of them you can’t find online and that’s why we started this CD-series.”
Following his above statement during ASOT #889, Armin van Buuren played a couple of short clips from the new compilation, such as ‘Rain’ by Markus Schulz, ‘Amsterdam’ by Orjan Nilsen, ‘Welsh Morphology’ by David West, ‘J’ai Envie de Toi’ by Gaia, and ‘Mansion’ by Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge. What’s especially great about the compilation, is that fans are invited to assist in compiling the series, by sending in a list of their all-time favorite trance classics. Armin van Buuren is asking again for trance fans’ input in light of the forthcoming 14th Chapter next year.
Many fans of the genre can’t seem to get enough of the trip down memory lane, as more and more comments on ASOT’s social media channels come from fans begging for an entire Classics stage during the ASOT 900 Festival, which is to take place on February 23rd in Utrecht, the Netherlands. So far, only the line-up for the festival’s main – and progressive stage has been revealed, and the presence of a Classics stage remains just a rumor – if not a burning desire -, for the time being.
‘A State of Trance Classics Vol. 13’ is out now on Armada Music and you can listen to the amazing compilation down below via Spotify.