Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren talks Gaia album and ASOT 1000 at WMC

Miami Music Week (MMW) is starting to get interesting with the yearly Winter Music Conference (WMC) still recovering from the shocking news of Eric Prydz’ Miami cancellations, Armin van Buuren has come to the rescue.

On the State of Trance panel, the Dutch icon took the mic to talk about his future plans: his upcoming album release date and the ASOT 1000 episode. Speaking at the panel was the trance legend himself and DJ Magazine’s global editor Carl Loben, who achieved something that not everyone can; making Armin reveal details about his upcoming plans. Although he kept the most interesting details for himself, he talked about his upcoming Gaia (together with Benno de Goeij) album, which is expected to be released by the end of 2019.

However, the main point of focus was the ASOT brand. Revising its meaning, past, present and potential future, Armin commented on the recent success of ASOT 900 in Utrecht last February and threw some light on what is next for ASOT 1000. In an interview previous to his panel, among other things he stated this:

“It’s all about evolving. Sometimes, getting bigger is just what a brand needs. And at other times, we may need to change some other stuff to make sure ASOT remains the go-to trance brand for so many people. It’s a process that never stops, but we’ve got a great team here that has the best interests at heart for all parties involved.”

For this last WMC day, artists like David Guetta, Louie Vega and the ex NBA player and DJ Shaquille O’Neal will talk about the state of the industry and their upcoming professional projects. However, today WMC also hands over to UMF, which is starting with an astonishing line up that assures some of the best sets of the year with the premiere of amazing new and unreleased tracks.

Make sure you tune in to Ultra Live to watch the Ultra Music Festival 2019 live stream. By now let’s warm-up with last year’s Armin van Buuren Ultra Miami set.

Born and raised in Barcelona, Pol has always been an Electronic Dance Music fan. During his teen years, he followed several music genres being especially attracted by the melodic Progressive House. While in a trip to Ibiza, Pol was captivated by an Armin van Buuren set during his "A State of Trance" residency. At that moment he was determined to join the electronic music industry.With a background in Business, Pol worked for over a year in the consumer goods industry before pursuing his dream. Once taken the decision, he went on to work in various roles for festivals in Spain, Slovenia and Croatia such as Primavera Sound, Sonar, Ultra Europe, Hideout, Sonus and Labyrinth Open.Having acquired an MA in Music Business Management at the University of Westminster in London, Pol has worked in PR and Communications for artists like Netsky and Annie Mac. Currently, he combines his role at WRY with the one he develops at the music festival booking platform, Festicket, as Account Manager for the Iberian and LATAM markets.His favourite artists are Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Dubvision, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Matisse and Sadko, Nicky Romero and Steve Angello.