Armin van Buuren has released the 17th edition of his annual year. mix series. With a massive 105 tracks, he’s recapping this year with ‘A State of Trance Year Mix 2020′.
It’s been quite a strange, challenging, and one-of-a-kind year hasn’t it? During the time of this global pandemic, we hope that everyone has looked out for each other and realized just how much goes on in this world. One tiny thing changed everything. The only thing to beat it is to stand together and work together. Just like the ASOT community, we can fall back on music to support us through tough times.
The compilation features anyone and everyone in trance–all your favorite artists come together once again. There’s Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten. The list goes on and on with Paul van Dyk, Solarstone, Super8 & Tab, Genix, Brennan Heart, Fatum. How many trance stalwarts can you get into one album? Andrew Rayel, Factor B, Craig Connelly, ReOrder, Jorn van Deynhoven, Markus Schulz oh my! You’ll have to listen to find out the rest. Now if only we could get all these legends onto Dreamstate.
While only tidbits play throughout the entire selection, they blend together smoothly and will take you to that place of comfort. Don’t forget there are two sides chock full of the greatest trance artists.
Looking back upon the year, these tracks are here to perfectly encapsulate your mood. Enjoy the uplift, the progressive, the melodic, even the big room. While this may give us major festival FOMO, a new year is coming. The entire mix spans two hours and is breathtaking. Let it spark some inspiration in your day and be the outlet you need for expression.
“It’s been a tough year for everyone. For me personally, it was like a reset I didn’t know I really needed. COVID-19 made me realize how lucky I am to be doing this. I really miss physically connecting with people around the world. I felt a bit lost without the magic of performing for a crowd and experiencing this music together. Fortunately, I could continue broadcasting my A State Of Trance radio show in Amsterdam to connect with everyone online. I’m extremely thankful for that.
I hope that this seventeenth edition of the year mix brings some much-needed light into this year and that it gives everyone something to look forward to as well. The planned celebrations for the ASOT1000 had to be postponed, but we will be doing something special on January 21, the day on which we’ll broadcast the 1000thepisode of A State Of Trance. There are a few surprises coming in the next few weeks, so keep an eye on my social media channels” – Armin van Buuren
We definitely feel that message, Armin. This year and this mix let us reflect on all that’s happened and all the new music we’ve gotten. Listen to the year mix below and enjoy!