Jan 30, 2013
The Soundtrack to ASOT 600
Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz - The Expedition (ASOT 600 Anthem) [A State Of Trance]

As ASOT 600 grows ever closer, the anticipation levels are reaching fever pitch. With an exciting stream of news, line-up announcements, teaser videos, and an ever-growing presence across the world, this is a social movement more than an EDM event. But no respectable EDM event would be complete without its own anthem, so Armada stalwart Markus Schulz has teamed up with the main man himself, Armin van Buuren, and the results speak for themselves.

The Expedition is a solid title for ASOT 600’s epic global journey, and the track itself is befitting of the trance heavyweights behind it. It offers everything you’d expect–from the dark, driving build, to the massive atmospheric break, climaxing with the frantic and dirty drop. It’s a track that flirts with every influence and nuance of trance of late – there’s hints of electro, big-room, and that classic style of progressive and uplifting trance that saw these guys rise to the top in the first place.

It’s a tough job to encapsulate what trance is for a global audience–seemingly impossible even–but The Expedition manages to provide something for everyone, and sums up what ASOT 600 is all about. Out now as a Beatport exclusive, this track is set to be a surefire hit for months to come.