Armin van Buuren has announced the return of his A State Of Trance nights to Ibiza for 2015, with Ushuaia once again playing host to the event series, which begins on June 25 and finishes Sept. 17. Ushuaia’s unique open-air atmosphere–the club is actually a 5-star hotel, allowing it to use a loophole which otherwise bans outdoor clubs on [...]
To begin the annual celebration of the genre he helped pioneer, trance trailblazer Armin van Buuren releases Safe Inside You, the first track off A State of Trance 2015. The 12th installment of A State of Trance will arrive as a two-disc collection of 37 total tracks, 26 of which are previously unreleased. Exclusive remixes and tracks [...]
Good news for Armin van Buuren fans around the world: the Dutch DJ announced that he is gearing up to take his A State of Trance festival worldwide in 2015. According to Armin, ASOT will take place on five continents, the first being Australia, with shows scheduled in Melbourne and Sydney Feb. 6 and 7. The next scheduled event will take [...]
You can always rely on German producer Alex M.O.R.P.H. to release an uplifting trance banger, and his latest release on A State Of Trance is no exception. Featuring the vocals of Natalie Gioia, My Heaven has something special about it that very few trance producers manage to achieve. Firstly, it’s just what you’d expect from Alex: a big [...]
Alex M.O.R.P.H. feat. Natalie Gioia - My Heaven (Original Mix) [ASOT]
The #1 DJ in the world is getting “sick” of EDM. During a surprise interview with Armin van Buuren in the middle of the A State of Trance 650 broadcast in Utrecht, Hardwell not only dropped hints about his upcoming debut album, he also expressed disdain for the current trends in the industry. “I’m experimenting with a lot of new, [...]
Chugging along at a handy 132 BPM, Dutch producer Thomas Bronzwaer sums up trance in 2013 with his latest release–it isn’t quite in the whole “138” league when talking tempo, but it certainly packs a punch in terms of energy. Sundown is uplifting trance just as you’d expect it, with a rolling bassline, some catchy plucks, and to top it [...]
Thomas Bronzwaer - Sundown (Original Mix) [A State Of Trance]
Thomas Bronzwaer - Sundown (Sneijder Remix) [A State Of Trance]
Armin’s brands may be major players in EDM, but they never come across as faceless corporations. The music, the artists, the events–all seem to be controlled, run and supplied by people who genuinely care about making, playing and promoting genuinely good music. As a result, even the sub-labels have meaning behind them, and the ASOT [...]
MaRLo - Visions (Original Mix) [ASOT]
While anyone who’s lent their hand to producing EDM will tell you it isn’t as simple as “pushing a few buttons”–as aging rockers might disparagingly claim– you don’t exactly need to be a classically trained musician either. That’s part of the beauty of dance music, a crazy synth line or even a few blips and beeps can make a great track. [...]
Mark Sixma - Character (Original Mix) [A State Of Trance]
LessThan3 recently spent a week in the clubbing capital of the world, the legendary island of Ibiza. With an almost overwhelming offering of EDM from every genre filling the island’s plethora of nightclubs, we present the best of what this mecca of dance music had to offer when we were there. Full On Ferry at Eden, San Antonio Having [...]
Ferry Corsten - Black Light (Original Mix) [Flashover]
Mark Sixma - Character (Radio Edit) [Armada]
Guy Gerber & Clarian - Claire (Original Mix) [Visionquest]
Above & Beyond - Thing Called Love (Club Mix) [Anjunabeats]
Claude VonStroke - Can't Wait (Original Mix) [Dirtybird]
Each Labor Day Weekend, Made Event pulls out all the stops to surpass prior years’ top-tier lineups and over-the-top shenanigans, and 2013 is bringing the best additions yet–five immense stages, two of which are mega main stages. In the weeks leading up to the big five-year celebration, LessThan3 has gathered a few must-see artists [...]
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