As Andy Williams would say, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" With all of the 2013 musical recaps flooding the internet, these last few weeks of December can get a bit overwhelming. But there are those releases that we've learned to look for every year, with the mix that I look forward to from January 1st onward always being the same: the A State of Trance Year Mix, always mixed by the history's king of dance music Armin van Buuren. That day has finally arrived for this year, as the A State of Trance Year Mix 2013 – Mixed by Armin van Buuren has arrived via Armada Music Bundles. If you're not sure about your own interest in trance music, this is a perfect place to start; the extra attention to detail that Armin places in this mix is something of a dying breed.
Not only does this 2-hour long mix recap the year's best club and trance music, but it is more eloquently mixed than any other. Van Buuren spends a grueling month working on this mix each year, making sure that each of its over 100 tracks are poignantly placed and mixed together. Adding in his own extra beats and basslines to be able to fluidly move from one track to another, he's able to use vocals as links between tracks and create an experience that will make you want to jump out of your seat. Ahead of the beginning prep work for the A State of Trance 650 New Horizons tour, this mix is out for purchase on Beatport and streamable through Spotify.
A State of Trance Year Mix 2013
Mixed by Armin van Buuren
- Armada Music Bundles