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ASOT FEST 2015 interviews

ASOT Festival 2015

6 DJs have come together to give us a colossal ASOT FEST 2015 compilation that encapsulates what ASOT FEST is all about. We had a chance to have a chat with all the artists to know more about their mix CD. Check it out

HEATBEAT

heatbeat

1. What does A State Of Trance mean to you?

For so many years we been listening to the radioshow as fans… in a certain point when Armin started to play and support our tracks was a dream come true. So many memories regarding this radioshow , the first time he played something from heatbeat was special. Also the ASOT  Parties are always amazing , playing in places like Russia , Holland or our Buenos Aires , and it was all about Trance music , that’s the best part !

2. Take us briefly through the track list of your mix in the ASOT Festival 2015 compilation.

We played tracks like Cell , our collab with chris schweizer.. it’s a stunning track , great for the dancefloor with a power melody. Our brand new single “Its killing me” , this is the sound that Heatbeat is represented right now , we are super proud of this one. Also we add our remix of Miracles by Andrew Rayel , we been playing that one the whole year , stunning vocal by Christian Burns. A new uplifting remix we bade of Bloody Moon , hope you guys enjoy that one too :).

3. If you were to program an ASOT festival, which country would you choose and what will be your line-up?

Buenos Aires  !!! We love to play for our people. Not sure about the lineup , but would love to do a ALL DJS Back to Back for 3 hours in the end in a huge dj booth.

4. Of all summer festivals, which one is your favourite and why?

One of our favorites is Electronic Family , its special. Dutch crowd and a lot of different  trance djs , outdoor , we really like this kind of vibe.

5. What is keeping you busy in the studio these days?

We are doing two remixes and two collaborations. Ah also.. two vocals. Hopefuly ending all of them soon 

Short message for your fans:

Hello guys! Thanks a lot for the support all this years , hope you enjoy the mix we did for the compilation ,  when you hear it , imagine that you are in the dancefloor and dancing it , because this is how we do live. So prepare for jump and enjoy trance melodies.

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MaRLo

maRLo

1. What does A State Of Trance mean to you?

It’s the feeling of unity within the state of mind and the music.

2. If you were to program an ASOT festival, which country would you choose and what will be your line-up?

Malawi, as I’ve never been there! One of my dreams is to snorkel in the lake. I have a big aquarium with fish from lake Malawi, so I’d love to check out their natural habitat.

It would be awesome to have some of the old hard trance/Tech Trance guys play a classics hard/tech set like Dumonde, Scott project, Mauro Picotto, Marcel Woods, sander van Doorn, and of course an extended Armin set!

4) Of all summer festivals, which one is your favourite and why?

Stereosonic! It’s in my home country Australia, and it’s always such an amazing couple of weeks. All my DJ friends from all over the world come together and we actually get to spend a lot of time together. It’s like a big school camp vibe.

5) What is keeping you busy in the studio these days?

Well I’ve been touring for a whole month straight, but I’m excited about my next track with Jano called “The Dreamers” which will be out soon. Can’t wait to get back into the studio after this tour though :)

* Short message for your fans:

Thank you all so much for your support! Together we are the dreamers.

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Jorn van Deynhoven

Jorn Van Deynhoven

1. What does A State Of Trance mean to you?

Since 2009 I’m happy to perform as a DJ on every ASOT event and to release all my productions on the ASOT imprint. On top of this I’m more than proud to own an official ASOT anthem with ‘New Horizons’. A State Of Trance means alot to me, because it’s changed my life.

2. Take us briefly through the track list of your mix in the ASOT Festival 2015 compilation.

I started my mix with an un released version ofmy latest single Freaks. I love to play this version in clubs because it has a completely different drop compared to the festival mix which works very well when I perform as DJ. As second track I used my brand new remix for Cosmic Gate feat. Emma Hewitt ‘Going Home’. That’s the kind of style I like right now; a mixture between a monster tech-trance arrangement, brilliant vocals & lyrics wrapped in a fantastic high quality production.

The same goes to track three Dash Berlin feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn ‘World Falls Apart’. I really love the festival feeling in this track. Great to see that my version got used in the recent US science fiction drama Sense 8.

Another track of mine is ‘New Horizons’ the official anthem for A State Of Trance 650, voted by you. The original version fits well with the previous remixes of Dash Berlin &Cosmic Gate, that I decide to use the original version in this mix.

Slide into track five and I’m very proud to say that i got the chance to remix one of my all time trance favorites, Svenson & Gielen ‘Twisted’. A high priority for me was to leave the spirit from the original intact in myr emix. The reactions are fantastic till today.

Armin van Buuren said in an interview once that ‘RAMsterdam’ was one of the best trance anthems ever made – a proud accolade for a producer like me. I’ve played this track since 2009 and it works for six years now when I perform as DJ – a timeless anthem!

As last single I used my remix for Armin van Buuren feat. Richard Bedford ‘Love Never Came’. I was in Sao Paulo when I heard a preview of Armin’s album ‘Intense’ as we shared a driver from the airport to the hotel. I was impressed with his original and was struck by Richard Bedford’s voice. I asked Armin for a remix and 6 months later I got an official request from his management. I put all my passion into this remix and I was more than proud that Armin used my version for his Intenseworld tour. A cool story behind this track and a cool track to finish my ASOT 2015 Festival Mix!

3. If you were to program an ASOT festival, which country would you choose and what will be your line-up?

I would program an ASOT ‘Beach Festival’ somewhere in this world. Copacabana (Brazil), Mar del Plata (Argentina) or Acapulco (Mexico). My line-up would be Armin van Buuren as host, Above & Beyond, Paul van Dyk, Emma Hewitt (Live), Justine Suissa (Live), Nadia Ali (Live), Gouryella (Live) Opening DJs Ruben De Ronde b2b Basil O’Glue, Closing DJs Simon Patterson b2b Neelix. I don’t add myself to this line-up, why? Because I have to party hard when it comes to this ASOT Beach Festival. ;-)

4. Of all summer festivals, which one is your favourite and why?

In 2012 I was in Las Vegas on the Electric Daisy Carnival. This EDC summer festival changed my opinion about Electronic Music at all. A State Of Trance had its own stage there where I was invited as a guest. I really enjoyed every minute of this weekend!

5) What is keeping you busy in the studio these days?

Right now my air conditioning, because it is 38°C outside! My new single ‘101010 (The Perfect Ten)’ is mastered and signed and I’m really looking forward to another ASOT imprint with my name.

* Short message for your fans:

Many thanks for all your love in the last years guys. A big hug to everyone out there. Some great JvD tunes are in the pipeline. Keep your ears open! xx JORN

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Mark Sixma 

Mark Sixma

What does A State Of Trance mean to you?

Whether it’s the radio show, the festival or the label, it always represents the best that trance music has to offer!

Take us briefly through the track list of your mix in the ASOT Festival 2015 compilation.

For this mix I selected some of my biggest tracks and remixes over the last two years. So ofcourse you will find my collab with Armin van Buuren ‘PantaRhei’ and my rework of ‘Adagio for Strings’ on there! There’s also some exclusive content on there in the form of the intro edit of “Requiem”, which I open a lot of my live sets with. I’ve also included an exclusive M6 track (my former alias) to the mix. The only place to get it is on this compilation!

If you were to program an ASOT festival, which country would you choose and what will be your line-up?

Probably Mexico because I haven’t played there yet and I hear the crowd is amazing! Ofcourse I’d play myself J Some other acts that I would love to have on the stage are Andrew Rayel, Cosmic Gate, Paul van Dyk and of course, Armin van Buuren!

Of all summer festivals, which one is your favourite and why?

That would be Nature One in Germany! The location is at a former rocket facility, the atmosphere there is really unique and amazing.

What is keeping you busy in the studio these days?

Some very exciting things! I just finished a new solo track that will be out soon on Armind. I´m also working on a collab with my buddy Andrew Rayel and there´s also two new vocal tracks in the works! Can´t wait to share them with the world!

Short message for your fans:

I can´t thank you enough for all the support you´ve given me throughout the years. You are enabling me to follow my dream in music and for that I am forever grateful! Stay awesome! J

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Ruben de Ronde

Ruben De Ronde

  • What does A State Of Trance mean to you?

It basicly means every day in my life. We are always working on enhancing the show, making sure we have the latest and best in progressive and trance. It is amazing to be part of something that brings light in peoples live on a daily notice. Every day we get messages from people with stories how the music brought them together with other people, or the show got them through a rough time.

  • Take us briefly through the track list of your mix in the ASOT Festival 2015 compilation.

I tried to give a good reflection of my live sets. I always play a lot of music of all the people that I have worked with on these exclusive tracks, which makes every track even more special!

  • If  you were to program an ASOT festival, which country would you choose and what will be your line-up?

I think the line ups that have been there this year so far, have been picture perfect!

  • Of all summer festivals, which one is your favourite and why?

That is too hard to answer! Every festival has it’scharm. One of my favorite Summer festivals this year was actually in January. That is when its the heart summer in Argentina, where I played the Armada Beach festival. That was one crazy night!

  • What is keeping you busy in the studio these days?

I am actually quite close finishing an album! I am just about to finish a new track with Viktoria Ray, another one with Aelyn, Patrick Baker and the wonderful Deirdre McLaughlin. I have also created another soundscape album for Hardwell’s United We Are tour, and I might release that one soon as well! The first single that is coming out soon is one that you can find on this CD too: my collab with Ben Gold. We made it in a sizzling warm studio in Sydney, and the result now is that it is the Anthem song of Electronic Family! Keep an eye out for ‘Era Festivus’

* Short message for your fans:

Without you there would be no A State of Trance, so thank you for tuning in every single week, showing your love for music. A big shout out to the regular listeners of my radios show The Sound of Holland ! You guys are the best <3

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Rodg

rodg

  • What does A State Of Trance mean to you?

A State Of Trance is about completely losing yourself in that particular moment, record or DJ set.

  • Take us briefly through the track list of your mix in the ASOT Festival 2015 compilation.

I’ve tried to make a nice combination between new and records that been out for a while, as well as vocal and instrumental records. Of course the first record I did with Patrick Baker is on there. It’s my first ever vocal single and did really well. As a bit of an ASOT classic I had to put Pendejo on there, a record that’s always working really well in the Spanish speaking countries. I’m really proud that I got the opportunity to remix Cosmic Gate, so even more proud to have it featured on this mix. Last but not least, both Goldie and Delta are two new instrumental tracks I recently finished.

  • If you were to program an ASOT festival, which country would you choose and what will be your line-up?

Would love to play on an ASOT in Mexico together with Armin, Ruben and Andrew Rayel. Oh wait, playing there October 10th ;-)

  • Of all summer festivals, which one is your favourite and why?

By far Tomorrowland. The lineup, the international crowd, how the festival looks… Amazing.

  • What is keeping you busy in the studio these days?

Working on loads of new music both instrumental records as well as records with vocalists. So much coming up! J

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