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ASOT | A State Of Trance Podcast

ASOT | A State Of Trance Podcast

By Armin van Buuren

In this official A State Of Trance Podcast, Armin van Buuren and Ruben de Ronde discuss recent ASOT projects, developments & events and they interview special guest DJs and producers from the ASOT radioshow. Enjoy!
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Ciaran McAuley
Ciaran McAuley
He has been in the scene for years, but he finally released his debut album. Ciaran McAuley is in the studio to talk about 'Permission to Exhale', an album filled with beautifully crafted tracks. In the podcast Ciaran talks about what led up to releasing a debut album and why he feels the need to inspire others with his music. 
33:05
November 18, 2022
Alex Kunnari presents AK
Alex Kunnari presents AK
Alex Kunnari is one of the leading men in dance music in Finland, and has been releasing some amazing music under his new AK alias. He tells us some cool insides and stories of years in the music scene.
39:40
November 11, 2022
Laura van Dam
Laura van Dam
We talk with rising star Laura van Dam about learing dance music in school, releasing on different labels and how to succeed in such a hard scene.
26:56
October 28, 2022
GXD
GXD
Ministry of Sound residents GXD talk with us about the start of their collaboration, share ins & outs of being a duo and their future plans
30:11
October 17, 2022
Dan Stone
Dan Stone
Dan Stone talks about us about his move into more progressive music, the launch of his new label Argento and much more
30:29
September 30, 2022
Daxson
Daxson
We dive into a conversation with Daxson about some of his most important career decisions, his lessons from Markus Schulz and his brand new album, Face The Future
27:24
September 23, 2022
Maarten de Jong
Maarten de Jong
Maarten de Jong talks us through his history in music, including some surprising acts we didnt know about, plus he share some secrets of succeeding in music.
27:20
September 16, 2022
Dennis Sheperd
Dennis Sheperd
Dennis Sheperd talks about mixing the magical In Search of Sunrise album, and working on an album while also organizing masterclasses!
31:24
September 09, 2022
Gareth Emery
Gareth Emery
On this weeks podcast we have Gareth Ermery! He talks with us about the way he paved his career, his new liveshows and some awesome touring stories!
33:37
September 01, 2022
Andrew Rayel
Andrew Rayel
We talk with Andrew Rayel about his label, his future plans and he comes in with some funny stories that happened on tour.
32:35
August 26, 2022
Cosmic Gate
Cosmic Gate
Following up their amazing take over on the show, we sat down with Bossi of Cosmic Gate, on how Cosmic Gate is a household name for a long time already, and how things started out
30:44
August 19, 2022
Ben Hemsley
Ben Hemsley
Ben Hemsley is one of the hottest DJ's and producers out of the UK. He combines oldschool trance with new house elements, and it all hits the spot! Check the podcast, to get to know more about Ben!
26:30
August 12, 2022
Ahmed Helmy
Ahmed Helmy
Ahmed Helmy is one of the rising stars in the music scene, and he tells us how he stays focussed in the studio, and how a full time musician makes sure he gets things done in the right way.
24:22
August 02, 2022
Doppenberg
Doppenberg
The Dutch talent Doppenberg gives us an insight of how he shaped his sound, and how he got his first record deal as a teenager!
32:14
July 25, 2022
Roger Shah
Roger Shah
For this week's ASOT Podcast, Roger Shah talks about his new album 'Magic Island Vol. 11'. He also shares some in-depth info about his production process and what it takes to be a good label boss.
25:32
July 15, 2022
Aly & Fila
Aly & Fila
We welcomed Aly & Fila in the studio to talk about their massive Future Sound Of Egypt 750 celebrations, why they started with their new alias and also provide tips on how to succeed as an up and coming producer!
43:19
July 01, 2022
Kyau & Albert
Kyau & Albert
The German Duo Kyau & Albert is celebrating 25 years of making and playing music together. They sat down with Ruben de Ronde to talk about how they discovered artists for their label Euphonic, but also give an insight on their future plans.
31:26
June 24, 2022
C-Systems
C-Systems
The Norwegian/British C-Systems has been making big moves lately! In this ASOT Podcast, the duo talks about collaborating while being miles apart, their shared love for different kind of genres and the story of how they actually met...
34:27
June 10, 2022
Ben Gold
Ben Gold
In this ASOT Podcast, Ruben de Ronde sat down with Ben Gold to talk about his new album 'Rest of Our Lives'. Ben also shares with whom he would love to work with in the future, an artist who happens to be in the studio as well!
28:58
June 03, 2022
Craig Connelly
Craig Connelly
Tune in to this week’s podcast to listen to Craig Connelly talking about his brand-new album project: ‘Believe In Magic’. He also shares how he feels he has changed as a person throughout his career and why he decided to keep releasing music throughout the global pandemic.
35:46
May 27, 2022
Giuseppe Ottaviani
Giuseppe Ottaviani
Italian DJ and producer Giuseppe Ottaviani has been on the forefront of the genre for many years. In this ASOT Podcast, he takes us through his career and explains why he chose a different path for his new album 'Horizons, Part 1'.
40:41
May 20, 2022
The Space Brothers
The Space Brothers
The Space Brothers celebrate 25 years of making music together. We are taking the road down memory lane with Steve Jones and Ricky Simmonds as they share some of their fondest memories, including a story about the first club play Above & Beyond ever had!
46:51
May 13, 2022
Matt Fax
Matt Fax
For this week's ASOT Podcast, Ruben de Ronde sat down with French mega talent Matt Fax. Discussing what it has been like to be in the music industry for 10 years, breaking through as a teenager and how his hiatus from music changed everything.
31:33
April 29, 2022
Estiva
Estiva
Going down the Progressive road with Estiva! Tune in to learn more about his brand new alias Kudus and how he gets his work done during studio hours. He also reveals a couple production secrets!
35:52
April 22, 2022
Corti Organ
Corti Organ
It was a pleasure having German/Croatian duo Corti Organ over in the studio this week! Tune in to hear them talk about how they are able to maintain a good relation as a DJ duo, what their tour life is like, how they manage to stay productive during busy times and more...
32:10
April 15, 2022
David Forbes
David Forbes
With a music career spanning over 25 years and an insane, triple-A discography, Scotland’s very own David Forbes counts as one of the most respected producers in trance music. Tune into this podcast to learn more about the man behind the name, how he got into dance music and how he finds his mojo in the studio!
36:33
April 01, 2022
Kolonie
Kolonie
Kolonie is a rising talent in the progressive side of the trance spectrum. In this ASOT Podcast we learn more about the man behind the name, how his collab with Paul van Dyk came about and more, so tune in!
35:15
March 25, 2022
Nifra
Nifra
Nifra sat down with Ruben de Ronde to talk about her new album 'Follow Me 3' and how she experienced becoming a mother last year. She also speaks on how she brings balance to her career and about the motivation you need to succeed in the music industry.
34:21
March 18, 2022
Rub!k
Rub!k
This week, we sat down with UK-based DJ Rub!k for a new ASOT Podcast. He gives us an insight on his life, how he flipped around his career and what he does to make the best out of being an up and coming artist.
30:55
March 11, 2022
Ben Gold
Ben Gold
Looking back at the last few months, Ben Gold gives us some great advice on how to get the inspiration flowing, how to gain and maintain focus and change your own path for the better.
39:05
February 18, 2022
Luke Bond
Luke Bond
It's been a while since we got to welcome Luke Bond to the ASOT studio! Tune in to learn more about the start of Luke's career, working on his collaborations with Aly & Fila and Armin van Buuren and how he managed to stay creative during these weird times. 
30:59
February 11, 2022
Colyn
Colyn
Rising star Colyn has been making a huge name for himself within the Melodic House & Techno scene. He has released multiple records under Afterlife and DGTL and has recently remixes Armin van Buuren & AVIRA's collab 'Hollow' featuring Be No Rain. In this podcast Ruben and Colyn discuss the rise of Progressive music and how early 2000s Trance inspires him while creating music.
32:60
January 28, 2022
Orjan Nilsen
Orjan Nilsen
This week Ruben de Ronde welcomed our Norwegian friend Orjan Nilsen to the ASOT studio for a new edition of the ASOT Podcast. Tune in now to learn more about the history of Orjan's rise to fame, how he experienced his recent few months in lockdown and why his record 'La Guitarra' is super special to him.
31:54
January 21, 2022
Richard Durand
Richard Durand
For the first ASOT podcast of 2022, Ruben de Ronde sat down with Trance veteran Richard Durand! Discover more about Richard’s brand-new album, what his first days in the music scene were like and how he experienced one of the most pivotal moments in his life: winning the A State of Trance Tune of The Year in 2018 with ‘The Air I Breathe’ featuring Christina Novelli.
34:30
January 14, 2022
Sander van Doorn
Sander van Doorn
This week in the ASOT podcast, we find out how Sander van Doorn came up with the artist name Purple Haze walking through Amsterdam, his life on the road and his daily life as a Daddy DJ!
33:03
December 24, 2021
A State Of Trance Year Mix 2021
A State Of Trance Year Mix 2021
The A State Of Trance Year Mix 2021 has just been released! How did this album series start off? What is the process behind the release of these albums? What is the story behind the intro of this year's A State Of Trance Year Mix? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered in this podcast by Armin & Ruben!
30:03
December 17, 2021
Fergie
Fergie
During this podcast, we dive into the history of the legend that is Fergie. From hosting his own BBC 1 radio show, crazy events in Las Vegas and his first memories of playing shows with Armin van Buuren.
40:52
December 15, 2021
Hel:sløwed
Hel:sløwed
Trance veteran Misja Helsloot has been around for many years. In this podcast Misja shares some stories from his tourlife back in the day and the idea behind the launch of his Hel:sløwed project! 
34:33
December 08, 2021
Paul Denton
Paul Denton
In this ASOT podcast, Ruben is joined by one of Ireland's finest DJ's Paul Denton. Discussing how his collaboration with trance legend Marco V came about, what got him into making music and his upcoming projects!
29:59
December 07, 2021
Signum
Signum
Up next in the ASOT podcast: Signum! He sat down with Ruben de Ronde to discuss how he got into the music business, the origins of the Signum name and as always he'll be answering some questions from the fans. Don't miss out, tune in!
30:03
November 19, 2021
gardenstate
gardenstate
We had gardenstate join us for a new A State Of Trance podcast! Ruben de Ronde sat down with Marcus Schössow and Matthew Felner and discussed why they decided to jump on this project together, where they get their inspiration from and more…
30:32
November 09, 2021
Factor B
Factor B
In this A State Of Trance podcast, special guest Factor B talks about the release of his first-ever artist album 'Factor B presents Theatre of the Mind'. He will also discuss his Highlandr alias, answer a number of fan questions and more...
36:59
November 04, 2021
A State Of Trance FOREVER
A State Of Trance FOREVER
With the release of the 'A State Of Trance FOREVER' album, Armin van Buuren kicks off an album series that sees him team up with some of the biggest Trance acts out there. During this podcast, Armin van Buuren and Ruben de Ronde get in touch with several collaborators to dive into each record featured on the album and unearth the story behind this project. Check it out!
57:56
September 29, 2021
A State Of Trance 2021
A State Of Trance 2021
In the first episode of the new A State Of Trance podcast, Armin van Buuren discusses the A State Of Trance mix album series, the 'A State Of Trance 2021' album in particular and also touches down on the latest developments within the Trance & Progressive scene and his expectations for the future of the scene.
34:55
June 17, 2021