Trance Godfather Armin Van Buuren took to Reddit’s /r/electronicmusic last night in anticipation for playing his set at EDC Vegas to answer some of his fans’ questions. Armin spent an entire hour answering nearly every single question that was posted, so prepare for a long, and in depth read. We learned about his expectations of trance in the future, his opinions on several EDM Artists, his love for Asian food, and A LOT more.
The full thread can be found here.
11.) If we can expect more of his alias Rising Star.
“Always. I love the classic trance sound and only this year I’ve done a bunch of that. But I don’t want to close my eyes to the new and current sound and always integrate that into my sound. That’s why I love making a State of Trance every week. But for me, I don’t like too play too much old stuff. I mean, a classic re-work once in a while is amazing, but I see some DJ’s playing nothing but the 100th rework of Binary Finary. If we want to have that trance sound in 20 years from now, i think it’s important we keep an open mind to the young and new sounds in trance (like Mino Safy, Denis Kenzo, MaRlo, Orjan Nilsen, Vini Vici etc etc)”
33.) Whether or not his collaboration with Deadmau5 will work out.
“I guess it’s still up in the air, like a ton of tracks waiting on my studio computer. I’m down to finish it!”
44.) His opinion on Artists playing different sets while in Europe, compared to their sets in the States. And his favorite set to date.
“I always play based on the crowd in front of me. I take variables into account like, my set time, the DJ before and after me, weather, atmosphere and requests I get in my asot email and on social media. I’ve never played the same set twice. Personally, I get the most satisfaction from playing longer sets, like my solo set at Ushuaia. I’m a bit old skool in way that I really like to build up a night, preferably being the first guy in the room and the last guy out :). My favorite sets have always been the ones I did in Ibiza and lasted longer than 6 hours ;)”
55.) Why he doesn’t play the “Sky Falls Down” remix in his sets anymore.
“I still do, but always soooo many tunes to choose from. I currently have 6557 WAV files on my macbook. haha. I’m a nerd ;)”