Category: Trance

Orjan Nilsen Live @ A State Of Trance 750 (Toronto, Canada) (2016)

Orjan Nilsen Live @ A State Of Trance 750 (Toronto, Canada) (2016)

Orjan Nilsen Live @ A State Of Trance 750 (Toronto, Canada) (2016)

DJ: Orjan Nilsen
Genre/Style: Trance, EDM
Liveset Info: Recorded @ ASOT 750 – Toronto, Canada – 2016
Length Liveset: 01:00:38
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Orjan Nilsen – Facebook Fanpage

Orjan Nilsen is a well established name in the Trance/EDM world, and this is the first time I’ve heard a liveset by this man. It made my day, seeing as I do loved his music when he burst into the scene many years ago. Haven’t really followed the Trance scene a lot, but still have a deep feeling for it. Orjan Nilsen (or Ørjan Nilsen, as it’s originally written) has made some really good tracks, and from the first time I heard his music, his name got stuck in my head. When his name appeared on Soundcloud, I immediately went to this liveset and gave it a go, seeing as it’s been a very long time since I last heard his music, and boy, this didn’t let me down at all. Amazing set.

A State Of Trance (a.k.a. ASOT) is a global phenomena, and thousands/millions have been at ASOT events. Been held all over the world, this started as a small scale thing and has exploded to this unique and well established event, with a very good reputation. On the 30th of January 2016 they organised the 750th event in Toronto, Canada, and the feedback was amazing. ASOT is an unstoppable force, and you have to been to at least one event before you die. I haven’t been yet, but I will and must. If the music is really as good as Orjan’s set, it will be an amazing night I will not forget in a long time.

There’s a tracklist, and you should look at it! It’s beautiful!


01. ID 
02. Matisse & Sadko – Lock ‘N’ Load
03. Orjan Nilsen & Cosmic Gate – Fair Game
04. Orjan Nilsen – Don
05. Orjan Nilsen – Amis Ama
06. Dash Berlin feat Emma Hewitt – Waiting (Dash Berlin Miami 2015 Remix) 
07. Orjan Nilsen – Xiing
08. Orjan Nilsen – Now We’re Talking
09. Third Party – Power
10. Orjan Nilsen – Violetta
11. Orjan Nilsen – Endymion (KhoMa Remix) 
12. Tiësto feat Kirsty Hawkshaw – Just Be (Orjan Nilsen Remix) 
13. Orjan Nilsen – The Late Anthem (Way Too Late Mix) 
14. Orjan Nilsen feat Mike James – What It’s All About
15. Orjan Nilsen – Amsterdam (David Gravell Remix) 
16. Orjan Nilsen – Between The Rays

I apologise for not writing his name properly, but the keyboard combination (alt+0248) didn’t work as it should. Stupid keyboard. Well, at least you know who I’m talking about, eh?

It’s been many years since I last heard one of his tracks, and if you compare his music from then to now, they are slightly different. Still highly entertainable, you can hear the crowd go absolutely mental! I think this was recorded live from a radio show (I’m a ASOT noob), because after a few tracks you hear a short interview, which ruins the good music being played at the background, but when the interview bit ends, the music comes back, and does hit you hard.

The music is good. The crowd’s response is amazing. The set is good. What’s there to mention? There’s nothing I can say that might give this liveset a bad rating. This has made me create a small ASOT in my living room (without the thousands of ravers, or proper light equipment, or proper speakers). This is different to the music I am used to (from Orjan Nilsen), but this is still excellent. Feast for my ears.

This makes me want to visit one of ASOT parties, but sadly at the moment I’ve got bigger things to worry about. Moving countries is more important at the moment, but once I’ve settled, I will do my best and purchase tickets, and hopefully Orjan Nilsen will play at the ASOT event I will visit, because his music is good.

Trance, you’ve captured me again. I have fallen in love again. Thanks Orjan, thank you.


Armin van Buuren – Live @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 (Miami)

Ultra Music Festival

DJ: Armin van Buuren
Genre/Style: Progressive Trance, Trance, Progressive House
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Ultra Music Festival 2015 Miami – 29/03/2015
Length Liveset: 01:27:23
Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 160.2 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 256kbps
More Information: Armin van Buuren – Facebook Fanpage

Go on the world wide web, and you will find a lot of people still talking about Ultra Music Festival. It happened a couple of weeks ago in a sunny Miami, and according to those who went, it was amazing. If you are near a computer, you can witness several videos, and see how each and every DJ destroyed the dancefloors. The line-up was ridicilous, and if I had thousands of dollars, I would have flown over, but sadly I’m not made of money. I wish I was, seeing as you can now find a lot of livesets online, mostly on Soundcloud, and one of those sets caught my eye. It’s Armin van Buuren’s liveset, which took place on the sunday, recorded when he played his own area, A State Of Trance area. Thousands of Trance lovers watched Armin playing the finest tunes, and danced the night away.

Armin van Buuren doesn’t need an introduction. If he does, you are clearly not from this planet. Being number 1 DJ in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, he doesn’t need any introduction. The man behind A State Of Trance, a very talented producer and DJ, with a lot of his albums appearing in the Dutch Top 100 chart, and his singles have appeared in many lists all over the world. A well respected and well established name in the industry, Armin has achieved everything imaginable, and has played all over the globe (and still does). A name you won’t forget easily, which is a good thing. This man has been so succesful since day one, and he has dominated the world ever since. Why? Well, listen to his liveset, and you know why!

A fantastic DJ and producer, we all know that. Armin never disappoints, and at Ultra, he played the finest tunes, taking the crowd to the next level of euphoria. You can hear the crowd loosing it during his set, and there’s a good reason for that: the music is excellent! The tracklist I found isn’t complete, but worth looking at.


01. Armin van Buuren presents Rising Star feat Betsie Larkin – Safe Inside You (ASOT Miami Intro Edit) 
02. Jamie Walker – Rojo
03. Alex Di Stefano vs Cosmic Gate – I’ve Got The Power vs So Get Up (Armin van Buuren Mashup) 
04. Alex Di Stefano vs Rank 1 – Airwave vs Escape From The Past (Armin van Buuren Mashup) 
05. Mark Leanings – Dropshot (Sam Jones Remix) 
06. Jordan Suckley – Droid
07. Ben Gold – Atomic
08. Armin van Buuren – Together (In A State Of Trance) (ASOT 700 Anthem) (Faruk Sabanci Remix) 
09. Gareth Emery feat Gavin Beach – Eye Of The Storm (LTN Remix) 
10. Armin van Buuren feat Aruna – Won’t Let You Go
11. ID – ID
12. Armin van Buuren presents Gaia – Empire Of Hearts
13. Lange – Imagineer (Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix) 
14. Fisherman & Hawkins – Underworld
15. Andrew Rayel & Jano vs Qller & Poshout – How Do Life Must Go On (Armin van Buuren Mashup) 
16. Photographer & Abstract Vision – Zero Gravity
17. Armin van Buuren – Hystereo (Wach Remix) 
18. Armin van Buuren – Communication (Paul Oakenfold Full On Fluoro Mix) 
19. Abstract Vision & Philippe El Sisi feat Jilliana Danise – This Time (Wach Remix) 
20. Matt Bowdidge vs Aly & Fila & Photographer feat Karim Youssef – Laily vs Second Sun (Armin van Buuren Mashup) 
21. Will Atkinson – Numb The Pain
22. Allen Watts – Gravity
23. DJ Tim & Misjah & John Askew vs Martin Luther King – Access (Armin van Buuren Mashup) 
24. Robert Nickson – Spiral 2015
25. ID – ID
26. John Lennon – Imagine (Scott Bond Rebooted Bootleg/Armin van Buuren Edit) 

Am I the only one noticing a trend in EDM world? So many artists do mashups, a lot of mashups. Not pleasant for a reviewer, when there’s no option of copy-pasting!? I always thought that mashups were so 2003, but it seems that it’s back. Armin added a lot of his own mashups into his liveset, and it seemed to have done the trick: the crowd loved it (you can tell by the high pitched screams you hear during the recording).

The list has got a lot of Armin van Buuren tracks in it, which is always a good thing. In the past he has made a couple of minor tracks (well, according to me), but this one is filled with only the finest tunes. Pure Trance, and I love it. No nonsense. He doesn’t take any prisoners, he goes full on bezerk from the first second to the last. Armin knows exactly how to please the crowds all over the world, and the crowds in Miami are still amazed by the sets he played at Ultra. If you are listening to this and are gutted that you didn’t go, don’t worry: you can start saving money for Ultra’s next event (only if Armin is there).

I can say in all honesty that there’s nothing wrong with this mix, and that Armin proves yet again why he’s an award winning producer/DJ. A crowd pleaser, and whenever he touches the decks, the results are astonishing! Another brilliant liveset by the man who reinvented Trance music.

Best track in this set? They are all solid! I can’t pick.