Armin van Buuren Talks Next Album & Trance's Future: Exclusive Video Interview & Premiere
Watch trance's top ambassador dish on dance music's exponential growth & his genre's devoted fanbase.
When other top DJs left trance for dead, Armin van Buuren doubled down.
Sticking to his stylistic guns has paid off for the Dutch artist. Van Buuren remains a headlining staple at the world's top dance festivals, and has solidified his standing as modern trance music's most influential curator. His A State of Trance podcast regularly draws more than 25 million weekly listeners and broadcasts on more than 40 global FM radio stations.
Van Buuren paid a visit to Billboard's studio to discuss his forthcoming follow-up to 2013's Intense - which produced his Grammy nominated single "This is What it Feels Like" - and the making of his new single "Another You" ft. Mr. Probz. The Armada Records boss also reflected on the passion that trance fans bring to his performances.
"It's more than just music, it's a lifestyle for a lot of people," he said. "People are just living and breathing trance. It's beautiful."
Watch van Buuren's full interview below:
Van Buuren also unveiled a new remix of "Another You," courtesy of German artist Pretty Pink. The Armada signee imports acoustic guitars and understated percussion to lend the original a low-key, mellow feel.
"I love the direction she took on this remix of 'Another You,'" says van Buuren. "The song itself is very upbeat and happy sounding, and she brought a whole other romantic dimension to the song with this remix.”
Check out the full premiere of the Pretty Pinks remix exclusively on Billboard: