Album Review: “A State Of Trance at Ushuaïa, Ibiza 2014”

I have been an Armin van Buuren super-fan since my father first introduced me to trance back in the ’90s, so I tried my best to eliminate as much bias as I could when listening to his most recent A State Of Trance compilation. After running through the tunes, though, I am convinced that even an EDM novice would find much to rave about when delving into the album. A State Of Trance at Ushuaïa, Ibiza 2014 is the culmination of all the magic he has woven throughout his sets this summer every Thursday at the Ushuaïa Beach Hotel. Vaulting, melodic and uplifting, the double mix compilation takes listeners on a breathtaking journey across high points and more pensive meanderings, in true Armin van Buuren fashion.

The compilation features two CDs with a full tracklist each, highlighting leading names in electronic dance music as well as Armin’s own picks of emerging talent. Armin’s remix of Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” (featured in Disney’s animated feature film Frozen) earns a golden spot in the mix, as does his new track “Hystereo” and hits from names such as Paul Oakenfold, Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate, Omnia, Mark Sixma and Armin’s Gaia moniker.

The compilation is available for preorder via ITunes here, and is scheduled to be released September 9, 2014. If you need something to tide you over until the official release date, you can listen to Armin’s A State of Trance Playlist on Spotify here, and see the complete tracklist below.  because I will forever be a sucker for Armin, I give this album a full ★★★★★

Complete Track List for A State Of Trance at Ushuaïa, Ibiza 2014

CD 1
1. Armin van Buuren – Hystereo (Intro Mix)
2. David Gravell – Timebomb
3. Omnia – Tomorrow People
4. Mark Sixma – Adagio For Strings
5. Alex M.O.R.P.H. feat. Natalie Gioia – The Reason
6. Armin van Buuren feat. Laura Jansen – Sound Of The Drums (Bobina Remix)
7. Armin van Buuren feat. Lauren Evans – Alone (Thomas Newson Remix)
8. Paul Oakenfold – Toca Me
9. Faruk Sabanci – Alexandria
10. Heatbeat – Bloody Moon
11. Cosmic Gate & Ørjan Nilsen – Fair Game
12. KhoMha – Asylum
13. Andy Moor – Fade To Light (Joseph Areas “Dirty Rock” Remix)
14. Andrew Rayel feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – One In A Million*
15. Mark Sixma – Shadow (W&W Edit)*
16. Alexander Popov – Eternal Flame
17. Yves de Lacroix feat. Marell – Destroyves
18. Heatbeat – Aerys*
19. Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere – Falling Back*
20. Simon Patterson feat. Sarah Howells – Dissolve
21. Armin van Buuren & Andrew Rayel – EIFORYA (Talla 2XLC 140 Remix)*
22. Cosmic Gate – Exploration Of Space *

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*Armin van Buuren Mashup

CD 2
1. Armin van Buuren – Ping Pong (Kryder & Tom Staar Remix)
2. Andrew Bayer – The District
3. Dan Thompson – Propaganda
4. Maarten de Jong – Red And White
5. MaRLo and Fisherman & Hawkins – Forces
6. Jorn van Deynhoven – New Horizons (A State Of Trance 650 Anthem) (Mark Sixma Remix)
7. David Gravell – The Last Of Us
8. Arisen Flame – Explorer
9. Idina Menzel – Let It Go (Armin van Buuren Remix)
10. Andrew Rayel feat. Sylvia Tosun – There Are No Words
11. Ayu – Terminal (Dub Mix)
12. Markus Schulz – Remember This (Mark Sherry Remix)
13. Philippe El Sisi & Abstract Vision feat. Jilliana Danise – This Time (Wach Remix)
14. Mhammed El Alami & illitheas – Horizon
15. Aly & Fila with SkyPatrol feat. Sue McLaren – Running
16. John O’Callaghan feat. Jennifer Rene – Games (Ian Standerwick Remix)
17. Aly & Fila meets Roger Shah feat. Sylvia Tosun – Eye 2 Eye [FSOE 350 Anthem]
18. Sneijder & Bryan Kearney – Next Level
19. Gaia – Empire Of Hearts (Johann Stone Remix)

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