The end of the year has arrived. For Trance lovers, that means one thing: we have a compilation with the best of the genre. ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix 2021’ is the eighteenth edition of this series. In less than two hours, Armin van Buuren accumulates the best in trance and progressive of the year. It is surprising to see several absent names in previous editions and also some new ones.
Weaving together a handpicked selection of 106 tracks in this two-hour mix, this brand-new year mix from the five-time #1 DJ in the world is designed to guide fans back to the dance floor in both body and spirit. Including the year’s most beloved productions from genre stalwarts such as Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila, Andrew Rayel, Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Kryder, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Tinlicker, and of course Armin van Buuren himself, the mix album serves as a reminder that our love for music can help us overcome any obstacle or setback, as brilliantly illustrated by the spoken-word intro and outro.
“It’s a tradition to close the year with a year mix that holds all the best of trance and progressive, and it also gives me a moment to look back and reflect. This year, I am more grateful than ever for having music in my life. It’s been a constant source of light in these troubling times, and I love music all the more for it. Music will continue to light the way, and I hope it will lead us toward the end of the tunnel soon.”Armin van Buuren
Among the 100+ song mix, we can find everything from instrumental masterpieces to works that mesh the boundaries between techno and trance. Thus forming a journey to the most magical confines of trance. Only as Armin knows how to do it, and has shown for 18 consecutive years.
You can listen to ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix 2021’ mixed by Armin van Buuren below!