It’s almost that time of the year for the annual ASOT yearmix. These mixes are broadcasted as a special episode of A State of Trance, where Armin mixes and mashes a shitload of songs into the two hour time frame. Dedicated to the release of this year’s show, I have uploaded the 2004 yearmix, which is one of the best ASOT episodes of all time. There are several reasons why this one is special. For one, this is the very first yearmix that he made, and it set the bar high for all yearly compilations. Secondly, this was Armin’s first ASOT episode produced on Ableton. It took him 4 weeks to plan the tracklist, make his edits, and mix everything down. I guess he really liked this approach because all consequent ASOT episodes have been made using Ableton. Thirdly, if you are searching for an example of excellent mixing, there’s no need to look any further. You can tell a lot of thought went into the layout of the tracklist because the harmonics match up perfectly and the flow is impeccable. Last but not least, the track selection is off the charts. 2004 was an awesome year for trance, and most of my favorite deep, spacey progressive tracks can be found in here. This was the last show broadcasted on ID&T radio, and it was also the last one to be presented in Dutch. If you ever stop trancing out for a long period of time, listening to these yearmixes is the easiest way to get back into it. Take a listen below to the greatest songs from 2004, mixed together by one of the most experienced set builders.

A State of Trance 182 (2004 Yearmix)
01 Intro: 24 – The Longest Day (The Story Of 2004)
02 Origene – Sanctuary (Harry Lemon Remix) [Bandung]
03 Starsign – Taurus (Instrumental Mix) [Captivating Sounds]
04 A.Matsumoto & DJ Yoshi – Dreamer (Luke Chable Remix) [Precinct]
05 Hammer & Bennett – Language [Electronic Elements]
06 Departure – She Turns (Markus Schulz Remix) [Electronic Elements]
07 Ozgur Can ft. Nick Beman – Not Even Winds [Electronic Elements]
08 Max Graham ft. Jessica Riddle – Gone [CDR]
09 Rio Addicts – Crossroads [Electronic Elements]
10 Lolo – Why? [Bonzai Trance Progressive]
11 Synergy – Hello Strings [Silver Planet]
12 Tilt – The World Doesn’t Kow [Lost Language]
13 Markus Schulz presents Elevation – Largo [Electronic Elements]
14 Ridgewalkers ft. El – Find (Andy Moor Remix) [Baroque]
15 Sarah McLachlan – World On Fire (Junkie XL Remix) [Arista]
16 Markus Schulz presents Elevation – Somewhere (Clear Blue) [A State Of Trance]
17 Markus Schulz presents Elevation – Clear Blue [Electronic Elements]
18 Oceanlab ft. Justine Suissa – Satellite (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix) [Euphonic]
19 Bakke & Ljungqvist – Fanatic [Electronic Elements]
20 Mark Otten – Tranquility [Armind]
21 Solid Globe – Sahara [Fundamental]
22 Deepsky ft. Jes Brieden – Talk Like A Stranger (Markus Schulz Return To Coldharbour Remix) [Yo]
23 St. John vs. Locust – Mind Circles (Perry O’Neil Remix) [ASOT Whitelabel]
24 Probspot – Foreplay [Lost Language]
25 Perry O’Neil – Wave Force [Electronic Elements]
26 Roland Klinkenberg – Monday Groove [Electronic Elements]
27 Gabriel & Dresden – Arcadia (Swing 2 Funk Mix) [Nettwerk]
28 Interstate – I Found U [Armada]
29 Dido – Sand In My Shoes (Above & Beyond’s UV Mix) [BMG]
30 True Form – Forbidden Colours [A State Of Trance]
31 Endre – Kallocain (Robert Nickson Remix) [Anjunabeats]
32 Filterheadz – Yimanya [ID&T]
33 Peter Martin presents Anthanasia – Perfect Wave [Electronic Elements]
34 Dréas & Björn present Havannah – Havannah [TRR]
35 Vadim Zhukov – Exit (Robert Nickson Remix) [Captivating Sounds]
36 Active Sight – Out Of Our Lives [Captivating Sounds]
37 EnMass – CQ (Seek You) [A State Of Trance]
38 Alt + F4 – Alt + F4 [Anjunabeats]
39 Scott Bond vs. Solar Stone – Naked Angel [ID&T]
40 Fractal Structure – Lost Sequence [Somatic Sense]
41 Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear 2004 [Nebula]
42 Mark Norman – Phantom Manor [Magik Muzik]
43 The Mystery – Fever [RR]
44 Armin van Buuren ft. Justine Suissa – Burned With Desire (Vocals) [Dedicated]
45 Gate 42 – Flow (John O’Callaghan Remix) [Discover]
46 DJ Tiësto vs. Ray Wilson – Yet Another Suburban Train (AvB Edit) [CDR]
47 U-Turn – One Way [ID&T]
48 Ernesto vs. Bastian – The Darkside Of The Moon [ID&T]
49 Kyau vs. Albert – Made Of Sun (KvA Hard Dub) [Euphonic]
50 Robert Gitelman – Children Of The Sun [ID&T]
51 Robert Nickson – Spiral [A State Of Trance]
52 Delerium ft. Sarah McLachlan – Silence (Above & Beyond’s 21st Century Remix) [Nettwerk]
53 Adam White – Ballerina [Darey Products]
54 Bossanova – Stone Cold [Purple Eye]
55 Nickelson – Yin (Solid Globe Remix) [Fundamental]
56 Armin van Buuren presents 24 – The Longest Day (Vocal Mix) [Nebula]
57 Mojado ft. Mr. Sam – Naranja (Dimitri Andreas Vision) [Magik Muzik]
58 Mannix – Mercury [A State Of Trance]
59 Carl B – All Day [Somatic Sense]
60 Young Parisians ft. Ben Lost – Jump The Next Train (Kyau vs. Albert Remix) [Euphonic]
61 Ton T.B. – Dream Machine [Black Hole]
62 Mirco de Govia – Voller Sterne (Super8 Remix) [Euphonic]
63 Tranquility Base – Surrender [Anjunabeats]
64 White Room – The White Room [Liquid Asset]
65 Above & Beyond – No One Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Remix) [Anjunabeats]
66 Armin van Buuren – Communication Part 3 [Armada]
67 Marcos – Cosmicstring [Vandit]
68 Active Sight – The Search For Freedom [Captivating Sounds]
69 Armin vs. M.I.K.E. – Pound [Armind]
70 Dogzilla – Your Eyes [Maelstrom]
71 Marco V. – Automanual [ID&T]
72 F Massif – Somebody (Ferry Corsten Remix) [Purple Eye]
73 Sander van Doorn – Punk’d (SVD Mix) [Oxygen]
74 The Thrillseekers – Synaesthesia (Ferry Corsten Remix) [Adjusted]
75 Reflekt ft. Delline Bass – Need To Feel Loved (The Thrillseekers Remix) [Positiva]
76 Randy Katana – In Silence (Txitxarro Remix) [Reset]
77 Signum – The Timelord [A State Of Trance]
78 8 Wonders – The Morning After (The Thrillseekers Remix) [Somatic Sense]
79 Tiësto – Adagio For Strings [Magik Muzik]
80 Armin vs. M.I.K.E. – Intruder [Armind]

Download the mix here