If you lead a busy life like me, you know exactly how hard it is to keep up with all the new songs being produced out there. Fortunately, there are many radio shows out there to keep you updated. There are long sets, such as A State of Trance and Trance Around The World, that are comprehensive and can last up to two hours. Then there are others that are short and straight to the point, where showcasing the artist’s new stuff is the primary focus. Some radio shows feature guest DJs, with a segment of the show dedicated to their guest mix. Often times radio shows will be recorded live (as opposed to a studio mix), and you usually get a different type of performance with these. What’s great about listening to multiple shows is that you become exposed to the whole spectrum of trance music (this also applies to whatever genre of music you listen to). Some sets tend to sound more melodic, others more hard-hitting, etc. Each DJ has their own style and each set will have a different overall feel to it. You can’t say that this particular DJ is good while this other DJ is bad when you haven’t even listened to the latest music both of them are putting out. I have met too many people who are not informed enough to make the distinction between a good and a bad DJ. The best way to educate yourself (other than attending a live event) is to listen to their radio shows. These shows are the easiest way for DJs to stay connected to their listeners, and I highly suggest you check out a few of these every week because not only do you stay in touch with the DJ, but you also become familiarized with all the new songs in the market. Even when I don’t get a chance to listen through all of the sets, I will still look at all the tracklists to see if there is anything new that might sound interesting. Here is a list of all the trance radio shows trance that I try to keep up with:

Armin van Buuren – A State of Trance
Above & Beyond – Trance Around the World
Markus Schulz – Global DJ Broadcast
Menno de Jong – Intuition Radio
Aly & Fila – Future Sound of Egypt
John O’Callaghan – Subculture
Andy Moor- Moor Music
DJ Shah – Magic Island: Music for Balearic People
Tiesto – Club Life (episode 140)
Marcus Schossow – Tone Diary
Sean Tyas – Tytanium Sessions (episode 24)
Gareth Emery – The Gareth Emery Podcast
Sander van Doorn – Identity
Eddie Halliwell – Fire It Up
Manuel Le Saux – Top 20 Tunes
Ferry Corsten – Corsten’s Countdown
Paul van Dyk – Vonyc Sessions

You can download or listen live to most of them at alldj or di.fm. Happy listening everyone =)

p.s. Alldj.org is a also great way to explore other genres of music too!