Here is some great news from Armin’s website on September 10, 2010:
Today, on the day of the release of his fourth artist album ‘Mirage’, Armin van Buuren announces a new concept on SIRIUS XM Radio: ‘A State of Sundays’. A State of Sundays is a weekly 24 hour radio day of which the first episode will be broadcast on Sunday September 12th.
A State of Sundays will feature van Buuren’s critically acclaimed and award-winning ‘A State of Trance’ radio show. Every week, the two-hour show, that showcases the world’s best trance and progressive music, is listened to by over 10 million dance-lovers. In addition to the show, listeners of A State of Sundays will hear an exclusive hour with Armin’s personal collection, ranging from trance to progressive, house and down-tempo electronic music. Next to that, the show will feature a ‘Favourite Future DJ’ segment and special DJ sets by the likes of Markus Schulz, Dash Berlin, John O’Callaghan, Andy Moor, Ashley Wallbridge and W&W.
Armin van Buuren:“Next year I’m celebrating 500 episodes and 10 years of my weekly radio show A State of Trance and I was looking for ways to expand the show. SIRIUS XM gives me the unique opportunity to provide my fans with even more new tunes and exclusive mixes from around the world. We’ll also look back on the history of the radio show and trance music in general. It’s a dream that comes true to be able to program 24 hours of music and that some of the top DJ’s from around the world will do exclusive shows for A State of Sundays.”
A State of Trance has expanded its reach into Sundays, which is now comprised of a crazy 24 HOURS of continuous trance. Channel 80, which used to be called Area, has been renamed as Electric Area. On Mondays-Saturdays, it will still broadcast all the same programs currently in the lineup, including shows by Tiesto, PvD, and Oakenfold, but it now also hosts new shows by Chuckie, Josh Wink, as well as Steve Aoki. Armin is now in complete control of the Sunday schedule, so it will be interesting to see how he fills the time slots. At first I was a little bit skeptical about this idea, mainly because that is a lot of hours of music to play by just one man. But then again, since Armin is receiving a lot of help in the form of guest mixes, maybe this isn’t such a bad idea. Having a whole day to broadcast entirely trance music will expose a lot of listeners to the many wide ranging styles of trance. I will be a happy camper on Sundays now that I can turn on XM radio and have a channel completely dedicated to trance. The concepts of future favorite DJs and old-school tunes are a great starting block for the show, but I am very curious to see what Armin has in store for us.
The show is now in its second week, but I have uploaded three random sets from the first week’s show. I recommend alldj as a great source for downloading these aired sets that you missed out on.
A State of Sundays – Markus Schulz – September 12, 2010
A State of Sundays – Andy Moor – September 12, 2010
A State of Sundays – W&W – September 12, 2010
A State of Sundays – John O’Callaghan – September 12, 2010
Download Markus’ set here
Download Andy’s set here
Download the W&W set here
Download the JOC set here
For when to tune in, check out the Sirius website