Holy shit these ASOT milestone parties are getting crazy! With a crapload of DJs traveling across 5 different continents over a span of 5 eventful nights, trance music was in serious overdrive as Armin van Buuren hosted one of the most massive series of parties ever. There’s no way I am going to upload all of the sets onto my amateur blog, but I have included a link at the bottom of this post which is a great source for this event’s music and tracklists. What I am sharing is the 5 disc set (5 seems to be the magical number here) which Armada has put together to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the A State of Trance radio show. This time traveling compilation is excellent because it features 5 well-established artists, all of whom have chosen some really, really  nice throwbacks played throughout the history of ASOT. Each DJ brings their own style to the table, and I’m honestly having a hard time picking my favorite set. Markus and Andy’s mixes are really deep and proggy, while Paul Oakenfold and Cosmic Gate showcase many time-honored trance hits. Armin does a nice job mixing new hits with vintage tunes. This isn’t a collection where the DJ gets to play their own productions, rather it is a true look back at some of the best trance songs from the past decade. The plethora of classics in this one is almost overwhelming, and I genuinely enjoyed this release more than all of the live sets combined. Speaking of which, most of the DJs put on pretty good performances, but too many of them used a lot of fluffy tracks and a few played some really cheesy mashups. I am however extremely impressed with this collection, and it is quite easily one of the best albums released this year.

Disc 1 – Armin van Buuren
01 Gaia – Tuvan (Intro Mix)
02 Adam White & Andy Moor presents Whiteroom – The White Room
03 Above & Beyond – No One On Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
04 Arksun – Arisen
05 Galen Behr vs Hydroid – Carabella (Galen Behr vs Orjan Nilsen Remix)
06 Peter Martijn Wijnia presents Majesta vs DJ Shah feat. Adrina Thrope – Who Will Find Me In The End (Armin van Buuren Mash Up)
07 Enmass – CQ (Seek You)
08 Dogzilla – Without You (John O’Callaghan Remix) (Armin van Buuren Edit)
09 L.S.G. – Netherworld (Oliver Prime Remix)
10 Alex M.O.R.P.H. – Walk The Edge (Alex M.O.R.P.H. B2B Woody van Eyden Mix)
11 Robert Nickson – Spiral
12 Stoneface & Terminal – Stardust vs Dash Berlin with Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren – Man On The Run vs Rex Mundi feat. Susana – Nothing At All (Armin van Buuren Mash Up)
13 Sophie Sugar vs Sunlounger – Lost Together (Armin van Buuren Mash Up)
14 Selu Vibra – Divine
15 Armin van Buuren presents Gaia – Status Excessu D (ASOT 500 Theme)

Disc 2 – Paul Oakenfold
1 Grace – Not Over Yet (Robert Vadney Remix)
2 Interstate – I Found You
3 Peter Martin presents Anthanasia – Perfect Wave
4 Chakra – Home
5 Ascension – Someone (Robert Vadney Remix)
6 Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun (Roman Hunter Remix)
7 Solarstone – Seven Cities (V-One’s Living Cities Remix)
8 Planet Perfecto – Bullet In A Gun (Nat Monday Remix)
9 Insigma – Open Our Eyes
10 Paul Oakenfold feat. Matt Goss – Firefly (Nat Monday Remix)
11 Paul Oakenfold – Tokyo
12 DJ Misjah & DJ Tim – Access

Disc 3 – Markus Schulz
01 Interstate – Remember Me (Shawn Mitiska & Tyler Michaud Remix)
02 Audioholics – External Key
03 Perry O’Neil – Wave Force
04 Three Drives On A Vinyl – Greece 2000 (Markus Schulz Big Room Remix)
05 Rex Mundi vs Ronski Speed feat. Sir Adrian – The Perspective Space (Markus Schulz Mash Up)
06 Funabashi – Daylight
07 Probspot – Blueberry
08 Mark Otten – Tranquility  (Markus Schulz Coldharbour Remix)
09 Airwave – When Things Go Wrong
10 Albion – Air
11 Mr. Pit – Shana (Duderstadt Progressive Dub)
12 Elevation – Biscayne
13 Bedrock – Heaven Scent

Disc 4 – Cosmic Gate
01 Viframa – Cristalle (Katana’s Intro Mix)
02 Darren Tate vs Jono Grant – Let The Light Shine In
03 Young Parisians feat. Ben Lost – Jump The Next Train (Kyau vs Albert Remix)
04 DJ Ton TB – Dream Machine (Marco V Mix)
05 Basic Dawn – Pure Thrust (NU NRG Remix)
06 Cosmic Gate feat. Jan Johnston – I Feel Wonderful
07 Solar Stone – Solarcoaster
08 Pulser – My Religion
09 Rank 1 – Airwave
10 Plastic Boy – Silver Bath
11 Reeloop – Fucking Society
12 Cosmic Gate – Ultra Curve
13 Jurgen Vries – The Theme (Dumonde Remix)
14 Vincent De Moor – Fly Away (Cosmic Gate Remix)

Disc 5 – Andy Moor
01 Rio Addicts – Crossroads
02 Ridgewalkers feat. El – Find (Andy Moor Remix)
03 Yilmaz Althanan – Eighties
04 RR Workshop – Electrolux
05 Super8 & Tab – Helsinki Scorchin’
06 Andy Moor vs Orkidea – Yearzero (Andy Moor’s First Light Mix)
07 Niklas Harding presents Arcane – Ice Beach
08 David West feat. Andreas Hermansson – Larry Mountains 54
09 Andy Moor – Halcyon
10 Lange feat. Sarah Howells – Out Of The Sky (Kyau & Albert Remix)
11 Lange vs Gareth Emery – Another You Another Me
12 Hammer & Bennett – Language
13 Maor Levi – Reflect
14 Rex Mundi – Sunrise In Ibiza (Drive Mix)

Check out the recorded live sets from all of the events here

Buy this album here