Rotterdam, September 22, 2023 – Trance music enthusiasts worldwide are in for a treat as four iconic trance producers, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Rank 1, and Ruben de Ronde, have come together to create the official anthem for the 2024 installment of A State of Trance. This collaboration celebrates the monumental achievement of 1150 episodes of the legendary radio show and coincides with the event series’ new home in Rotterdam. The anthem, titled ‘Destination,’ was meticulously crafted during a thrilling three-day livestreamed studio session in June 2023, allowing fans to witness the magic unfold in real-time.
The fusion of these trance luminaries promises an audial adventure of epic proportions. ‘Destination’ is brimming with energy, euphoria, and the uplifting appeal that defines trance music, making it the quintessential track to mark this historic milestone for A State of Trance.
“We’re still buzzing ourselves, to be honest,” Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Rank 1’s Benno de Goeij, and Ruben de Ronde expressed when asked about the experience of creating the official anthem together. “Despite having been friends, colleagues, and likeminded trance music enthusiasts for years, it took a while before we were finally able to do something like this with everyone in the same room; it was such a blast to finally get in the zone together and make this work, even more so because our fans were able to watch us live. The creative spark and euphoria were there from the get-go; we had a lot of fun, and ‘Destination’ is all we wanted it to be. We hope everyone will love this official anthem for A State of Trance 2024!”
Creating an official A State of Trance anthem has become an annual tradition since the release of the first anthem for A State of Trance 450, ‘450’ by Sebastian Brandt, in 2010. These anthems, including iconic tracks such as Armin van Buuren and Markus Schulz’s ‘The Expedition,’ Ben Gold’s ‘I’m In A State Of Trance,’ Armin van Buuren’s ‘Turn The World Into A Dancefloor,’ and Armin van Buuren and Cosmic Gate’s ‘REFLEXION,’ have consistently celebrated new milestones of the radio show, each accompanied by a unique theme.
A State of Trance: A Journey Beyond Music
A State of Trance has evolved from a modest radio show into a global dance music brand, captivating fans worldwide. Conceived in 2001 as Armin van Buuren’s radio show, it has since grown to encompass a renowned record label and a breathtaking event series, attracting tens of thousands of music lovers from across the globe. This extraordinary journey, driven by a passion for trance music, continues to unite fans and artists, creating unforgettable moments on dance floors worldwide.
The 2024 edition of A State of Trance promises to be an unforgettable experience, with ‘Destination’ serving as the anthem that will guide trance enthusiasts on an audial adventure they won’t soon forget. Stay tuned for more updates as A State of Trance takes its next monumental step, celebrating 1150 episodes and an exciting new chapter in Rotterdam.