A State of Trance 600 Miami – Review
Something amazing happened on the last day of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami this past week on Sunday. Armin van Buuren brought his A State of Trance 600: The Expedition to South Beach by taking over the Carl Cox and friends Megastructure stage. A full 11 hours of wonderful and blissful trance music took over the crowd at Ultra with possibly one of the best lineups ever experienced at one time ever. Running from 12:00pm-11:00pm, the fantastic lineup consisted of the biggest names in trance music:
2:00-3:00 Cosmic Gate
4:00-5:00 Dash Berlin
5:00-6:00 Markus Schulz
6:00-7:30 Above & Beyond
7:30-9:00 Armin van Buuren
9:00-10:00 Ferry Corsten
10:00-11:00 Paul van Dyk
A true trance fan would never let themselves miss such a star-packed lineup. The music was complimented greatly by the amazing visuals the megastructure had to offer. The honeycomb panels on the roof of the complex created an exhilarating light show that no other venue can replicate. Fans went crazy as Armin van Buuren would periodically appear on the main screen on the stage from a feed inside his radio booth where he would pump up the fans and add to the exhilarating environment of the show.
Top three sets at ASOT 600
3. W&W– The young dutch duo played a powerful set at 1:00 filling up the megastructure stage early on in the day. Hammer after hammer was dropped by the duo energizing the crowd with every drop. The use of their own personal hits: “Lift Off”, “Invasion”, and “D# Fat” w/ Armin van Buuren coupled with the premier of new tracks created an intense experience that set a solid foundation for what the rest of the day had to offer.
2. Above & Beyond– Everyone needs a little Group Therapy in their lives. Trance fans from across the world were privileged to experience a 90min set from the UK-based trance legends going from 6:00-7:30. Above & Beyond took the crowd on an emotional journey with their hits “Alchemy”, “Black Room Boy”, and “Walter White”. Also featuring beautiful tracks from their Anjunabeats label, the trance group healed the souls of the thousands there to see them providing a group therapy session to never be forgotten. Trance Fans united together from the start until the finish when the group closed their set with one of their most famous songs: “Sun & Moon”.
1. Armin van Buuren– The maestro of trance music and the #1 rated DJ in the world made an appearance at his own A State of Trance show. Thousands of people gathered inside the megastructure and on the roads outside of it to witness the set from the trance legend. Also playing a 90min set from 7:30-9:00, Armin van Buuren played a flawless set that brought many fans in the crowd to tears. From his new single with Trevor Guthrie “This is What it Feels like” to the powerful “J’ai Envie De Toi” and the new emotional track “Airport Shivers”, Armin van Buuren proved to his fans and to the world why he is the #1 DJ in the world.
In conclusion, A State of Trance 600 Miami was an exhilarating experience featuring many of the biggest names in trance. Trance fans from across the globe were brought together on an emotional journey from the start to the finish. If you missed any of the sets from ASOT 600, you can find them here!