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Ok, so I like electronic dance music, more specifically Trance. Unfortunately, the US, it's let's just say... a bit behind in that department. If you ever hear such music on the radio, or even in the street, let me know (for instance, in Australia, I heard great Trance in even a waterslide park of all places, and in Europe you can easily get EDM/Trance on broadcast radio).
Since 2004 (it's not 2016), the good news is that Trance has grown quite a following in the US, and places like the SF Bay Area, and while Trance has been declared dead a few times in the last 10 years, it's still going strong here, and we're lucky to have at least one or two big Trance parties per year, so yeah!
With San Francisco and San Jose nearby, I've had some opportunities to see some great EDM/Trance DJs. Back in the early 2000's, they sadly played club music in the US that was nowhere close to the hits they had composed and were known for, but over the years, as Trance started becoming more popular, those DJs finally started playing their good tunes in the US too, and maybe from 2004 on, it's only been getting better.

Over time, I've seen many of my favorite DJs across the world, whether it was locally, in New York City, Canada, Australia, and of course Ibiza, and at Halloween 2004, I finally attended some great local parties that proved that you could get the good stuff locally too (even if all the artists came from other countries :-).

Over the years, I also got the chance to meet a few of my favourite DJs, including Armin more than once:



You can find all the pictures here

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2017/05/27 2017 Dreamstate in San Francisco
π 2017-05-27 00:00 in Clubbing
Last year, Dreamstate was in January, which was a bit cold and rainy when we got out. To be honest, it was much nicer in May, even if it was a bit close to EDC as a result. It was a great lineup, a nice 16 hours of trance with 16 DJs

This was the perfect excuse to go try my new shirt + pants with neopixels I had worked on (including new light effect code I wrote and battery saving patch to run up to 12H on a single battery). I found a few other people who were lit up, but compared to burning man where you'd get "oh, 200 neopixels, so cute, I have 1000 Watts' worth on my art car, they can be seen 2 miles away", there weren't too many people lit up. I found 5 or 6 of them though:



After some questions, I wrote a separate page on my lit up shirt and pants.

Day #1: Video summary:

Ruben de Ronde
Ruben de Ronde



Menno de Jong
Menno de Jong


Ben Nicky
Ben Nicky








Pure Nrg did a great set playing drums on top of that
Pure Nrg did a great set playing drums on top of that





Liquid Soul
Liquid Soul





Good to see Paul Oakenfold again, it's been 16 years since I first saw him
Good to see Paul Oakenfold again, it's been 16 years since I first saw him


hard to get Oakey smiling nowadays, he doesn't seem that happy the rest of the time
hard to get Oakey smiling nowadays, he doesn't seem that happy the rest of the time




Markus Schulz
Markus Schulz





Paul Van Dyk
Paul Van Dyk





After a bit of rest, it was Day #2: Video summary:

Binary Finary
Binary Finary

Fleming & Lawrence
Fleming & Lawrence





Bryan Kearney
Bryan Kearney



Vini Vici
Vini Vici












Astrix
Astrix


John O' Callaghan
John O' Callaghan




Ferry Corsten
Ferry Corsten





Gareth Emery
Gareth Emery

Cool audio gear:

this is for work
this is for work

but you can even play tetris on it
but you can even play tetris on it



Some crowd shots:










Sadly, not enough people with lighting:



Some people shots:









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2017/05/26 Jean Michel Jarre @ Berkeley Greek Theatre
π 2017-05-26 00:00 in Clubbing
I've been a fan of Jean Michel Jarre since the 1980's when I was a teenager. Along with Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre is one of the founders of Electronic Music. The two of them were popular before anyone else was even around doing any EDM.

Sadly, I never managed to go see him perform way back then, so it was super cool to see that he did a US tour and that I'd finally be able to see him. Better late than never...

Here's a video summary:



JMJ did a tune with Snowden
JMJ did a tune with Snowden




JMJ is most well known for his laser musical harp
JMJ is most well known for his laser musical harp










Thanks to my friend Arnaud, we got invited to the after party for the crew:





2017/05/20 Verso Kyau n Albert
π 2017-05-20 00:00 in Clubbing


DJ Blurr
DJ Blurr


Kyay and_Albert then took over
Kyay and_Albert then took over



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2017/05/01 My 2nd Shout Out By Armin On The State Of Trance
π 2017-05-01 00:00 in Clubbing
First time was in 2006: https://youtu.be/ymkcqzs1AFg?t=1h48m10s

Then, in 2017: https://youtu.be/DKVqUDhz3Cc?t=33m50s


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