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Ok, so I like Techno, 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 Techno in even a waterslide park of all places).
Anyway, at least, with San Francisco nearby, I've had some opportunities to see some great DJs, even if at least at 1015, I've often been disappointed by what they played compared to their usual sets (it's been better overall at Ruby Skye in the recent years).

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 :-).
That said, I ended up finding out that some of my favourite DJs who put out great CDs and mixes, unfortunately mixed mostly boring tunes when I saw them live. That was quite a disappointment, but I have been hanging on for the few times where some DJs did actually play great live sets). It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it :-)

my favourite picture with Armin van Buuren at Ruby Skye

You can find all the pictures here

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2005/06/12 4 years of A State of Trance
π 2005-06-12 10:09 by Merlin in Clubbing

Current Music: AvB - ASOT 200 :)
Current Mood: Good

My week has been a bit busy, and I've been flying on thursdays anyway, so unfortunately I missed the live broadcast of Armin's 200th show. Not the end of the world since I've already downloaded it, but it would have been nice to listen to it live and be on the irc channel when it was being broadcast.

Anyway, he's now been spinning every thursday for that show, for 4 years straight. Pretty cool.
What was really nice about this show was it was a compilation of the best of Trance for the last 4 years, and the result was absolutely awesome. Sure, it was a lot to cram in 2H, but Armin did a great job of it again. I'm sure however that it's even more enjoyable when you know all the tunes he played and you could recognize them early in the transition and pick out the ones that were new mixes.

If you've ever been just a bit curious about Trance mixes (or Techno in general), or you're not really sure this is your kind of music, but you're willing to give it one (last?) shot, give this mix a try (2H, 170MB). If you don't like it, you'll know for sure :)
I know that I'm personally not a big fan of Rock, but I've actually come to appreciate some artists like Linkin Park, so go figure...

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