As is likely the case with every high-profile artist that’s been around for as long as Armin van Buuren has, there are innumerable remixes, versions and bootlegs of original records that haven’t been released despite making a more than noteworthy impact as live-show-peppering ID tracks. But Armin wouldn’t be Armin if he didn’t try to make those versions last forever anyway, and that’s exactly what he set out to achieve with a brand-new remix album: ‘Lost Tapes’.
Filled to the brim with previously unreleased remixes of both classic and recent Armin van Buuren tracks, ‘Lost Tapes’ offers up thirty illustrious crowd favorites that stole the show in some of Armin’s most spectacular live sets. Including a Maddix remix of Grammy-nominated single ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ (feat. Trevor Guthrie), a huge reimagination of ‘In And Out Of Love’ by Trance giants ilan Bluestone & Maor Levi and even more edits from the likes of Ben Gold, Frontliner, Zatox and AVIRA on tracks such as ‘EIFORYA’, ‘Not Giving Up On Love’, ‘If It Ain’t Dutch’ and ‘Communication’, these ‘Lost Tapes’ may just hold the title of most sought-after treasure within the dance music realm.
Armin van Buuren: “I’ve had the pleasure of welcoming lots of amazing remixes of my tracks throughout the years, many of which I’ve been playing extensively in my live sets. To make sure they won’t get lost in time, and to give everyone a chance to listen to these brilliant tunes whenever they want to, I launched this album full of ‘Lost Tapes’. There are thirty remixes from some of my favorite artists across the electronic music spectrum, so there should be something in there for everyone.”
Armin van Buuren has been one of the world’s biggest DJs and producers in electronic music for over twenty years. His life-long dedication to the scene earned him a Grammy nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ (feat. Trevor Guthrie) in 2013 and saw him release a slew of global hit singles along the way, including recent efforts such as ‘Blah Blah Blah’, ‘Something Real’, ‘Wild Wild Son’ and ‘Therapy’. Armin van Buuren was voted DJ Mag’s #1 DJ in the world for an unprecedented five times, co-founded leading dance music label Armada Music, broadcasts his weekly A State Of Trance radio show to over 44 million listeners in more than 80 different countries and normally headlines over 150 shows per year at leading festivals and venues around the world.