Yesterday at Exchange LA, the #1 DJ in the world, Armin Van Buuren, treated his dedicated fans to an exclusive last-minute party to celebrate his 5th year voted to the top!
After a surprise addition to the lineup of Insomniac’s Escape From Wonderland, fans were buzzing about Armin’s 2 stops in the Los Angeles area in one weekend. His Escape set completely packed out the Slaughter House stage, as thousands packed in to hear the master of his craft at work. He brought the crowd on a journey, from an epic opening with his brand new track “I’ll Listen”, then dove into a wide-ranging set that brought some of Armin’s harder sound in and demanded the attention of the whole crowd.
For his set at Exchange LA, Armin took his time with the crowd, after an epic entrance where he simply stood at the top of the stairs as the crowd roared for their king. This set the tone for an emotional night where Armin’s true devotees were bathed in his signature uplifting vocal trance that sent the crowd on an epic journey. Opening with an edit of Deadmau5‘s “Closer” and cut with interjections of some hard wobbles and beats, Armin wove together tracks from throughout his career with an amazing drop of Above & Beyond‘s “A Thing Called Love” that had the whole crowd singing along.
After tugging at the crowd’s heartstrings by playing uplifting emotional tracks, Armin decided to go the opposite way and throw down some hard, dirty trance by playing Markus Schulz‘s “Loops and Tings”. To the surprise of the crowd, Markus came out on stage with Armin while the crowd was going crazy! DJ Mag Top 100′s #1 DJ and America’s “Best DJ” spent the next two hours sharing the decks. The crowd was sent on an emotional roller coaster while Armin and Markus were going back to back, playing opposing styles of trance. While Armin took the crowd on a euphoric trip playing tracks like “I’ll Listen”, Markus was making the crowd rage hard with tracks like “Trigger”.
With two of the best trance DJs in the industry, this set was absolutely mind-blowing for anyone who loves the genre. Despite having two different styles of trance, the two complimented each other’s style and had the crowd wanting more by the end the show.