September 22, 2023 – Collaborating with long-time friends and fellow flagbearers is the perfect setup for an inspired audial adventure, especially when it’s for the official anthem of one of trance’s biggest annual events. For the 2024 instalment of A State of Trance - which celebrates the milestone number of 1150 episodes of the brand’s legendary radio show and also sees the event series move into its new home in Rotterdam - Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Rank 1 and Ruben de Ronde joined forces to create the event’s official track: ‘Destination’.

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Preview Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Rank 1 & Ruben de Ronde – Destination (A State of Trance 2024 Anthem)

Stream Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Rank 1 & Ruben de Ronde – Destination (A State of Trance 2024 Anthem) (link will work from September 22, 2023)

Made in June 2023 during a livestreamed three-day studio session that gave fans the opportunity to share feedback and gain rare insight into the production process (all sessions are available to watch back via YouTube), the official anthem for A State of Trance 2024 is as epic as you’d expect from a link-up between trance mainstays Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Rank 1 and Ruben de Ronde. Chock-full of energy, euphoria and uplifting appeal, ‘Destination’ will be the go-to track for trance fans from all over the world celebrating this new milestone for A State of Trance. 

“We’re still buzzing ourselves, to be honest,” said Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Rank 1’s Benno de Goeij and Ruben de Ronde when asked what it’s like to create the official anthem for A State of Trance live together. “Despite having been friends, colleagues and likeminded trance music enthusiasts for years, it took a while before we were finally able to do something like this with everyone in the same room; it was such a blast to finally get in the zone together and make this work, even more so because our fans were able to watch us live. The creative spark and euphoria were there from the get-go; we had a lot of fun and ‘Destination’ is all we wanted it to be. We hope everyone will love this official anthem for A State of Trance 2024!”

Launching an official A State of Trance anthem has been a yearly tradition since the first anthem for A State of Trance 450, ‘450’ by Sebastian Brandt, was released back in 2010. Since then, official anthems have been released every year, such as Armin van Buuren and Markus Schulz’s ‘The Expedition’ (for A State of Trance 600), Ben Gold’s ‘I’m In A State Of Trance’ (for A State of Trance 750), Armin van Buuren’s ‘Turn The World Into A Dancefloor’ (for A State of Trance 1000), Armin van Buuren and Cosmic Gate’s ‘REFLEXION’ (for A State of Trance 1100) and now ‘Destination’ by Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Rank 1 and Ruben de Ronde. Always celebrating a new milestone number of episodes of the radio show, every annual event and corresponding anthem centers around a specific theme.

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About A State of Trance

Having evolved from a small radio show into a wide-ranging and far-reaching brand with many different spin-offs, ‘A State of Trance’ is one of the world’s biggest and most popular dance music brands. Built from the ground up since the very first episode of Armin van Buuren’s radio show in 2001, ASOT now entails a globally acclaimed label and a breath-taking event series to boot, drawing tens of thousands of music lovers from all over the globe.

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About Armada Music

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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