The A State of Trance radioshow has some standard elements in the show. Each broadcast features three songs selected as Tune of the Week, Future Favourite and ASOT Radio Classic. Sometimes Armin broadcasts a live set on A State of Trance or a special episode. This special episodes doesn't contain the regular elements. The future favourite will be played in the next regular episode, just like the Tune of the Week. If there is enough time left, Armin can put a Asot Radio Classic in the end.
Armin about ASOT
"Well, I consider the State of Trance a little bit like my backyard. A lot of people don't know that I don't get any money for the show and it takes a lot of time to produce the show. I don't have any producer nor any engineer that helps me with selecting the show. I sit down with the latest records I've bought or were given to me and the show exists of the latest tracks that are in my case. I don't make any secrets of any tracks that are in my show. If there's an unknown artists,
I really don't know the title as there is nothing I want to keep secret or anything.
It's a cross section of records that are out at the moment. I really enjoyed listening to a lot of radio shows when I was younger and I really want to give something back to the younger crowd who don't have any money to buy vinyls, but want to be updated on what's good and what's not.
So what I do, I just play a lot of tracks, some of the tracks I'm not really sure that I like, but it helps the listener decide for themselves what they like and what not."
Armin van Buuren
Tune of the Week
The Tune of the Week is selected by Armin van Buuren as his personal choice of best new tune in the show.
The Future Favourite is voted for by listeners from the last A State of Trance radio show. The poll takes place at Trance.nu. The tracks with the most votes will be played as the Future Favourite. But sometimes a track from last weeks show will be played again because it ended on the second place in the poll or Armin sees that there is a much attention for the track.
ASOT Radio Classic
The ASOT Radio Classic track has been part of the show since episode 284. Armin selects a track from past years of trance and briefly describes what made the track a classic. It is played as the last track of the show. The listeners from the radioshow can also request a classic, as long as its at least 5 years old. You can request tracks, or a classic via
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