Hey what's up everybody and welcome to another edition of TTT - the Trance Thursday Throwback! If you tuned in this morning to di.fm you heard a great retrospective of this year's Ibiza season from Markus Schulz on Global DJ Broadcast and yet another great episode of A State of Trance from Armin van Buuren. Great interview with Sander van Doorn about his new album "Eleve11" coming out which I absolute cannot WAIT for. However, while we're on the subject of Armin, this brings me to a thought: For those that don't know, the relaunch of the Bay Area's premiere event (the artist formerly known as Lovefest and the now newly beefed up and re-packaged) LovEvolution is less than 2 weeks away. I for one am glad that this great event is back because it really embodies the spirit and enthusiasm of the Bay Area when it comes to electronic music. It really sets the stage as a closer of the summer and the beginning of the year end's big massives (like Monster Massive, HARD, Escape from Wonderland, Together As One, etc...). Not to mention Skills always puts on great shows so I have no doubt this will be a success despite the new venue. It all started for me at Lovefest 2007 and every year since, the event has put together a lot of great memories for me as I'm sure it has for many of you. In the spirit of Lovefest/LovEvolution, our throwback comes from 2008. Definitely one of the greatest memories for me was Armin van Buuren tearing up the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for the Lovefest After Party. I've seen him perform 5 times, however this one was really special due to the crowd connection. After a long day of dancing in the sun, the energy was electric as if the party had just started. That's when you know you've done your job as a DJ and as a performer. Clearly Armin just brings that out in people. One of the highlight tracks of his set (and an overall smash that year during sets and radio shows) was his mash up of his track "In and Out Of Love" with Jochen Miller's "No Connection". They seemed to complement each other so well as if it was the original track. Few mash ups can get away with that and this one was one of those select few gems. The energizing build up of Jochen's beat with the edit of Sharon den Adel's haunting vocals adds a whole new flavor to make it feel complete. Hearing it live? Well, you be the judge. Here it is live at Lovefest After Party 2008 played by the man himself:
Armin van Buuren vs. Jochen Miller - Lost Connection In and Out Of Love (AvB Mashup)
If you wanted to hear it a little more studio friendly:
Truly remarkable stuff. Shows why Armin is still one of the top heavyweights when it comes to mash ups. This year's LovEvolution will definitely have big shoes to fill. Good thing Markus, Gareth, Laidback Luke, Dash, and Blake Jarrell have big feet. Wait..what? Did I just say that? Anyways, hope this brought back good memories for you as it did for me. What's your favorite Lovefest moment? Be sure to share it with us on the TFSF Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/trancefamilysanfrancisco. Also share with us on Twitter: @TranceFamilySF. Peace everyone!