ITM gets April Foolish: Armin van Buuren announces bi-monthly dubstep radio show

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Now that it’s past noon and all, we can admit that – you guessed it – Armin’s plans for A State of Dubstep is nothing more than a bit of April Fool-ery on our part. Trance fans, you may now exhale. Thanks for playing along!

It shouldn’t come as any surprise to those familiar with the trance overlord that Armin van Buuren is a man with plenty of irons in the fireplace. So when we got Armin on the phone yesterday morning to talk about his A State Of Trance 550 compilation – which features tracks from scene leaders like Paul van Dyk, Aly & Fila, John O’Callaghan and W&W – we were sure to ask what else the producer has in store for his fans.

“Actually, I’m going to launch a new bi-monthly radio show,” Armin told inthemix down the line between ASOT 550 celebrations. “Except this show is going to focus on that crossover between trance and dubstep. I think it will be called A State of Dubstep,” he said with typical enthusiasm. “As I say time and time again, never be a prisoner of your style.”

Apparently, the decision to launch the new bass-heavy show came out of the recent DJ Fei Fei drama. “I just feel really excited about a lot of the dubstep that’s emerging at the moment, and I feel like there should be a place for it,” Armin explained. “ASOT may not have been the place, but I think the new show will be a really good way to appreciate all the great stuff that’s coming. Look at someone like BT, who has been able to bridge that gap between dubstep and trance in a really exciting way.”

And what else is on Armin’s plate? “I’m actually working on my fifth solo album,” he revealed. “But the main focus now is the A State Of Trance 550 tour…and spending time with my daughter, of course.”

If all goes according to plan, the first bi-monthly episode of A State of Dubstep is set to kick off sometime over the next couple of months.

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daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 31st Mar, 2012

April 1st totally not subtle

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 31st Mar, 2012

trying to get a reaction from trance fans... some #trancefamilyfagg0ts will actually believe this

deaman

deaman said on the 31st Mar, 2012

i shall call this genre "trub"

MJay1993

MJay1993 said on the 31st Mar, 2012

So ridiculously close to posting something that would've seemed at least half-serious..... then I remembered the date :P
Happy April Fool's to you too ITM!!!

EgosXII

EgosXII said on the 1st Apr, 2012

Damn, fell for it hahaha-- The sad thing is, I could so see it happening! XD

mattpolo8

mattpolo8 said on the 1st Apr, 2012

Cmon ITM really? Poor effort. Atleast something a bit more believable then A State of Dubstep.

Nikolai Marti

Nikolai Marti said on the 1st Apr, 2012

Hey Everyone, this is Actually true... I Just heard it on ASOT 550, Im listening Den-Bosh as we speak... Wow... I was pretty Amazed.

macc4

macc4 said on the 1st Apr, 2012

bisexual dubstep is the new tance

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 1st Apr, 2012

That photo was taken the first time armin heard wub from fei fail

Achal

Achal said on the 1st Apr, 2012

They see me trollin', they hatin

F_Grimes

F_Grimes said on the 1st Apr, 2012

My reaction at 0:10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDP3kuxVFX4

SANDSLASH

SANDSLASH said on the 1st Apr, 2012

HANG HER BY THE LABIA MAJORA

Chrisdude

Chrisdude said on the 1st Apr, 2012

OH you got me hahaha! Thank god it's not true!\

angy

angy said on the 1st Apr, 2012

I totally bought it! 5 star troll <3

Deathspawner

Deathspawner said on the 1st Apr, 2012

I fell for it. When I read the story, it was still March 31 in Canada! I didn't expect Armin to make dubstep, but rather just host a show to cash in on the fad. Glad it's not true.

hidemxq

hidemxq said on the 2nd Apr, 2012

Good to see someone take the piss, some people take edm WAY too seriously these days!

ProjectwJs

ProjectwJs said on the 3rd Apr, 2012

Funny thing is, alot of people are too naive to believe this in the first place without reading it properly first. ha,

ChuckD

ChuckD said on the 6th Apr, 2012

Armin Van Buuren was just confirmed today for EDC NYC cant wait!

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