The show is celebrated live each year in different locations around the globe with a lineup consisting of many trance artists.
A State Of Trance is a sub-label of the Dutch company Armada Music.
It is also the parent label to A State Of Trance Limited.
The style of music focuses mainly on trance and progressive trance with a wide range of artists and producers.
The label is focusing on both young producers (such as Filo & Peri, 8 Wonders, Robert Nickson, and Galen Behr) as well as established artists (like Markus Schulz, Sunlounger, Sean Tyas, Signum and Vincent de Moor).
While it was not the first radio show to broadcast a two-hour mix from a recurring DJ, A State of Trance's legacy has arguably extended beyond the trance scene.
A State of Trance (often abbreviated as ASOT) is a weekly radio show aired every Thursday at (CET) and (EST) and hosted by prominent music producer and DJ Armin van Buuren.
It is also the name of van Buuren's annual CD compilation series.First airing in March 2001 on ID&T Radio (the predecessor of Slam!FM), the show takes the format of a two-hour mix in which Armin plays new trance music (uplifting trance and progressive trance), both promotional and commercially released.Selected tracks are announced during the show in order to help promote new artists and releases.Its radio-show/website combination has proven popular internationally, as fans—while listening to the radio-show—will converse in the website chat-rooms and forums, such as Digitally Imported, during the broadcast.Progressive trance and uplifting trance producers all submit promotional and commercially released tracks to compete to make it onto the playlist of the show each week.