Hey there! I’m back live and (finally) writing you about how was the amazing Armada Night in Bucharest on October 4th with Alexander Popov, Mark Sixma, Alexandra Badoi, Susana, Snatt &Vix and Simon O’Shine. OMG!! What a line up! Right? It was the perfect line up for such an evening. It was the perfect location and timing for the romanian trance family to gather again and breathe those beautiful sounds of trance music.

We started with the usual meet and greet and let me tell you, these artists are more modest and more beautiful than I imagined. Super cool and nice, they talked with us like we were friends and just met for a beer. The question I usually adress to artists is ”Why TRANCE? How did you fall in love with trance music?” and the answers never stop to surprise me. Even if they talk about the feelings trance gives them (and this is one of the most usual answer I get), the way they talk about it gives me shivers everytime. So much passion, so much dedication to this music that these people have is simply amazing. Susana just fell in love with the armony and talked about the joy Armin Only 2008 brought to her life.  Alexandra, when she heard ”In and out of love” knew that trance is the music she wanna sing and also because of her strong friendship with Snatt&Vix she’s doing it now. Alexander and Mark mentioned Tiesto as a reference and the feelings they want to give to people by producing trance music.


Talking about the evolution of this music and what they think will happen in the next years, the response was ”music evolves and we need to deal with that. Mark is positive and thinks that progressive trance will have its comeback soon. Obviously, United States and the charts are like guidelines for people when it comes to music, but there are people that are trying to see also what else is outhere and discover that ”underground” trance they instantly fell in love with. We really enjoyed the meet and greet. My only regret is that Simon O’Shine couldn’t come, but his set was amazing!!! He totally killed us in the morning!

Being the last one in the line up, it’s tricky. People are usually leaving before the last act, and you might have an artist with just 50 people dancing in front of him. But let me tell you, even there are just 50 people on the dancefloor, they are enought to feel all the energy! Trance family is amazing on the dancefloor and not letting anything to make them feel tired or cold. They just feel the music and touch all these beautiful sounds of trance.


The other sets were amazing too! Even if some more electric than the others, we came, we raved, we loved! Snatt& Vix had one of the best warm up sets. I personally just loved it and enjoyed it to its fullest. Mark Sixma electrified us with his tracks and saved the best for last! Closing his set with Adagio for Strings and Character was just epic! ALexander Popov, though was a bit predictble. His sets was pretty similar to the one from Yekaterinburg (A State of Trance 650). But even so, the amazing romanian trance family just enjoyed it, sang and jumped on the dancefloor!


The 2 live acts with Alexandra Badoi and Susana were breathtaking. I already knew how is Alexandra on the stage (from the pre-release album party – Andrew Rayel with Find your Harmony in Chisinau – a throw back article coming soon. STAY TUNED!! ), but she amazed me again! Starting with Cold shower and ending her perfomance with Goodbye, her latest track with Andrew Rayel was the perfect choice. She transmitted a lot of energy and all her passion for trance music!

Susansa’s act was so emotional, but in the same time so energetic, I just fell in love with trance music again and again. She took us in a ”travel”, in a trance travel through her tracks. We dreamed, we touched the sounds, we drove ourselves into a state of trance! The end of the set was obviously RAMelia, the unofficial TUNE of the YEAR! This strong song about RAM’s wife succedeed to make us feel every word, every sound of it!


I don’t have enough space in this article to tell you all about the amazing Armada Night, but let me tell you just one last thing: If you choose to stay home, instead of coming to the show, you just lost what was our State of Trance for the year! Next time, save money, plan your trip and come to party with your second family, the romanian trance family! We can’t wait to meet you!

It was great to be at this event. It is great to be part of the trance family. It is great and I would never give up on it. I would never give up on HAPPINESS! TRANCE ON!

More pictures here.

P.S. For tracklists check out this article from our friend Kristofer (urban.ro).

P.P.S. My english is not perfect. So be gentle when you find a mistake.

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