Armin Only: Intense

Armin Only

The day, April 11th, is drawing nearer as Armin van Buuren plans on bringing his legendary Armin Only: Intense show to the historic Madison Square Garden in New York City. High flying acrobatics, a collection of talented singers, and stunning visual elements will grace the Garden for six beautiful hours as Armin takes the audience on a journey through his latest artist album, Intense. The show has already taken place in  the Netherlands, India, Ukraine, Russia, and Finland with its next stop being New York City. Tickets are still available for the event at and follow the road series to see what is happening behind the scenes for Armin and his crew, with the latest episode below!

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Ministry of Sound has fought for its right to party and won. Now it’s time to celebrate. On 24th & 25th January, the best club in the world returns for its 2014 opening parties – bigger, bolder and better than ever.

Following major investment and extensive refurbishment, Ministry of Sound will unveil a new look Courtyard, a stunning new VIP suite with a viewing gallery and two new balconies overlooking the 103 bar and it’s iconic main room, The Box. The already state-of-the-art technology gets an update across the venue and the world’s finest sound system receives fresh drivers.


The London base for the world’s biggest DJs and the hottest new dance music talent, Ministry of Sound is home to the capital’s clubbing faithful who attend week in week out, and dance music fans who travel from across the world to lose themselves on its infamous dancefloors. With 2014 open for business, the next stage in Ministry of Sound’s evolution is about to begin…

2014 Opening Parties…

The Gallery welcomes Anjunabeats on Friday 24th January with Super8 & Tab, Jaytech, Boom Jinx, Prok & Fitch and many more.


Saturday Sessions – the club’s flagship event – returns on the 25th January with Danny Avila, Third Party and resident DJ, Patrick Hagenaar.


Further event line-ups and announcements to follow including Defected In The House with Masters At Work legend Kenny Dope (following their capacity NYE show with MK); Laidback Luke; Audio Rehab with Hector Couto; Fedde Le Grand; Basement Jaxx and Ninetoes; Cedric Gervais; Tommy Trash and John Dahlback; Catz N Dogz and Pirupa; Benny Benassi and so much more.

Armin Only New York City: Intense Tour

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Armin van Buuren, the world reknowned trance DJ/Producer is returning to the city of New York after his very successful stop for the A State Of Trance 600: The Expedition stop last year. Armin is returning to the fabled concert venue, Madison Square Garden to bring a truly remarkable 6-hour journey involving acrobatics, pyrotechnics, live performances from some of the most incredible vocalist in the world, along with a full sized band.

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Recently, Armin took to New York City (and was introduced to the traffic of the Big Apple) for his press conference at the Baroness Bar in Long Island City. Fans lined the block around the bar in anticipation for the man of the hour to discuss what he had in store for the show of this magnitude. After a viewing of the Armin Only Intense trailer, Armin discussed the project as a ‘non-stop DJ set’, a freestyle DJ show based around the Intense album but with variation from city to city. ‘If you go to the Armin Show in NYC it’ll be different then going to the show in Toronto’, he states.


Hollywood.TV was on site to conduct an interview with Armin:

HTV: How do you feel having a nomination for a Grammy and what does it mean to you?
Armin: The nomination alone is a really special thing. For somebody that’s not a U.S. resident, to be nominated for a Gramy is unbelievable. 

HTV: What will it mean to win the Grammy?
Armin:I guess there’s nothing higher than that, it’s like winning the Oscar for Music? It would truly be a dream come true.

HTV: What do you do to stay on top?
Armin: What helps is the fact that I have a weekly radio show (ASOT) and my fans keep me on my feet.

HTV: What’s different about Madison Square Garden compared to other venues?
Armin: The venue is a historic venue and the perfect location for a show this size. It’s also an easy venue to get to. If you want to play a show in New York, you better be at the best place possible!

HTV: What do you do for fun?
Armin: I don’t need to do a lot of fun things. The kick is playing in front of a crowd and seeing the fans go crazy. It would be easier to travel the world with a USB key and play the biggest tracks… But instead, I’ll be bringing 25-30 people along with me for a live show.

HTV: What’ll be the different about this show (Armin Only: Intense)?
Armin: Shows based upon the Intense album and the just released, More Intense album. We’ve added new tracks to the show as well as live performances. A fullband, acrobats, 6 fantastic singers etc!

Armin discussed a popular subject amongst his fanbase in regards to the Whose Afraid of 138 label. “‘Whose Afraid of 138′ started as something on the radio show that sort of took on a life of its own. My dream is to take the concept to the next level. We’ll have to see if there’s enough fans for it, and if a large enough following occurs, I’ll try to bring it to NY as well’”, said Armin. He’s hoping to have a follow-up track with the singer Trevor Guthrie in the future. An interesting question ask of Armin was his thoughts on artists playing shorts sets compared to his longer tour of 6 hours. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with playing shorter sets. The impact of a big track can be so much bigger if you build it up. I love trance and I love trance music, I’ve been playing it my entire life. You can build up trance without trance because there’s great tracks out there.”

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Armin’s planning on taking New York City on an incredible journey. Join us along with him on this trip! Tickets are available at or click the link here! Looking forward to what April will bring!


Everyone loves some bass in their life, so let’s get right to the point and talk about how to get it:

Jason Friesenhahn’s “BASSment Mix” was submitted to Spotlight’s latest contest, where contestants enter their mix to win a 60 minute opening DJ set at BASSment Saturdays with Stratus and Subset on December 14th in New York City’s infamous Webster Hall. Freeze is a senior Music Tech major at Steven’s Institute of Technology, and proves all he’s learned through the seamless blending of genres in this all around epic submission. For all the Hardstyle fans out there, worry not, you can get your fix at 11 minutes. Addicted to twerking? Fulfill your addiction at 36:45. For all my beautiful booty bouncer’s, you can go up and down and make it clap at 41:30. This mix is undoubtedly a BPM roller coaster, taking listeners on a refreshing ride.


With such a strong submission, I’m predicting Jason Freeze to be a strong asset to BASSment Saturday’s lineup if he wins this contest. In order to make that happen, help him out through voting, which takes a total of 30 seconds to sign up.

Just click this link, sign up through e-mail or Facebook, and hit that ‘up’ arrow to submit your votes towards this mix:

CMB loves recognizing new talent, and Jason “Freeze” Friesenhahn is definitely an artist to look out for in the future.

Solarstone Presents: Pure Trance Volume 2

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It’s been a while CatchMyBass family, and after what was an absolutely spectacular time at TomorrowWorld, we’re back into getting into the flow of posting. And we’ve got a massive one for you fans of the #PureTrance Movement. Solarstone was one of the most sensational early acts of TomorrowWorld on Friday at the Full On Ferry stage. Filling in for Shogun who had travel difficulties, Rich spun a set to be remembered, and one that many there won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Out soon on Blackhole Recordings, Solarstone along with Pure trancers Giuseppe Ottaviani, this 2 disc masterpiece will withstand the test of time without a doubt. The disc feature the talented works of John O’Callaghan, Alexandre Bergheau, Will Atkinson, M.I.K.E., Alex M.O.R.P.H., Aly and Fila, and many many more. Pre-Order for the album is available here. The album will be out on October 28th so make sure to grab it now!


Pure Trance 2 – Mixed by Solarstone & Giuseppe Ottaviani

Disc 1.

01. Adam Nickey – Perfect Destiny (Winkee Remix Reconstruction)
02. Aerium – Horizons (Solarstone Retouch)
03. Solarstone featuring Lemon – Lovers (Pure Mix Reconstruction)
04. Elfsong – Seldarine
05. Alex M.O.R.P.H – Eternal Flame (Solarstone Pure Mix)
06. Walsh & McAuley – Ashgrove Throne
07. M.I.K.E – Respire (Solarstone Retouch)
08. Zoo Brazil featuring Philip – Heart’s A Legend (Solarstone Pure Dub Retouch)
09. Solarstone – Love Theme from Blade Runner (Pure Mix)
10. Future Disciple – Kwiwakurra
11. Driftmoon – Howl At The Moon (Solarstone Retouch)
12. John O’Callaghan featuring Ria – I’ll Follow (Solarstone Pure Dub Reconstruction)
13. Ferry Corsten featuring Betsie Larkin – Made Of Love (Acapella)
14. Suncatcher – Are We There Yet? (Original Mix)
15. Franz – Emerge (Dreamy Remix) 16. Ben Lost – Jump The Next Train (Acapella)

Disc 2.

01. Alex Matteo – Prophecy (Original Mix)
02. Darren Tate – All I Am (Original Mix)
03. Sied van Riel – 8 Decades (Original Mix)
04. Colonial One – Atlas (Original Mix)
05. Andrea Mazza featuring Hysteria! – This Perfect Night (Original Mix)
06. John Mash – Metamorphosi (Original Mix)
07. Alexandre Bergheau & Alex Wackii – French Kiss (Original Mix)
08. Marynus Revert – Scent Of My Dreams (Original Mix)
09. Andain – You Once Told Me (Agnelli & Nelson Remix)
10. Stuart Millar – Always A Moment
11. John O’Callaghan featuring Audrey Gallagher – Big Sky (Original Mix)
12. John O’Callaghan featuring Erica Curran – I Believe (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)
13. Giuseppe Ottaviani with Aly & Fila – Brilliant People (Sneijder Remix)
14. Giuseppe Ottaviani featuring Vitamin B – Waiting On Someday (OnAir Mix)
15. James Dymond – Carbon (Original Mix)
16. Joey Chilson – Lost & Found (Original Mix)
17. AERO 21 – Performance (Original Mix)
18. Will Atkinson – Hermosa (Original Mix)

Preview: UMEK at Pacha NYC – October 19, 2013


Finally. CMB will get the chance to catch up with world renown techno producer, UMEK. This Saturday, the Slovenian born artist will be hitting one of NYC’s most popular clubs, Pacha. UMEK is one of the busiest DJs in the world playing over 100 shows per year. While he has produced tracks for labels such as Toolroom (Mark Knight), Spinnin, Great Stuff, Intec (Carl Cox), and many more, the legendary DJ has been actively recruiting young talent for his own techno label, 1605. In addition, UMEK has played at practically all of the major festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, Beyond Wonderland and Electric Daisy among many others.

The Slovenian’s DJing skills are second to none and he has a tremendous ability to read the emotions of the crowd during his shows. So whether you are into techno, electro-house, trance, trap, disco, hardstyle, neo-hippie chill, or any other self insisting sub-genre of dance music, I guarantee that you will enjoy listening to UMEK perform live. So if you’ve got a late night to spare, come experience amazing.

Rave The Fck Up (TomorrowWorld Edit)- The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are about to not only burn the roof off the place, they are literally going to DESTROY TomorrowWorld early on in the day Saturday. And they’ve been working diligently to make sure they’re able to deliver for all of us, showcasing one of their new TomorrowWorld edits titled ‘Rave The Fck Up (TomorrowWorld Edit)’. An absolutely massive mashup banger this is going to start the party off properly in Georgia. Listen below and let the boys know what you think!

Note from The Chainsmokers:

This is an Edit we put together in anticipation of our set at Tomorroworld, but let us be very clear, this is an EDIT we put together by taking parts of other amazing artists songs and creating this song… So with that being said, please go and SUPPORT those artists who made this EDIT possible for us to make by providing us with these amazing songs to chop up and re-arrange, So if you like what you hear, GO BUY THE ORIGINAL MATERIAL…

@firebeatz and @schella

@fatboyslim and @rivastarr…ocal-mix/4483790

@makj and @riggiandpiros…inal-mix/4453408


@R3HAB AND @Bassjackers

@chrislake and @marcolys @nomdestrip…ip-remix/4411114

7. Bassjackers – Crackin (Original Mix)