Petition - Big DJs like Armin van Buuren should stop labelling themselves as "Trance Djs"

Progrez

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What do you guys think? I think it's fair to say that he should stop calling himself as a trance producer and a trance dj. It's not an opinion either stuff like this is no different from the stuff guetta and Steve Aioki and Afrojack and Hardwell produces. This is not a question of tastes nor is it a questions of mixing styles as well either it's principles.


 
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TRANCEBLASTER

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why should I/or anybody else care for mr. Buuren? he makes mostly super cringe music for 20 years
 
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Hoplite

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Petitions like these are more of a meme than anything else. But I can understand the sentiment. If Armin finally caved in and just renamed his show to A State Of Dance, it would actually feel much less bullshit than now. Not that I care what he does anyway 😄
 
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Archon

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I don't see what's the goal here. How does this help?
 

Julian Del Agranda

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Best to just leave him behind in your mind. Armin is simply a marketing-machine with another new radio-song every week. He was already 50/50 with being trance and radio-pop a decade ago. And now the balance has shifted to like 95% radio-pop and the odd 5% mediocre trance release.

Focus on guys like Solarstone, Activa. And producers like Enigma State, or whoever you like. Invest time and thoughts into those :)
 

Archon

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Moreover, where do we see he declares himself a trance DJ?

I've checked his sites and socials, nowhere is it stated he is a trance DJ. He brags about DJ Mag, and there is some mention of dance music in general. I've checked Beatport as well, very little of his recent stuff is labelled as trance - and if it is, it's main room.

He has a radio show with "trance" in its name, I get that. I haven't checked it for a while, but I bet he still plays (what most consider as) trance, at least in the 2nd hour. OK, maybe it would be good if he renamed it, but ASOT is a brand now, and you don't really let that go if it still has some popularity. Just like the show itself. It's generating him money.

I don't get the obsession over his choices and career path. I just realized he released a 3-part album recently, I didn't even know that. Who cares?
 

Jetflag

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he should stop
No..He shouldn't stop or start doing anything by means of a dogpile-petition. Art/Music or one's own labeling for that matter.. is not a democracy.

He can do whatever the hell wants creativly and I'll do whatever the hell I want in terms of listening or buying or cringing for that matter.
 

Spacetime

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He still plays Trance in his show, just not Trance I like or respect. He’s still having a good time by the looks of it anyway. As a big Armin fan growing up, and him being one of the reasons I discovered and loved this genre, I have nothing but love for this guy honestly. Let him make all the money he wants, he gave us so many good years.