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Armin Van Buuren puts the Forum in a trance
Armin Van Buuren puts the Forum in a trance

At Armin van Buuren’s Friday night show at the Forum, two of the bigger trends in dance music of the last few years converged. Arena-ready EDM, meet the ongoing '90s revival.  For decades the Dutch trance-music artist had been one of those stalwart producers who play to hundreds of thousands of fans at European mega-festivals while scrapping it out in American nightclubs like L.A.'s Avalon and Vanguard.  His sound is an exultant brand of hypnotic, melody-driven dance music built on synth arpeggios and big ambient washes. Van Buuren kept a devoted (if somewhat underground) audience stateside with his broadcast DJ show “A State of Trance,” even as...

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