UPDATE: For everyone asking and searching google about this, the guy with Armin Van Buuren performing as Gaia is Benno de Goeij. He’s his production partner for the project.

Calling all trance purists! You will be happy to hear that Gaia is on the lineup for this year’s Ultra Music Festival. For those who are still confused by DJ alter egos, Gaia is Armada leader Armin van Buuren‘s alias. (See also: Clockwork = RL Grime. Mind blowing, isn’t it?!)

Yesterday Ultra announced the exciting news that Armin will be playing not once, but twice at the 2014 festival as AVB on the mainstage and as Gaia in the Megastructure leading A State of Trance 650.

Ultra prepares the trance family for this rare performance from Gaia, a special set that will encapsulate the full forced, emotional, powerful and distinct sounds of trance.

“This year, the #TranceFamily will get to experience something extra special, as the Armada label boss prepares to play under the moniker GAIA! Under this alias, AVB will be taking a purist’s approach, as he gears up to deliver a set chocked full of nothing but Trance.  From harder-edged tracks, to the most uplifting of sounds, this performance will see the complete arsenal of powerful Trance tracks that have won over the hearts of #Ultranauts across the globe. Be sure not to miss this Ultra Music Festival debut, and experience GAIA during #ASOT650 at #Ultra2014!”

For those of us not attending, the most we can hope for is another excellent live feed from the festival in order to feed into our FOMO and pretend we are there alongside our trance fam.


source: inthemix