Discover ARTBAT & Armin van Buuren’s Trance-Meets-Techno Collab ‘Take Off’

Out today via Armada Music is a brand new collab from Armin van Buuren and ARTBAT entitled ‘Take Off.‘ This trance-meets-techno project is the product of a casual backstage chat between the two producers at Armin van Buuren’s flagship trance festival A State of Trance back in 2023.


Merging the pulsating bassline and rolling rhythm, characteristic of an ARTBAT production, with Armin van Buuren’s signature trance builds, melodic chords, and driving bass, ‘Take Off’ skillfully infuses the Ukrainian pair’s distinctive output with the Dutchman’s expertise, resulting in a fresh and dynamic cross-genre debut linkup.

ARTBAT expressed their excitement to be working alongside heavyweight Armin van Buuren, stating: ‘We can’t believe this collaboration hasn’t happened before now and we’re very happy that Armin asked us to do a collaboration, which has brought something so special to our sound. It’s been enjoyable to explore and push the boundaries of both our sounds. It’s an honor to have worked alongside such a groundbreaker in his lane.’

Armin also had nothing but praise for the duo, adding: ‘ARTBAT’s exceptional performance at last year’s “A State of Trance” festival sparked immense inspiration in me. Even though I was deep into album mode and immersed in a sound that is quite different from “Take Off,” their music prompted a lot of ideas. I thought of the concept of “Space Case” and how its theme, spoken word and trancey stabs would chime in with the unique ARTBAT sound.

‘This collaboration feels like it’s been a long time coming, and I’m thrilled it’s now seeing the light of day.’

-Armin van Buuren