We managed to create something astounding every single year, allowing A State Of Trance to become bigger, better and exponentially more badass. So when we're talking about 'A State Of Trance 800 (The Official Compilation)', you better know that expectations will be shattered to pieces. With 'A State Of Trance 800 (The Official Compilation)', the best in Trance are kicking it up a notch.
Ibiza is the natural home of Human Design. A place where so many were attracted by the possibility of living a life that was ‘different’ from the homogenized standards of the societies where their journey originated. I was one of them when I arrived on the island 25 years ago looking for a way out of my struggle and to transcend my fears that life seemed to carry no other purpose than simply surviving, and in spite of enjoying the exotics of the ‘new age life style’ that being in such place brought into my life, I remained blind for years to the deeper layers of what this magical island had to offer.
This 18-track compilation of previously released versions of Rolling Stones' nuggets is a little longer than earlier attempts at the same concept such as 1998's Cover You: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones (with which it shares four tunes) and 2005's skimpy 11-cut Wild Horses: A Rock and Roll Tribute to the Rolling Stones (only one duplicate from that), but it's not markedly better…
Noah Levine (born 1971) is an American Buddhist teacher and the author of the books Dharma Punx: A Memoir and Against the Stream. As a counselor known for his philosophical alignment with Buddhism and punk ideology, he identifies his Buddhist beliefs and practices with both the Theravada and Mahayana traditions. He holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from CIIS.