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Bullying led to Armin van Buuren naming his classic anthem, ‘Blue Fear’

During today’s episode of A State Of Trance, Armin van Buuren revealed the truth behind the name of one of his most beloved Trance anthems, ‘Blue Fear’.

After dropping Eelke Kleijn’s new Night Mix of Armin van Buuren’s anthem ‘Blue Fear’ on A State Of Trance, radio co-host Ruben de Ronde was curious about the meaning behind the name of the late ’90s classic, so he asked the legendary producer to reveal the story on how he came up with the track name.

“I was bullied by a couple of guys and i was afraid to go outside, so i was afraid of the ‘blue’, afraid of the light of the blue skies. I got over that, thank god, but yeah… that’s the true story,” Armin van Buuren told Ruben de Ronde.

Armin van Buuren was only 19 years old and still living with his parents when he saved just enough money to buy a second hand sampler that was used to create the track, ‘Blue Fear’.

“It was one of the very first tracks that got me started into dance music. I remember when this came out, it wasn’t even labelled ‘Trance’, it was labelled ‘Club'”, Armin van Buuren also shared on the radio show.

As part of his new downtempo compilation album, ‘RELAXED’, Eelke Kleijn gave ‘Blue Fear’ the 2020 treatment, pushing Armin van Buuren’s tune ever darker still, creating two brand new worlds to get lost in. He’s made sure the track will remain a memorable anthem for time to come.

Listen to the new stunning remixes below and watch Armin van Buuren’s ASOT radio segment on ‘Blue Fear’ below.

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Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear (Eelke Kleijn Day Mix):

Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear (Eelke Kleijn Night Mix):

Get Eelke Kleijn’s Day & Night Mixes of ‘Blue Fear’ here

Get Armin van Buuren’s ‘RELAXED’ album here

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Written by Miguel Ramirez

My name is Miguel, and i'm a trance addict.

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