Armin Van Buuren & Benno de Goeij drop debut album under GAIA alias
Armin Van Buuren and Benno de Goeij present Moons of Jupiter, out now.
It’s finally here! After taking shape in 2009, trance stalwart’s Van Buuren and De Goeij present a ‘pure’ trance’ album, Moons of Jupiter under their GAIA alias.
Rather than being a set of individual tracks, the 21-track album takes you on a journey through the nooks and crannies of trance, from deep to melodic, uplifting and techy, Moons of Jupiter is one cohesive whole that’s best served in one sitting.
The tracks on the album are named after the actual Moons of Jupiter and takes us back to a time when dance music tracks had peculiar and hard to pronounce names without lyrics and with long run times.
Moons of Jupiter
Armin made the release announcement live last week during A State Of Trance episode.
I went into the studio with my buddy Benno [de Goeij] to create new music as the alias GAIA and the result is the moons of Jupiter. Twenty-one brand new tracks ranging in styles from ambient, chill out, melodic techno, trance, whatever you want to call it. I wanted to go back to my roots as an artist and make an album that is also a monument to my childhood heroes, he said.”
“Throughout the years, we created a variety of synths, beats and loops that were more underground and not always useable for my sound and genre,” van Buuren added in an official announcement. “We always had so much fun exploring different genres and charting different loops and sounds that we felt it was time to combine this under the name GAIA.”
Listen to Armin Van Buuren & Benno de Goeij’s debut album under their GAIA alias below.