With an amazing 2014, a year that saw the release of First State’s third studio album “Full Circle”, which was praised by both fans and artists, gaining support from big names such as Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Swanky Tunes, Bassjackers and Firebeatz, just to name a few; and continuing with his wordly known radio show “Crossroads” which is broadcasted in more than 20 contries worldwide, fact is 2015 will be bigger and better with interesting and fresh releases and a lot more to introduce the First State sound of the future.
It all started back in 2008 when Tiësto picked Sander van Dien’s emerging production talent of the back of such smash hits as ‘Falling’. Taking the name First State and signing to Black Hole Music, Sander has never looked back and three artist albums later he continues to provide massive smash hits that rock dancefloors the world over. Whether its his eagerly awaited tracks with Sarah Howells such as Reverie, Seeing Stars or the hugely popular mashups coined affectionately as ‘Bashups’ that rock the likes of Tiësto or Fedde Le Grand’s sets, Sander is a consistent producer of massive dancefloor pleasing anthems.
With chart topping tracks like ‘Seeing Stars’, ‘Humanoid’ and ‘Battle of Hearts’ it is no surprise that First State has been in huge demand as a DJ and performer. Having performed at such legendary venues as the O2 in London and Privilege in Ibiza as part of Tiësto’s world tour early on, First State has gone on to carve out a name as a quality and in demand headliner all around the world. Tours in Asia and the Far East, Australia, North America, India and Africa go hand in hand with some of the biggest and best clubs and festivals from the likes of Ministry of Sound, Gatecrasher, Miami Winter Music Conference, A State of Trance to name a few.
2015 is set to be First State’s biggest year of musical anthems ready to drop, big collaborations as well as shows all over the world will take First State onwards and upwards hitting dizzying new heights even by Sander’s standards!