Armin van Buuren’s brainchild for his 6th album is simply: unexpected! Who knew that trance could be combined with Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop and even Rock music? Armin’s vision was to introduce new elements to his traditional sound and his latest album truly embraces all genres of music, different instruments and a variety of artistes. It’s true that his Embrace album is not what diehard Armin fans are looking for, but it is a breath of fresh air that the scene really needs.
This special number was produced with one of Europe’s best performers, Eric Vloeimans. The combination of trance and jazz was Armin’s idea of a classical combination and it evolved into a grand intro to his show, Armin Only – Embrace. ‘Embrace’ begins with Eric Vloeimans soothing trumpet sounds which then slowly transition with Armin’s signature trance beat. You can’t deny the fact that this sound is a combination all trance fans are familiar with and continue to love.
Armin van Buuren feat Eric Vloeimans - Embrace
We’re pretty sure everyone on the radio has heard this little jingle before. Armin van Buuren’s tracks are usually not radio top 20s but this is an exception. This song combines Armin’s distinguished beats along with Mr. Probz distinctive voice. There are a few progressive house tracks on Embrace and this is definitely one that tops the rest. ‘Another You’ is a perfect sing-a-long song and we can’t deny that everyone in the crowd will be echoing this song as well.
Armin van Buuren feat. Mr. Probz - Another You
This track takes the beat down a couple of notches and adds a touching emotional fun track to the line up. Cimo Frankel’s collaboration in this song really is the icing on the cake. ‘Strong Ones’ feature some amazing vocals alongside a guitar rift you won’t forget; you can call it another Armin’s sing-a-long song where the feels are just too REAL! Armin’s distinct beats aren’t very prominent in this number but it’s still something we all love!
Armin van Buuren feat. Cimo Fränkel - Strong Ones
Our next track features the gorgeous voice of Angel Taylor; she brings in the emotional element making ‘Make It Right’ a song that is just so RIGHT! This track starts off with everything Armin van Buuren, which then leads to a more progressive house tune in the middle. These two melodies have contrasting beats but when combined, it creates something quite different and we can’t stop hitting that repeat button.
Armin van Buuren feat. Angel Taylor - Make It Right
Who would’ve ever thought that a rock and trance combination would ever be created on Earth? Armin let Kensington lead ‘Heading Up High’, which is why this song mainly showcases the sounds of a contemporary rock band. The vocalist starts slow and picks it up as the electronic beats appear, but majority of the song stays predominately rock-ish. We would say the electronic element comes in once the beat drops but it slowly fades off as the rest of the song carries on. This is different, but we can see why this combination was created.
Armin van Buuren feat. Kensington - Heading Up High
Let’s take the BPM down for the intro of ‘Caught In The Slipstream’ as Bullysongs’ breaks into a soft vocal acoustic ballad. This intro doesn’t prepare you for what is about to blast through your speakers! Get ready for a state of trance at 1:15. When you’re about 2 minutes into the song, you wouldn’t even imagine that you are still listening to the same track. This is what this album is all about, the unexpected mixture of unexpected genres, which is why Armin deserves a standing ovation!
Armin van Buuren feat. BullySongs - Caught In The Slipstream
Think of driving down the coastline with your sweet converter’s top down as the sun shines on you on a sunny Sunday; ‘Freefall’ is that track on the radio that should be blasting through your speakers. This is the second track that Armin has with Bullysongs, but it has an entirely different vibe. Freefall was premiered at Ultra Music Festival in Miami and received rave reviews. Get ready for this on the 1st of April, Singapore!
Armin van Buuren feat. BullySongs - Freefall
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