Over the last two years, while headlining countless festivals and rocking massive shows, Armin van Buuren has crafted away at his new album, Mirage, defending his position atop the trance kingdom. Now that it’s had time to marinate and sink in, what tracks stick? Drowning is sure to be around for some time, both on my iPod and on every DJ’s remix to-do list.
While the original version in Mirage was a definite tease clocking in at 2:44, the extended mix has been released and is sure to give you your fix–have a listen, you won’t be disappointed. Laura V’s soulful tone is perfect for this dance track, adding a bit of house spice to Armin’s usual trancey tone. Add onto that a crisp staccato synth reminiscent of such folks as Swedish House Mafia, and you’ve got a track that will definitely get heads rocking. What do you think of this newer Armin sound?