Just as I anticipated, the world’s most talented trance and progressive artists performed wonders on Armin van Buuren’s mammoth Mirage remix album. Out now on his Armada label, the remixes album boasts a whopping total of 30 tracks, nine of which are exclusive iTunes bonuses..
The world’s #1 DJ truly assembled an all-star cast, bringing on-board Markus Schulz, Eco, and many others. To quote Armin, dealing perhaps the most “dancefloor damage around the world” is the astounding Avicii remix of Drowning. A touching masterpiece encompassing Laura V’s passionate voice, the tune is definitely one of Avicii’s best with an excellent music video to match (see below). The Mirage remix album also includes another spectacular progressive house tune by Tristan Garner. Supporting the smoking hot vocals of the Nadia Ali with congo drums, Tristan’s remix of Feels So Good builds to an epic peak sure to leave any crowd spellbound.
Having such an incredible team of producers on board, BT of course had to be included. Having worked with Armin on the original album’s song These Silent Hearts, BT contributed a robust version of Virtual Friend. With the kind of top tier quality you expect, BT incorporated a lot of techy influence and even some surprising wubbs to the tune sung by Sophie Hunter. Also recruited was Shogun, who performed wonders to the Armin van Buuren and Winter Kills collaboration Take A Moment. One of the best vocal remixes on the album, this one’s sure to have you raise your hands up high.
They say two heads are better than one, and Mirage: The Remixes brought some of the best EDM talent in the world to the table. Having completed a massive five-continent world tour for A State Of Trance 500, Americans are now left wondering if they’ll get to witness another Armin Only show.