Armin van Buuren has a lot on his plate right now. He's in the midst of his A State of Trance 600: The Expedition tour, already making stops in Guatemala, Miami, Kuala Lumpur and New York City. He's prepping to start his annual summer residency at Privilege in Ibiza. And in between all of that, he's gearing up to release his fifth artist album, Intense, coming out on May 3rd. On the album he's collaborated with a range of artists including violinist Miri Ben-Ari, Aussie duo NERVO and favorite trance vocalists like Emma Hewitt to create an album with a breadth in sound and feel. Catering to the trance and pop ear as well as his latest favorite, "138," a fast-paced, uplifting version of trance that resembles what the genre used to be in its first heyday a decade ago.
Today van Buuren releases his first single off of Intense, and it's pure pop gold. Premiered at Ultra Music Festival, the track features the vocals of Trevor Guthrie, and is catchy, addicting and cheery: perfect for radio play.
Dutch duo W&W are the hottest new electro trance act on the map these days, and have also made an appearance to remix this track. And with this, they've got some serious competition to the current smash "The Code." Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst make the track appealing to the hardcore fan, adding jarring electro hardness to make the song playable for a large crowd.
The official video for this track has over 1 million views, even with the single only officially dropping today. I'm not usually a proponent of watching dance music videos because they can get a little obscure, but this video is a little bit different, and let's just say: it features Ron Jeremy.
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