As Armin van Buuren continues his path to world domination, we've seen the Armada imprint expand into new, uncharted territory. Once such venture, Armin's own Armind sublabel, stands as a testament to the veteran artist's own work and his taste in the future sound of electronic. That sound reaches many fans through the established ASOT podcast, a mechanism by which many new players get their first move in the game. With the 650th episode soon upon us, and the yearly compilation set to drop in just a few weeks (March 28th), we've been lucky enough to see glimpses of the forthcoming release.
"Quantum", Alexander Popov's contribution to the compilation, blends trance and big room in masterly fashion. The Russian electronic producer borrows the sound of Swedish House Mafia set and infuses it with the ethereal breaks and angelic vocals to craft something entirely new. You're listening to the future right now.
- Armind (Armada)