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REVIEW: Armin van Buuren - Embrace Remix EP #1 out on Armind / Armada Music

Armin van Buuren: "After the release of my album 'Embrace', I was delighted to find that so many producers wanted to remix my album tracks! I am happy to reveal the first set of remixes in this 'Embrace Remix EP #1'. With remixes on 'Heading Up High, 'Gotta Be Love', Freefall, and 'Off The Hook' by Swanky Tunes, Arston, De Hofnar, and Fisherman & Hawkins, you get to see another side of 'Embrace'."

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
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 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10 "]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Armin van Buuren - Embrace Remix EP #1[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Embrace is definitely one of the most successful albums for Armin van Buuren and now is the time for the long awaited remixes that will certainly blow your mind and cover wide variety of tastes. Firstly is the majestic remix on Off The Hook by Fisherman & Hawkins who add their very own epic big room trance sound to the well known single. Big rave style synthy hook that will please all the trancers in this world and beyond. Energetic, pumping, driving and emotional is the kind of trance that crowds can not get enough from so expect to watch them fly. Heading Up High is remixed Swanky Tunes who prove why they are considered progressive house magicians. Great application of the rockish vocal within their crazy driving progressive house mix of epic sharp synths, punchy drums, electro touched bassline and great breakdown that allows the nice vocal to embrace your senses. Gotta Be Love is a wonderful song wonderfully remixed by Arston who allows the brilliant vocal to come at the forefront and shine in an epic blockbuster breakdown followed by massive drop of euphoric swirling synths, playful basslines and optimistic rhythm that makes you jump and dance like there is no tomorrow. The well known Freefall is transformed into a deep melodic house dreamy smooth journey by De Hofnar for those after the party moments when you relax with your loved one in your car in your way back home. #PureGold Love it

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