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REVIEW: Armin van Buuren - Club Embrace (the singles so far) on Armind

Armin van Buuren thrilled his fans with the prospect of a brand-new mix album. ‘Club Embrace’, which is available for pre-order now, features twenty-eight exclusive remixes of well-known Armin van Buuren singles, all wrapped in a two-hour-long continuous mix. ‘Club Embrace’ will be officially released on October 28th.

‘Club Embrace’ mirrors the warm-up sets of Armin van Buuren’s on-going world tour, ‘Armin Only Embrace’. The mix album features exclusive deep remixes of new tracks from Armin van Buuren’s latest album ‘Embrace’ and classics such as ‘Blue Fear’, ‘Communication’, ‘In And Out Of Love’, ‘Sail’, and ‘This Is What It Feels Like’.

The first song to have been made instantly available through the album’s pre-order is the Diversion Remix of one of Armin van Buuren’s biggest singles to date: ‘In And Out Of Love’. The original version was released in 2008, featured Within Temptation songstress Sharon den Adel, and saw its music video garner over 170 million views on YouTube to date.

Tracklist ‘Club Embrace’
1. Armin van Buuren - Club Embrace (Intro)
2. Armin van Buuren - Hymne (Martin Roth Remix) 
3. Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel - In And Out Of Love (Diversion Remix) 
4. Armin van Buuren - In 10 Years From Now (Naden remix) 
5. Armin van Buuren feat. Justin Suissa - Burned With Desire (LTN Sunrise Remix) 
6. Armin van Buuren - Face to Face (Dousk Remix) 
7. Armin van Buuren - Last Stop Before Heaven (Ruben de Ronde Remix)
8. Armin Van Buuren feat. Jaren - Unforgivable (Matteo Monero Remix) 
9. Armin van Buuren feat. Mr. Probz - Another You (Gundamea Remix) 
10. Armin van Buuren feat. Fiona - Waiting For The Night (Ruben de Ronde Remix) 
11. Armin van Buuren feat. Nadia Ali - Feels So Good (LTN Sunrise Remix) 
12. Armin Van Buuren feat. Cindy Alma - Beautiful Life (Sebastien Remix) 
13. Armin van Buuren - Gotta Be Love (Aeris Remix) 
14. Armin van Buuren feat. Jacqueline Govaert - Never Say Never (Namatjira Remix) 
15. Armin van Buuren vs. Rank 1 - This World Is Watching Me (Solid Stone Remix) 
16. Armin van Buuren - Control Freak (Henrik Zuberstein Remix) 
17. Armin van Buuren with Remy & Roland Klinkenberg - Bounce Back (Rodg Warmup Remix)
18. Armin van Buuren - Sunburn (Navar Remix) 
19. Armin van Buuren - Mirage (Martijn Ten Velden Remix) 
20. Armin van Buuren - Rush Hour (Sudhaus Remix) 
21. Armin van Buuren - Sail (Sudhaus Remix) 
22. Armin van Buuren - Blue Fear (Paolo Mojo Remix) 
23. Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie - This Is What It Feels Like (Matt Lange Remix) 
24. Armin van Buuren - Zocalo (THNK Remix) 
25. Armin van Buuren vs M.I.K.E. - Intruder (Gai Barone Remix) 
26. Armin van Buuren - Communication (BORDERLESS Remix) 
27. Armin van Buuren - Pulsar (Roddy Reynaert Remix) 
28. Armin van Buuren feat. Rock Mafia - Hands To Heaven (Rodg Remix) 
29. Armin van Buuren - Club Embrace (Mixed by Armin van Buuren)

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [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"]Radio Friendly[/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"]Club Embrace (Burned With Desire/Mirage/ In and Out of Love[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Armin van Buuren is a very hard working DJ who always comes up with surprising ideas like the latest Club Embrace project that attempts to translate classic Armin hit into deep melodic brooding melancholic versions perfect for his warm up sets. First is the beloved LTN who delivers one of the finest remixes on the iconic Burned with Desire featuring Justine Suissa on vocal duties. LTN is a true magician and transforms the original into a majestic piece with deep pulsating basslines, chunky lazy grooves, great cinematic atmosphere and most importantly the romantic piano melody that give you goosebumps instantly. Diversion touches the multi million selling hit In and Out of Love. His version is brooding moody melancholic smooth and mysterious with superb application of the original vocals that sound so different within this deep warn and totally unfamiliar territory.  Martijn ten Velden translates Mirage that was an epic anthemic trancer into a deeper progressive house meets trance version with deep smooth basslines, rolling grooves and of course the well known epic orchestral string themes of the original slightly understated in order to recall the original but to not do it in your face while on top the magical opera style vocal is added to create even more spooky atmosphere. Namatjira provides the deep brooding melodic remix on Never Say Never featuring Jacqueline Govaert. You can expect deep smooth basslines, chunky crunchy bubble grooves, emotional synths and truly sacred mysterious atmosphere that supports beautifully Jacqueline performance. The result is a hypnotic romantic affair that will bring you closer to the dancefloor letting yourself go enjoying the pleasure of the moment. Another You feat. Mr. Probz is remixed by Gundamea who provides a stunning version of tribal house grooves, floating trancy synths, vocal snippets on the very background and overall a magical trip that will carry you away and unlock your deepest fantasies and desires. Certainly has a warm flirting sexy vibe to it. This is What It Feels Like feat. Trevor Guthrie is remixed by Matt Lange who does what he knows best. His version is darker moody tech-house with pumping dark basslines, thumping drums, vocal snippets that stay in the background and a very spacey breakdown with distorted vocal samples. The track in the second part continues as it started with serious heads down sound that in the right occasion sounds  incredibly delicious. Martin Roth comes next to re-imagine Hymn in his very well known deep hypnotic dream house style with tribalish grooves, deep haunting basslines and the unforgettable original theme played in the background adding truly exotic unique flavour that will please any house and trance fan something that Martin is always so capable of doing in his high standards productions. Inventive and innovative remixes that prove that the life of a track is endless and there is no expiry date attached to it. #PureGold Love It [/content]

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