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REVIEW: Armin van Buuren & Garibay feat. Olaf Blackwood - I Need You out on Armada Music

I Need YOU, the new smash for Armin
Once again going where few dare to venture, Armin van Buuren explores his musicality even further. Teaming up with super producer Fernando Garibay and featured singer Olaf Blackwood, he gives rise to this monumental out-of-the-box offering and shows that his production prowess knows no boundaries. A particularly infectious record that's sure to turn heads, 'I Need You' is creativity in its purest form.

To support the release of ‘I Need You’, the song’s eye-popping music video has finally hit the world. The music video was shot in L.A. and adds to the magic of the song by way of its striking images and humorous take on the superstar lifestyle.

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"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/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"]Armin van Buuren & Garibay feat. Olaf Blackwood - I Need You (feat. Olaf Blackwood) [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]This is fantastic start for 2017 for Armin van Buuren. His collaboration with Garibay is absolutely incredible and if you add the brilliant vocal performance by Olaf Blackwood then you got one of the first big mainstream electronic music successes for 2017. The original version is a deep melodic progressive trancer with smooth driving basslines, punchy drums, relaxing rhythm, magical piano chords and superb uplifting synths in the climax that stay in the background to add some bright sparkling light. Perfect pop dance friendly version for continuous radio play without doubts. The Club mix transforms the original into an epic big room monster size trancer with heavy basslines, punchy drums and sound that recalls the  current Anjunabeats style. The breakdown is smooth and luscious with fantastic warming strings and melodies followed by huge epic hands in the air climax that ensures clubfloor domination and peak time play in many mainstage DJ sets. Quality track that could benefit from Schiller remix. #PureGold Love iT   [/content]

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