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REVIEW: Armin van Buuren - Blah Blah Blah EP out on Armind / Armada

It hasn’t even been that long since Armin van Buuren’s ‘Blah Blah Blah’ took the world by storm, but that didn’t stop the five-time #1 DJ in the world from adding three more highly anticipated cuts to the equation. Now also comprising ‘The Last Dancer’ (with Shapov), ‘Just As You Are’ (as Rising Star) and ‘Popcorn’ (with Alexander Popov), the ‘Blah Blah Blah EP’ has arrived to set the dance music realm on fire.
Whereas title track ‘Blah Blah Blah’ gathered over 4 million views on YouTube in less than three weeks and has proven to be an essential asset to many top DJs’ festival live sets, ‘Just As You Are’ is a song fans have been waiting for since Armin van Buuren last spoiled them with a Rising Star record two years ago. The song features the dreamy vocals of Fiora (known for linking up with Armin van Buuren on songs such as ‘Waiting For The Night’ and ‘Breathe In Deep’) and a sparkling, beguiling melody that sets the hearts and minds of many Trance music fans alight. 

‘The Last Dancer’ was made in collaboration with Shapov and released a few months back, reaching #1 in Beatport’s Trance chart shortly after while notching up many live plays from the world’s most popular acts at a host of prestigious festivals. Rounding out the EP is ‘Popcorn’, a top-drawer collaboration with Alexander Popov that mimics the festival appeal of 2014 smash ‘Ping Pong’ and merges it with the power and energy of the leading Trance productions of the moment. All in all, the ‘Blah Blah Blah EP’ offers a quartet of sensational cuts Trance fans won’t be able to stop talking about.

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Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
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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 - Blah Blah Blah EP[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Armin van Buuren presents his latest EP that is consisted of 4 great tracks for different audiences and different sub genres styles. We have reviewed already Blah Blah Blah and The Last Dancer so we focus on the two new tracks that have been premiered already on Armin's latest mix compilation. First is Armin van Buuren presents Rising Star feat. Fiora with the dreamy and sugar sweet Just As You Are. We deal here with a very beautiful uplifting trancer with powerful basslines, thumping drums and classy breakdown with orchestral strings and luscious arrangement to support Fiora's incredible memorable emotional performance. Secondly PopCorn is an excellent collaboration with Mr Popov from Russia who does what he knows best. Energetic psy tech trance combined with Dutch big room sounds and breakdown with heavenly voices and dreamy strings followed by cool synthy melody reminiscent of the already massive Ping Pong. It has the word mainstage anthem spread all over it.  You can stop from overplaying this EP this summer for sure. #PureGold Love IT[/content]

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