Armin van Buuren featuring VanVelzen - Broken TonightARMD1073 - December 14th, 2009
Armin van Buuren's collab with Dutch singer VanVelzen on 'Broken Tonight' certainly managed to pull the trance crowd to its sound. But the diversity in the matching remix-package will definitely cause a stir far beyond the glowstick-dancers and trance addicts of this world. Contradiction is the key-word to the remixes included. Keeping in mind that variety is the soul of pleasure, two producers from two different scenes were called in to interpret this peak time trancer in their very own way. Time to brace yourselves, and get ready for some rumbling trance and house violence.
There's no real surprises to the fact that the remix delivered by Alex M.O.R.P.H. is another sure-shot of a tune for any trance DJ's set. The German producer delivers one quality track after another, and this one is no different. A tension building structure, including a strong break and tech-trance explosion afterwards, and Alex' typical sound on top make his remix a true anthem for all those trance seeking souls out there.
However, the other remixes in this package are far beyond the average tunes you'd expect to find in an Armin van Buuren release. A daring challenge was given to Dutch house sensation Hardwell. The young Dutchman, currently one of the most requested names in house-land, had his definite breakthrough with the ultimate feel good bootleg 'Show Me Love vs. Be'. After remixes for the likes of Laidback Luke, Fedde Le Grand, Steve Angello, Chris Lake, Sander van Doorn and loads of other elite names, Hardwell's now able to tick the box for Armin van Buuren as well.
First off, he delivers the 'Hardwell's Dutch Club Remix'. Hands down for the youngster being able to turn this trancer into a booty-shaking house tune, cheeky in every single way. But Hardwell wouldn't be the successful DJ that he is today, if he didn't came up with another surprise. A second 'Hardwell Remix' left his studio, with a tech-house inspired sound, deeper and more accessible for the Armin fans.
With this liquid fusion of trance and house, Hardwell's remixes of 'Broken Tonight' surely fills some gaps, showing the best of both worlds really isn't that far apart.