For the next release on his forthcoming album, the legendary Armin Van Buuren has teamed up with DJ Mag’s famed Hardwell. As the second track on Embrace, “Off The Hook” is a brightly stricken tune that’s Dutch to the core.
Utilizing a cavernous kick and typical Dutch synth leads, the colossal duo has soldered components of trance and big room into one powerhouse release. A bit disjointed, the track builds and breaks into several disparate moments, though the trademark styles of both Hardwell and Armin are clearly displayed in the first and second drops, respectively.
The new song certainly gives the impression of being meant for the energy of a main stage rather than headphones, and couldn’t be farther from Armin’s work with Mr. Probz on “Another You.” While built on a solid foundation, “Off The Hook” is a good track, but doesn’t quite live up to what we would expect from these two masterminds.
Have a listen to the premiere on A State Of Trance 730, and let us know what you think of Armin Van Buuren’s latest.
Source: Your EDM