Armin van Buuren treats trance fans, releases ASOT 900 theme, ‘Lifting You Higher’
It’s a particularly opportune time to be an Armin van Buuren fan, as the electronic mainstay exhibits the continuous nature of his release momentum with yet another polished production. The ASOT 900 theme, “Lifting You Higher,” follows van Buuren’s recent collaboration with Sam Martin, “Wild Wild Son.” Van Buuren notably followed “Wild Wild Son’s” formal debut with a club version of the track just a little over a week after the joint project became available on all streaming platforms. Although trance has been — and remains — van Buuren’s wheelhouse, the genre pioneer has increasingly devoted his in studio attentions to more commercial and progressive forays, like the Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano heater, “You Are.”
As van Buuren expands his catalog and simultaneously explores and exemplifies his versatility with each successive release that departs from traditional trance constructions, it’s evident that the musical maven’s experimentation with different sounds is not a complete departure from the foundation of his electronic roots. The classic trance synths and soaring melodies of “Lifting You Higher” are evocative of an Armin that is both warm and familiar to longtime fans, the trance visionary who consistently translates sentiment into sound.