After the crowd’s massive response to their two previous collaborations, Armin van Buuren and Shapov have unleashed their third joint offering after ‘The Last Dancer’ and ‘Our Origin’: ‘La Résistance De L’Amour’.
Armin van Buuren and Shapov’s three-track ‘Trilogy’ pack is essential for any dance music fan. From the inaugural ‘The Last Dancer’ to Tomorrowland tastemaker ‘Our Origin’ and the before-mentioned new addition, this triple-threat release will have fans pumping their fists in the air from the early evening to the first morning light.
Armin van Buuren: “Shapov and I obviously hit it off in the studio and I really think it shows. When I played ‘La Résistance De L’Amour’ at ASOT 900 Utrecht and ASOT Ultra recently, the crowd went nuts. I’m really proud of all three records we made together and honestly think each track is a perfect combination of our sounds.”
Shapov: “To me, ‘Trilogy’ is how Shapov and Armin sound together, how Progressive House meets Trance. Every track has its own atmosphere and emotion. It’s all beautiful melodies, epic build-ups and music from the heart, and I think that’s why these tracks work so well when played live.”
Ever since the release of title track ‘Kingdom United’ earlier this year, dance music enthusiasts from all over the world have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of more material from Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge’s first-ever collaborative album. Whetting their fans’ appetite for more mouth-watering, Trance-flavored goodness to come from the album on its release date of May 10, the pair unleashed their next single, ‘Amber Sun’, to kick-start the album’s pre-order and tracklist reveal today.
Easily one of the most anthemic cuts from their ‘Kingdom United’ album, ‘Amber Sun’ exudes warmth and solar-powered club madness like no other. Adorned with impactful beats, soaring sound waves and a no-holds-barred attitude, this summer-scented record paints the electronic music canvas in signature Emery and Wallbridge style, all the while tying in to the warm and heartfelt atmosphere that takes center stage throughout the ‘Kingdom United’ album.
As can be expected from tracks on an album that focusses so diligently on the cultural heritage of the U.K. in times of political divide, the inspiration for ‘Amber Sun’ also came from a rather typical British custom. The track’s name is actually drawn from a certain brand of tea, which is mostly Gareth Emery’s drink of choice, like any decent British fellow. A similar reference to tea-drinking is also spotlighted in the music video of title track ‘Kingdom United’.
Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge are currently showcasing ‘Amber Sun’ plus other album tracks in their live performances, including most recently at Emery’s hugely popular Laserface shows (Miami, Seattle) and Wallbridge’s slamming Garuda events (London, Manchester, Milan). They will be making an exclusive, livestream premiere of ‘Kingdom United’ at Armada Music’s own office nightclub on April 16. The pair added “It’s an album that works equally well played live or at home with friends and a cup of tea. Wherever people choose to listen, we’re sure they’re going to love it!”
The full tracklist is revealed below and the ‘Kingdom United’ album is available for pre-order now.
1. Kal El (feat. NASH)
2. Vesper (feat. NASH)
5. Forget Life
6. Lionheart (feat. PollyAnna)
9. Amber Sun
10. Manchester Nights
11. Mansion 140
12. Electric Pirates
13. Never Before (feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn)
14. Kingdom United
‘Wolverine’ is an awesome new tune! Created by Rusland Radriges, this track is going to make all trance lovers go crazy. So no doubt you will enjoy this one as well.
Listen to this booming tune here.
Bred in the studio of Trance hero Rusland Radriges, ‘Wolverine’ enters the scene as one of the most foremost bangers of the year. Armed with clawing bass, adamantine kick drums and a melody so gorgeous is takes breaths away at every turn, this cut truly is a force to be reckoned with in the Trance realm.
Dave Winnel gives us this amazing new dance track. He is building up to the big release of his upcoming EP. With all these big bangers, I simply can’t wait for the release of the entire EP.
Excited? We are! Listen to ‘Hyperloop’ here
There’s something about Dave Winnel’s productions that makes you get in the zone, and ‘Hyperloop’ is no exception. Groovy, yet straightforward, and with a nice amount of melody mixed in, this cut strikes the right chord in dance music lovers across the globe and will remain a playlist essential for a long time to come as the third track from his forthcoming ‘Lily Of The Valley EP’.