Armin van Buuren & Sander van Doorn - Jonson's Play [A State Of Trance]

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Armin van Buuren & Sander van Doorn
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Jonson's Play
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A State Of Trance
Release date
Jun 11, 2021
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Single

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Yup, I'm not fond of his early house stuff and that can said for most of the stuff hes released over the last few years. There will be the odd track that I like but nothing to shout about.
 

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Makes no sense to me, why would I want him to make house...he is a trance legend, this site supposed to be trance oriented...
I said nothing about you personally, was just saying that I'd embrace his 90s house sound over his current stuff. And I could agree that he was a trance legend (Blue Fear is still amazing to this day), but that time (in my opinion) ended about 10 years ago. Nothing he does anymore feels exciting to me, I'm sorry.
 

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Purple Haze - Eden / Rush (2005) was the last listenable release by Sander. Same goes for Armin. Everything after his Shivers (2005) album is total garbage. :poop:
 
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Purple Haze - Eden / Rush (2005) was the last listenable release by Sander. Same goes for Armin. Everything after his Shivers (2005) album is total garbage. :poop:
yeah fo sure, even this is total garbage like 0/10 right?
 
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Btw Freezer, you could even have chosen Tuvan haha. As he said after 2005 :ROFLMAO:
Yeah that was my other choice. The point is...yeah...his production went downhill from 2005 but there were still some solid tracks from him, even this year he produced like 2 decent trancy tracks :)
 

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I'd choose 2013 as his cut-off year (for trance; I still enjoyed some of his pop works since).
 

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Purple Haze - Eden / Rush (2005) was the last listenable release by Sander. Same goes for Armin. Everything after his Shivers (2005) album is total garbage. :poop:
Filterfunk - SOS (Message in a Bottle) (Sander van Doorn remix) [2006]
Purple Haze - Bliksem [2009]
Purple Haze - Hymn 2.0 [2010]

are all solid releases and good music in general. I agree that around this time, the quality of his productions decreased. Post-Eden/Rush he focused on filler club music, with the occasional okay release (Organic, in collaboration with Marco V). Riff is a big YIKES from a musical standpoint, but it probably works really well at a club. After Riff, nearly everything is forgettable club trance / house. Renegade is like a bad version of Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki remix), and Koko was unbelievable coming from SvD.
 

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I really liked Koko to be honest. But I don't see it as trance. But as commercial dance, like Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Martin Garrix.
Yeah, I liked it too. It's pretty over-the-top big room, but it sounds fine. It's more inspired than a lot of his late-2000s work, which had already gotten stale.