Armin van Buuren’s 'trouse-y' football anthem divides fans

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It barely needs to be said that Dutch trance don Armin van Buuren has some of the most passionate followers out there, which inevitably means the man is held to high standards. This month, Armin has unveiled his new single We Are Here To Make Some Noise, which he made as the ‘official theme’ for Dutch radio station Radio 538 in the European Football Championship campaign.

The producer seemed to pre-empt a hostile response from some fans, first playing the track on his A State Of Trance radio show as an ‘unknown ID’. After revealing it was indeed his work, Armin added: “It might not be as trance-y as people would expect from me, but this is also a musical side that I own. I’m hoping that the energy of the track will catch on, for both the players and the crowd.”

He was right: We Are Here To Make Some Noise was not trance-y enough for many on the ASOT forum and his social network channels, with commenters calling it out as cheap-sounding and ‘trouse’. Other devotees hurried to point out that this will be a once-off diversion from Armin. The man himself even took to Twitter to answer some disgruntled fans. So, fans on inthemix, what do you make of it?


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i_have_ADD

i_have_ADD said on the 10th May, 2012

OMG ARMIN UR RUINING MY LIFE

Valency

Valency said on the 10th May, 2012

http://www.inthemix.com.au/news/intl/52694/Armin_Im_not_going_to_make_Aviciilike_records_just_because_I_can

Stocko12

Stocko12 said on the 10th May, 2012

@ Valency, this isnt even close to an Avicii like record.

True this isnt Trance in the conventional sense. Im sure the #tracefamily will have a little cry over it, but to me it sounds very Emery or even similar to Omnia & Ira - The Fusion. Nothing wrong with a change up every now and then surely.

josh_goods

josh_goods said on the 10th May, 2012

yeah i can hear samples from at least 3 different recent trance anthems... he is only using components of trance, so its only fascinating to see what he creates.
being euro 2012 and armin and europe, this song is going to be played a lot so learn to like it

Stocko12

Stocko12 said on the 10th May, 2012

Upon further reading... when you work out what it is for doesnt it fit perfectly. Made for a theme tune for the European Football Championship campaign. Can't imagine deep and melodic trance would work for that.

deaman

deaman said on the 10th May, 2012

the good old days...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtmdeldvsLQ&feature=relmfu

docjnr

docjnr said on the 10th May, 2012

it sounds like a 2002-2003 euro / hard trance anthem, slowed down...

if they wanted a "trouse" anthem, they should have gone to tiesto. maximal crazy is a good example of a song thats kind of similar and sounds better (in my opinion)

Progrez

Progrez said on the 10th May, 2012

^^^
Sounds nothing like 2002/2003 euro trance or hard trance get your ears checked dude and Maximal crazy sucks

Foffy

Foffy said on the 10th May, 2012

Stupid comments that aren't necessary

didleysquat

didleysquat said on the 10th May, 2012

*cringe*

The fact that this has been released on Armind makes it just that little bit worse.

angy

angy said on the 10th May, 2012

Sounds alright to me... pretty decent within the space that he's working in.

Twizard

Twizard said on the 10th May, 2012

Armin y u make music that you want to!?

lozzais

lozzais said on the 11th May, 2012

Very dull. Very very dull. Extremely dull. Cheesy, lame and um dull.

walkdogz

walkdogz said on the 11th May, 2012

Armin just DJ. Your music sucks and has since mid last decade.

Heist9000

Heist9000 said on the 12th May, 2012

Armin: "I%u2019m not going to make Avicii-like records just because I can"

DTrancer

DTrancer said on the 12th May, 2012

where are the unofficial anthems?

shelleriffic

shelleriffic said on the 12th May, 2012

He can't produce for shit.

nick007

nick007 said on the 14th May, 2012

Overall, a lot of criticism towards Armin comes from jealousy. Sure he's made some poor tunes, but you gotta credit the guy for having a kind of career that's only a fantasy for most people. Just look at the scale of his events - who else does that? No one, yet so many people want to. He's so above other trance DJs that he recruits them to play at his events. And he decided to make a non-trance tune for non-trance purposes one time. So what? Armin is the trance god's chose one.