It all started on May 8.On this fateful day, Armin van Buuren turned to Instagram with a single announcement. In his message, the five-time #1 DJ in the world spoke of a new album on the horizon, a collection of paradisiacal reworks of some of his biggest classics, designed to help listeners catch their breath and forget all about the worries of the world. Trinix’s wondrous rendition of ‘Make It Right’ was the first of those reworks to charm its way into their hearts, and now, three weeks later, the full album has arrived: ‘RELAXED’.
An opportunity for listeners to wind down and float over the dreamy tones and downtempo beats, Armin van Buuren’s ‘RELAXED’ album offers a change in pace and momentary break from the rush of everyday life. Filled with everything from previously released acoustic mixes to brand-new chill-out versions of iconic Armin van Buuren tracks from the likes of Eelke Kleijn, Just Her, Marsh, Trinix and more, this two-sided album is that break in the clouds fans may have been searching for all along.
Armin van Buuren: “There are a lot of things going on in the world right now that can be hard to deal with. The stress can get to you and your mind could keep reeling from all the worries as you’re trying to cope with it all. I feel that it’s important to be able to briefly step away from it all, to leave your worries behind for a moment and take a much-needed breather. That’s what I hope to achieve with my ‘RELAXED’ album. I gathered acoustic versions of some of my own tracks and many of my fellow producers to create new chill-minded versions that could allete the stress a bit. I hope that everyone listening to this album will be able to put things in perspective and draw strength from it so they can find their way.”
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