&mates and Phina Asa reimagine Armin Van Buuren’s iconic anthem “This Is What It Feels Like”

This yr is the tenth anniversary of the unique launch of Armin Van Buuren’s pivotal “This Is What It Feels Like”. The one catapulted the trance legend to the forefront of widespread tradition, setting the stage for a meteoric rise and positioning Armin Van Buuren as a everlasting fixture in dance music.  

Who higher to do a rework than broadly celebrated artist &mates and vocalist Phina Asa?!

It’s an infectious groove, with melodies that swell to a robust refrain, pushed by a pounding drumbeat and Phina Asa’s hovering vocals.  Frank Malloy IV is a talented percussionist and proclaimed ‘priest of the drum’ – he lent his experience of sound therapeutic and the intricacies of natural drumwork to the music as nicely. Throughout everything of the observe’s manufacturing, all natural percussion parts comprise the lifeblood of the music. Lyrically, the music sings of resilience and power, and the sense of triumph earned from overcoming adversity.  Brimming with ardour and emotion, Phina Asa brings her distinctive vitality to the reduce, conveying the depth of her conviction and the ability of willpower.

“This file is about overcoming, triumphing regardless of all odds, bumps, bruises, and our deepest scars. It’s a celebration, an honoring of how far we’ve come – at its core, this music speaks to the important human want for connection and love.  This music speaks to the ability of affection to rework us, to provide us function and that means, and to maintain us by way of the darkest of occasions. It reminds us that we’re not alone in our struggles, and that even within the midst of ache and loss, there may be at all times hope for a brighter future.” – &mates / Sean Thomas

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