Thanks to a string of high-profile collaborations, house music has been welcomed with open arms into the mainstream. And judging by his latest album, Mirage, it seems like trance icon Armin van Buuren doesn’t want to be left out of the inter-genre group hug.
Nestled among tracks featuring the likes of Guy Chambers (a veteran writer who’s worked with Kylie Minogue, Tokio Hotel and Robbie Williams) and Nadia Ali is a warm, stripped-down, feel-good electro tune called “Youtopia,” featuring Owl City’s Adam Young.
Young sings, “I can feel you/ In the rising tide/ Can you feel me/ By the fireside?/ For the moonlight/ Through the cherry trees/ Open the roof and take in the view/ ‘Cause you’re my sweetest dream come true.”
Van Buuren adds an edge that makes the track like an Owl City song on steroids. Young’s songs have been frequently remixed in the dance-music world, but Van Buuren told MTV News that he was flattered to learn that the singer/songwriter had named him as an inspiration….
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