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Armin van Buuren, Hardwell Release 'Off The Hook'

By Ryan Middleton ryan.middleton@musictimes.com | Sep 14, 2015 03:54 PM EDT

Two of the biggest Djs in the world have come together to collaborate on a brand new track. The pair of Armin van Buuren and Hardwell have released their powerful, genre-bending song "Off The Hook."

The track was first premiered at Ultra Music Festival by Hardwell during his set on the main stage and has since been a staple of both of his and Armin's sets since then.

At 130 BPMs, it is a little faster then what Hardwell normally operates in at 128 BPMs and in the low end of the range of what Armin has been producing of late. It fits with both recent directions to their discographies. Hardwell's 2015 debut album United We Are, though it did not net the hits one might expect from the mainstage DJ, it did show a willingness to venture outside of the music he signs to his Revealed Recordings, including some heavily influenced trance tracks.

Armin van Buuren has been a major player for the past decade, but now headlining the main stage at festivals over the past several years, he has started to put out tracks that are still grounded in trance, but have a larger, booming modern sound that are more geared towards the younger kids at that stage.

"Off The Hook" flies right in the middle of that realm with its melodic, trance breaks and the chugging, fast-paced electro drops that slows and filters in and out throughout the track.

After months of speculation, the track is out now on both artist's respective labels -- Hardwell's Revealed Recordings and Armin van Buuren's Armind. "Off The Hook" is available for streaming on Soundcloud below and can be purchase on Beatport.

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