Armin van Buuren and W&W have released their booming new collaboration "If It Ain't Dutch" via W&W's imprint Mainstage Music.
The follow-up to the three Dutch DJ's 2013 song "D# Fat," "If It Ain't Dutch" is a collision of the two opposite worlds that W&W and Armin van Buuren have come to occupy in recent years. The track has the big room sensibilities that have become the norm for a W&W track over the past three years with piercing electro saws and a thundering bass line in the powerful drop. Armin forces them to tone it back a little bit and his influence is felt in the breaks with some soft piano and a synth melody that will remind some W&W fans of their older work circa 2009-2011.
"If It Ain't Dutch" was first premiered by W&W at Ultra Music Festival in Argentina in February and then again by both artists on the main stage at UMF Miami. From then on the festival-designed tune has been steadily included in both act's DJ sets during the busy summer season.
Armin van Buuren has faced criticism that he has gone to the dark side and left trance for big room and pop-EDM. This new track, while not entirely EDM, or big room, is one of his more bombastic tracks yet and won't help his case for the purists.
The song title "If It Ain't Dutch" is a shortening of the phrase "If it ain't dutch, it ain't much," which would make sense for Armin van Buuren and W&W, who are both Dutch DJs where a major crop of electronic music talent comes from.
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