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.
Here’s what Armin van Buuren had to say about RELAXED:
“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 alleviate 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.”
1 Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear (Eelke Kleijn Day Mix)
2 Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like (Koelle Remix)
3 Armin van Buuren & Brennan Heart feat. Andreas Moe – All On Me (Acoustic Version)
4 Armin van Buuren feat. Cimo Fränkel – All Comes Down (Just Her Remix)
5 Armin van Buuren feat. Susana – Shivers (Marsh Remix)
6 Armin van Buuren feat. Ne-Yo – Unlove You (KOLIDESCOPES Remix)
7 Armin van Buuren feat. Angel Taylor – Make It Right (Trinix Remix)
8 Armin van Buuren feat. Laura V. – Drowning (Módl Remix)
9 Armin van Buuren feat. Kensington – Heading Up High (IHF Remix)
10 Armin van Buuren feat. Adam Young – Youtopia (Lev Remix)
11 Armin van Buuren & Garibay feat. Olaf Blackwood – I Need You (Aquadrop Remix)
12 Armin van Buuren & DJ Shah feat. Chris Jones – Going Wrong (Modd Remix)
13 Armin van Buuren feat. Jennifer Rene – Fine Without You (Other Remix)
14 Armin van Buuren feat. Cimo Fränkel – All Comes Down (Acoustic Version)
15 Armin van Buuren – Blue Fear (Eelke Kleijn Night Mix)
1 Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like (John Ewbank Classical Remix)
2 Armin van Buuren feat. Mr. Probz – Another You (Pretty Pink Remix)
3 Armin van Buuren feat. Gavin DeGraw – Looking For Your Name
4 Armin van Buuren feat. Nadia Ali – Feels So Good (LTN Sunrise Remix)
5 Armin van Buuren feat. Conrad Sewell – Sex, Love & Water (Melosense Remix)
6 Armin van Buuren & DJ Shah feat. Chris Jones – Going Wrong (Acoustic Version)
7 Armin van Buuren feat. Justine Suissa – Burned With Desire (Chill Out Mix)
8 Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – Therapy (Sebastian Davidson Remix)
9 Armin van Buuren feat. Fiora – Waiting For The Night (Rodg Chill Mix)
10 Armin van Buuren feat. Christian Burns – This Light Between Us (Orchestral Version)
11 Armin van Buuren feat. Lauren Evans – Alone (Manu Zain Remix)
12 Armin van Buuren – Mirage (Martijn Ten Velden Remix)
13 Armin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel – In And Out Of Love (Lost Frequencies Remix)
14 Armin van Buuren – Turn It Up (Clément Leroux Remix)
15 Armin van Buuren feat. Lyrics Anderson – Gotta Be Love (Aeris Remix)
Listen to the album here.