Zedd Feat. Matthew Koma – Spectrum (Armin Van Buuren Remix) [Preview]

Posted by on July 6, 2012


Well. So much for that Beatport competition.

Armin debuted this yesterday on ASOT (sidenote: did anyone have any idea he even had this thing in the works? Sneaky bastard) and when I learned of this fact I was so overcome with the potential awesomeness of such a musical coupling that I had to excuse myself and think of less exciting things, like Japanese proverbs and the technical science underpinning the Higgs boson. As a matter of fact, those physicists might have gotten it wrong — this remix might actually be the Higgs boson. I don’t know. All I know is that 1) “Spectrum” was already an absolutely incredible song and 2) there’s pretty much no conceiveable way for Matthew Koma’s vocals not to complement Armin’s lush soundscapes wonderfully.

And let’s just say that AVB delivers. He masterfully augments the emotional moments in “Spectrum,” bringing us to blissful crest after blissful crest before shifting seamlessly into pure, feel-good trance. I do love the original, but I’ve always found Zedd’s synths after the drop to feel a bit incongruous and choppy after the smooth, chromatic verse and chorus. This to me is perfection. No word on a release date yet but you’d better believe that I’ll be first in line when it drops.

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