Klauss Goulart & Mark Sixma – Rio [Armind/Armada Music]
There are a range of developments that can happen with an impending release that give a good suggestion that some serious success is looming. Your Buzz Charts and Editor’s Picks of the world are often great indicators of forthcoming success for a release, but high-flying Brazilian production prodigy Klauss Goulart and collaborator Mark Sixma’s “Rio” got what must be the ultimate pre-release treatment for a dance music track. A State of Trance 600 Sao Paolo – did you hear about it? If not, get back under your rock! Mr Armin van Buuren himself debuted the track in front of a colossal crowd at Brazil’s most talked about event in recent memory, cementing “Rio” as a guaranteed hit across the dance music world. Klauss is far from a novice, but even for the seasoned pro – having Armin’s support in such a style is huge news in anyone’s books.
“Rio” is a creatively crafted EDM bomb, with a large dose of clear to hear Brazilian influences in the form of a barrage of floor-shattering percussive elements that jump through the mix with serious leverage. The production really is a perfect combination of Armind’s typical EDM characteristics, laced with an industrial serving of South America. Play it loud and you will feel the full force of the tribal elements that made the earth shake at ASOT 600.
“Rio” is available now on Armin’s very own “Armind” division of the mighty “Armada Music”. Listen to “Rio” now on YouTube:
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