Seasoned veterans of trance together in the brief, but palatable “Leka.” The freshly minted Armada BV single, penned by Armin van Buuren and Super8 & Tab, packs in a full adventure at just under three minutes. Sonic punches are thrown from the get-go, with electrifying synths and multiple layers of sound effects that create heavy anticipation for what’s to come. Post-breakdown, “Leka’s” second act switches up the mood, shifting from the tension built in the beginning to a supersaw-fueled extravaganza built for first pumping.
Both collaborators have been taking their music in a more commercialized direction of late, and “Leka” serves as a fitting continuation down this path; not to mention, their synergy in the studio is palpable. The tune is Armin’s first original since the release of his Balance LP, whose 87-piece remix compilation came out on March 21.