August 12th, 2013
Pulling off of an incredibly successful album debut after a long hiatus of releases, the legendary Armin van Buuren has unleashed years of work to the masses around the world. His Intense album has been a massive production project since day one, which included a plethora of lyricists and a variety of different Trance styles. After his recent collaboration with W&W on D# Fat and his certain song selections in his current sets, many die hard fans had feared the worst: that he had forgotten his roots and jumped on the bandwagon into what was popular with Electro lines and Trouse sensibilities. However, Armin had put those rousing fears to rest with the release of his brilliant Who Is Afraid Of 138?! track on Intense. First premiered as his opening track during his 138 set at Den Bosh for the ASOT 600 Expedition Tour, it brings back a nostalgic view of his older productions and showcases that he still has the chops to make the music that had made him successful. He himself is an advent supporter of the faster styles of Trance, often devoting the second hour of his radio show to heavily support these talented artists. After realizing the immense success of the 138 stage in Den Bosh, he has released his own WAO138 label, whose first self titled release of Who Is Afraid Of 138?! will feature two remixes from the astounding talents of Photographer and Jordan Suckley.