Armin van Buuren’s ‘trouse-y’ football anthem divides fans

It barely needs to be said that Dutch trance don Armin van Buuren has some of the most passionate followers out there, which inevitably means the man is held to high standards. This month, Armin has unveiled his new single We Are Here To Make Some Noise, which he made as the ‘official theme’ for Dutch radio station Radio 538 in the European Football Championship campaign.

The producer seemed to pre-empt a hostile response from some fans, first playing the track on his A State Of Trance radio show as an ‘unknown ID’. After revealing it was indeed his work, Armin added: “It might not be as trance-y as people would expect from me, but this is also a musical side that I own. I’m hoping that the energy of the track will catch on, for both the players and the crowd.”

He was right: We Are Here To Make Some Noise was not trance-y enough for many on the ASOT forum and his social network channels, with commenters calling it out as cheap-sounding and ‘trouse’. Other devotees hurried to point out that this will be a once-off diversion from Armin. The man himself even took to Twitter to answer some disgruntled fans. So, fans on inthemix, what do you make of it?