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Record Routine: Armin van Buuren embraces change on new release

Armin van Buuren is an artist that has accumulated a vast amount of success and following for his past work. His traditional trance style influenced many, and his weekly radio show, “A State of Trance,” has millions of listeners in dozens of countries. Combine this with a recent Grammy nomination, it seems as though van Buuren would stick to his roots and produce an album entirely in his mastered sound. However, van Buuren takes some calculated detours from his traditional trance sound on Embrace, and embraces more of a dance-pop/electro-pop album with elements of trance, progressive house, electro-house and some pop-rock throughout this 15-track album.

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Record Routine: Kaskade melds pop and electronic on sub-par 'Automatic'

Kaskade’s most recent album, Automatic, released on September 25, provides his familiar, attention-grabbing appeal diverged with splashes of experimentation and genre blending. Many of the songs on the album are short, and feature a typical commercial EDM sound, consisting of heavy synths and electronic sounding drums, up-tempo and backed with a huge, catchy chorus. Some features shine more than others, and some sonic decisions were better executed, providing for an overall mixed emotion on the album as a whole project.

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New Internet domain names available

The first of a series of new top-level Internet domain names were offered for sale Monday. The top-level domain is the final component in computers' names on the Internet, and ' ¦'

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