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Released 7 Years Ago: Armin van Buuren & Vini Vici ft. Hilight Tribe – Great Spirit

On December 12th, 2016, the electronic music world was captivated by the release of ‘Great Spirit’, a powerful collaboration between Armin van Buuren, Vini Vici, and Hilight Tribe. This track stood out for its fusion of a tempestuous bassline, an exhilarating melody, and entrancing tribal chants, creating a musical experience that resonated globally. Its reception proved that it wasn’t just the ‘Great Spirit’ that approved of this masterpiece.

Armin van Buuren, a pivotal figure in the trance movement and one of the most influential names in EDM, reflects on the track with fondness. “I never thought [Great Spirit] would achieve gold status in Sweden,” he shares. This track, a cornerstone of his sets during that year’s summer festival season, marked his first foray into drawing inspiration from the psytrance scene. Despite his immense success and global popularity, Armin remains grounded, continually moving between the studio and high-profile shows around the world.

Joining him on this journey, Vini Vici, comprised of Matan and Aviram, have made a significant mark on the psytrance scene. Hailing from Afula, they’ve quickly become one of the genre’s most celebrated acts, known for their dynamic performances and unique productions. ‘Great Spirit’ became the most played track at Tomorrowland 2017, catapulting them into the limelight. Their collaborations with artists like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, and Timmy Trumpet, among others, have solidified their position as leading figures in the electronic music world.

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