Although the original always holds a place in my heart since it’s release on the Armin van Buuren 10 Years compilation released in December of 2006, the official remixes do a great job at providing devout trance fans with a beautifully updated version for 2013. Released today on Armind Recordings [Armada], I didn’t expect that about 7 years later we would receive a bunch of fresh new takes on the trance classic. Communication Part 3, or any of the Communication singles released from Armin van Buuren have always played a special part in Armin sets throughout the years.To look back on one of the more memorable moments of this track, I can recall Communication Part 3 tear the crowd apart during the 2008 edition of Armin Only, which served as a major milestone for Armin’s career. The Armin Only 2008 DVD from the Jaarbeurs venue in Utrecht, Netherlands was released in cross promotion with his Imagine album at the time. Watch below in the video from Armin Only as Communication Part 3 drops and the sky fills with confetti, and try your best not to get goosebumps.
With 7 years after the original release of Communication Part 3, artists including Faruk Sabanci, James Dymond, John Askew, and Tomas Heredia take a stab at the trance anthem. Each of them provide their own unique twist to the single, and all are available as of today on Beatport through Armind Recordings. Personally, I still can’t decided which one is my favorite out of the bunch. That’s how mind-blowing and different each remix is! Listen below to each one & let us know your favorite!
Communication Part 3 (Faruk Sabanci Remix)
The Faruk Sabanci remix of Communication Part 3 comes as quite the pleasant surprise. At 132 BPMs, this track is dark and dirty throughout the whole six and a half minutes. In what I would call the most crossover friendly remix, this one has hints of more electro and progressive house than the others. Whether or not you are familiar with Faruk Sabanci, this remix completely blows you away. Steering away from the more uplifting trance releases he has given us in the past including “Elveda” and “Awaken”, both out on AVA Recording [Armada], this remix slaps you in the face with intensity. In the best possible way, of course.
Communication Part 3 (James Dymond Remix)
At 138 BPMs, the track begins with delicate trance synths in front of an undeniably pounding bass line. Approaching the middle of the 2nd minute, the sounds of the melody plays out as soft as silk, preparing us for the massive drop at around 3:40 in. With what sounds like the most effective take on the classic, this version sticks with me the most out of all of the remixes released today. This track takes you on a trance journey of ups and downs with soft and dark sounds at the same time, combined together so eloquently. There are definite giveaways that this is a Communication Part 3 remix, but refreshingly beautiful for a new wave of trance fans to love and enjoy.
Communication Part 3 (John Askew Remix)
The John Askew Remix of Communication Part 3 is a 140 BPM beast. The song is completely it’s own animal, with few hints of the original found throughout the song. Adding his own flavor to the track, we hear a male voice saying “I think we can do better than that” right before the 4 minute mark of the track, seconds away from the drop. One of the harder hitting remixes of them all, John Askew’s remix would be hard to ID as Communication Part 3 at first listen, but the creative and uplifting track goes hard through your speakers. Definitely worth the few dollars to download.
Communication Part 3 (Tomas Heredia Remix)
Starting off slow and steady, it’s not until about a minute and a half into the song that we hear the signature Communication Part 3 synths come into play. I particularly enjoy the build up of this track, leading up to the 2:30 minute mark where a beautiful trance breakdown plays out. Right before the four minute mark, the sounds of the original Communication come through the airwaves, in a slightly different octave than the original.