It’s been five years since Armin van Buuren and Vini Vici teamed up for their first massive hit single, “Great Spirit.” However, the chemistry is as strong as ever and it’s on clear display on their latest single, “Yama.” Whereas “Great Spirit” channeled a Native American chant as its basis, “Yama” sees the two artists draw their inspiration from African chants and melodies. Featuring Tribal Dance and Natalie Wamba, “Yama” is an uplifting tune, as well as a psy-trance banger.
The track opens with the aforementioned, uplifting vocal chants. There’s also some nice African percussion to set the mood in the background. After that, the track builds to the massive psy-trance drop that’s interspersed with some sick tribal drums. The drop is definitely Vini Vici’s signature sound. After the first drop, the chants come back amidst some drums and synths that have Armin’s fingerprints all over it.
Check out the accompanying music video for Armin van Buuren & Vini Vici’s latest, “Yama.” Out now on Armada.