Tuesday 19:00 – 20:00
Those who can’t imagine boyhood dreams come true would do well to take a look at Amsterdam-based record label Armada Music. Think a shared goal turned into a tidal wave of quality releases, from chart-breakers to mainstage fixtures. Think unbridled ambition fueling a wide variety of genres, from Trance and Deep House to Progressive House, Techno and even Pop. Founded in 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis (AR-MA-DA), Armada Music soon stood out from the crowd and went on to become an award-winning company. The main ingredient? Passion.
The moment you enter the Armada Music HQ in Amsterdam, you can sense a powerful mixture of devotion and genuine love for music. It shines through in every aspect of the record label, from its employees and artists to the positive vibes running through the office. It’s not just a proven formula. It’s what’s needed to function at top level. And Armada Music does just that.
Armada Music has been crowned ‘Best Global Label’ at the International Dance Music Awards in Miami for an unprecedented six times, completing the double hat trick in 2018. The Amsterdam-based label has expanded across the entire electronic dance music spectrum and is home to world-renowned acts and super talents such as Afrojack, Andrew Rayel, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Erick Morillo, Fedde Le Grand, Gareth Emery, Julian Jordan, Kevin Saunderson, Lost Frequencies, Morgan Page and W&W.
Armada Music has taken some of the industry’s biggest labels under its wing. In addition to its own label pillars (i.e. Armada Music, Armada Captivating, Armada Deep, Armada Electronic Elements, Armada Subjekt, Armada Trice and The Bearded Man), Armada Music represents imprints from renowned acts such as Armin van Buuren (Armind, A State Of Trance, Who’s Afraid Of 138?!), Erick Morillo (Subliminal Records), Fedde Le Grand (Darklight Recordings), Gareth Emery (Garuda), Julian Jordan (GOLDKID Records), Kevin Saunderson (KMS), W&W (Mainstage Music) and more, totaling to over thirty labels.
From the internationally acclaimed ‘Armada Invites’ events both abroad and in its own in-office club to hosting the Armada Talent Experience all over the world for the new generation of superstars, Armada Music is heavily invested in the future of electronic dance music. Add to that its management division (Chased Management) and its offices in the heart of New York City and London, and you’ll find that Armada Music is touted the biggest independent dance music label in the world for a reason. The key to this kind of success? Passion. A whole lot of it.