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  • Music Industry News: BEAT Music Fund Acquires Amsterdam Music Publisher, Cloud 9 Music; Armada Music Forms Armada Music Group as Parent Company


    The acquisition further strengthens Armada Music Group’s publishing division, underscoring the company’s mission to creatively fuel the dance industry under one roof

    BEAT Music Fund, the first-ever dance investment fund from Armada Music, has announced the acquisition of Amsterdam-based music publisher, Cloud 9 Music, bolstering Armada’s existing publishing division. As part of the acquisition, the teams of Armada Music’s existing publishing company, Armada Publishing B.V., and Cloud 9 Music will merge to form Armada Music Publishing. This strategic move underscores Armada’s mission to position itself as the best partner in the in-demand global electronic dance industry, projected to reach $20.9 billion by 2033.

    As part of the acquisition, Cloud 9 Music’s copyright assets and songwriters will be serviced and administered by Armada Music Publishing. Employees from Cloud 9 Music will join the team, effectively tripling its headcount. Armada Music Publishing will include a full-service and experienced publishing back-office team operating under its newly formed parent company, Armada Music Group. The Group was established to seamlessly offer label, publishing, and catalog acquisition services under one roof with a mission to bolster creativity for current and prospective representation. By merging the label’s artist-centric approach to creativity with the burgeoning opportunities for artists in the publishing world, this acquisition synergistically enables Armada Music Group to broaden its endeavors and provide comprehensive guidance to artists within a unified framework. Maykel Piron will oversee Armada Music Publishing and its entities; Chief Financial Officer, Margôt Hölscher, General Manager, Michel Peek, and Head of Publishing Administration, Ronald Visser encompass Armada Music Publishing leadership team.
    “This acquisition is significant to us and will boost our ability to empower today’s dance artists and expand their opportunities to monetize their work in the current landscape,” said Piron, CEO and co-founder of Armada Music Group. “Now more than ever, today’s artists need a trusted partner. Providing label, publishing services and opportunities within catalog investment all under one roof directly fuels our ongoing mission to advocate for dance artists, contribute to their success, and uphold the value of creativity.”
    The Group’s publishing power move allows Armada Music Publishing to now represent a roster of world-renowned songwriters, producers and emerging talent, including Armin van Buuren, Brennan Heart, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, D.O.D, Dubvision, Kevin Saunderson, Nervo, Reinier Zonneveld, Sander van Doorn, Vini Vici, W&W, Yulia Niko, Priska, KDYN and more. The publishing catalog also includes global dance hits such as Armin van Buuren’s Grammy Award-nominated ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, ‘Reality’ by Lost Frequencies and Da Beatfreakz’ co-written share in ‘Prada’ which was originally performed by Cassö, D-Block Europe, and Raye.

    BEAT Music Fund launched in April 2023 as an artist-friendly vehicle to unlock value from recordings and copyrights within the thriving dance arena. Its success has fueled the acquisitions of Cloud 9, iconic NY-based dance label King Street Sounds, Dutch dance duo Chocolate Puma, and UK-based labels Sola Records and VIVa MUSiC, among others. With BEAT planning to increase its investment to at least $500 million in the coming years, Armada Music and Armada Music Publishing will work in tandem to uphold the legacy of dance artists and protect their work's creative and commercial value.

    About Armada Music Group

    Armada Music Group is the parent company of the world’s biggest independent dance music label, Armada Music, the first-ever dance investment fund, BEAT Music Fund, and its dedicated publishing division, Armada Music Publishing. Armada Music was founded in 2003 by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis (AR-MA-DA). A seven-time winner of the EDMA’s for ‘Best Global Label’, Armada Music boasts the globe’s biggest dance music catalog of over 40,000 tracks and a mouth-watering artist roster. Promoting dance music all over the world from its offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York and London, Armada Music represents and cultivates the creative exploits of some of the biggest players in the electronic music game, including Armin van Buuren, Lilly Palmer, ARTY, Audien, Miss Monique, D.O.D, Ferry Corsten, Yulia Niko, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, and Tensnake. Through this star-studded dance music army, Armada Music collects over one billion streams per month, secures weekly airplay on the biggest nationwide broadcasting stations (such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM), and frequents the top spots of the U.S. Mediabase Dance Airplay charts. Continually bringing out the best in its artists has led to various high-magnitude achievements, including Armin van Buuren’s Grammy nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Lost Frequencies’ Diamond Award for exceeding the mark of one billion streams on Spotify and the huge success of Loud Luxury and Brando in the U.S. and beyond. 

    About Armada Music

    Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

    Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

    Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

    In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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  • ADE 2024: Amsterdam Dance Event announces first headline speakers Timbaland and Martin Garrix, Grace Ladoja, Laurent Garnier and more


    Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) reveals the first lineup of ADE Pro speakers and confirmed events. Highlights include Timbaland and Martin Garrix, fabric celebrating its 25th anniversary with Laurent Garnier, and HOMECOMING founder Grace Ladoja, alongside industry heavyweights at Armada Music, WME, CAA, UTA, Awakenings, Intercell, DGTL, and many more.

    Featured speakers & keynotes

    None other than superstar hit makers Timbaland and Martin Garrix are set to share the stage at ADE Pro for a creative conversation not to be missed. In addition, ADE’s cross cultural partnership with Nigerian music & art platform HOMECOMING introduces the event’s founder Grace Ladoja to shed light on the Nigerian cultural scene and opportunities for African artists. HOMECOMING will also lead on African-facing curation, programming & initiatives across ADE 2024. One of London’s most famous and influential clubs, fabric, celebrates 25 years at ADE Pro this year with frequent collaborator Laurent Garnier. Fabric and Garnier have teamed up on the curation of their fabric mixes showcasing the club’s long musical legacy.

    Meet and connect with the industry experts at ADE Pro

    With the introduction of ADE’s new tailor made matchmaking experience, professionals can expect an innovative series of sessions designed to enrich their business at ADE Pro. The initial lineup of these sessions enable ADE Pro members to get up close and connect with the agents of WME, UTA, CAA, Primary and Wasserman, alongside the event organisers & promoters behind some of ADE’s most loved festival events including Awakenings, Intercell, Loveland, Insomniac Europe / AMF, DGTL, Shelter, BonBon, AVA, E&A Events, Thuishaven, Zeezout / Making Waves, and more. ADE also presents the opportunity to connect with the experts at top record labels Armada Music, Helix Records, Spinnin’ Records, b:electronic and Get Physical, and organisations BumaStemra and Sena.

    First confirmations for ADE Festival 2024

    In addition, the first promoters and organisers have confirmed their participation on the road to ADE Festival 2024. Tomorrowland celebrates its 20th anniversary with Our Story and a secret lineup at Ziggo Dome, and AMF returns to the ArenA on ADE Saturday. Awakenings, DGTL, Intercell, Loveland, Shelter, Thuishaven and Zeezout are set to host ADE events this year, with more announcements following soon.

    Attend ADE Pro 2024

    The ADE Pro Pass grants access to the full conference program, alongside networking events, the ADE Festival program and more. Tickets are now available at the current Early Bird rate through ADE’s website.

    The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing electronic music, its culture and its industry worldwide. The organisation devotes itself to stimulating development, innovation and talent, gathering the global industry and laying a foundation for future generations.

    ADE Pro Conference 

    ADE Pro is the ultimate annual business gathering for the global electronic music industry. The four-day conference for music industry professionals runs from Wednesday through Saturday and features dedicated programming covering subjects from marketing, publishing and bookings to sustainability, social change and mental health. The additional networking opportunities with fellow ADE delegates and industry leaders provide an ideal and global basis for deal making and career advancement. 

    About ADE 

    The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an initiative of Buma, has grown into the world’s largest and most influential club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 3,000 artists and 600 speakers in almost 200 venues. The five-day event attracts visitors from over 150 countries and features every conceivable aspect of electronic music culture, with dedicated conference programming, an extensive arts & culture program, live music and DJ/artist performances, all spread across the city of Amsterdam. More information about ADE can be found here

    ADE – Electronic Music Gathers Here 
    The Amsterdam Dance Event is organised by The Amsterdam Dance Event Foundation. 
    Founding partner: Buma

  • Festival News: Discover the line-up for Tomorrowland Brasil 2024

    Dance to the sounds of Adriatique, AFROJACK, Alesso, Alok, Amber Broos, Andromedik, ANNA, Antdot b2b Maz, Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Charlotte de Witte, Dimitri Vegas, Hardwell, Lost Frequencies, MANDY, Mochakk, Öwnboss, Reinier Zonneveld, Steve Aoki, Tchami & Malaa (No Redemption), Timmy Trumpet, Vintage Culture and many more

       It’s about time to prepare for a magical new chapter in the history of Tomorrowland… Tomorrowland Brasil now releases the line-up of artists that will perform in the beautiful festival area of Parque Maeda in Itu, including ACRAZE, Adriatique, AFROJACK, Agents of Time, Alesso, Alex Wann, Alignment, Alok, Amber Broos, Âme (live), Andromedik, Anfisa Letyago, ANNA, Antdot b2b Maz, Arielle Free, Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Bassjackers, B Jones, Blastoyz, Bonobo (DJ set), Boris Brejcha, Brina Knauss, Cat Dealers, Chapter & Verse, Charlotte de Witte, Cristoph, Da Tweekaz, Diego Miranda, Dimitri Vegas, Dino Lenny, D-Nox, Don Diablo, DYEN, Ellen Allien, Freedom Fighters, Gabry Ponte, Giorgia Angiuli, Hardwell, Jan Blomqvist, Junkie Kid, Kevin de Vries, Koven, Krewella, Liquid Soul, Lost Frequencies, MANDY, Mathame, Mees Salome, Mochakk, Moritz Hofbauer, MORTEN, Murdock, Neelix, NERVO, Netsky, Nico Moreno, NOVAH, Öwnboss, Pretty Pink, Reinier Zonneveld, Rose Ringed, Samm, Steve Aoki, Sub Zero Project, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tchami & Malaa (No Redemption), Timmy Trumpet, VIDO, Vini Vici, Vintage Culture and Zerb. Taking place on October 11-13, 2024, Tomorrowland Brasil will revolve around the mythical ‘Adscendo’ theme. People can now pre-register for the ticket sales on brasil.tomorrowland.com, the Worldwide Ticket Sale starts on May 2 at 15:00 CEST | 10:00 BRT.

    Tomorrowland Brasil 2024 will cater to all genres in electronic music with an impressively eclectic range of styles, including progressive, trance, psytrance, melodic house & techno, Latin house, hard techno, drum ‘n’ bass, and much more. Welcoming more than 100 of the world’s finest electronic artists across 6 fabulous stages, the lush and green scenery of Parque Maeda in Itu, São Paulo, will be turned into a magical destination high on the horizon. More than 180.000 People of Tomorrow from all across the planet will unite and celebrate together during three spectacular days in October, creating memories of a lifetime.

    Tomorrowland Brasil 2024 will again gather some of Brazil’s best electronic artists, including Alok, Ananda, ANNA, Antdot b2b Maz, BADSISTA, Beltran, Brisotti b2b Viot, Carola, Cat Dealers, Cesrv, Classmatic, Curol, Deadline, DJ Marky, Dubdogz, Due, Ekanta & Swarup, Fatsync, Fernanda Pistelli, Gabe, Giu, Gop Tun DJs, Illusionize, Jessica Brankka, JP Castro, Liu, Malifoo, Mary Mesk, Meca, Mila Journée, Mochakk, Öwnboss, Pricila Diaz, Riascode, Soldera, Vegas, Vintage Culture, Wrecked Machines, Zerb, and many more.

    Last year, Tomorrowland celebrated its grand return to Brazil with people from around the world reflecting their love. This year’s Brazilian edition will introduce people into the world of ‘Adscendo’. The breathtaking stage was first unveiled at Tomorrowland Belgium in 2023 and will now find a new home in Brazil, taking the People of Tomorrow along to embark on a secret journey toward a peculiar destination and witness the rise of a magnificent tale at the festival grounds of Parque Maeda.

    Use your Tomorrowland Account or create one to pre-register on brasil.tomorrowland.com to be able to buy tickets for the Tomorrowland Brasil 2024 ticket sales. People can discover all ticket options, info, and prices on brasil.tomorrowland.com.

    Global Journey & First 20 Ticket Sale: starts on April 22 at 15:00 CEST | 10:00 BRT
    Worldwide Ticket Sale: starts on May 2 at 15:00 CEST | 10:00 BRT

    Tomorrowland Brasil 2024
    ​October 11-13, 2024
    ​Parque Maeda, Itu
    ​Pre-registrations & ticket info via brasil.tomorrowland.com

    About Tomorrowland

    ​​​​​​​Tomorrowland is one of the largest and most iconic music festivals in the world held in recreation area De Schorre in Boom, Belgium, organized and owned by the original founders, the brothers Beers. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005 and has since become one of the world’s most notable global music festivals, where music and magic converge to create an unparalleled experience. It takes place every year in summer and stretches over 2 weekends, welcoming 400,000 People of Tomorrow from over 200 countries, and selling out in minutes year after year. Tomorrowland caters to all genres in electronic dance music with hundreds of renowned artists performing across more than 16 different stages. More than a festival, Tomorrowland is a celebration of diversity and unity. Being a home to hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life, one of the most unique things about Tomorrowland remains the whole world coming together in one magical place with everyone being equal and uniting as one – symbolizing the values of freedom, respect, diversity, and solidarity.

    Celebrating 20 years of Tomorrowland, Tomorrowland Belgium 2024 will take place across two weekends from July 19-21 and July 26-28. Set to open up a new world in the beautiful scenery of De Schorre in Boom in the summer of 2024, the festival’s new theme ‘LIFE’ is the prequel of the 2016 ‘Elixir of Life’ theme.

    Over the past 20 years, Tomorrowland has become a true worldwide phenomenon that connects people from every corner of the world through the universal language of electronic dance music. Renowned for its compelling storytelling, Tomorrowland has evolved into a global entertainment brand and media powerhouse with new festivals & events like Tomorrowland Brasil in Itu, São Paulo, Tomorrowland Winter in Alpe d'Huez in France, CORE Festival in Brussels, CORE Tulum in Mexico and CORE Medellín in Colombia, the radio station One World Radio, the record labels Tomorrowland Music and CORE Records, the Tomorrowland Academy (DJ & producer school), the music management & booking agency One World Artists, the Tomorrowland Foundation with Music & Arts Schools in Nepal and India, the apparel & accessories label Tomorrowland Store, Tomorrowland Leisure (the Tomorrowland themed aqua experience LIFE, the INVENIO custom bikes and matching cycling apparel in collaboration with Ridley), the Tomorrowland Home Collection (the Tomorrowland scented candles and fragrance diffusers in collaboration with Baobab Collection), the year-round MESA - The Tomorrowland Restaurant and Tomorrowland DJ & Experience Store in Antwerp, the Tomorrowland Kitchen at Gare Maritime in Brussels, the sustainability platform Love Tomorrow, Tomorrowland Fiction, the Terra Solis Desert Destination in Dubai, the spectacular immersive experience The Great Library of Tomorrow in Barcelona, a yearly residence at Ushuaïa Ibiza, the annual Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike shows in Sportpaleis Antwerp, the iconic Tomorrowland aftermovies, trailers and several exclusive documentaries, several groundbreaking digital festivals, the sparkling wine Solo Vida by Tomorrowland, the Acta Non Verba wines by Tomorrowland, Europe’s most spectacular rollercoaster The Ride to Happiness by Tomorrowland at Plopsaland De Panne, the specially painted aircraft Amare in collaboration with Brussels Airlines, the Tomorrowland hot air balloon Zephyr, Tomorrowland art projects (The Stairway To Unity, One World Bridge, Magical Troll Forest), the Tomorrowland Hymn by Hans Zimmer, Tomorrowland NFTs and much more.


    After making a grand return in 2023, Tomorrowland will again travel to Brazil for a new edition of Tomorrowland Brasil on October 11-13, 2024. Tomorrowland Brasil 2024 will revolve around the mythical ‘Adscendo’ theme, turning Parque Maeda into a magical destination high on the horizon. The beautiful festival area of Parque Maeda in Itu, a municipality of São Paulo, will be the home of a magical three-day global gathering, uniting People of Tomorrow from all corners of the world with a collection of the planet’s finest electronic artists. 

    Relive the most magical moments of Tomorrowland Brasil 2023 with The Official Tomorrowland Brasil 2023 Aftermovie on YouTube.

    Tomorrowland Brasil
    October 11-13, 2024
    Parque Maeda, Itu

  • Techno Review: Armin van Buuren x HI-LO - Now Love Will Begin out now on HILOMATIK


    Introducing 'Now Love Will Begin', the electrifying collaboration between trance titan Armin van Buuren and techno virtuoso HI-LO.

    Premiered on A State Of Trance in 2024, this track is a groundbreaking fusion of techno's pulsating rhythms and trance's euphoric melodies. 'Now Love Will Begin' takes listeners on an exhilarating journey through the realms of both genres, igniting dance floors and hearts alike.

    Get ready to experience the ultimate union of techno and trance, where love and music intertwine to create pure sonic ecstasy.

    Dimitri Kechagias review:
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    [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Armin van Buuren x HI-LO aka Oliver Heldens present the incredible hybrid tech trance hymn Now Love Will Begin. The track is the perfect symbiosis of the styles that characterize both artists. The heavy techno foundation of rolling drums, deep metallic basslines, pounding kicks and rough percussion meets the robotic vocals and the ethereal choral voices along with orchestral strings and driving synthy riffs in the mainstage ready climax. It has the darkness of techno with the euphoria of trance to deliver a stunning result that will stand out in any DJ set. Quality sound design from start to finish for the world to experience the birth of something totally new. #PureGold Love IT   [/content]
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  • Music News: Cellini arrives on CORE Records with ‘Body From Mind’


    Opening up a new chapter with a full-length album coming in 2025

    Belgian-based artist with Southern Italian roots Cellini arrives on CORE Records with his brand-new single ‘Body From Mind’. Opening up a new chapter with a full-length album coming in 2025, ‘Body From Mind’ arises from a deeply rooted curiosity about the lives and stories that could have run parallel to Cellini’s. It reflects on the choices of his grandparents, which separated him from the roots that have been anchored in Southern Italy for generations. This experience brings constant uncertainty and doubt about what home really means.

    Cellini creates percussion-driven and dancefloor-ready electronic music inspired by traditional influences from the Mediterranean landscape. Celebrating diversity and cultural exchange, fusing European dancefloor-ready genres and a range of musical traditions.
    Cellini: “In this in-between position, my music takes shape and thrives precisely there. Melancholy is amplified and anchored in the melodies and lyrics. On one hand, I feel a deep, spiritual connection with the mountains where my ancestors have lived for generations. On the other hand, there is the place where my new life has formed through the immigration of our family. It's an acknowledgment of the complexity of my identity and a celebration of the unique experience of balancing between different cultures and traditions.”

    About Cellini

    ​Meet Gianmarco Cellini, a Belgian-based artist with Italian roots who creates percussion-driven and dancefloor-ready electronic music.

    In the past decade, Cellini has established himself as a versatile artist known for his eclectic DJ sets that take ravers in many different directions. The common thread remains a percussion-based setup that enchants new fans and seasoned ravers alike. Having already played hundreds of nightclubs and festivals around the globe, this man has a clear talent for reading the crowd and creating an energetic and engaging atmosphere in whichever style he likes.

    However, his true passion is making live music where he can showcase his unique sound even better. Drawing influence from his Mediterranean roots, Cellini often finds harmony in combining traditional drums and samples with contemporary club sounds. The music is characterized by infectious flows, driving basslines, and intricate percussion – as can be heard on his latest single ‘Body From Mind’ with fellow Belgian artist AMOS. He uses a variety of instruments, including live percussion, to create a rich and textured outcome that sounds both organic and electronic.

    Throughout his career, Cellini has received opportunities to play alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, including Daphni and Bonobo. In addition, he has toured extensively throughout Europe and Latin America, gaining fans and recognition for his dynamic performances.

    Overall, Cellini’s music celebrates diversity and cultural exchange, fusing European dancefloor-ready genres and various musical traditions to create something new and exciting. His sound is equally modern and timeless, reflecting his unique perspective on electronic music.

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    About CORE Records

    ​CORE Records is a brand-new boutique record label and dedicated music division within Tomorrowland, founded in May 2023 and deeply rooted in the musical DNA of CORE Festival in Brussels as well as the iconic CORE stage at Tomorrowland, working in partnerships with Virgin Music/Universal Music Group. CORE Records is crossing genres, cultures, and boundaries, releasing cutting edge records, boosting rising personalities and telling original and authentic stories. Innovative, forward-thinking and genre-bending, CORE Records works closely together with artists to support them in all their recording and release activities and aiming to introduce music fans around the world to the most exciting and eclectic projects in music.

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  • Music News: Andromedik strikes again with his brand-new EP ‘Rise’

    The 6-track EP is an incredible body of work that summarizes Andromedik’s rise as an artist

    Andromedik strikes again… After a stellar year, the 25-year-old Belgian drum ‘n’ bass DJ & producer phenomenon has solidified his growth into the brand-new EP ‘Rise’. The 6-track EP is an incredible body of work that summarizes Andromedik’s rise as an artist and one of the most up-and-coming producers in the electronic music scene. It features six straight anthems that each have done incredibly well across dancefloors worldwide, from Australia and New Zealand to Brazil and Belgium and back, all fire.

    With more than 45 million streams last year, it’s time for Andromedik’s long-awaited project. The center track ‘Stay’ is a fresh fusion of electronic pop and drum ‘n’ bass – highly infectious and perfect for any mood – and reflects Andromedik’s modern sound, all whilst staying super energetic.

    To celebrate the release of ‘Rise’, Andromedik hosted two sold-out ‘Andromedik Invites’ shows in his hometown of Antwerp on April 12 and 13, featuring a brand-new AV production. As a cherry on top, Andromedik, will also be hosting his very own ‘Andromedik Invites’ stage at Tomorrowland Belgium in July, while playing top-tier festival gigs across Europe all summer long. His new EP ‘Rise’ marks the pinnacle of Andromedik's success so far, showcasing his evolution as an artist and his drive to push the boundaries of drum & bass music.

    Andromedik – Rise EP
    Andromedik – Rise
    Andromedik – Stay (ft. Idle Days)
    Andromedik – With You
    Andromedik, Grafix – Comedown
    Andromedik, Lexurus – Adrenaline (ft. Nu-La)
    Andromedik – Paradise (ft. Luka)

    About Andromedik

    ​At the age of 25, rising drum 'n' bass artist Andromedik has already made quite an imprint on the scene. The Belgian artist distinguished himself from many of his peers with an almost festival-like sound design, taking 2023 by storm with two spectacular debut performances on Tomorrowland’s iconic Mainstage as the first drum 'n' bass artist in five years.

    With a string of dancefloor hits like 'Forever’, 'First to Go’, and 'Take Me’, and collabs with several talented musicians such as globally chart-topping artist Lost Frequencies on the Deluxe Mix of his recent hit single 'The Feeling’, Andromedik has achieved over 75 million streams and counting on Spotify alone.

    With his rising popularity, it is no surprise you will hear Andromedik’s songs playing on international radios such as BBC Radio 1, Studio Brussel, and George FM. All this talent has led to a Drum & Bass Arena Awards nomination for ‘World’s Best Newcomer’ in 2019. Andromedik is a versatile DJ and producer who is not afraid to shake up crowds with wild edits, remixes, and an overall wide musical take on his genre. With all the energy he puts in his music, as well as in his performance on stage, we can easily say Andromedik is destined to be a future headliner.

    Marking another milestone, Andromedik recently celebrated a remarkable achievement when his first-ever Andromedik Invites show at Trix Antwerp sold out in less than 15 hours. Due to overwhelming demand, an extra date was added. Both highly anticipated hard ticket shows are scheduled for April 2024. Expect a pulsating atmosphere with front-left energy all the way to the back. Andromedik continues his meteoric rise, ensuring an exhilarating journey for fans and enthusiasts alike.

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    One World Artists is Tomorrowland’s official artist agency, providing music management & booking services for both young and well-established DJs and producers around the world. One World Artists is always keeping a finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the industry and is constantly looking for new and young talent in the scene, providing them with a platform and expertise to further develop their career. Empowering the artists of today and tomorrow with an expert team, dreaming together step by step within a wide spectrum of electronic music.

    One World Artists' current roster includes AFROJACK, Amber Broos, Andromedik, Antdot, Da Tweekaz, Henri PFR, John Newman, MANDY, Might Delete Later, Oscar and the Wolf, OSKI, Öwnboss, Rose Ringed, Samm, Sub Zero Project, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and VIDO.

  • Music News: Matisse & Sadko return to Tomorrowland Music with ‘Shadows’

    Fully embodying the duo’s signature style of emotive dreaming-progressive house music

    Progressive house brothers Matisse & Sadko are making their grand return to Tomorrowland’s imprint with their newest production titled ‘Shadows’, released on Tomorrowland Music today! Joining forces with singer/songwriter blythe, the brothers will keep you on the edge of your seat with their latest offering, fully embodying the duo’s signature style of emotive dreaming-progressive house music. In true Matisse & Sadko fashion, ‘Shadows’ features beautiful and blissful vocals, a stunning melody and is set to feature heavily in their upcoming summer sets – there is no doubt the future looks bright for the brothers…

    Matisse & Sadko have solidified their position as some of the most exciting and innovative producers in the electronic dance music scene, already returning to Tomorrowland’s imprint for their fifth release after ‘Relight My Love’, ‘Feeling’, ‘Lefka’ and ‘Promise You’.
    blythe: "As soon as I heard the strings on this beautiful track I was in! I'm a sucker for big emotion and strings so the idea of collaborating on this was a dream and a pleasure. I loved the idea of how memories might linger in the places we find joy, and how joy requires a sense of safety which for some is found in the shadows not the open. The image of someone I love dancing in unlikely half-seen places was playing a lot in my mind as I wrote and recorded it."

    About Matisse & Sadko

    ​Matisse & Sadko are internationally acclaimed music producers and DJs Aleksandr and Yury Parkhomenko who are also brothers. Throughout their career, they have been massively shaping the genre of dance music and they have created numerous anthems that have left a huge impact on EDM lovers worldwide. They’ve teamed up with artists such as Steve Angello (‘SLVR’), Tiesto (‘Dawnbreaker’), Martin Garrix (‘Break Through The Silence’, ‘Dragon’, ‘Together’, ‘Forever’, ‘Mistaken’). The brothers have released a number of charting singles and worked on remixes for industry leading artists like Afrojack and Galantis.

    In 2013 Matisse & Sadko released their collaboration ‘SVLR’ with Steve Angello, followed by releases on SPINNIN’ Records. 2015 saw a great success in the duo’s career as they joined forces with Martin Garrix on the Break Through the Silence EP, which propelled the duo to new heights. The title track surpassed over 42M streams at the time. On the heels of this release, they teamed up with Martin Garrix again to create ‘Together’ which also amassed millions of plays.

    In 2016 Matisse & Sadko launched their own label Monomark Music, and released several ​ tracks, including ‘Machine Gun’, ‘Ya Amar’ and ‘Witchcraft’. In October 2017, they released their fourth collaboration with Martin Garrix, ‘Forever’, which became one of the biggest dance anthems of 2017. Since late 2017 the duo has been working closely with Martin Garrix’s own label STMPD RCRDS, where they have so far released 18 tracks.

    A definite highlight of the brothers’ career is their collaboration with EDM legend Tiësto, ‘Dawnbreaker’ in 2018. In September 2018 Matisse & Sadko released their track ‘Takeoff’ on Musical Freedom (SPINNIN’ sublabel).

    2019 and 2020 turned out to be very productive for Matisse & Sadko as they signed an exclusive deal with STMPD RCRDS. This strong connection resulted in ten solid releases including another two collaborations with Martin Garrix (‘Mistaken’, ‘Hold On’) and ‘Don’t Tell Me’ with over 23M Spotify streams as of now. The duo also co-produced the track ‘Fire’ for Ytram & Elderbrook.

    2021 has become a year of productive multiversity for the brothers. Firstly, they’ve signed a deal with Warner Music to focus more on pop songs and put out the summer vibe single ‘OK’ featuring Lovespeake. Secondly, the duo have also presented their second project Shy Baboon with a focus on mainly House Music. So far they’ve released two singles under this moniker (incl. ‘All We Got’ feat. Maejor). In addition, Matisse & Sadko have returned to their own Monomark Music label with a classic Matisse & Sadko Progressive track titled ‘Dawn’ feat. Alex Aris. Matisse & Sadko started working closely with Tomorrowland Music. The first result of such a collaboration was the single ‘Relight My Love’. At the end of the year another collaboration with Martin Garrix ‘Won’t Let You Go’ saw the light.

    2022 witnessed a few new releases, including the 8th collaboration with Martin Garrix Good Morning’ and the second single with Tomorrowland Music ‘Feeling’. This year’s special highlight is Matisse & Sadko’s performance at Tomorrowland’s Mainstage.

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    About blythe

    ​Blythe Pepino is a varied talent; song writer, pianist, singer and producer.

    She has fronted and written for alternative-Indie band Mesadorm as well as electro-pop trio Vaults, She sung the 2016 John Lewis advert, appeared on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, completed a stadium tour supporting Paolo Nutini and wrote ‘All Four Walls’ with Gorgon City performing the song alongside them at the O2 arena.

    In 2022, Blythe turned her hand to toplining and session writing for dance and pop music. Over the past year she has written with Sonny Fodera, Will Clarke, Ferreck Dawn, Mika aka Rose Ryot, Camden Cox, Giacomo Uber, Matisse and Sadko, Mosimann, Jena Ascuitto, Abel, Rationale and Twin Lee.

    Tracks with Sonny Fodera, Mosimann, Matisse and Sadko and Will Clarke are due for release in 2024, all featuring her stunning and versatile voice. For these and future releases she will be known as simply, ‘blythe’. All of this has been compounded by meeting Swedish producer Jarly (Guetta, Sam Ryder, Becky Hill, Sigala) in 2023, starting an extremely fruitful creative relationship. In only three months the Jarly/blythe writing team and its output has attracted the likes of Adam Lambert and Paloma Faith for collaboration.

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    About Tomorrowland Music

    ​Tomorrowland has expanded the family with its own music label: Tomorrowland Music. Tomorrowland Music is a dedicated music division within Tomorrowland, collaborating closely with both artists and labels, supporting them in all their recording and release activities. 

    Tomorrowland Music has partnered with Virgin Distribution and Virgin Records. As part of the Universal Music Group, Virgin has been one of the industry leaders in music distribution and independent records labels for many years. Tomorrowland Music is delighted to be working closely with Virgin and looking forward to taking the label to a higher level together.

    Stay tuned for a stellar line-up of renowned artists from all different levels who can’t wait to release their music on Tomorrowland Music, encompassing a multitude of genres.

  • Music News: DJ & TikTok star Parsa Nani remixes D.O.D's essential anthem Dominos on Armada Music

     Glasgow-based DJ and TikTok star Parsa Nani takes D.O.D’s recent linkup with Hannah Boleyn and throws some extra spice into the mixture. Flaunting nostalgic call-and-response synth riffs and an offbeat bassline that consistently accelerates the tempo, this remix of ‘Dominos’ only reinforces the record’s aptitude for revving up the crowd. 

    Its the feeling
    when you pull me close
    and my walls fall down like dominos

    Its the feeling
    when you pull me close
    and my walls fall down like dominos

    Its the feeling
    when you pull me close
    and my walls fall down like dominos

    Its the feeling
    when you pull me close
    and my walls fall down like dominos

    Hold me
    Hold me 
    Hold me
    Hold me
    Hold me
    Hold me

    Its the feeling
    when you pull me close
    and my walls fall down like dominos

    like dominos
    like dominos
    like dominos
    like dominos 

    Its the feeling
    when you pull me close
    and my walls fall down like dominos

    Its the feeling
    when you pull me close
    and my walls fall down like dominos

    like dominos
    like dominos
    like dominos
    like dominos 
    like dominos

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  • Music News: Watch Now Cosmic Gate x 1001Tracklists @ MMW 2024

    Just ahead their spring Americas tour kicking-off (more of which below!), Grammy-nominated duo Cosmic Gate hit up Miami Music Week for a round of shows. Aside from their regular spots though, there was one they’d not notched previously, as they linked up that all seeing musical oracle, 1001Tracklists for something rather special!

    Having launched their Water Ways series in conjunction with DJ Lovers Club at ADE last year, the site hosted Cosmic Gate for an exclusive sixty-minuter, which has just premiered through the 1001’s YouTube channel.

    Backset by Miami’s iconic intracoastal channels, you can do a swift March rewind and catch the boys making the yacht rock with brand new single (w/Christian Burns) ‘Brave’. Alongside that, there’s plenty more techno-tinted material, as well as the latest from Camelphat, Vintage Culture, DJ Remy, SOHN and others.

    Ready to join their other multi-million-viewed You Tube performances; you can check their set from today (and forever more!). Full tracklist details … well you know where! 

    Further, don’t forget that April has the duo breaking out the North American road map, for a club-hopping, point-to-point, two-month-tour of the States and Canada.

    It'll see CG making stops in NA metropoles including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, Montreal, Washington, Vancouver and many others. Featuring a mix of open-to-closes and XL sets, you can scooping up show tickets HERE.

    Full tour dates you’ve find below, tickets for which can be secured here [cosmic-gate.de/tour-dates/]!

    Fri 19 Apr               Soundcheck                                          Washington, DC
    Sat 20 Apr             Rebel                                                      Toronto, ON
    Fri 26 Apr               Stereo Live Dallas                                Dallas, TX
    Sat 27 Apr             Bloom Nightclub                                  San Diego, CA
    Sat 04 May            New City Gas                                       Montreal, QC
    Fri 10 May             Stereo Live Houston                            Houston, TX
    Sat 11 May            Sunbar                                                   Tempe, AZ
    Sat 18 May            Sound-Bar                                             Chicago, IL
    Fri 24 May             Pure Nightclub                                     Sunnyvale, CA
    Sat 25 May            Harbour Event Centre                         Vancouver, BC
    Fri 31 May             Academy                                               Los Angeles, CA
    Sat 08 Jun             Great Hall At Avant Gardner              New York, NY

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  • Music News: Armada Music Relaunches Legendary King Street Sounds & introduces remixes series King Street: Beat Match


    The New York-based dance music label ushers in a new era following BEAT’s 2023 acquisition

    Armada Music, the biggest independent dance music label in the world today announced the relaunch of King Street Sounds, one of the oldest and most respected independent house music labels in New York City. The label was acquired by the first-ever dance music investment fund, Armada Music’s BEAT Music Fund in 2023. The relaunch encompasses a visual rebrand, the introduction of a remix series titled: ‘King Street: Beat Match’, new frontline releases and a collaborative content partnership with Beatport to tell the story of the label’s rich history through the lens of legacy and contemporary artists.

    Following its acquisition of King Street Sounds in June 2023, BEAT and Armada Music have sought to honor the legacy of the label that was founded over thirty years ago, born out of Paradise Garage in New York City, the legendary nightclub that gave rise to the soulful house music movement. Through the continued work of label founder Hisa Ishioka and a dedicated team of dance music experts at Armada Music, a new wave of activity pumps the beating heart of this legendary label, weaving the existing catalog into the modern ecosystem to educate and entertain both new ears and existing fans. The remix series kicks off with Kasango, Demi Riquísimo and Demuja issuing diverse takes on tracks from Dennis Ferrer, Barbara Tucker and Mood II Swing, ranging from Afro house to garage. Remixes land on Friday, April 12, 2024.

    London-based Demi Riquísimo, celebrated for his distinctive acid and Italo house influences, brings his signature touch to Barbara Tucker's 'One Desire' featuring Tuccillo. Meanwhile, DJ and producer Kasango offers a vibrant Afro house rendition of Dennis Ferrer and Danil Wright’s gospel house classic ‘Church Lady’. Rounding off the EP, Demuja infuses a garage vibe into Mood II Swing's timeless track 'Closer', featuring Carole Sylvan, adding his own flair to the classic. Find on Beatport HERE
    "It’s an honor to be trusted with a track from a house music legend like Barbara Tucker,” said Demi Riquísimo. “I wanted to bring contemporary house elements to the track and a fresh energy into the mix. It's all about bridging the past with the present without losing the essence of the original. I hope people love it!"

    “House music is my first love, so saying yes to the offer of remixing a track by the legendary Dennis Ferrer wasn’t something I had to think twice about,” added Kasango. It’s an honor and a pleasure to put my stamp on ‘Church Lady’. It’s amazing to see King Street having another moment.”

    Demuja said: "Putting my spin on a track for such a legendary house act was truly a pleasure; Mood II Swing's music has been a part of my life since I was very young. With numerous versions of 'Closer' already out there, I aimed to offer a unique twist, which ultimately led to the creation of this UK garage interpretation."
    The visual rebrand comprises a fresh logo and motion assets, updated artworks for tracks in the label’s catalog, and dynamic new artwork for forthcoming music, all centered on the context and heritage of New York street culture during the 1990s. The redesigned logo maintains the classic "stamp" format, adopting a more minimalist, timeless approach, with subtle incorporation of the iconic crown. Utilizing archive imagery of New York with a low-resolution grainy aesthetic forms the basis of the artwork for new music and motion assets fit for digital platforms, complemented by iconic typography inspired by the city's subway system, reaffirming King Street Sounds' connection to its New York roots. Additionally, existing tracks in the label's catalog receive updated digital artwork that integrates the new branding and typography onto a CD motif, nodding to an era when physical consumption was at its peak.
    "Relaunching King Street Sounds signifies a big step for Armada Music and BEAT as we strive to bolster and honor dance music’s existing footprint,” said Maykel Piron, CEO of Armada Music and BEAT Music Fund. “We are incredibly excited to continue to work alongside Hisa to preserve the legacy King Street Sounds holds in dance music while working toward new opportunities as the label evolves.”
    “For decades, King Street Sounds has been dedicated to bringing people together with the best of house music,” said Ed Hill, SVP, The Beatport Group. “Collaborating with Armada Music to tell the story of King Street in exciting ways that celebrate this journey has been rewarding. We’re looking forward to highlighting how the label has paved a path for underrepresented artists – and made incredible music along the way."
    “We are thrilled to celebrate the rich history of King Street Sounds and breathe new life into the extraordinary music that started it all,” said Hisa Ishioka, label founder of King Street Sounds. “We couldn’t ask for better partners than Armada Music and Beatport to help us usher in this new era, and we can’t wait to see how this collaboration further empowers the label, our creators, and the dance music genre in today’s landscape.”
    Elsewhere, BEAT and Armada Music will be running dedicated writing camps, with the first taking place this month to further support and unleash contemporary artists to make their mark on the label.

    About BEAT Music Fund

    BEAT Music Fund is the world’s first dance music investment company. BEAT stands for Best Ever Acquired Tracks, which seamlessly connects with the company’s mission to acquire and exploit the very best of recording and music publishing catalogs from a range of dance-related genres. Its portfolio includes the master recordings catalog of KMS Records, founded by house and techno legend Kevin Saunderson, as well as ARTY. BEAT’s financial partner is Pinnacle Financial Partners, whose global holdings include music, sports and entertainment ventures. For more information visit us at beatmusicfund.com.

    About King Street Sounds

    The story of King Street Sounds starts at the Paradise Garage in New York City, the iconic nightclub that birthed the soulful house music movement. Once home to the late DJ Larry Levan, the Paradise Garage has had a major influence on the career choice and artistic style of house royalty such as David Morales, Louie Vega and Junior Vasquez, and was a keystone for the region's LGBT culture, particularly for Black and Latin American men. This spirit, along with the iconic music the Garage cultivated, inspired the foundation of King Street Sounds in 1993.

    Japanese founder Hisa Ishioka continues to spearhead the label’s output, maintaining King Street Sounds’ position at the forefront of dance culture. Predominantly focusing on its roots in house music whilst also pushing the sonic boundaries of the label to include Afro, Latin, jazz and tech-infused records, King Street Sounds has a global repertoire with a worldwide following. Household names such as Blaze, Barbara Tucker and Ultra Nate released exceedingly successful records such as ‘Most Precious Love’ and ‘Party Girl’ on the label, while house legends Kerri Chandler and Dennis Ferrer signed their seminal albums ‘Trionisphere’ and ‘The World As I See It’ to King Street Sounds.

    Fast forward to today, King Street Sounds continues to honor the legacy of the past thirty years, weaving its music into the modern ecosystem to educate and entertain new ears and existing fans. Through the continued work of label founder Hisa and a dedicated team of dance music experts, a new wave of talent pumps the beating heart of this legendary label.

    About The Beatport Group

    The Beatport Group is the worldwide home of music for DJs, producers, and their fans. Founded in 2004, The Beatport Group's family of companies includes Beatport, the preeminent store for electronic music DJs, Beatsource for the open-format DJ community, Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique for music producers, ampsuite and LabelRadar for streamlining label management and demo submissions, and Beatport Media Group for brands and fans of DJ culture. The Beatport Group’s portfolio of products includes an array of high-quality audio solutions to choose from, including full song downloads, exclusive content from leading labels, a streaming music service seamlessly integrated into DJ software and hardware (Streaming), and exclusive sound packs and plugins. All of the content is expertly curated on a weekly basis by a global team that helps define DJ culture. With headquarters in LA and London, The Beatport Group’s teams reflect the culture they serve. A passionate collective of music professionals and technologists who serve the DJ and producer communities with pride. 

    About Armada Music

    Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

    Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

    Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

    In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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