Armada Music lanceert Armada Bookings – in samenwerking met Extended Music

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Armada Bookings, het officiële boekingskantoor van de award-winnende platenmaatschappij Armada Music, is vandaag gelanceerd. Het boekingskantoor, dat nauw samenwerkt met AT’s Bookings Divisie Extended Music, trapt af met DJ’s Antillas, Alexander Popov en Ruben de Ronde. Armada Bookings is ook verantwoordelijk voor de Armada Nights, de succesvolle clubavonden die al in meer dan 20 verschillende landen uitverkocht plaats vonden.    

Naast het ontwikkelen van de carrière van artiesten via muziek exploitatie en de management afdeling van Armada Music Management, stimuleert Armada Music nu ook de DJ kant van het verhaal. De nauwe band van Armada Bookings met de platenmaatschappij biedt goede opties en kansen voor beide partijen. Het beroemde Armada Night concept, dat eerder dit jaar een eigen stage had op onder andere Ultra Music Festival in Buenos Aires en Santiago, kan ook worden geboekt via Armada Bookings. Armada Bookings is een samenwerking met het Nederlandse boekingskantoor Extended Music.

De DJ’s
Armada Bookings trapt af met drie talentvolle DJ’s. Italiaanse producer/DJ Antillas, al 20 jaar ervaring aan de top van de electronic dance music, is verantwoordelijk voor populaire remixen voor namen als Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Sinead O’Connor, Kim Wilde, Simply Red en vele anderen. Ruben de Ronde, één van de resident DJ’s van de Armada Nights en de side-kick van Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance live shows, maakt ook deel uit van het artiesten roster. De Russische producer en DJ Alexander Popov is één van de snelst groeiende talenten in de EDM scene. Met een nog altijd groeiende fan-base zijn zowel zijn producties als DJ sets zeer gewild.

Maykel Piron, managing director Armada Music: ”Door Armada Bookings te lanceren, trekken we onze business naar een hoger niveau. We kunnen de artiesten waar we in geloven nu volledig supporten. Naast ze een platencontract aanbieden en muziek uitbrengen, kunnen we nu helpen hun DJ carrière uit te bouwen, evenals ze toevoegen aan ons management. Armada Music biedt het complete pakket”.

Erwin Sjoerdsma, managing director Bookings Division: ”De getalenteerde artiesten van Armada Music, gecombineerd met de kennis en ervaring van Extended Music op het gebied van boekingen, biedt een unieke service.”

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Over Armada Music
Armada Music, dat in 2013 haar 10de verjaardag viert, is al 5 jaar op rij de winnaar van de International Dance Music Award voor ‘Best Global Record Label’. Het in Amsterdam gevestigde label werkt met enkele van de grootste namen in de dance muziek, zoals Markus Schulz, Paul Oakenfold, Aly & Fila, Dash Berlin, Paul van Dyk, Max Graham, Chicane, Gabriel & Dresden en natuurlijk Armin van Buuren. Samen met het Armada team hebben de artiesten en hun labels, Coldharbour Recordings, Perfecto Records, AVA Recordings, Pilot 6, Electronic Elements, Armind, Subculture en A State Of Trance zijn slechts een selectie van de bijna 30 labels onder haar hoede – een solide reputatie in de wereldwijde dance scene opgebouwd.

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Over Extended Music
Extended Music is een boekingskantoor voor dance DJ’s en producers. Extended Music is onderdeel van de Bookings Divisie van AT Productions.  De Bookings Divisie verzorgt met vijf labels de verkoop van optredens voor meer dan 100 artiesten. Van live-bands tot zangers en zangeressen, van presentatoren tot DJ’s, van personalities tot kinderacts.

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New release: Markus Schulz – Scream

Back in June 2010 one of the world’s most inventive electronic music minds released the artist album odyssey that was ‘Do You Dream?’ Fan applause, cross-genre DJ support and dance press acclaim greeted one chart-scaling, master-blasting single after another.

From ‘Do You Dream’s day of release though, Markus Schulz had already begun imagining and conceiving the sound designs that would go to make up his next long-playing excursion.

Now, comprising a 19-track packed collection of ear catching, floor quenching, seismic audio, his ‘Dream’ is about to turn into a mighty ‘Scream’!

“When you’re in the studio, deep in production mode on an album, your mind’s eye is forever picturing the reactions tracks, and moments in tracks, are going to generate”, says Markus. So in many respects the title ‘Scream’ is also the album’s mission statement. It’s that response, that surge of feeling and emotion I want to come back up off the floor when one of its tracks goes on. When it happens, you know all the late hours in the studio, putting the pieces in place, have been worth it!”

With a single-minded quality-meets-quantity credo, Markus has made judicious use of known vocal talent and new singer/songwriter blood on the album. These include US-based sensations Jaren and Aruna, as well as Paper Aeroplanes front-woman Sarah Howells. Also front-and-centre are precocious newer talents, with the likes of Seri and new Schulz discovery-cum-protégée, Adina Butar joining ‘Scream’s vocal cast.

Giving the album a strong song-edged bias has resulted in one with productions that span EDM’s spectrum.

For every daytime radio inciting number (‘Until It’s Gone’, ‘Love Rain Down On Me’ and current single ‘Caught’ to tag but a few), there’s also the more underground themes of tracks like ‘Deep In The Night’, ‘Absolution’ and the album’s thrilling title track. During the final weeks of ‘Scream’s production Schulz commented:“one of the side-effects of producing instrumental long-players like my Dakota ‘Thoughts Become Things’ series is that you keenly feel how much you miss working with lyrics and vocals. ‘Scream’ will be my most vocal-oriented album yet and I believe that the singer-song-writing talent I’ve collaborated with, it will also make for my most accomplished”.

‘Scream’ isn’t exclusively about the vocal though. Building the consummate 360° electronic music album requires contrast and that comes firmly into focus with its heart-of-the-dancefloor seeking instrumentals. From the scene-setting beat-free overture of ‘Our Moment’ to the serrated synthery of floor-ammo like ‘Triotronic’, ‘Soul Seeking’ and ‘Loops n Things’ (with Ferry Corsten) it delivers a comprehensive, panoramic, day-or-night-time listening experience.

Through it Schulz has once again demonstrated that the production side of his mind is alive, kicking and quite literally screaming to be turned loose. And on August 31st that’s exactly what will happen.

Planet EDM will never be quite the same again.

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Introducing: Swanky Tunes

Hailing from Russia, Swanky Tunes is an electronic collective made up of Dmitry Burykin, Stanislav Zaytsev and Vadim Bagdasaryan. Formed in 1998, Swanky Tunes started experimenting with different electronic styles to create their own sound. In the beginning they played techno sounds mixed with vintage synthesizers and after that the group created a distinctly big-beat influenced sound. Nowadays their music is a mix of techno tunes, electro-80’s and contemporary progressive house. In 2006 and 2007 Swanky Tunes were nominated as ‘Best Musical Group’ at the Russian Dance Music Awards.

Swanky Tunes’ tracks and remixes have been released on some of the biggest labels around the globe, including Axtone, Mixmash, Spinnin’ Records, Refune, Size Records and Cr2 Records. Their releases have been heavily supported by: Tiësto, David Guetta, Sander van Doorn, Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke and Dirty South.

Swanky Tunes recently collaborated with Tiësto on the track, “Make Some Noise ft. Ben McInerney of New Navy”. They’ve also just finished a release with Kaskade “No One Knows Who We Are” which will be out soon. Other exciting news is the launch of their brand new label, “SHOWLAND”, with the release of there first track “Blood Rush” 3rd of September 2012 on beatport preview here, also an upcoming track with Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko.

It’s as clear as daylight you need to keep your eyes and ears open for this genius threesome from Russia.

Swanky Tunes will be represented by Anna Agency Worldwide exclusively (except Canada, North/South America and Russia).


Tune Of The Day: Le Vinyl, Melohman, Javi Bora – ‘Soul Story’

Between them Le Vinyl, Melohman and Javi Bora have had their records supported by the who’s who of the deep house world, with the likes of Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Loco Dice, Ralph Lawson and Huxley all championing their past releases. ‘Soul Story’ is their debut release on Defected, and with its Balearic piano riffs and soaring string arrangements, reminiscent of Julien Jabre’s ’Swimming Places’, it delivers a slither of summer to any dancefloor.

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Swedish House Mafia – Ushuaia Opening Party – 4 july 2012

Swedish House Mafia return to the white isle where last year Ushuaia stole a place in everyone´s hearts when dancing together under the stars.

The pool and the palm trees under the spotlight of the moon & the planes overhead adding to the special fx.

9 episodes of a summer story with some new names  & old friends providing the soundtrack & guest appearances by dancers, performers, acrobats, fireworks, lasers, cocktails, ice creams… and you.

Dress code: SMILE.

Line-up 4 july 2012`
Swedish House Mafia
Steve Angello
Sebastian Ingrosso
Support: Pete Tong, Trent Cantrelle