Dash BerlinMay 8th, 2014
The breakthrough for Dash Berlin came in early 2007 with ‘Till the Sky Falls Down’. The track shot to the top of the trance charts worldwide, due in part to Armin van Buuren including it in the third chapter of his acclaimed ‘Universal Religion’ mix album series. Van Buuren subsequently signed Dash Berlin to the Armada Music label.
Dash Berlin won the IDMA award for the track ‘Waiting’ in the category of ‘Best High Energy Track’ and was nominated three times at the International Dance Music Awards during the WMC in Miami in 2009. His tracks ‘Waiting’ (featuring Australian singer Emma Hewitt) and ‘Man On The Run (a collaboration with fellow Armada artists Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren) were both nominated that year in the category of ‘Best Trance Track’. In Armin van Buuren’s popular radio show ‘A State of Trance’, the ‘Waiting’ single was selected by the audience to be the second best Trance track of the year in 2009. The music video was shot in Rotterdam and gained over twelve million views on YouTube.
In 2010 Dash was nominated for ‘Best European DJ’ at the IDMA’s and entered the DJ Mag Top 100 poll at number 15. He won the DJ Mag Top 100 Award for ‘Highest New Entry’ during the Magazine’s ceremony at the Ministry Of Sound in London, hosted by Boy George. Dash beat out other famous Dutch DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, and Ferry Corsten as the highest Dutch entry to date. On October 20th, 2011 in Amsterdam, DJ Mag announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Dash Berlin placed at #8 in the world. In 2012 Dash received a nomination for ‘Best Trance Track’ at the IDMA’s for his track with Jonathan Mendelsohn entitled ‘Better Half Of Me’. October 2012: In Mexico Dash Berlin was nominated for a prestigious ‘Lunas Award’ in the category of Electronic Music among other artists such as Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, David Guetta, Sasha, and others. Later that month, Dash reached number 7 in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, making him the second most popular Trance DJ in the world, right after his mentor Armin van Buuren. In December 2012, Dash Berlin was nominated for a ‘Tunisia Music Award’, the country’s biggest award show. In February 2013, Dash Berlin headlined the Ultra Music Festival in Chile and the Ultra Music Festival in Buenos Aires together with Avicii, Carl Cox, and Armin van Buuren. In 2013, Dash Berlin received a nomination for the ‘Best Trance Track’ at the IDMA awards for his single ‘When You Were Around’ featuring British singer Kate Walsh.
Late 2013 also saw Dash Berlin release the fourth installment of ‘United Destinations’, a mix series that showcases the best tunes in the world of D.B.
A new album is expected to arrive in the summer of 2014.