News Archive May 2005

May 1st, 2005

May 31st

- Armin in Amsterdam this Thursday
The summer is here and so the Dutch TV Station TMF has decided to throw a 3 day pool party in the centre of Amsterdam. During this pool party Armin van Buuren will record his 200th episode of ‘A State of Trance’. Fresh FM will broadcast the recording a week later.
TMF will construct a pool and “fill it up” with girls in bikini’s on the Museumplein, right in the centre of Amsterdam.
So come down to the Museumplein in Amsterdam this Thursday between 19:00 and 21:00 and see Armin. Entrance is FREE!

- Mischa Daniels
Rising Dutch star Mischa Daniels is probably the most productive house producers currently around. He recently released the classic “Everybody Be Somebody” on his own Fame Imprint and it’s storming the dance charts in the world. The remix just entered the official UK Dance Chart and has already been in the top 10 of the Dutch Dance Charts for weeks. Soon the CD Single will be available accompanied by a videoclip. More info to follow.
Check out Mischa’s website for more info: www.mischadaniels.com

- Matthew Dekay joins the fleet
Armada Music has just started a collaboration with Matthew Dekay. The first release by Matthew on Armada will be a double compilation CD. Matthew is currently busy compiling the tracklist for the cd. Any tracks in the “Dekay Sound” which you would like to send for consideration can be sent to the following addresses:
* You can email us a link to matthewdemo@armadamusic.com. Please make sure you send a link for us to download, do NOT attach an mp3 file.

* You can also upload your tracks to the following FTP:

http://www.extremamusic.com/music/

Login: trousy
Password: mdk01
For security reasons downloading has been disabled

* Send your tracks via mail:
Armada Music
att. Matthew Dekay
PO Box 75247
1070AE Amsterdam

The tentative release date is set for the end of August. More information will follow.

- Ocean Diva sets sail with Remy, Harry, Perry, Brian and Armin
It’s not long till we kick off the Ibiza season onboard the Ocean Diva. We have held back 100 tickets to be sold at the door before 24:00. After midnight the sale will stop. There are still a few tickets left at Ticketbox, so be quick!
Boarding will start at 22:00. For those who aren’t exactly sure where to go, checkout some instructions here

- Armin van Buuren – Serenity
Dutch DJ & producer Armin van Buuren recently sat down in the studio with pianist Jan Vayne. This collaboration resulted in two tracks which will appear on Armin’s new artist album. The album will hit the stores in August.
Currently the first single “Shivers” from his new album is out in stores. Last week “Shivers” was Dance Smash on the Dutch radio station Radio 538. The 2nd single from the album is called “Serenity”. This is one of the tracks Armin produced together with Jan Vayne. “Serenity” is the theme for this years Sensation White. This mega party in the Amsterdam Arena will be held on July 2nd this year and Armin van Buuren will be on the mainstage.
Armin talks about his collaboration with Jan Vayne: “It’s fantastic working in the studio with Jan. His “classic” way of working is a perfect addition to the way I produce. We’ve had a lot of fun in the studio, so as far as I’m concerned we’re going to do a lot more together!”
The “Serenity” CD Single will be in stores July 4th.

- Armada in the charts
We are pleased to announce that we currently have 3 of our tracks in the top 10 of the Dutch Dance Charts. Armin van Buuren – Shivers has risen to #3, while Mischa Daniels 2005 mix of “Everybody be Somebody” and Gabriel & Dresden – Arcadia are #7 and #8 respectively. Recently released Synergy – Hello Strings is currently #23.
In the Dutch Mega Top 50 Armin van Buuren – Shivers entered the charts at #33 and climbed to #27. If you like to to see him rise buy the single in the stores now or online here

May 24th

- Armin Sensation
It’s official! ID&T have announced the line up for Sensation White and once again Armin will be playing on the mainstage. For the 3rd time now he will play at the world’s leading dance event in the Amsterdam Arena. The event – that was sold out within hours after tickets went on sale – is one of the biggest dance events of the year.
To top it off Armin has produced this years Theme for the event! Together with Dutch classical composer Jan Vayne, who also produced tracks for the Classical Trancelations project, they have made a storming trancer with classical influences.
Check out the full line up and hear the theme at here

- Armada at Amnesia Ibiza line up confirmed
Ibiza and Amnesia still reminisce about last year’s series of incredible club nights Armin van Buuren hosted on the island. Of course Armin has charmed “La Isla Blanca” more often but never before that point did he host his own night, something only reserved for the most prestigious names in the scene. Seven Tuesday editions made a massive name for the concept in Amnesia, and this summer we return for 10 editions, what more to wish for!
And now we have finally confirmed the lineup. Besides Armin we have other names like Paul Oakenfold, Markus Schulz, Nick Warren and Remy to mention a few. We have also planned in 2 Armin Only’s.
Check out the full line up here
We will start the summer of in Amsterdam first with the Armada Night Kick-Off party on Ocean Diva. We still have a few tickets left on presale so be quick. We’ll keep 100 tickets for sale at the door for those who decide to go at the last moment.

- Shivers on The Box
Armin’s new single “Shivers” has been added to Dutch tv station The Box. The clipcode is #878.
Don’t forget you can buy it online at the following links:
* Shivers – Radio Edit – Download
* Shivers – Rising Star Mix – Download

- Famous – The Asian Edition – Win guestlist spots!
This Saturday we’re back again in Panama with our monthly event Famous. Headlining the night will be Marnix, Marcella and Famous resident Mischa Daniels in the main room with Johnny Kelvin in the 2nd room. As usual we have some guestlist spots to give away. The first 3 people to send an email to info@armadamusic.com will each win 2 guestlist spots. So what are you waiting for? Email us now! Be You Be Free Be Famous!
www.famousnight.nl

- Markus Schulz – First Time / Electro Hairspray
First Release on Markus Schulz own imprint at Armada! Markus starts his new label with two of his brand new productions wich will be featured on his forthcoming album.First Time, is a very dreamy vocal tune (vocals by Anita Kelsey) which has been picked up by Dj’s like Tiesto and Armin van Buuren, who choose the track for his last compilation. Electro Hairspray is a more dark and trippy track that really works on the dancefloor!!
A. First Time
B. Electro Hairspray
Released May 30th

May 17th

- Armada realtones and wallpapers!
As some of you may have already noticed, we have recently launched ‘Armada Mobile Entertainment”. With this new service you can download the latest realtones and wallpapers for your mobile phone! Click on the “Mobile” button on at the top of this page.

- DJ Convention CD with Perry O’Neil mix
Our German partners at Silly Spider have just released the 2nd edition of the DJ Convention Series. This time Hiver & Hammer have invited Perry O’Neil to mix the 2nd cd of this double cd compilation with his Electronic Elements sounds (www.electronicelements.nl).
For the tracklisting and more information, checkout the Silly Spider website at
www.sillyspider.com.

- M.I.K.E. charts at djdownload.com
M.I.K.E. has posted his top 10 chart on the download portal djdownload.com. There’s a link beside each track to download the track in 192 or 320 kbps.
Check it out at the chart sections at
www.djdownload.com.

- Shivers out now in Holland and online
Armin van Buuren’s first single from his forthcoming artist album is now available. Click here to buy an autographed edition of this hit single. Don’t leave it too long, we don’t have many left! You can also buy it in your local music store!
MP3 downloads are available at the following links:
* Shivers – Radio Edit – Download
* Shivers – Rising Star Mix – Download
Check out the preview of the video here

- New releases
Solarium – Venice Underwater (incl. M.I.K.E. Remix) [CLEL007]
Another smasher on Mike’s own imprint at Armada! With a remix by the man himself this is another one that cant be missed’_
A. M.I.K.E. Remix
B. Original Mix
Released May 16th

Armin van Buuren – Shivers (The Remixes) [ARMD1015]
Armin van Buuren’s big one for the moment in the remix edition. Armin himself gave the track a tribal feel treatment and Hammer and Bennett did a very good job making it a deep and dark progressive trance tune!
A. Tribal Feel Mix
B. Hammer & Bennett Remix
Released May 23rd

Arpiction – Don’t Walk Away [SPC008]
Soundpiercing is back with another fantastic vocal track by Arpiction (Mads Arp ft. Julie Harrington). Mads who is wll known for his Miro project teamed up with Julie for this strong vocal track. The Cecily Rose mix has that warm progressive trance sound while the Original mix has a more funky vibe!
A. Cecily Rose Mix
B. Original Mix
Released May 23rd

May 13th

- Dance Smash Power play
From today till next Friday Armin van Buuren’s “Shivers” will be the Dance Smash power play on the Dutch Radio 538. Order the single online by using these links:
* Shivers – Radio Edit – Download
* Shivers – Rising Star Mix – Download

May 10th

- Shivers official release this weekend in The Netherlands!
Armin van Buuren’s first single from his forthcoming artist album is now available. Click here to buy an autographed edition of this hit single. Be quick as we only have 100 signed copies available;
Of course you will also be able to buy his new single in your shop. You can find it in your local CD shop in Holland from this weekend. Other territories will follow soon.
You can download the the new AvB on the following links:
* Shivers – Radio Edit – Download
* Shivers – Rising Star Mix – Download
Check out the preview of the video here

- Armada Night Kick-Off Party Ibiza Summer 2005 on Ocean Diva
Ibiza and Amnesia still reminisce about last year’s series of incredible club nights Armin van Buuren hosted on the island. Of course Armin has charmed “La Isla Blanca” more often but never before that point did he host his own night, something only reserved for the most prestigious names in the scene. Seven Tuesday editions made a massive name for the concept in Amnesia, and this summer they return for 10 editions, what more to wish for! First though, the kick-off will take place on the Ocean Diva in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Friday the 3rd of June the Ocean Diva, the largest party-boat of the Netherlands, will host the official Kick Off of the Armada Night series. The presentation will take place in co-operation with Amnesia, a formula that is guaranteed to take the hot summer “Ibiza” feeling to Amsterdam. There are still some tickets left so be quick and get ready for the summer!
Line up: Armin van Buuren, Remy, Perry O’Neil, Harry Lemon and Brian Cross.
Information:
Armada Night Kick-Off Party – Ibiza Summer
Date: June 3rd 2005
Location: Ship Ocean Diva, Docking at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA)
Address: Piet Heinkade 27, Amsterdam
Tickets: Presale €21.75 (ex. fee) | At the door €25
Tickets available at more than 1100 TicketBox points and at Free Record Shop. Order online at Ticketbox.nl or by phone 0900 9393 (€0.45pm)