Smash The House (Armada)
Smash The House continues to release music from a diverse range of artists’ that treads a spectrum of both the familiar and bubbling-up talents with unshakeable anthems. Names include the Grammy Award-winning Ne-Yo, who teamed up with label heads Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike to give us ‘Higher Place’, which reached #1 in Billboard’s dance/club chart, platinum-selling artist Lost Frequencies, as well as a whole plethora of dancefloor destroyers including Afrojack, Blasterjaxx, Bassjackers, Chuckie, Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Fatman Scoop, Moguai, Wolfpack and Yves V. On top of all this, Smash the House drafted in global superstars Charlie Sheen and Jean Claude Van Damme to appear in the video for ‘Hum’, which garnered over 32 million views on YouTube and sent the track to #1 on Beatport’s main chart. It is apparent that the label refuses to pigeonhole itself to strictly one style, but instead focuses of creating a diverse roster of artists’ who are each guaranteed party starters. The label also acts as a platform for its founders Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to not only nurture new talent, but also to release their own incendiary music into the soundscape of the scene.
Such is the labels reputation that to date it has hosted the largest arena at Tomorrowland, 5 years in a row and also previously staged the largest arena at the American edition of the iconic Belgian born festival, TomorrowWorld - plus hosting Smash The House branded stages and festivals around the world.
Smash The House looks set to continue its rich vein of form going into 2016 while keeping true to it’s ethos of ushering in new talent. Artists such as MATTN, Magic Wand and Lea Rue all make their bow, with the latter being accompanied by remixes from Broiler and aforementioned chart-topper Lost Frequencies. With the Smash the House radio show currently being broadcast in a multitude of countries around the world, attracting the scenes top artists, the label continues to gather momentum with an immensely promising future ahead of it.