|Founder||Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron, David Lewis|
|Country of origin||Netherlands|
|Official website|| www|
Armada Music is a Dutch independent record label that specialises in releasing electronic music. [ self-published source? ]The name Armada derives from the first two letters of the founders' first names: Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron and David Lewis.
As of December 2015, the label had won the "Best Global Record Label" award for five years in a row at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA's).Armada received two nominations at the 2014 IDMAs. The Academy of Electronic Music, a joint venture between Armada, Google, Point Blank, and DJ Mag , was the recipient of the 'People's Voice Award' at the 2014 Webby Awards. In 2016, Armada Music was one of the 21 labels nominated for the IMPALA FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN campaign shining a light on Europe's most inspiring young labels. The label received the IMPALA Young Label Spotlight Award.
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Artists currently signed by Armada Music include: [ self-published source? ]
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Note: These are artists who have released tracks through the label, including artists that were previously signed by the label.
Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Leiden, South Holland. Since 2001, he has hosted A State of Trance (ASOT), a weekly radio show, which is broadcast to nearly 40 million listeners in 84 countries on over 100 FM radio stations. According to DJs and Festivals, "the radio show propelled him to stardom and helped cultivate an interest in trance music around the world."
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Heatbeat are an Argentinian trance and electro house production project formed in 2006 by Agustin Servente and Matias Chavez AKA Matias Faint. They have been providing a number of hits since their arrival. Their most famous tracks to date are 'Paradise Garage', 'Ask The Angels', 'Roses Never Cry', 'Rocker Monster', 'Chow Mein', 'Game Over', 'Aerys','Bloody Moon'and 'Cell'. Implementing various Spanish-styled note sections into their tracks, their style of Trance is unique and identifiable. Signing on to the Armada record label started by famous Trance Artist Armin van Buuren, their music reaches a widespread Trance audience.
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