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Armin van Buuren To Celebrate 20th Anniversary in Music With “The Best of Armin Only” Show

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Amsterdam, 10 November 2016 – On Saturday 13 May, 2017, Armin van Buuren will mark his 20th year in music with his biggest show to date – “The Best of Armin Only”.

Taking place at the Amsterdam ArenA, “The Best of Armin Only” will see the Dutch legend take his fans back in time as he performs his famed ‘Armin Only’ solo show at one of the most iconic venues in the country. From his very first club memories in the Netherlands to the best of the current ‘Armin Only’ world tour, the event will see van Buuren showcase all of his personal highlights over the last 20 years and more. It will also be the first time a DJ has ever hosted a solo show in the Amsterdam ArenA.

This will also be the first time Armin, who has taken up a prominent place in the DJ Mag Top 5 for the past fifteen years, will be performing a solo show in the arena. He said,

“This show brings everything together for me. It is a milestone to celebrate the highlights of all these past years: with my beloved fans, in my own country, in the Amsterdam ArenA. It is going to be a night to remember forever.”

Tickets for this one-off event will begin with a pre-sale on 24 November, with an exclusive registration period now open for fans at www.arminonly.com.

Having toured across five continents with his Armin Only brand and most recently hosting an exclusive showcase during the Amsterdam Dance Event in which he performed in the Van Gogh Museum, 2016 has been yet another monumental year for van Buuren. With a 20th year birthday celebration now firmly in his sights, 2017 is shaping up to be even bigger.

Paul Mayson feat. Brave – Lock It Up

Nicky Romero & Navarra ‘Crossroads’

Dutch elite Nicky Romero unveils his new master class collaboration with rising Dutch duo Navarra, ‘Crossroads’ – out now on Protocol Recordings.

Premiered on Protocol radio and showcasing undiscovered talent reigning from Dutch music production school ‘Herman Brood Academie’ – who have bred the likes of Martin Garrix and Julian Jordan – ‘Crossroads’ is the perfect club ready cut to whet your whistle ahead of next week’s ADE event.

Featuring smooth stunning vocals which guide the energy towards panning synth play and progressive chords, as the chorus climaxes ‘Crossroads’ comes into its own with a combination of high pitched vocal chops and side chained power chords. This latest club offering further emphasizes Nicky’s commitment to promoting fresh talent from every corner of the globe, and will be sure to mark a new chapter for Navarra.

Fresh from his recent tour of Asia, which saw the progressive house prodigy make his highly anticipated return to Japan, take to the stage alongside R&B legend Ne-Yo in Hong Kong, as well as give a mind-blowing performance inside the world famous Arcadia Spectacular Spider at Arcadia Taiwan, Romero is now back in his hometown gearing up for his annual Protocol x ADE showcase. A highlight of the Amsterdam Dance Event calendar, Nicky will be kicking off this year’s conference in style, with a host of Protocol talent and surprise guests set to take to the decks at the legendary Melkweg next Wednesday 19th October. Anyone who wants to get a glimpse of what the label boss has in store for next week can now check out the official compilation which has been mixed by Nicky himself and boasts a whopping 10 exclusive tracks. ‘Nicky Romero Presents Protocol x ADE 2016’ is available to buy or stream now.

Nicky Romero ‘Take Me’ (ft. Colton Avery)

Dutch dance music superstar, Nicky Romero, is back with yet another sensational production in the form of ‘Take Me’ ft. Colton Avery – out now via Protocol Recordings.

Collaborating with singer/songwriter Colton Avery, and with The Script taking part in the writing process, Take Me’ sees Nicky explore his roots as a musician, and is sure to delight fans across both the dance and pop music spectrum. On ‘Take Me’ Romero combines Colton’s commanding vocals with an impossibly catchy pop infused melody, whilst still ensuring he stays true to the progressive house sound that has earned him legions of fans the world over.

2016 has marked a new era for the Dutch phenomenon. Flexing his production muscles, Nicky has been testing the boundaries and experimenting with new genres, teaming up with the likes of disco legend Nile Rodgers for ‘Future Funk’ and Colton Avery and Irish pop rock powerhouse The Script for his latest offering. Fresh off a mammoth summer tour that has seen him play every major festival, from Tomorrowland to Creamfields, Romero will be setting sail once more for a tour of South America and Asia, landing back home for his annual Protocol party to kick off this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event on 19th October. With plenty more tricks left up his sleeve for the coming months, all eyes and ears are on Nicky Romero.

L’Tric – ‘The Beach’ // Out Now on Neon Records

Following the astounding success of their debut single ‘This Feeling’ earlier this year, the electrifying duo L’Tric are set to keep the feel-good vibes flowing with the announcement of their next sure-fire hit, ‘The Beach’. Dropping now via Neon Records, ‘The Beach’ will no doubt see Ivan Gough and Andy Jaimes sweep up once more after their #1 run in the US Billboard, UK Club, Beatport and 1001tracklist.com charts.

These masters of reputable and relatable house go back to their roots once again to celebrate the sound and style of 90’s house music and their fresh, expertly crafted big room sonics are sure to blow your mind once again!

Their new dancefloor weapon caused quite a stir when previewed at the Amsterdam Dance Event last month and packs all the warmth of the Australian house hotspot Melbourne, drumming up plenty of Summer nostalgia with its almost solarised synths beaming over its smooth and insanely infectious bassline.

About L’Tric
Being the brains behind World class, Grammy nominated and ARIA Award winning classics such as TV ROCK’s ‘Flaunt It’, ‘Been A Long Time’ and ‘In My Mind’ (with Feenixpawl & Georgi K), L’Tric’s Ivan Gough along with Andy Jaimes (Sgt. Slick) are well wired into the mainframe of electronic music.

Managing to walk that fine line between underground and mainstream, the duo were celebrated widely with their debut, holding the #1 Most Played track on 1001tracklists.com for the weeks surrounding 2015’s WMC and being applauded by everyone from MTV to Earmilk as a powerhouse for their high-end production skills. Their genius ‘A Brief History of House Music’, mixed for Dancing Astronaut, was once again a highly regarded homage to the past and serves as a perfect reminder of where they came from and why they are here whilst they carve out an ever bigger place in the future!

Arno Cost – Return

Feiertag debuts ‘High Expectations’ EP via Boogie Angst

There were pleased faces all around the Boogie Angst office when it became apparent that the young Dutch producer and drum wizard Feiertag had agreed to release his next EP on the label.

His first single ‘Damn You’ featuring David Dam, had already made international waves earlier this year, with its release on Mike Mago’s BMKLTSCH imprint, supported by the likes of Pete Tong and The Magician to name a few. Also, his incredible live show has already earned him a spot at renowned festivals this year including a very successful showcase at last month’s Amsterdam Dance Event.

The EP, appropriately titled High Expectations, features four crisp, rhythm-driven and synth-soaked tracks. Once again, David Dam contributes on two more vocal driven songs, which ooze crossover appeal and are effortless on either the dancefloor or the radio. The remaining two leftfield tracks, exhibit a more forward thinking electronic aesthetic.

High expectations, indeed!

Candyland – Speechless ft. RKCB

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