News out of Berlin today sees two of the most prestigious labels in dance music, Paul van Dyk’s VANDIT imprint and Dutch record company Armada Music, announcing a new joint venture deal. The Press release states, “with a burgeoning release schedule for 2010 and 2011 already in place, the Berlin-based VANDIT team will remain responsible for the label’s A&R and artist development as both entities prepare to take the imprint into the next decade.”
VANDIT is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of releases and a worldwide arena tour, being the home base to artists including Paul van Dyk, Filo & Peri, The Thrillseekers, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Kuffdam, Giuseppe Ottaviani and Jon O’Bir. Armada Music is home to artists like Armin van Buuren, Chicane, Markus Schulz, Dash Berlin, Andy Moor, StoneBridge and several other producers and vocalists. The first major releases after the joint venture will be the VANDIT 10th Anniversary compilation album, which includes the already massive Paul van Dyk’s ‘We Come Together’ single and Filo & Peri’s ‘This Night’.
VANDIT Records was established by renowned German DJ/Producer Paul van Dyk in 2000 and has become a go-to label for electronic music fans. The label has released classics including Paul van Dyk’s ‘For An Angel’, Reflekt’s ‘Need To Feel Loved’ and Ralphie B’s ‘Massive’. 100 VANDIT releases and more than 200 tracks of the VANDIT Digital sub-label back catalogue will be placed with Armada Music.
Paul van Dyk, managing director of VANDIT, says “two power houses of electronic music join forces. The symbiosis of creative power, expertise and market impact by VANDIT and Armada Music will set a new milestone in electronic music.”
Maykel Piron, Managing Director of Armada Music, continues “for 10 years, VANDIT has been releasing high quality music. It’s a great honour to continue building up this fantastic brand together with Paul and his team.”