In advance of its 20th anniversary this June, Armada Music recently revealed the first episode of its documentary series ‘Armada Music 20 Years Classics’ – a deep dive into the history of dance music and its artists and hits. The series has been commissioned especially for the anniversary as part of the label’s mission to share and celebrate its deeply rooted passion for dance music.
The series pays homage to dance music’s rich history and aims to educate a new generation of fans about the artists who shaped the genre. The first episode features a behind-the-scenes look at the creation and legacy of Joe Smooth’s ‘Promised Land,’ including an exclusive interview with the producer and DJ who is credited as one of the pioneers of house music.
BBC Radio 1 DJs, Pete Tong and Judge Jules, and Armada Music CEO, Maykel Piron, discuss how ‘Promised Land’ not only launched a new genre within dance music, but also inspired each of them in their careers.
Currently available to stream via Armada Music’s YouTube channel, Armada Music TV, the episode is the first in a series of five episodes dropping between now and the end of this year.