There is one name that excites me more than any other name on a lineup… and that is none other than Mr. Armand Van Helden. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see the true OG House music legend Armand Van Helden gracing Miami Music Week’s DJ Mag as a headliner, and not only that… prepare for the reunion of Duck Sauce, his project with A-Trak. Shock turned to excitement, excitement turned to flight plans… and now here we are, with three weeks to go, all of us about to witness one of the most magical duos in the history of House music. They recently dropped a Disco House lover’s dream in “Smiley Face” and will be headlining Coachella in April.
Nothing could be sweeter than counting the days until I see my absolute
When I walked to his set (skipping half of Fatboy Slim‘s set… that’s how big of a fangirl I am) at Creamfields 2018 and realized I was face to face with MK, and not Armand… well, needless to say, it was the only disappointment of the weekend. I needed a redo. I get that the OG wanted to close out the House stage but I had made plans to experience HOLO. It was at that moment I experienced one of the most difficult decisions of my life at a festival yet, and I attend Ultra yearly.
So why do I love Armand Van Helden? In my personal opinion, he paved the way for all the House music greats like Benny Benassi, MK,
I’ve taken the liberty of putting together an INCREDIBLE playlist of Armand’s life journey so you know exactly what you’re in store for the next time he graces a lineup. No one makes me dance the way he does. The first time I saw him was at the Upside Down House at EDC‘s 20th Anniversary. My buddy James and I literally missed Above & Beyond, and Armin Van Buuren to do so. (I
“You don’t even know me, so why do you judge my life.” Listen here for the goods, and may your life change as well.