Armin Van Buuren as GAIA taking over Amsterdam Dance Event 2018
The two-man front line, DJ/Producer Armin van Buuren and Producer Benno de Goeij (Rank1), have been recording and producing together since the ‘90s. After producing numerous successful albums and a variety of hit singles for Armin van Buuren it was time to form a new group/alter ego called GAIA to captivate the synthesis between old and new and transcend genres.
“Trough out the years we created a variety of synths, beats and loops that were more underground and not always useable for my sound and genre and we always had so much fun exploring different genres we felt it was time to combine this under the name GAIA.”, says Armin van Buuren.
GAIA is known for creating dance music that transcends genres and doesn’t shy away from experimenting
with sounds from the underground of dance. Their exclusive live performance at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will showcase the unique blend of their greatest hits like
“Tuvan” and “Crossfire” with unreleased tracks and impeccable visuals that will be mixed as striking and artfully as the music. Running from the introductory – and legendary – ‘4 Elements’ in 2000 to the reincarnation in 2009 with ‘Tuvan’ and all other uplifting masterpieces since, the track record of GAIA has driven countless fans wild over the past two decades.
Moreover, one of the most mysterious, beloved and – tongue in cheek – impeccably dressed duos of the past,
current and even future electronic music generations. GAIA tracks may not come in quick succession,
and the duos exclusive live performances may not clog up the schedules of innumerable festivals,