‘Out Of The Blue’, the 1999 single of Ferry Corsten under his System F moniker, takes the spotlight in the third episode of the ‘Armada Music 20 Years Classics’ documentary series. In the episode, Ferry Corsten, Armada Music CEO Maykel Piron and BBC Radio 1 legend Pete Tong delve into the story behind the ‘80s-and-italo-dance-influenced record, the origins of the System F alias and how an unusual, guerrilla-style marketing tactic helped ensure the huge, career-advancing success of ‘Out Of The Blue’.

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System F - Out of the Blue

Specially commissioned for Armada Music's 20th anniversary, ‘Armada Music 20 Years Classics’ pays homage to dance music’s rich history and aims to educate a new generation of fans. The first episode aired back in June, featuring 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. 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.

Click here to watch Armada Music 20 Years Classics (Episode 1) - Joe Smooth

Click here to watch Armada Music 20 Years Classics (Episode 2) - Armin van Buuren

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About Armada Music

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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