London-based DJ and producer Jake Stewart, aka 1-800 GIRLS, lands on Armada Music today with a remix of Joe Smooth’s 1987 house classic ‘Promised Land’. Reiterating an empowering message across deep pads and brisk breakbeats, this new version promises a psychedelic, new-wave twist without losing the essence of the original.  

Promised Land was previously ranked #20 in Mixmag’s “100 Greatest Dance Singles of All Time” (1996) and #4 in DJ Mag’s “Top 100 Club Tunes” (1998).  

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Preview Joe Smooth - Promised Land (1-800 GIRLS Remix)

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Gaining widespread recognition from legends including Pete Tong, Solomun, Anja Schneider and Nicole Moudaber, 1-800 GIRLS’ distinct sound blends percussive rhythms, ethereal melodies and atmospheric textures to evoke a subdued nostalgia that hits a sweet spot in the UK rave scene.  

Learn more about Joe Smooth’s ‘Promised Land’ in episode one of ‘Armada Music 20 Years Classics’ via Armada Music TV. The docu-series takes a deep dive into the history of dance music and its most seminal artists and hits. 

Joe Smooth - Promised Land

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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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