Love or hate the DJ Mag Awards, there is a reason why Armin van Buuren keeps coming out on top. Though he has officially retained the publication's number one spot for five of the past six years, many across the globe will argue that the Dutch icon will forever be number one, with or without an official title. A Knight, a father, and an international icon, Armin represents so much more than the average producer, and even more than any world-class DJ. Having flawlessly run his radio show A State of Trance for over ten years and having built an international fanbase that is more passionate than that of any artist, Armin stands for all things Trance and beyond, and represents a movement in music that is pure and impassioned.
You may not know his name yet, but after listening to the 17 tracks included in his debut album, M(You)sic, you will be hooked on Eco. The New York Native, born Marcello Pacheco, started his journey back in 2007 with popular trance tracks such as Light at the End and Tonight is Forever. Eco’s growing popularity in the EDM-community is certainly well deserved. Gaining the support of internationally recognized DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, and Markus Schulz, just to name a few, Eco tracks and remixes have been recognized within the trance and electronic dance community on various top radio shows. Eco productions are so diverse and original in nature, creating his sound based on his inspirations of the moment.