Betsie about the Armin Only Embrace World Tour:
"As a songwriter and vocalist, I'm always hoping to discover and communicate an authentic message. Armin took Safe Inside You and triple charged it with emotion, somehow nailing every feeling and accentuating them with his production. I absolutely love what he did :) On a personal note, it was great to discover that he's really fun to to work with - totally upbeat and extremely conscientious when it came to making sure that I was happy with everything. Getting a call from him while I was having coffee at my local bakery, and hearing that he wanted me to join his tour was a wonderful moment that I'll never forget. I can't wait to perform our song together live!! "
Best known for her signature vocals and songwriting in the dance music genre, Betsie Larkin has given fans an extensive collection of original music through her career as a solo artist and through her collaborations with some the world’s top DJs/Producers, including Andy Moor (Love Again & Not Afraid), Armin van Buuren (Safe Inside You), ATB (A New Day), Ferry Corsten (Made of Love, Not Coming Down, Stars, Feel You), Gabriel & Dresden (Play It Back), Lange (All Around Me, Obvious, Insatiable), and others.
In 2011 Betsie proved to the dance world that she can be the main attraction, in addition to shining in supporting roles. She signed her first solo artist album to Dutch record label Black Hole Recordings and locked in producer appearances from DJ Mag Top 100 vets including Solarstone, Lange, John O’Callaghan, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Super8 & Tab, Bobina, Bjorn Akesson and Ferry Corsten. The album won over top dance radio shows worldwide, opened doors for Betsie to perform for fans on five continents and live on Sirius/XM radio.
Betsie’s entrée into dance music happened when Dutch Producer Ferry Corsten discovered her work as an alternative/rock songstress. Their first collaboration, “Made of Love” graced dance charts worldwide and hit the Top 40 in the Netherlands. Prior to working with Corsten, Betsie honed her craft as a songwriter in rock bands, writing sessions in Los Angeles, and performing live as a solo artist.
In 2015, Betsie’s collaboration with Armin van Buuren (under his Rising Star alias) was voted the #3 track of the year on his radio show, A State of Trance. 2016 will see the first Betsie Larkin DJ mix album – Angels, Humans and Robots (Vol. 1), which will include a mix of her original material and a carefully curated selection of dance tracks from other artists. Each original is planned to be released along with remixes in different dance genres. Expect to see appearances from the Futuristic Polar Bears, Bobina, WSTLNDR and more. The singles have gotten early support from Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance, Gareth Emery’s Electric For Life, Moor Music with Andy Moor, Solarstone’s Pure Trance, Corsten’s Countdown with Ferry Corsten, and others.