Gaia is a music group started initially as an alias of Armin van Buuren, which is known for the songs like “Tuvan”, “Stellar” and “Empire of Hearts”. The current members of Gaia are Armin van Buuren and Benno de Goeij, hence when a Gaia set is performed live, Armin and Benno both take the stage together. Armin has a running joke where he refers to Gaia as ‘his friends’ in order to not associate himself with the project.
Started by Armin alone in 2000. The project was revived in 2009 with Benno joining Armin as a co-producer only. In Miami’s ULTRA Music Festival 2014 Benno and Armin made their debut as a DJ duo playing a one hour and a half set. The duo performed live for the first time in Europe in The Heineken Music Hall during Amsterdam Dance Event 2014.
The first studio album of Gaia was released on June 21, 2019.