About Armin van Buuren
Surfing the waves in the trance and EDM movement, Armin van Buuren has become one of the most influential DJs in the global music scene. The Grammy-nominated artist has reached international success for over twenty years, achieving five-time number one in the critically acclaimed DJ Mag Top 100 poll.
The DJ has performed at the world’s biggest festivals, clubs, events, and shows, such as Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, The Vanguard, and Creamfields. His milestones include performing an orchestral version of ‘Intense’ for the newly crowned King and Queen of the Netherlands in 2013, alongside making history as the first solo dance artist to play in the iconic Madison Square Garden.
Throughout his career, van Buuren has broken through the noise with his unique sound and style, seamlessly mixing club-bangers such as ‘Blah Blah Blah’, ‘On & On’, ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ and uniting thousands of trance fans through his energetic gigs and Armin Only and A State of Trance world tours. His most beloved works, such as ‘Intense’, 'Communication’, ‘Burned With Desire’, ‘Blue Fear’, ‘Shivers’, and ‘Yet Another Day’, have become highly-played EDM classics.
When van Buuren isn’t performing his strobe-lit DJ sets, he hosts a two-hour weekly radio show, ‘A State of Trance’, with a global audience of 41 million. He also co-owns Armada Music – one of the most diverse record labels in electronic music – and created a 10-minute meditation routine for mindfulness app Insight Timer in 2022.
What song made Armin van Buuren famous?
Armin van Buuren had his first success with a track called ‘Blue Fear’, released under the Cyber Records label in 1997. He later released ‘Communication’, under the same label, reaching popularity in Ibiza during the summer of 1999.
Where is Armin van Buuren from?
Born in Leiden, the Netherlands, to a musical family, van Buuren indulged his passion for music from a young age. The DJ spent all the money he earned from his paper route on records, and when he was 10, his mother won a computer, sparking his interest in technology.
What did Armin van Buuren do before DJ’ing professionally?
Armin studied for a law degree as a backup plan early in his career. In the final year of his course, he juggled his studies with his chaotic music schedule, including productions, remixes, and performing in packed clubs every weekend. It took him three years to graduate in 2003.
When did Armin van Buuren launch his radio show?
In June 2001, Armin van Buuren aired the first episode of ‘A State of Trance’. Since its launch, the DJ has presented the biggest tunes of the moment, allowing millions of fans to discover new music. Regular features on the show are the ‘Tune of the Week’, ‘Progressive Pick’, ‘Service For Dreamers’, and the ‘Future Favourite’.