Armin van Buuren
Armin Van Buuren is a 38 year old trance producer out Leiden, the Netherlands. Known for his sensational performances and incredible mixing skills, Armin is easily one of,the most recognized DJs and producers in the world. His 5 time number one position in the critically acclaimed DJ Mag’s Top 100 poll just goes to show what an incredible producer this man really is. His record label, Armada Music, has been successfully growing since 2003, capturing the talents of rising trance artists and producers from all across the globe. The Dutchman even has his own radio station, A State of Trance, which has now broadcasted over 600 episodes, all available for playback on his website, astateoftrance.com. It is unbelievable to think about how much Buuren has grown since he first started producing music at the age of 15. Armin has now headlined essentially every trance festival there is, and no current electronic festival is truly complete without the addition of this music legend.
Armin Van Buuren’s music covers the entire electronic spectrum, combining upbeat euphoric lyrics with fast beats per minute that make for one hell of a live performance. Through the 16-pieced musical mosaic of ‘Intense’, Armin introduces his fans to many intriguing fusions, intricate soundscapes and surprisingly new shades of his sound. ‘Intense’ is the biggest project he has ever worked on, uniting 3 years of studio work. A direct quote from Armin himself, found on his website, states: “These songs came to life just by being in the studio, being who I am and following my gut. I feel closer to myself than I ever have. The album sort of happened to me, it just all came together and the story wrote itself. I didn’t try to force anything, I just did what I found interesting and tried to have as much fun in the studio as possible.” Statements such as these are the perfect evidence to show how much passion he has for his music. Other albums of his such as Universal Religion and other A State of Trance Classics, demonstrate some of the best trance sounds around the world, and provide for some of the best mixes you can find.
It is no surprise that Armin has continually been mounted among the top DJ’s year in and year out. His live performances are something on a whole other level. Some of his shows has been known to go on for upwards of 7 hours, and when playing sold out venues like Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve, the experience is said to be like nothing else. If you have never gotten to experience A State of Trance firsthand, it should most definitely be added to your bucket list. The love and positive vibes can be felt flowing throughout the entire venue, and a smile can be found on every individuals face, including the man playing on stage himself. Armin is able to provide such a great experience because of his willingness to spread love and happiness. When listening to some of his live 2 hour episodes, Van Buuren will sometimes talk about the origin of the individual song, explaining where the lyrics came from, helping to provide the listener with actual background knowledge, which in turn just adds more and more to the intensity and passion associated with each piece of music he creates.
Although the Dutch producer has already been in the electronic scene for over 2 decades, he continues to keep providing his followers with new unique music that pleases such an immense amount of our society today. The direction he is going with his music is something that more producers should take note of. Next time you see the name Armin Van Buuren floating around in your town, be sure to check the details to the event---- it is guaranteed to be one of the best nights of your life.
Written By: Cooper Turley
Upcoming Tour: http://www.arminvanbuuren.com/schedule/
Upcoming Festivals: Ultra, Tomorrowland
Music Releases: http://www.astateoftrance.com/