Armin Van Buuren was born on December 25, 1976, in Netherlands. He is a DJ and a record producer. Armin is particularly famous for his studio albums Intense (2013) and Embrace (2015). He holds several awards, including a Grammy nomination.
When Armin was young, he listened to Liebrand and Jean-Michel Jarre and spend days and nights in front on a TV, playing Nintendo 64 and watching movies. He was also interested in playing soccer and driving.
Armin released his first work when he was just 18 years old. At 20, he entered the British charts with the track “Blue Fear”. Two years later, Van Buuren established his own recording label. At 23, he again entered the British charts with the song “Communication”
When Amin was still in middle school, he was inspired by Dutch Master Mixer Ben Liebrand. He learned how to make mixes and started working on his own special style. When Armin was 16, he bought his first sampler Akai S-01. Even though it was a mono sampler, Armin managed to do many things with it. His first demo song was included into a compilation album. The money he received for the release, Armin spent on equipment upgrade.
In 1995, Armin was releasing new tracks one after another and working with different labels. His first success came with the track “Blue Fear”, which he released in 1907 with Cyber records. Armin next hit track “Communication” was also released on the same label.
In 1999, Armin established his own label Armind. The first release “One” was well received, The second release “Touch Me” was also popular but didn’t get into the charts. After remixing such popular songs as Wamdue Project’s “King Of My Castle” , Madison Avenue’s “Don't Call Me Baby”, and Gouryella’s “Walhalla”, Armin became a highly demanded remixer. He had to refuse the offers to make remixes on a daily basis. While working on his tracks and albums, Armin spends a lot of time on his DJ career. In the UK, he performs at such clubs as Passion, Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Slinky, and Peach. He also travels the world and visits such places as Ibiza, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Tokyo, and more.
Armin has a weekly radio show A State of Trance that has over 30 million of listeners from more than 84 countries.