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# Electronic

# Trance



With a cinematic sound influenced by synth pioneers like Klaus Schulze and Jean Michel Jarre, decorated Dutch producer Armin van Buuren spins progressive trance and house anthems that have kept him top of the electronic pack since his debut in the late '90s. Releasing a string of Dutch Top Three albums, including 2008's Imagine, his first to chart in the U.S., he became a fixture on the festival circuit, renowned for his uplifting live shows. With scores of DJ'ing awards and a Grammy nomination for 2014's 'This Is What It Feels Like,' van Buuren is also the host of his radio show, A State of Trance, and curator of the compilation series with the same name.

Life & Career

Armin van Buuren started making music when he was 14 years old and played as a DJ at many local clubs and pubs. In 2000, Armin started a compilation series named ‘A State of Trance,’ and by May 2001, he had started hosting a radio show of the same name. Over time, the show earned almost 40 million weekly listeners and ended up becoming one of the most revered radio shows in the country. Armin has released six studio albums to date and has become one of the most popular DJs from the Netherlands. ‘DJ Mag’ has named him the number one DJ five times, which is a record in itself. He has also been honored with a ‘Grammy’ nomination for his track, ‘This Is What It Feels Like.’ In the US, he is the record holder for the highest number of entries on the ‘Billboard Dance/Electronics’ chart.

Greatest Hits

Intense - Intense
Mirage - Mirage
Embrace - Embrace


Best Dance Radio Mix Show DJ - International Dance Music Awards – 2005
Most Popular International DJ - International Golden Gnome Awards - 2008
IMPALA Outstanding Contribution Award - Outstanding Contribution Award - 2014
Best Podcast or Radio Show - Winter Music Conference - 2018
Best Podcast or Radio Show - Winter Music Conference - 2019

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