Armin van Buuren

Real Name:
Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren
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Dutch record producer and DJ born 25 December 1976 in Leiden, South Holland.
Armin started producing and making House music at age 14, later he turned towards Trance. He is well known for his early releases like “Blue Fear”, “Touch Me” and “Communication” as well as his remixes for several other artists and groups.

Ranked #1 in DJ Mag's Top 100 in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 which marks a new record in that poll.

Before becoming a DJ he worked as a glass collector at Club Nexus & he studied law at Leiden University, as his musical career began to take off he put his law degree on hold, although he still returned to graduate in 2003.
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HUSSYCD008 76 — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren 76 (Album) United Recordings HUSSYCD008 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
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BU - 6390805 Shivers — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Shivers (Album) Armada (4) BU - 6390805 Indonesia 2005 Sell This Version
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ARMA120, 0191302ERE Imagine — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Imagine (Album) Armada (4) ARMA120, 0191302ERE Finland 2008 Sell This Version
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222339, 7502232223392 Mirage — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Mirage (Album, Comp) Armada (4) 222339, 7502232223392 Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
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88697921302 Mirage - The Remixes — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Mirage - The Remixes (Album) Armada (4) 88697921302 Poland 2011 Sell This Version
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45CD12028 Universal Religion Chapter Six — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Universal Religion Chapter Six (Comp) Armada Digital 45CD12028 Australia 2012 Sell This Version
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ПРЗ CD08395 Intense — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Intense (Album, Comp) Armada (4) ПРЗ CD08395 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
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2478836 Embrace — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Embrace (Album, Comp) Armada (4) 2478836 South Korea 2015 Sell This Version
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1066456KON Oldskool (Mini Album) — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Oldskool (Mini Album) (Album, MiniAlbum) Armada (4) 1066456KON Germany 2016 Sell This Version
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ARMA459 A State Of Trance 2019 — Armin van Buuren Armin Van Buuren A State Of Trance 2019 (Comp) Armada (4) ARMA459 Netherlands 2019 Sell This Version
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19075992832 Balance  — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Balance (Album) Armada (4) 19075992832 Poland 2019 Sell This Version
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ARDI4236 Relaxed — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Relaxed (Album) Armada Digital ARDI4236 Netherlands 2020
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ARDI4256 Lost Tapes — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Lost Tapes(31xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Armada Digital ARDI4256 Netherlands 2020
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1027070KON A State Of Trance Forever — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren A State Of Trance Forever (Comp, Album) Armada (4) 1027070KON Germany 2021 Sell This Version
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ARDI4411 Feel Again Part 2 — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Feel Again Part 2 (Album) Armada Music ARDI4411 Netherlands 2022
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none Feel Again Part 1 — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Feel Again Part 1 (Album) Armada (4) none Worldwide 2022
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Singles & EPs

HG 9702-8 Push — Armin van Buuren Armin* Push (Maxi) Timeless Records HG 9702-8 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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HN 79, DST 1491-12 EP — Armin van Buuren Armin* EP (EP, Maxi) Timeless Records HN 79, DST 1491-12 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
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CR 015 Blue Fear — Armin van Buuren Armin* Blue Fear (Maxi, Single, EP) Cyber Records CR 015 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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ARM001 One — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Presents Gig Armin van Buuren Presents Gig - One(12") Armind ARM001 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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CYBER 029 Lost Soul Society — Armin van Buuren Armin* Lost Soul Society (Single) Cyber Records CYBER 029 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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ARM003 Free — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren Presents Gimmick Armin van Buuren Presents Gimmick - Free (Single) Armind ARM003 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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CYBER 031 Virgo (Remixes) — Armin van Buuren Armin* Virgo (Remixes) Cyber Records CYBER 031 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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12 AMPMDJ 129 Communication — Armin van Buuren Armin* Communication (Maxi, Single) Cyber Records 12 AMPMDJ 129 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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ARM004 Eternity — Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren And DJ Tiësto Present Alibi Armin van Buuren And DJ Tiësto Present Alibi - Eternity (Maxi, Single) Armind ARM004 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version

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sleptsov

sleptsov

December 31, 2022
Armin is a person who has ruined/killed (collapsed the market of trance as a style of electronics) trance (the real trance is Yahel - Voyage, for example) and who needs more and more money that he earns. Plus, it instills in young people a taste for crappy electronics, which is trouse, trance and house in 2003-2023. A man who simply destroyed the concept of "high-quality trance music" by releasing his boring ASOT show every week. I listened to ASOT, what can be the quality of the compositions that the so-called trance musicians write weekly, forgetting about what quality trance music is ((Bonzai, Eye Q, Le Petit Prince, Low Spirit, MFS, Noom, Platipus, Suck Me Plasma, Superstition, In Trance We Trust)) and thinking only about how to make more money on trance music. I knew one ardent fan of Armin (DJ Laugh). He lives with me in the same city. Fooling party-goers in my city by recording pre-mixed mixes in special programs and then he puts them on instead of real mixing. He never pays money for music, he downloads everything from the Internet. At parties, this so-called DJ dances to all tracks, he doesn't care what he plays, how he plays, who plays, he dances to everything. Thus, the portrait of Armin's admirer is as follows: this is a low-intellectual man. NOT having success with women, like the DJ I write about above. Who doesn't understand music. Who would like to be as popular as his beloved Armin. And who doesn't give a damn about music. How Armin himself doesn't give a damn about music. Armin, get out of the world of electronic music. DJ Laugh - your birth is the biggest mistake in life.
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adamalada

adamalada

September 2, 2020
99-05ish if Armin was playing, i would be there. His sets were outstanding. I would argue his Gatecrasher NEC 2002 set is his best. We used to all flock to Gatecrasher/Godskitchen/Cream if he was in the UK, and would always hit up his nights in Ibiza/Holland.

There is a lot of talk about him being shit after 2010ish. Probably true but then most of clubland and festivals aren't what they were in the 00s. If clubland went to shit, why not cash in and go commercial, it is a smart move. I thought there might be a new trance era when they all got touted as bringing the 90s sound back, but it didnt last long. Those lucky enough to have experienced 90s/00s trance will know that will never be replicated.
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Scanner

Scanner

November 21, 2018
Copy/paste of my comment about Tiesto. Simply replace the Name Tiesto with AvB:
"Haha, what is all this whining of his fanboys? And now ranting and cursing around about him because he...."changed".
Yes, I also liked tracks and mix-CDs. But when he changed, I didn't give a f...ish and moved on myself! There are so many good producers and DJs out there, I don't care if he changed or not.
All of you grumbling and accusing his "betrayal", get over the fact that your hero doesn't want to be your hero any more - or the hero for others :-D"
KayX

KayX

July 6, 2018
Arnin used to be a great trance DJ and producer but with his music that he's releasing over the last few years it keeps me asking what happened? It turned all in commercial, boring sh*t.
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deviant2k

deviant2k

January 6, 2017
Armin wins the award for the most overrated trance DJ ever.
tonumaa

tonumaa

November 9, 2015
Armin, take some lsd, it will help
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Animusvox

Animusvox

March 23, 2015
Armin was one of the biggest legends in the world of the electronic music, but now he changed his style because he wants to appeal the new kids and the new sounds of electronic music. Since his first productions to 'Intense', his 5th album, he was doing good things (Yeah, I know that 'Mirage' or 'Imagine' are kinda poppy, but both are good albums). Then he started to incorporate a lot of Big Room Trance sounds to his productions and sounding more a more boring and commercial. But he's smart and he knows that his truly public is the trance family, so now he's working on his 6th album (he says that it will be a comeback to his roots), and at the same time he's working on his first album of GAIA with Benno de Goeij, and he released a new song of Rising Star. With the time we will see if he's coming back or it was something temporary.
ColonelTirpitz

ColonelTirpitz

July 6, 2014
And another so called DJ that has the urge to change its roots from good to bad music ( commercial ones that the mass like without even apreciate it anymore ! ) .

Yes Mr. Armin van Buuren as Dj Tiesto and Paul Oakenfold those so called DJ's who's nowadays ruins the nice great times of what real music was such as ( Techno, Rave, Trance, Acid, House, Drum&Bass ,...) . Nowadays we need to listen to cheesy boring music and that RnB over and over and as if it isn't enough we need to hurt our ears with sad music from those reality TV shows another commercialisation !

Where are all those famous clubs alot of them disapeared ' sadly '
Where are all those famous DJ's you could talk with them , watch them closely ( nowadays those clowns such as David Guetta, Armin, Tiesto, etc.. Need silly body guards ) how sad
Where are all those Record Stores you could stay whole afternoons listening to records and even have the chance to see a dj enter the store WOOW ! ( nowadays we have this ITunes stuff who's so cold and without emotions so anti-social ) again so sad !
Where are all those people who enjoyed real music ' any styles ' ? ( nowadays alot people are deaf ) sighs ....
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.... I hope a day again all will be magic as before !!!
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SLAWEK.PL

SLAWEK.PL

June 1, 2014
thank you armin for many GREAT productions like:
Armin vs. M.I.K.E. - pound,Armin vs. M.I.K.E. - intruder,Armin van Buuren - control freak,Armin van Buuren - blue fear, Perpetous Dreamer - the sound of goodbye. He was always much more better producer than Tiesto! now it's the same situation! Tiesto now makes extremely crappy electro-house,Armin Now Makes only crappy pop-house: )
youseif

youseif

December 21, 2010
Armin now seems unable to make anything without Benno de Goeij (even his gaia project)... yeah that's right.
i think that this is the third year since the beginning of their collaborations. i actually liked Armin's productions before that.
i don't know what happened or for how long he will continue making tracks like that, but i don't like a producer to have someone write his music for him.
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