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Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren
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Dutch producer and DJ born 25 December 1976 in Leiden, Netherlands.
Armin started producing and making music at age 14. 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.
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Armin van Buuren - Magic Melody (Remix) album art Groove Solution Magic Melody (Armin Mix) (as Armin) Groove Solution - Magic Melody (Remix) (Maxi) CNR Music Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
SNF 901 Sweet Pussy Pauline Heads, Tits & Ass (Armin Van Buuren Vocal Remix) and 1 more… Sweet Pussy Pauline - Heads, Tits & Ass(12") Playground Productions SNF 901 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - C'est Tout album art Monsieur Basculant C'est Tout (Armix) Monsieur Basculant - C'est Tout Comx Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Move Static album art Rocco Mundo Feat. The Scumfrog Move Static (Armix) Rocco Mundo Feat. The Scumfrog - Move Static Outland Records Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Chase album art De Bos Chase (Follow-that-Carmix) De Bos - Chase (Maxi) Jive Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Single Minded People album art The Sunclub Single Minded People (Radio Armix) The Sunclub - Single Minded People (Maxi, Single) Dance Pool Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Tribal Tone album art Jocks' Trap* Tribal Tone (Armix) and 1 more… Jocks' Trap* - Tribal Tone (Maxi) Tricky Stuff Records Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Without Your Love album art Temple Of The Groove Without Your Love (Armin's Radio Mix) (as Armin) Temple Of The Groove - Without Your Love (Maxi) House Nation, Dance Street Germany 1997 Sell This Version
UMD 83050 Armin van Buuren - Funkytown album art ISCO Funkytown (Mothafonky Armin Mix) (as Armin) ISCO - Funkytown(CD, Maxi) Universal UMD 83050 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Sex Life album art Geoffrey Williams Sex Life (Major Funk Armix) Geoffrey Williams - Sex Life (Maxi) Movement Records Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
St. 601 Armin van Buuren - Keep It Up album art Pioneers Of Sound Keep It Up (Armix) Pioneers Of Sound - Keep It Up(12") Stripes St. 601 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
WRKCD7 Armin van Buuren - Work 7 album art Various Hurt Me Pumpin' (Dub Mix) Various - Work 7(CD, Mixed) Work Records WRKCD7 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10219 Armin van Buuren - Strictly Club '98 Part 1 album art Various Sex Life (Armix) and 1 more… Various - Strictly Club '98 Part 1(2xCD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10219 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10199 Armin van Buuren - Club Scala 3 album art DJ René* Sex Life (Armix) (as Armix) DJ René* - Club Scala 3(2xCD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10199 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10184 Armin van Buuren - Triplemix '97 album art Various Sex Life (Armix) (as Armix) Various - Triplemix '97(CD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10184 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
07243 8 59795 2 1 Armin van Buuren - Zenith Ibiza Pacha 1997 album art Various Tribal Tone (Armix) (as Armix) Various - Zenith Ibiza Pacha 1997(CD, Comp, Mixed) EMI 07243 8 59795 2 1 Switzerland 1997 Sell This Version
MEC 10052 Armin van Buuren - Strictly Club '97 Part 3 (The Summer Edition) album art Various Tribal Tone (Armix) Various - Strictly Club '97 Part 3 (The Summer Edition)(2xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed) MECADO MEC 10052 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Self Control album art Problem Boy Self Control (Armix) Problem Boy - Self Control (Single) Tremolo Australia 1998 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - The Beginning album art Suits Makin' Noise The Beginning (Armix Club Version) Suits Makin' Noise - The Beginning (Maxi) Suit Records Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
PPS6925/1 Armin van Buuren - Initial EP album art Flying Grooves Initial Velocity (Armix By Armin Van Buuren) Flying Grooves - Initial EP(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Arenchi Club Records PPS6925/1 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Dallas album art J.R.'s Revenge Dallas (The Armix) J.R.'s Revenge - Dallas (Maxi) Tremolo Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Ellegibo album art Suits Makin' Noise Ellegibo (Extended Armix) Suits Makin' Noise - Ellegibo (EP) Suit Records Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Hold On album art Barbarus Hold On (Armix) and 1 more… Barbarus - Hold On (Maxi) Jive Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
PP 006 Armin van Buuren - The United Colors EP album art Red & White Out Of Blue (Armix) Red & White - The United Colors EP(12") Push & Pull PP 006 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
SMM 489578.2 Armin van Buuren - Dive Into The Dance Zone 98/1 album art Various Single Minded People (Radio Armix) Various - Dive Into The Dance Zone 98/1(CD, Comp) Sony Music Media SMM 489578.2 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version

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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.
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
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 !!!
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.
Raijin

Raijin

December 30, 2004
edited over 14 years ago
Number 3 in the world according to mixmag, the guy has to be doing something right.

I was dubious when i first decided to listen to Armin. Being of a strong disposition to harder styles of trance and tracks with more tech or acid influence, it was an exercise in open-mindedness to sit down and actually listen to his tracks. Blue Fear was my first exposure to him, which i enjoyed alot. However, i didn't really become enthralled with any of his music until I heard his live stuff. His "A State of Trance" radio show really shows you his talents. Thats a two hour set every week, with some sweet track selections that have influenced the trance vinyl going into my crate over the past two years. His style is consistent through his sets; emulating the old Tiesto & Ferry Corsten sound with a softer edge, while still adding that elusive elemnt that can only be attributed to Armin himself.

I'm going to keep my eye on this guy, I don't know enough about him yet, but i haven't heard anything negative. Let's hope he carves his own niche without turning into an Oakenfold.

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