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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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PRCD 006 Armin van Buuren - This Is Mellow Part 6 album art Various Flight To Eldorado (as Armin) Various - This Is Mellow Part 6(CD) Precious Records PRCD 006 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Northern Exposure 2 album art Sasha And John Digweed* Blue Fear (as Armin) Sasha And John Digweed* - Northern Exposure 2 Ministry Of Sound UK 1997 Sell This Version
UMACD1001 Armin van Buuren - UMA: The Story So Far album art Various Check Out Your Mind (Amsterdam Mix) (as Armin) Various - UMA: The Story So Far(2xCD) Underground Music Australia UMACD1001 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
S MONTSERRAT 01 Armin van Buuren - Dance Supports Montserrat album art Various Blue Fear (Extended Version) (as Armin) Various - Dance Supports Montserrat(CD, Promo) Not On Label S MONTSERRAT 01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Spundae Presents Interpretations album art Jerry Bonham Blue Fear (Original Mix) (as Armin) Jerry Bonham - Spundae Presents Interpretations (Comp) Spundae Recordings US 1998 Sell This Version
none Armin van Buuren - Live In New York album art Paul Oakenfold, Dave Ralph Blue Fear Paul Oakenfold, Dave Ralph - Live In New York(M/cass, Mixtape, Unofficial) Back Street Chiselers none USA & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Magik: A New Adventure album art Various Communication (as Armin) Various - Magik: A New Adventure (Comp) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Gatecrasher Wet album art Various Communication (as Armin) Various - Gatecrasher Wet (Comp) INCredible UK 1999 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Essential Selection Ibiza 1999 album art Pete Tong Communication (Vincent De Moor Mix) (as Armin) Pete Tong - Essential Selection Ibiza 1999 FFRR UK 1999 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - The Trance Sound Of Dance Tuning Disco album art Sterbinszky Communication (Vincent De Moor Mix) Sterbinszky - The Trance Sound Of Dance Tuning Disco (Comp) EMI Hungary 1999 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Global Underground 011: Budapest album art Nick Warren Virgo (as Armin) Nick Warren - Global Underground 011: Budapest (Comp) Boxed UK 1999 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Euphoria - For The Mind, Body And Soul album art PF Project Blue Fear (Trouser Enthusiasts E.B.E. Mix) (as Armin) PF Project - Euphoria - For The Mind, Body And Soul (Comp) Telstar TV UK 1999 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Trance Nation 2 album art System F / Ferry Corsten Communication (as Armin) System F / Ferry Corsten - Trance Nation 2 (Comp) Ministry Of Sound UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Armin van Buuren - Combined Forces June 1999 album art Various Communication (as Armin) and 1 more… Various - Combined Forces June 1999(CD, Promo) Combined Forces none Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
none Armin van Buuren - Combined Forces November 1999 album art Various Communication (Radio Edit) Various - Combined Forces November 1999(CD, Promo) Combined Forces none Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Gatecrasher: National Anthems album art Various Communication (as Armin) Various - Gatecrasher: National Anthems (Comp) INCredible, INCredible UK 2000 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Megint Egy Nyár A Flörtben... 1. - Trance album art Sterbinszky Communication Part 2 (Armin Van Buuren's Remake) (as Armin) Sterbinszky - Megint Egy Nyár A Flörtben... 1. - Trance (Comp) EMI Hungary 2000 Sell This Version
013252 CF Armin van Buuren - Club 2000 album art Various Communication Part 2 (as Armin) Various - Club 2000(2xCD) Combined Forces 013252 CF Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
11.80.7983 Armin van Buuren - Dance Power 7 album art Various Exhale Various - Dance Power 7(2xCD, Comp) Vidisco 11.80.7983 Portugal 2001 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Out Of The Blue (Album Sampler) album art System F Exhale System F - Out Of The Blue (Album Sampler) (Album) Big Star Records Denmark 2001 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - MTV Ibiza 2001 album art Various Exhale (Original Mix) Various - MTV Ibiza 2001 (Comp) Warner Strategic Marketing United Kingdom Europe 2001 Sell This Version
mxcd 652 - xt-esp-ims Armin van Buuren - DJ Sunshine Live At Space Discotheque Ibiza Playa D'en Bossa (Summer 2001) album art DJ Sunshine (6) Blue Fear (as Armin) DJ Sunshine (6) - DJ Sunshine Live At Space Discotheque Ibiza Playa D'en Bossa (Summer 2001)(CDr) Sole.Sound.Pama-Records mxcd 652 - xt-esp-ims Spain 2001 Sell This Version
COS 099 Armin van Buuren - Dutch Dance 2002 Volume 2 album art Various Yet Another Day Various - Dutch Dance 2002 Volume 2(CD) Conamus COS 099 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - The DJ™ - In The Mix album art ATB Slipstream ATB - The DJ™ - In The Mix (Comp) Kontor Records, Kontor Records, Kontor Records Poland 2003 Sell This Version
Armin van Buuren - Collecting Airmiles album art Marc Et Claude Yet Another Day (Rising Star Remix) Marc Et Claude - Collecting Airmiles (Comp) Marc et Claude's US 2003 Sell This Version

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vibrasphere

vibrasphere

February 26, 2019
The guy ripped off Hanz Zimmer twice in a year, both Inception and Interstellar soundtracks... One of them has over 200 million views and is tagged as psy-trance. Kill me now.
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.
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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