Armin van Buuren ( AVB ), born December 25, 1976 in Leiden, is a Dutch disc jockey, music producer and composer. Voted best DJ in the world five times (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) >>>, he holds the record for this award. Author of six albums, he is known for his multi-hour mixes broadcast on his weekly musical radio show "A State of Trance" , listened to every week by about twenty million people in the world.
Armin van Buuren was born at Leyden, in the province of North Holland, on December 25, 1976. He grew up in Koudekerk aan den Rijn. Van Buuren begins in musical creation at fourteen>. He is inspired by the French composer Jean Michel Jarre >>>. He studied at Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden in 1995, then at the University of Leiden. He starts his disc jockey career at Nexus, and performs many mixsets every week, which last six hours or more.
On September 18, 2009, Van Buuren marries Erika van Thiel, an event that interests the press people, the announcement having been made shortly before >>>. Her daughter Fenna was born in July 2011, and her father announced at Tomorrowland on July 27, 2013, the birth of her son, Remy, born a few hours before his performance.
In 1995, Armin van Buuren had a first hit with his title "Blue Fear" , released by the label Cyber Records when he was ten years old. nine years. He started his disc jockey career at the Nexus club in Leiden, where he learned to mix in front of the crowd. During the school holidays, he plays 4 nights a week. In 1999, he met Dave Lewis, who helped him to establish himself as a disc jockey in the United Kingdom and the United States. His career jumped when he reached the top of DJ Magazine Top-100 in November 2001. He plays in more than 25 countries, and finds himself on the main stage of the biggest festivals. Van Buuren breaks a record time by mixing for twelve hours at the Dancetheater in The Hague, The Netherlands >>>. In early 1999, Van Buuren founded his Armind label with United Recordings. In 2003, Armind became a sub-label of the publishing house Armada Music.