Today, EDMALLDAY tells you more about the journey of one of the world’s greatest Djs, Armin Van Buuren!
Armin Van Buuren was born in Leiden, Netherlands on December 25, 1976, but raised in Koudekerk aan Rijn. Passionate about dance music and computer science, he was the happiest child when his mother got him a computer for his ten years old birthday. Selling newspapers helped him buy his first albums and a sampler. He borrowed the synthesizer of his father, also passionate about music, and began at the age of 14, inspired by the French composer Jean-Michel Jarre. Not so much of a risk taker, Armin Van Buuren continued studying for 3 years while keeping in the back of his head the idea of starting a musical career.
At the age of 19, in 1995, Armin Van Buuren produced his first success: “Blue Fear”. He began his DJ career shyly but surely at the club Nexus Leiden where he learned to mix in front of hundreds of people. He could play four nights a week during the school holidays. In 1999, he meets Dave Lewis, who helped him establish his name in England and in the United States. His career is launched.
His celebrity grew rapidly as he played in nightclubs and became one of the most promising DJ’s of his generation. His career was evolving spectacularly and he reached the 27th place of the Dj Magazine Top 100 in November 2001. Thus, many artists ask for remixes but the DJ preferred to refuse the offers to prepare his first trance album “76” which was released in 2003 under his own label “Armada Music”. In 2007, Armin Van Buuren was voted the best Dj in the world on the annual ranking of Dj Magazine. A reward he will get every year until 2011, when David Guetta stole the title away from him. Until this day, Armin Van Buuren is widely recognized as one of the best DJs in the world.