Armin Van Buuren

Armin van Buuren (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑr.mɪn vɑn ˈby.rə(n)]), OON (born 25 December 1976) is a Dutch trance producer and DJ. He is the number one ranked DJ having won DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs fan poll a record of 5 times, including winning 4 consecutive years between 2007–2010 and again in 2012. Since 2001, Van Buuren has hosted a weekly radio show called A State of Trance, which claims to have around 25 million weekly listeners in 26 countries, which would make it one of the most listened-to radio shows in the world. His 2008 studio album, Imagine, entered the Dutch album chart at No. 1, a first for a dance music artist in Dutch music history.

Armin van Buuren was born in Leiden, Netherlands on 25 December 1976, but grew up in Koudekerk aan den Rijn. Van Buuren started making music when he was 14. He was inspired by French electronic music composer Jean Michel Jarre. He graduated from the Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden in 1995, and studied law at Leiden University. He began working as a DJ in Club Nexus, playing multiple sets a week, most of which lasted six or more hours. As his musical career began to take off he put his law degree on hold, although he returned to graduate from law school in 2003.

On 18 September 2009, Van Buuren married Erika van Thiel, with whom he had been together for nine years. Their daughter Fenna was born in 2011.

In 2011, van Buuren was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau for his services to music.

To celebrate the 550th episode of A State of Trance, he performed with various artists on 2 different continents during 4 weeks. The show was called A State Of Trance 550: Invasion. The first event was celebrated at Ministry Of Sound in London on 1 March 2012. On 7 March, Moscow held the second event at Expocentre. Kiev's show was performed at International Exhibition Centre on 10 March. On 17 March, as part of the Beyond Wonderland festival in Los Angeles and on 25 March at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. On 31 March, the biggest and final edition of ASOT 550 took place in the Brabanthallen of Den Bosch, Netherlands.

On 19 October 2012, Van Buuren was announced for a 5th non-consecutive year as the world's number one DJ according to DJ Mag

To celebrate the 600th episode of A State of Trance, Van Buuren announced that he will perform with various artists all around the world. The show was called A State Of Trance 600: The Expedition. It will be the biggest event and has been announced for the following locations and dates: Madrid on 14 February 2013, Mexico City on 16 February, Sao Paulo on 1 March, Minsk on 7 March, Sofia on 8 March, Beirut on 9 March, Kuala Lumpur on 15 March, Mumbai on 16 March, Miami on 24 March, Guatemala City on 27 March, New York City on 30 March and Den Bosch on 6 April 2013.

On 2 March 2013, Van Buuren announced that his fifth studio album, Intense, was due to be released on 3 May 2013. The first single of the album, "Waiting for the Night", was already released on 21 January 2013.

Communication (Tomas Heredia remix)

This Is What It Feels Like

The Expedition (ASOT600 Anthem)

Nehalennia (Original Mix)