“I can’t surpass what I’ve achieved now. It somehow even hurts a bit. Because I enjoy doing it so much I’d hate to have to stop… I’m aware of it every day. I would miss it so badly If I couldn’t do it anymore. I’d give all my money away just to be able to keep doing it. I’m serious.” – Armin
The King of DJ’s, Armin Van Buuren, is one of the few DJ’s in the world who do not need any introduction. This Dutch trance icon is one of the most successful, experienced and highly praised DJ’s and music producers in the world of Electronic Dance Music or EDM. The 50 minute documentary on the life of Armin Van Buuren’s life, “A Year with Armin Van Buuren” not only offers a peek inside his life but also reveals his diligence and passion for music.
Trance sure is not everyone’s type of music, but electronic dance music is extremely diverse. Armin considers it his moral obligation to deliver the real experience of trance music to all his fans around the world. This exceptional connection between trance and Armin Van Burren’s passion has created one of the most fanatical fan bases ever witnessed in the world of electronic music.
Armin believes that trance music has a unique impact on people. This music unites them in a special manner that no other type of music can. According to him, this genre of music has the ability to make people ecstatic and crazy plus fans follow their favorite DJ in a religious manner.
Success does not come easy. It requires years of dedication, experimentation and hard work. All the ups and downs that Armin has seen during his career have shaped the art and talent of this man in a positive manner. After being awarded as the number one DJ on the “DJ Mag 100 poll” for the fifth time, Armin continues to rule the world of electronic dance music.
Armin, sharing his passion for his music, commented that he cannot say no to any show. If he is put in a club for three hours, in front of 200 people, he goes just as crazy as the people. He likes every bit of the work that he does.
Armin’s passion for music is evident from his work. Reading his interviews, watching him perform, and seeing how he interacts with fans makes it pretty apparent why Armin chose to be a DJ.
His wifeErika van Buuren, sharing her views about the DJ in the documentary stated, “Sometimes Armin works for more than 90 hours a week. He loves his work and is always working. He works really hard and puts his full efforts into his performances, radio shows, and music production.”
In the world of Electronic dance music, Armin Van Buuren has become a benchmark. It seems there is nothing this Frenchman can’t do. His contribution towards music, especially trance, is commendable. Regardless of what your music understanding is, you cannot help but admire the dedication of this man.