Trance Tuesday #3: Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren has been named number one in the prestigious DJ MAG Top 100 poll four times in a row, in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, becoming the first DJ in the history of DJ Magazine to accomplish this feat, serving as an indication of his prolific output over the more than 15 years he’s been DJ’ing and producing. In 2011, he came second in the critically acclaimed popularity poll, taking in a Top 3 position for the 8th year running. Being one of the world’s most popular DJ’s is just one of his many achievements, but the driving force behind his success is an overriding passion for dance music.

This is my favorite Armin track ever.

Shivers.

[Editor’s Note: I’m seeing Armin tonight, so thought I’d add a few of my favourite tracks as well.]

Love the guitar breakdown in this one:

For the AVICII fans:

I mean, he’s even done a collab with Owl City:

Two great vocal tracks off of 2010’s Mirage:

And lastly, just for fun:

But of course, if you want the AvB experience, just listen to one of his A State of Trance podcasts. And if you don’t like that, then you probably just don’t like general trance. Okay, editor out. I posted mostly tracks from Mirage without realizing it. But you can find great tracks throughout his whole discography.

If you’re in London, Ontario and love trance, come party with me on Wednesday at the Gareth Emery concert!

-SLu

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One thought on “Trance Tuesday #3: Armin van Buuren

  1. David Marmotson says:

    It’s worth noting that, Armin van Buuren has ranked first in a total of 29% of all DJ Magazine rankings, and beat out the previous record-holder, Tiesto. Of course, that’s because it’s been running for 14 years and has been awarded to a total of 8 unique people.

    It’s not worth much is what I’m saying.

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