Introduction Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren is a Dutch-born composer, producer, and DJ who has taken the world by storm in the trance music genre. He has been a major influence in the EDM scene since he first started DJing in 1995. Armin is known as “the King of Trance” and has achieved success in both commercial and underground circles. His work has been featured on some of the most popular electronic albums of all time. Early Career Armin’s first professional foray into the music industry came when he was just 18 years old, when he released a compilation album titled ‘The State Of Trance’. It was an instant hit with trance music lovers, and it was soon followed by several other successful releases, such as ‘Universal Religion’, ‘Imagine’, and ‘A State Of Trance Year Mix’. Armin was also one of the first DJs to introduce the concept of mixing multiple tracks together in one set. Mainstream Success In 2008, Armin released his fourth studio album ‘Imagine’ which reached number 1 on the US Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The album spawned several hit singles and propelled Armin into the mainstream. He began to be recognised outside of the electronic world, being nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for ‘Best Electronic/Dance Album’. Since then he has continued to make waves within the EDM scene, releasing successful albums such as ‘Mirage’ (2010) and ‘Intense’ (2013). Collaborations & Remixes In addition to his own records, Armin has collaborated with some of electronic music's biggest stars such as David Guetta, Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten. He has also remixed tracks from some of pop music's biggest names including Coldplay and Madonna. He has also produced numerous remixes for film soundtracks such as 'Tron Legacy' and 'Zoolander 2'. Legacy Armin van Buuren is one of the most influential producers and DJs in modern dance music. He has been credited with helping to shape the genre's sound over his 20+ year career. He is seen as a pioneer within the trance scene and his influence can still be heard in many modern productions. His unique style has won him legions of fans around the world and earned him numerous awards including four International Dance Music Awards for Best Global DJ.