荷兰人Armin Van Buuren一直是Trance界的领军人物，发碟数量也是比较惊人的，虽然比不过伟大的PVD，但是从质量上我感觉比较有水准，毕竟Trance不是个靠小脑玩技巧就能呼风唤雨的差使，关键还是作曲，要保持创新能力。与Tiesto、System F系出同源，并齐名的Trance电音新锐Armin van Buuren，1976年出生于荷兰的莱顿(Leiden)，他的人生可说充满了音乐，因此Armin会踏上电音DJ一途，一点也不令人意外。打从小时候开始，他便不断看著父亲总是在为著音乐的事情忙碌，手上播放著一张接著一张的唱片。所以在耳濡目染下，Armin很早便对音乐产生了兴趣，到了80年代，更因著好友的推荐，开始接触混音的技巧，也因此奠定他将来决心走入电音界，进而世界知名的电音DJ。A progressive trance DJ and producer whose cinematic sound is influenced by synth pioneers like Klaus Schulze and Jean-Michel Jarre, Armin van Buuren enjoys worldwide recognition and a frantic schedule that takes him all over the globe. Born on December 25, 1976, in Leiden, Holland, his father was an avid record buyer and Armin became interested in music at an early age. A close friend introduced him to the world of dance music, and the Dutch DJ and remixer Ben Liebrand quickly became his main inspiration. It lead van Buuren to start investigating the roots of the electronic music he was becoming fond of, and numerous Jarre and Schulze CDs were acquired. Computers and turntables were also purchased, and creating his own music became a priority. In 1995 van Buuren attended the Leiden University and a local student club provided the venue for his first DJ gigs. The same year he was fortunate enough to have some demos included on compilations, and when the money came in, it was rolled back into producing 12"s. Cyber Records released his first hit, "Blue Fear," in 1995, and by 1999 his "Communication" was successful enough to get him signed to AM:PM. He also formed his own label, Armid, in 1999 and met Dave Lewis, a man responsible for jump-starting the careers of DJ Tiësto and Ferry Corsten. A collaboration with Tiësto yielded his biggest hit yet on Armid, "Eternity," and marathon five-hour sets brought him more attention. High-profile remixes of Madison Avenue's "Don't Call Me Baby" and Wamdue Project's "King of My Castle" followed, and numerous mix CDs were released on United Recordings. 2002 found him placing number five in DJ Magazine's Top 100 and hosting his own weekly show on the Dutch ID&T radio station. By the end of 2003 he found time to set the worldwide record for longest DJ set (12 and a half hours at a club in The Hague), finish his law degree, and release his first non-mix CD, 76.