The name Armin van Buuren is well known in the electronic music world, let’s take a trip down memory lane and check some of this milestones as he prepares to celebrate 20 Years of Career this Year!
Armin released EP Push on Timeless Records in 1996, this marked the beginning of one of the most fulfilling careers in Dance Music. His first successful tracks were ‘Blue Fear’  a Communication , tracks that are still massively played nowadays.
In 1999 he started his first label named Armind, this label is still active and part of Armada Music (founded in 2003), one of the leading and most prestigious electronic music labels, founded by the man himself – ‘Ar’min van Buuren together with ‘Ma’ykel Piron and his manager ‘Da’vid Lewis.
The biggest step in his career was probably starting his Radioshow ‘A State Of Trance‘ back in 2001, being one of the most listened electronic music radio shows, winning most of the awards it could possibly get and touring worldwide to every continent and major festival, the radioshow will be kicking off the 16 years celebrations today as Armin van Buuren is preparing to a special broadcast of the 800th Episode of ASOT. The celebrations will then go on the 18th of February with ‘ASOT Festival‘ taking place in Utrecht, The Netherlands on what will be the biggest Trance Event worldwide, the show will then also be hosting his own stages at Ultra Music Festival in Miami as well as Tomorrowland in Belgium.
In 2011 Armin was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau – a Dutch honor of chivalry – for his services to music and it’s no surprise due to all he achieved with ‘Armada’ (and fellow labels), ‘A State Of Trance‘ and as a DJ and producer he accomplished features most humans can only dream about. Grammy nominated dj & producer, voted 5 times #1 of the world in the most popular worldwide DJ Rank, released 5 artist albums, winner of 13 ‘DJ Awards’ and 27 IDMA’s, played all the major festivals and took his own concert ‘Armin Only‘ to more than 20 countries spread all around the globe.
Fast-fowarding to 2017 you can expect much more from Armin, as he is currently launching the celebration of 800 Episodes of ‘A State Of Trance’ and closing his Armin Only Embrace World Tour with the most special Armin Only show to date, as he will be celebrating his 20 years Career with ‘The Best Of Armin Only’, an exclusive show taking place on the 12th and 13th of May in The Amsterdam Arena, featuring many big artists that have worked with him during this 20 years of highlights and achievement!
On a last note, due to the confirmation of his comeback to Portugal for the 3rd time, I can’t help but to shout out to all his Portuguese fans to get together and let’s celebrate this 20 years on one of the biggest Portuguese Festival, RFM Somnii on the 7th of July. Let’s join forces and spread the love and appreciation for Armin van Buuren! Together in… A State Of Trance‘!