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Armin van Buuren

It takes little to recognize that Armin van Buuren is one of the world’s biggest DJs and producers in electronic music for over twenty years. His life-long dedication to the scene has earned him a Grammy® nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ (feat. Trevor Guthrie), saw him release global hit singles such as ‘Another You’, ‘I Need You’, ‘Sunny Days’, ‘Sex, Love & Water, ‘Therapy’, ‘Blah Blah Blah’ and ‘Wild Wild Son’, and helped him claim the number one spot in the annual DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll for an unprecedented five times, contributing to the seventeen consecutive top 5 spots to date (the most recent being a #4 in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll of 2018).


His two-hour radio show, A State of Trance (ASOT), is broadcast weekly from his own radio studio in the Armada HQ to over 40 million listeners in more than 80 countries, as well as online via audio and video live stream on YouTube and Facebook. It shows the magnitude of ASOT, which has grown from a small radio show into a complete dance music brand, with stages and events all over the world.


Armin van Buuren has launched several ‘Armin Only’ world tours throughout the years, including the ones based on his albums (‘Imagine’ in 2008, ‘Mirage’ in 2010, and ‘Intense’ in 2013). His most recent world tour, ‘Armin Only Embrace’, is directly tied to the ‘Embrace’ album, his sixth and latest artist album. In 2017, Armin van Buuren played his biggest solo shows to date: ‘The Best Of Armin Only’ in the Amsterdam ArenA, the Netherlands on May 12th and May 13th.


In addition to all of this, Armin van Buuren is the co-founder of Armada Music, the Amsterdam-based record label founded in tandem with Maykel Piron and David Lewis. The label is acclaimed internationally for releasing music across the electronic music spectrum, was voted #7 in Mixmag’s “Label Of The Decade” poll in 2017, and is the six-time winner of “Best Global Record Label” at the International Dance Music Awards in Miami, the sixth of which won this year (2018).


As a performer, Armin headlines more than 150 shows per year at leading festivals and venues around the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, New York), Ultra Music Festival (Miami) and Tomorrowland (Belgium) plus residencies in Las Vegas and at Hï Ibiza and numerous others.


To date, Armin has six full-length artist albums to his name: ‘76’ (2003), ‘Shivers’ (2005), ‘Imagine’ (2008), ‘Mirage’ (2010), ‘Intense’ (2013), and ‘Embrace’ (2015).

Testimonials

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC


Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer

Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”


Kaskade

DJ/Producer

I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.


Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records

If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.


Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records

Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.


Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records