Armin about Armin Only Embrace
On my new album Embrace, I am trying to express the feeling how I experience a world full of music. As a DJ/producer I want to connect people to this world full of inspiring combinations. An endless universe of possibilities is waiting to be embraced. Everything is possible.
The way I listen to music is the same way I approach life - with open arms, accepting all that's unfamiliar and different. Being surprised by something unknown every single day; like a new idea, a different culture, or an encounter with an unfamiliar person. In that world, I can be myself and embrace all new experiences. Let's venture into uncharted territory, starting this brand new adventure together. Embrace.
Armin van Buuren is widely regarded as one of the world’s biggest DJs and producers within electronic dance music for close to twenty years. His life-long dedication to trance music has earned him a Grammy® nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ feat. Trevor Guthrie, and he has been voted “#1 DJ” in the world for an unprecedented five times in the annual DJ Mag Top 100, counting up to fourteen consecutive top 5 spots to date.
His weekly two-hour radio show, “A State of Trance” (ASOT), is broadcast weekly on more than 100 radio stations around the world, drawing more than 36 million listeners each week. The ASOT brand has grown into a complete live show experience and touring concept.
Throughout the years, Armin has launched several ‘Armin Only’ world tours, based on his albums (‘Imagine’ in 2008, ‘Mirage’ in 2010, and ‘Intense’ in 2013). In the case of the Armin Only ‘Intense’ world tour, more than 33 dates were set, with shows in world cities on five different continents reeling in more than 500,000 visitors.
As a performer, Armin headlines more than 150 shows a year at leading festivals and venues around the world, including Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, New York), Ultra Music Festival (Miami), Tomorrowland (Belgium); Omnia Nightclub (Las Vegas), Ushuaia (Ibiza), and numerous others.
Armin has the second most followed artist playlist on Spotify of any music genre and launched his sixth full-length artist album (‘Embrace’) on October 29th 2015, after ‘76’ (2003), ‘Shivers’ (2005), ‘Imagine’ (2008), ‘Mirage’ (2010), and ‘Intense’ (2013).