Armin van Buuren Live @ The Flying Dutch 2016
The Flying Dutch 2016 is an event that has Dutch talents come together on one day to perform at three locations. With 11 hours of performances, granting every DJ a one-hour set per location, The Flying Dutch is a celebration of, for and with dance music heroes and a big ‘thank you’ to all dance music fans. Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Martin Garrix and Hardwell flew all over Holand to perform.
The Flying Dutch is the biggest outdoor dance festival in The Netherlands. 10 of world’s biggest DJs will perform in 3 different cities for more than 100,000 fans. The DJs are transported between the different cities by helicopters.
The Flying Dutch
10 of the world’s biggest DJs
Armin van Buuren is 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, Armin became interested in music at an early age (his father was an avid record buyer). 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 led van Buuren to investigate 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 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, Armind, 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 Armind, “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. [Source]