Hï Ibiza Exclusive: Interview with Armin Van Buuren
“It’s not just love for music, it’s my passion. It goes beyond liking, and beyond a hobby. It’s about a way of living. Music is essential to my life.”
A renowned quote that so clearly describes the passion behind one of the best music producers of all time. Dutch dance music veteran Armin van Buuren has been a fixture on the electronic music circuit for over 20 years. The Grammy-nominated Dutchman has been living to the rhythm of his own international success and it’s hard to believe the ‘veteran’ title considering the fact that the charming hit-maker is only 40 years old. His five-time number one position in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJ’s poll has been the result of his loyalty to fans, his creativity in the studio, the perseverance with which he hosts his weekly radio show ‘A State of Trance’, and the energy he brings to his hundreds of thousands of fans. Despite the heavy pressure that comes with being one of the world’s most popular DJ’s, Armin was driven by an unbridled and relentless passion for music. A born perfectionist and flag-bearer of the trance movement he has stayed on top of the scene he’s helped build and remains one of the most influential figures in dance music.
This summer Armin van Buuren took over Hï Ibiza – the exciting new venue on the White Isle, and as expected, it was a technologically advanced show built upon a foundation of incredible euphoric drops and hammering melodies and bass-lines. Utilizing the thumping sound system inside the club, Armin takes his fans through a state of trance whilst also mixing in newer edits and highly polished mash-ups. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano joined the ASOT powerhouse, playing their own residency in the club’s smaller room, throughout the summer.
We Rave You had the exclusive chance to check out the massively popular night and have a chat to the charming music powerhouse about his residency at Hï Ibiza and the many plans he has for the rest of the year. Check out the interview below: