Crowds chanting his name. Fans seeking photos and autographs everywhere he goes. Always on the move from one club to the next, hopping across cities and continents as though they were stones in a lake. Come spend a day in-the-life with Armin van Buuren.
An ordinary person living an extraordinary life. Armin van Buuren lives the life that most only dream of. A DJ, producer and electronic musician with a relentless passion for music, this DVD takes the viewer behind-the-scenes as the camera follows the perfectionist always striving to stay on top of a viciously competitive music industry, dealing with constant pressures of the business and leaving no part of himself hidden. “A Year With Armin van Buuren” takes the viewer on a hectic journey of van his roaring life, the year before he goes back to #1 on the DJ Mag Top 100 for an unprecedented 5th time!
The music on this DVD is extraordinary and it’s as soaring and exhilarating as only Armin van Buuren can make it. In fact, were it not for his love of music, van Buuren wouldn’t be where he is today. Knighted by the Queen of his home country, The Netherlands, van Buuren is a co-founder of the widely respected Armada Music and A State of Trance labels, and he is the creator behind one of the most successful, internationally syndicated radio shows in dance music history, also called A State Of Trance (ASOT).
For Armin van Buuren, the professional accolades and awards have been numerous over the years and it’s easy to imagine that life for him began as a superstar. This DVD also shows the flip side of van Buuren, the devoted husband to his wife, Erika, the proud father of his baby daughter, Fenna, the loyal friend to buddies who are forgiving of his lack of leisure time, the loving member of a warm family. These are all facets of Armin van Buuren that humanize the superstar and bring him within the viewer’s grasp. Understanding the familial ties that bind van Buuren to home, it’s all the more poignant watching as his work takes him away on airplanes (be they private jets), through airports, to lonely hotels and packed nightclubs and festivals. Battling exhaustion and sleep deprivation caused by drastic time-zone shifts and a grueling tour schedule, van Buuren steels himself to meet production deadlines and finish writing music as he races to the venue where 100,000 clubbers await their hero.
By allowing voyeurs to enter his world, Armin van Buuren proves once and for all what it means to be a true star.