On the road biography
‘Armin Only' Dutch author Coen Bom, has followed Armin around the world for over a year. Focusing on a very important year in Armin's musical career, the one in which he's crowned to 'Number 1 DJ of the World'. Coen gives you a full report of Armin's many gigs, backstage adventures and journeys across the globe. With exclusive interviews, photo's and much more.
Awards & Accolades
In 2007 Armin was voted the world’s #1 in DJ Mag’s prestigious Top 100 Poll. He was voted #1 again in 2008 and 2009. In January 2008, he was given the ‘Buma Cultuur Pop Award’, the most prestigious Dutch music award followed by being voted ‘Best Trance Artist’ in the Beatport Music Awards. His A State Of Trance radio show won the ‘Best Mix
Radio Show’ award at the IDMA in Miami in 2006 and 2007, and another 4 Awards at the 2008 edition. He was voted ‘Best European DJ’ at the 2009 IDMA in Miami, voted ‘Best Global DJ’ at the 2010 IDMA in Miami, voted ‘Most Popular
International DJ’ in Australia's 2009 Sony In The Mix DJ Poll, voted No. 1 in the 2009 Tranceaddict DJ poll, voted ‘Best Trance DJ’ and ‘Best International DJ’ in DJ Awards 2009 poll. In March 2010 he received the ‘Gouden Harp’, the most prestigious music award in The Netherlands. With a hectic schedule packed to the rafters with headline slots at major clubs and festivals across the globe this is a man truly at the top of his game.
His productions have all made a huge impact and quickly gain worldwide acclaim.
He is a dedicated Trance lover, but isn’t imprisoned by a single genre, saying “What makes Trance work so well is that it doesn’t stick to one style, and can incorporate electro, minimal, whatever it likes.”
The main ingredient to Armin's life will always be music. "This is just what I really want," he says. "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”.