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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
Whether he's your cup of tea or not, Armin is a "proper" DJ and a genuine craftsman, no doubt about it.
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agreed angy. will go down in history as one of the best.
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
"The essence of DJing for me is a %u20181 plus 1 equals 3%u2019 rule: by playing those two records at that time, in that order, you%u2019re adding something extra. It%u2019s all about timing."

i guess if anyone was going to put it perfectly...
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That's why he's in a league of his own..
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Armin, my hero! <3
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
"I guess people don%u2019t have the patience for that anymore. We live for the quick fix" sadly so true Armin
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
yeah, i dont like the music Armin plays at all, but he is definitely the most down to earth and genuine DJ of his calibre. He does what he does brilliantly and authentically. And really that is what its all about at the end of the day.
great interview too jack
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
Me and Armin grew up together... but then one day I finished school and got a job and while he was doing nothing and playing with his computer.... Look where is he now... Moral of the story... education ruins ur life and pink floyed backs me up on that
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
top interview, can't help but admire him
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
It's good to see people speaking out like this.. Fatboy Slim at futures was definately a jukebox and all I wanted to hear were more of his own creations..

It's DJs like Armin that actually make me want to see their set because, well like he said "The essence of DJing for me is a %u20181 plus 1 equals 3%u2019 rule: by playing those two records at that time, in that order, you%u2019re adding something extra."
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
Lovely interview - I still have so much respect for the man (Even more so after discovering his Gaia - J%u2019ai Envie De Toi release!!)
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
All of the track this guy has produced over the past 4 years has been shit.
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
"I think the scene has moved away from DJs being DJs to being an %u2018artist%u2019 just playing their own tracks." Nail on head, Armin.
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armin van buuren was one of the main instigators in the path (commercial) festivals have gone down. he has never done anything other than PLay anthem after anthem - even when he was kind of half decent back in the early 00's.

he may not want to PLay like a jukebox to festivals but he does. and now instead of only anthems - he now just PLays all his own Armada stuff and not much else.

then he cries about the kids only wanting a quick fix ! maybe if he could get himself booked at a good festival (boom or something) he may have a chance to get all existential on our asses ala sasha n digweed (the old days - yes because in 10 years humanity has really, super, changed and evolved more than over the last 3million) FOR FUCKS SAKE!


thing is back when sasha and diggers were peaking they were doing it in an underground environment to underground peoPLe.

NEWFLASH AVB CREAMFIELDS OR GATECRASHER OR WHATEVER IT IS THESE DAYS IS A BIG BRAND AND IS ABOUT AS UNDERGROUND AS JUSTIN EFFFING JUSTIN BEIBER>

so yeah keep doing your Arthur Fonzerilli impersonation armin - knock that jukebox, pull your jesus pose and rock around that fkn clock bitch. (armada sublabel mix)

Holy shit the humanity - my brain hurts.
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Sadly Armin's dug his own hole with the music he pushes.. He hasnt the taste nor "construction" skill to not play like a Wurlitzer. He and 99% of all other trance dj's (J00f being a major exception) have made a name for themselves by pushing predictability, so everyone knows what theyre getting, just as if theyre pumping the coins in themselves.. Which in turn shapes and labels the crowd as well.. (no offence) Respect (imo) comes from the journey the dj takes you on, the twists and turns, the peaks and valleys, and the consistent solid groove driving it.

Just one douches opinion. Dont fry me kuhnts
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
Of course trying new songs doesn't mean that you have chanced your style and it mustn't. it is more creative and that makes you popular.
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
Can someone tell me what skills this guy actually has? He's playing records for fucks sake!!! And a laptop does most of the mixing for him.
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Armin van Buuren: "I don’t want to be a jukebox at a festival"
Completely agree with JulesPLees. on a side note, most comenters here seem to have no idea of the history of trance, you can't explain the level of fanboism and ignorance that floods most of these pages and of course.. youtube. Armada grew THANKS to raz and adrian who dragged a massive amount of people (producers) to armin's labels. He has never brought anything new to DJing, he is not on the level of sasha or zabiela, all his relevance comes from the radioshow as a producer his solo projects are sad and uninteresting, on the other hand the songs he makes with other people like (once again raz and adrian) and benno are pretty good probably because the co-producers are real musicians. Overall there are many other producers i could name (dozens of them) who are having a hard time getting booked because no one plays their music anymore. It should be obvious at this point that armin has been using talented producers year after year to boost his own carrer, played anthem after anthem and hit after hit just to become the next tiesto (something he will never be) and now he is embracing whatever sound is popular at the momment, it's all about fame and money, no matter how hard he tries to hide his ego and pretend to be a good guy, the reality is different.

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