Armin van Buuren.
He spent four consecutive years atop DJ Magazine's top 100 list of the most popular DJs on the planet, a feat no other jock has accomplished in the British rag's history.
Broadcasting to 26 countries and over 15 million people each week, his radio show, A State of Trance, is one of the most listened-to programs in world. But it wasn't until last July that van Buuren's greatest production dropped.
"Happy & proud to announce the birth of our beautiful daughter, Fenna," van Buuren tweeted. "Born July 24th Mother & daughter are doing well and I'm a happy daddy!"
A few months prior, van Buuren announced that he and his wife were expecting their first child on Twitter, joking, "Let's hope it'll be my best production ever."
The birth of his child, however, has not slowed Armie down.
Celebrated as one of the most influential electronic music artists of all time, van Buuren is already a legend at just 35 years old. And it's his commitment to EDM craft that makes him great.
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"I always look at the crowd and then I decide where I go with my set," he told DJ Magazine last month. "I look at the crowd, I mean, this is what makes DJing an art form -- it's your interaction with the crowd. It's really hard to explain to a lot of people because people still see DJing as 'this guy that's playing other peoples' records.' But the industry is already way beyond that."
Where will his set go when the Dutchman swings through Mansion? Well, that all depends on you.
Armin van Buuren. Saturday, June 2. Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $85.00 plus fees via wantickets.com. Call 305-695-8411 or visit mansionmiami.com.