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Armin van Buuren on success: ‘You have to find your own sound’

Armin van Buuren on success: ‘You have to find your own sound’
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Musicians around the world are always looking and waiting for their breakthrough moment. For some, it comes naturally through hard work, dedication, and talent. Others never seem to achieve it. Armin van Buuren, a law school graduate and world-renowned DJ and producer, shares his tips and tricks on how to be a successful DJ and producer.

“I think the most important thing is that you have to find your own sound. If you copy me or any other DJ out there, it’s meaningless. Second, making music is essential for a DJ. Your quickest way to the top is probably making a track that everybody else plays. If you have a really good track, other DJs will play it and help promote it.” – Armin van Buuren

Van Buuren has always stressed the importance of having your own unique sound. If you’re going to copy someone’s sound that’s already been done, you won’t succeed; it’s already been done. You have to remain innovative and different. Armin van Buuren’s stand-out sound has allowed him to become the No. 1 DJ in the world for five years.

Armin van Buuren has been known to share his knowledge. Back in 2015, he and Eelke Kleijn hosted a three-hour masterclass during Armada Talent Experience. Both van Buuren and Kleijn shared their most valued production techniques and tips.

Fans can expect four new trance tracks from the producer and DJ later this month. A State Of Trance 2018 is slated for an April 27 release and is set to contain a slew of trance anthems, including collaborations with DJs and producers like Shapov and Alexander Popov.

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