50 Most Important People in EDM

The movers, shakers and speaker-quakers shaping dance in 2014

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Armin Van Buuren
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13. Armin Van Buuren

Few DJs have monopolized an EDM style quite the way Armin Van Buuren has with trance. If you've heard of a trance act, chances are they record for his label, Armada. If you want to catch up with what's going on in the genre, you can do so via his weekly radio show/podcast, A State of Trance. That's also the name of his regular global road-showcase for his voluminous label roster. The tour's current stretch, which includes sellouts in Moscow, Santiago de Chile, and the Dutch province of Utrecht, concludes at Miami's Ultra Music Festival, featuring Aly & Fila, Dash Berlin, and Paul Van Dyk. He's flown the trance flag high and proud his entire career, and it's paying off hugely.

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