The documentary 'A Year With Armin van Buuren' takes one year out of the roaring life of the Dutch DJ. Shot during an important year, the result is a unique documentary that offers a rare look inside the life and personality of the world famous DJ/producer.
The documentary gives the viewer a look inside Armin's life. From his parental house to the private jets. It brings you from empty hotel rooms to the heat of the moment, as 100,000 clubbers await their hero. From the preparations of his 'Mirage' world tour and the phone call that will tell him if he'll keep his number one DJ Mag Top 100 position. 'A Year With Armin van Buuren' is a documentary of an important time in the life of the DJ and reveals his perfectionism and huge passion for music.
'A Year With Armin van Buuren' is available for download on iTunes and for online viewing at Youtube. The DVD is available at ArmadaShop.com.
Check the trailer at: Youtube.
Directed and cinematography by: Max Maloney & Oscar Verpoort Producer: Lennart Bader Editor: Pelle Asselbergs Sound Recording: Josef Kie Sound Design: Michiel de Boer Graphics & Effects: Vincent Rikkers & Paul Moelands Colorist: Filmmore -- Fernando Rodrigues
Filmed worldwide: Armin Only Mirage Worldtour: Kiev, Ukraine -- Beirut, Lebanon -- Bratislava, Slovakia A State of Trance 500: Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa -- Ultra Music Festival Miami, USA -- Buenos Aires, Argentina -- Den Bosch, The Netherlands -- Sydney, Australia Lollapalooza Festival -- Santiago, Chile Citymoves Queensday -- Leiden, The Netherlands Radio 538 Museumplein -- Amsterdam, The Netherlands Space -- Ibiza, Spain Electronic Family -- Amsterdam, The Netherlands Cacao Beach -- Burgas, Bulgaria Cocoricò -- Riccione, Italy Energy 2011 -- Zürich, Swiss Creamfields Andalucia -- Almeria, Spain DJ Mag Awards 2011 -- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
All videos of the Markus Schulz - Do You Dream? Wordt Tour Documentary, produced by Dancefoundation.
There comes a time in every high caliber recording artist's career when they reach the landmark of their first DVD release. For the 8th biggest DJ in the world, that time is now...
After a 2-year production process, the start of summer 2010 saw Markus Schulz drop the curtain on his third artist album 'Do You Dream?' Equipped with 17 new productions, he took the critically acclaimed music on a world tour, personally introducing it to 100s of 1000s of clubbers around the globe. Through 18 countries, and over a 3-month period, the Dancefoundation team captured this journey. Our directive were simple: 'shoot everything, miss nothing'... and that's exactly what we did.
The outcome of that lens odyssey is 'Markus Schulz -- Do You Dream? -- The World Tour Documentary' and it takes you, the viewer inside Markus' professional life for the first time. Up close and at times personal, the camera captures his thoughts pre-gig in the ready-rooms, follows him through the anticipation of the backstage tunnels and up onto the stages of electronic dance music biggest, most celebrated events. Nature One, Sunrise, Dance Valley, Tomorrowland, Pleasure Island, Future Music -- they're all here, their crowd-generated electricity caught in HD. If you've been to one, you'll want to see them all! From Amnesia nights, filmed from the pulpit to tornado-hit festivals in Russia and two-gigs-in-a-day dashes across Australia, you're with him every step, jolt, rush and drumbeat of the way!
It also records Markus during rare downtime, which finds him everywhere from Vegas wedding chapels to wildlife parks in the outback. Break-of-dawn starts in home base Miami and late night, post-gig crash-outs at his European base in Berlin. The documentary also finds Markus talking frankly about the stresses and strains that 150 gigs a year places on an international DJ and talking about the revelation that touched his personal life two years ago.
Markus' travelogue exploits on the DVD are naturally soundtracked by the incredible, extraordinary 'Do You Dream' album audio. You can see him roll out D.Y.D. floor-quakers, sometimes for the first time, and see the floor reaction. 'Not The Same', 'Away', '65.4hz', 'Dark Heart Waiting', Surreal', 'Alpha State', 'Unsaid' are all on there and the DVD also includes the full official videos for 'Dark Heart Waiting', 'Rain, 'Future Cities' and 'Do You Dream'.
If you saw Markus Schulz play live anywhere in the latter part of 2010, this is the DVD you're going to want to see and own.
SEAT's Next DJ is a unique collaboration between Armin van Buuren, Armada Music and car manufacturer SEAT, in search for new DJ talent in The Netherlands. Dutch bedroom DJ's have a chance of showing their skills and have their big breakthrough in the dance scene, with a DJ set at Electronic Family and a single release on the Armada Music label at stake.
Dutch talents were asked to create a 30 minute mix and record it on video, including a short presentation. After the first selection by the jury, 8 semi-finalist were choosen. The 9th candidate was added via a public wildcard voting. Early June, two contestants will be selected, based on the amount of votes and the results of an assignment. These two will win a DJ tour through The Netherlands and a single release.
Public voting is open now, and each voter has a chance of winning one of the 500 prizes, including a meet & greet with Armin van Buuren.
The ultimate battle will take place in July, when Armin and the audience will decide who will be named the winner of SEAT's Next DJ. The winner will have his/her first gig at Electronic Family, the biggest outdoor trance event in the world, taking place on July 30th in Amsterdam.
If you're curious about the entries, subscribe to the SEAT Next DJ YouTube channel
Dancefoundation handles the campaign web site and produces the multi media items.