A few days ago, Armin Van Buuren made an appearance on the popular talkshow of Eva Jinek, from The Netherlands to speak about various topics such as his forthcoming performance at Mysteryland, the reason for which he cried at Romania’s Untold Festival and more.
Buuren will be performing at Mysteryland this year on August 27th, after not playing at the event for the past 10 years.
“Mysteryland has always been very special to me. It is the oldest dance festival in the Netherlands and it’s been 10 years that I last played it. The festival is held very close to where I grew up and still live, so it always feels like coming home. Mysteryland to me is the mother of all dance festivals. Tomorrowland once was its little sister, so it’s great to see that both festivals have grown this big over the past decade.”
The DJ shared his thoughts on how good the dance music is from the Dutch DJ’s.
“I think it’s in the Dutch culture. When I grew up, everyone around me bought turntables and played records. Those were the early days of house music, when you were either into gabber house, or mellow house. Nowadays there are so many different styles and sounds, but it’s almost impossible to compare sounds and decide who’s the better DJ. We are all good and passionate about what we do. It’s really great to see the success of Martin Garrix for example, but his sound is completely different than mine. Even though he is much younger, it doesn’t feel like he is of a different generation. With music, age simply doesn’t matter.”
Talkshow host Eva Jinek also took the time to ask him about the reason of why he cried earlier this month during Romania’s Untold Festival. When he heard this question, Buuren teared up once again!
“I simply have the best possible job in the world! It was 8:30 in the morning and 62.000 people just kept on dancing to my set. It literally brings me to tears when I see what music does to people. There were three girls standing front row, waving their flags, and one of them burst into tears with almost every tune that I played. At one point I thought: please stop crying, because you are going to make me cry as well! And so it happened…”
If you’re curious to check out Armin’s set at Mysteryland, then make sure to stay tuned for this weekend!