Updated: Jun 8
Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren born 25 December 1976) is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Leiden, South Holland. Since 2001, he has hosted A State of Trance (ASOT), a weekly radio show, which is broadcast to nearly 40 million listeners in 84 countries on over 100 FM radio stations. According to the website DJs and Festivals, "the radio show propelled him to stardom and helped cultivate an interest in trance music around the world.
Van Buuren has won a number of accolades. He has been ranked the number one DJ by DJ Mag a record of five times, four years in a row. He was ranked fourth on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list in 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020, as well as third in 2017. In 2014, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for his single "This Is What It Feels Like" featuring Trevor Guthrie, which makes him the fourth trance artist ever to receive a Grammy Award nomination. In the United States, he holds the record for most entries, twenty-one, on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
"This Is What It Feels Like" is a song by Dutch DJ and record producer Armin van Buuren. It features vocals and lyrics from Canadian singer, songwriter and former soulDecision frontman Trevor Guthrie. The song was released in the Netherlands by Armada Music as a digital download on 29 April 2013 as the second single from van Buuren's fifth studio album, Intense. "This Is What It Feels Like" peaked at number three on the Dutch Top 40. Outside the Netherlands, "This Is What It Feels Like" peaked within the top ten of the charts in ten countries, including Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom.
The song was written by Armin van Buuren, Benno de Goeij, Jenson Vaughan, Trevor Guthrie and John Ewbank. Van Buuren wrote the instrumental with de Goeij and Ewbank in 2012. Trevor Guthrie wrote the lyrics with Jenson Vaughan, and it was inspired by Guthrie's neighbour who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. "This Is What It Feels Like" was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. The song was featured in the intro for a 2019 episode of America's Got Talent.
The track has something special in it! I was wondering what was it.
Seems like this track was written by Trevor Guthrie and he dedicated to someone he lost to cancer!
Listen to the track and the comments from the internet here!
Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie - This Is What It Feels Like (Official Music Video)
trevor guthrie wrote and dedicated this song to someone he lost to cancer and so it's easy to see how the lyrics make sense....great song great beat but sadness behind it
This is insanely nostalgic for me. What a masterpiece from the Golden era of EDM
Loved this song when it came out and still love it. The memories and mood it puts me in is depressing.
the best part is when you dont even know how you survived 2019 and finally knows what it feels like to listen to this masterpeice..
It was something about back then that everyone felt alive. We are all going to keep this in our memorys 2020
Can we just talk about how Trevor Guthrie's vocals are always on point 😍