Last Thursday Armin van Buuren took over Sirius XM’s fishbowl studio for the Electric Aquarium series, which has played host to top dance music talent including Afrojack, Ferry Corsten, and Dirty South. The series offers a uniquely intimate experience, incomparable to almost anything else out there due to its unprecedented artist access. At festivals and concerts fans are separated from DJs by a sea of heads, a bounty of security, and several physical barriers — but for Electric Aquarium events there’s only a few feet of space between the fans and their idolized performers.
Attendees were able to watch Armin’s live interview and then bear witness to an up close and personal performance where Armin treated fans to a slew of tracks from his recently released Intense album. The corporate office location wasn’t enough to counteract the effects of his euphoric selections as fans spent the majority of the time swaying along with the beat. A frequent occurrence at the Sirius XM office, these sort of intimate experiences are often offered by Electric Area, giving diehard fans a chance to see their favorite DJs like they never thought possible – it was the perfect setting for a small group of superfans to see the world’s #1 DJ spin his latest album.Posted by