Dutch National Football Team Adds Musical Flair to Armin van Buuren and Chef’Special’s ‘Larger Than Life’

Armin van Buuren and Chef’Special, two of the Netherlands’ acclaimed music acts, have unveiled their highly awaited collaboration, ‘Larger Than Life.’ Doubling as the official anthem for the Dutch men’s national football team, ‘Larger Than Life’ captures the feeling of being able to take on the world, aiming to kick off a journey that leads to greatness.

‘Larger Than Life’ features musical contributions from the players of the Dutch men’s national football team, a first since 1988. Parts of the track were recorded during a writing camp held alongside the team’s training camp. The players, led by Virgil van Dijk, added claps and backing vocals. The uplifting vocals of Chef’Special, combined with Armin van Buuren’s production style, make this song a fitting anthem for the national team’s quest for victory – a super unique collaboration all around.

Armin van Buuren, a DJ and producer, has been passionate about music since childhood. He spent his paper route earnings on records, and his interest in technology grew when his mother won a computer, leading him to create music on it.

Armin’s career spans over two decades, highlighted by his five-time number one position in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll. His creativity, dedication to fans, and energetic performances are key to his success. He hosts the weekly radio show “A State of Trance,” reaching millions of listeners worldwide.

Despite the pressures of fame, Armin remains focused on music. He studied law as a backup plan but followed his passion for music. His journey includes producing hits like “Communication” and “Shivers,” and collaborating with artists such as Trevor Guthrie and Jean-Michel Jarre.

Armin co-founded Armada Music, one of the most successful record labels in electronic music, and continues to serve as A&R for several of its imprints.

Armin’s performances are celebrated for their unique ability to unite audiences. Career highlights include performing for the Dutch royal family and at Madison Square Garden. His legacy is one of relentless passion and a profound connection with music and his fans.




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