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Good Morning Mix: Begin the day in Belgium with Armin van Buuren’s Tomorrowland 2013 set

Though each set that’s led Armin van Buuren to step on a Tomorrowland stage has been special, his July 27, 2013 slot at the Boom, Belgium-based festival’s main stage was slightly more so. “I just want to make a very special announcement,” the trance figurehead told the crowd as he stepped up to the decks. “I just came straight from the hospital, and I want the world to welcome…my wife just gave birth to a son, so I’d like to dedicate my whole set to my new son.” As the rain poured down, van Buuren proceeded to fill the once-in-a-lifetime one-hour and 33-second set with a diverse set of selects ranging from the Shura Vlasov¬†mashup of the Armada Music head’s “Coming Home” and OneRepublic‘s “If I Lose Myself” to “This Is What It Feels Like” and even a bootleg of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Today, Dancing Astronaut ventures back to this fateful evening to not only wish Armin van Buuren a happy birthday but also kick off a Tomorrowland New Year’s Eve Good Morning Mix series. In the time leading up to Tomorrowland’s virtual NYE event, Dancing Astronaut¬†will revisit Tomorrowland sets from artists slated to perform at the dance-focused finale to 2020. Follow the journey with our Tomorrowland NYE Good Morning Mix series, and learn why Tomorrowland’s Around The World festival was named our top digital event of 2020 here.

Featured image: Marc van der Aa

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