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Armin Van Buuren Inducted Into Madam Tussauds

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Who says Trance producers are fake? Madame Tussauds that’s who.  Fear not, the celebrity waxwork attraction hasn’t issued a Deadmau5 social media meltdown-esque statement but rather unveiled their latest model as superstar DJ Armin Van Buuren.

As the record holder of the most entries into the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart and the first dance music producer to top the Dutch albums you may be wondering why the commissioning of his likeness has taken so long considering that fellow Dutchman and international DJ Tiesto has been a fixture at the venue for some time.

The sculpture of the iconic DJ now resides in Madame Tussauds behind a DJ booth in the ‘A-list’ room where he ‘plays’ for a bunch of the worlds best known names such as Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Annemiek Dolfin, the head of marketing for Madame Tussauds: “We are incredibly honored that we now have the likeness of one of the most prominent DJs in the world in our attraction. His passion for music, contribution to the promotion of dance music worlwide, and numerous nominations helped us make the choice to create this sculpture. Armin was in the top five of the most requested figures, so we will also be meeting the wishes of many of our visitors.”

Check out the making of Armin’s waxwork twin below.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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