Paul van Dyk has shared a new song.
The new track 'Galaxy' sees van Dyk team up with Israeli Psytrance duo Vini Vici for the futuristic trance anthem, which could be included on the 2020 'Guiding Light' release - van Dyk's 10th studio album.
Paul van Dyk will release a new album in 2020.
His first studio album since the release of 'Music Rescues Me' in 2018, the trance DJ and producer will debut the new album 'Guiding Light' on a 14-city North America tour.
Speaking on the album, van Dyk shared: “It’s always an aim to inspire others through music, and that’s my mission with my new album Guiding Light. I collaborated with some of the most talented up and coming artists in trance music over the past year, recording sessions across the world from my home studio in Berlin to hotel rooms in far corners of the globe.”
Paul van Dyk’s wife has taken the PvD flag to the summit of the highest point in Europe.
Margarita Moreno — who married the German trance legend in 2017 — flew the flag from the top of Mount Elbrus, after scaling the dormant volcano in the Caucasus Mountains in Russia
Posting via his Twitter page, van Dyk said, "My brave, adventurous wife Margarita summited Mount Elbrus and wave the PvD flag at the highest point of Europe!"
Since the early ’90s, when pioneers like Ferry Corsten, Paul Van Dyk, and Jam & Spoon crafted some of the earliest and best-loved trance records, the genre has gone through huge swings in popularity. Today, the sound is as strong as ever, as artists like Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, and plenty of newcomers fly the flag for trance the world over. To find out why the genre has endured for so long, we spoke to some of its greatest producers – and some of their answers may surprise you.
HOW HAS TRANCE CHANGED SINCE ITS EARLY DAYS?
MATT DAREY: Trance is a chameleon of electronic genres. It’s fused with, and taken influence, from every other genre along its journey. The old sounds return, then fuse with the new.
LORENZO SENNI: My interest in trance is focused on the build-up. I believe that trance evolved into EDM, which pushed the limits of what the build-up can do. Tension and release becomes a psychotic rollercoaster of emotions – the audience is already bored a few seconds after the drop, so there’s always a need for a new build-up to keep the attention high. This is taken to an extreme now, but I’m pleased to see that, actually.
WHY DO NEW GENERATIONS KEEP FALLING IN LOVE WITH TRANCE?
MATT DAREY: I think it’s the way that trance feels like a universal family, connected and nurtured by fans, DJs, and producers. Above & Beyond and Armin Van Buuren in particular are titanic forces in this, focusing their efforts on maintaining this family feeling. They’ve undoubtedly kept the genre growing.
Paul van Dyk may not be eligible to receive the $12.6 million awarded to him in compensation following a near-fatal fall from a stage in February 2016, it has been reported.
Paul van Dyk has announced a new label that focuses on up-and-coming trance artists.
A sub-imprint of his label VANDIT, the arrival of Next Generation marks the twentieth anniversary of the former.
With Steve Dekay, Jamie Walker and Aerotek among the first names on board, releases will land on Wednesdays fortnightly. See the full schedule below.
Paul van Dyk has dropped a new trance anthem ahead of his forthcoming SHINE Ibiza residency.
Teaming up with label-mate Alex M.O.R.P.H., the seven-minute track can be streamed below or on other streaming platforms here.
We reviewed the track in our new May issue:
Paul Van Dyk has announced the full line-up for the second season of Shine Ibiza.
Taking place every Thursday from 11th July to 19th September in San Antonio club Eden, the trance icon will headline each party. He will be joined by an array of guests including Cosmic Gate, Ben Nicky, Bryan Kearney and Jordan Suckley throughout the 11-week series.
Tomorrowland has locked Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Martin Garrix and many more in its second wave of artists.
Nervo, Claptone, Armand van Helden, Lost Frequencies and more also join the Belgian mega festival’s line-up.
Tomorrowland takes place at De Schorre park in the city of Boom and spans two weekends in July. The first runs from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July while weekend two takes place from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th.
Paul van Dyk has been awarded over $12 million dollars following a near-fatal fall at A State Of Trance festival in February 2016.
During a performance at Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance festival in Utrecht on 27th February 2016, the trance legend fell from the stage, suffering a severe brain injury and damage to his spine.