One of Paul van Dyk's principal achievements this year has been the release of his sixth artist album, 'Evolution', and the ongoing global dates he's played to support it.
"I think the reception to the album and the tour has to be the major highlight of 2012 for me," he tells DJ Mag.
"When you perform somewhere new and you can see in the first 20 minutes that everyone already knows the tracks from the album and are singing along to them, it gives you a great feeling." Paul collaborated with a number of singers and producers for the multi-dimensional album, including Russian wunderkind Arty, progressive house DJ/producer Austin Leeds from Miami, Adam Young from Owl City, Italian trancer Giuseppe Ottaviani and more. Paul also was one of the main acts at a number of festivals in the UK, Europe, the US and beyond.
"I had a fantastic time at SW4, and the Ibiza season as a whole this year was totally great too," he says.