Paul van Dyk

Paul van Dyk



Matthias Paul (German: [maˈtiːas ˈpaʊ̯l]),[3][4] better known by his stage name Paul van Dyk (German: [fan ˈdʏk]; born 16 December 1971 in Eisenhüttenstadt, East Germany) is a German DJ, record producer and musician. One of the first true superstar DJs, van Dyk was the first artist to receive a Grammy Award nomination in the newly added category of Best Dance/Electronic album for his 2003 release Reflections.[5] He was named the World's number one DJ in both 2005 and 2006, something only few DJs have ever achieved.[6] He was the first ever DJ to be named number one by Mixmag in 2005. By 2008, he had sold over 3 million albums worldwide.[7]

A trance producer starting in the early 1990s, van Dyk quickly achieved popularity with his remix of "Love Stimulation" by Humate on the record label MFS in 1993[8] and with his hit single "For an Angel" but, in recent times, he no longer likes to describe his music as trance, but rather simply as electronic music.[9]

Van Dyk is currently the radio host of "Vonyc Sessions with Paul" on Dash Radio.



Escape Reality Tonight
Escape Reality Tonight is a song by musical artist Paul van Dyk, released on December 15, 2017.
From Then On
From Then On is the eighth studio album by German DJ Paul van Dyk.
I Am Alive
I Am Alive is a song by musical artist Paul van Dyk, released on October 6, 2017.
Touched by Heaven
Touched by Heaven is a song by musical artist Paul van Dyk, released on March 15, 2017.

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Trance reborn: The sound is back and big as ever
  –  January 14, 2018
With DJs across genres reintroducing it into their sets, and Paul van Dyk launching a new album and live show, is trance being reborn? After a brief introduction from a disembodied voice, Paul van Dyk approaches his two laptops, two small MIDI keyboards ...
Didrick & Adam Young Unite for Monstercat Release “Ready to Fly”
  –  January 10, 2018
Prior to “Ready to Fly,” his most recent feature was on the Paul van Dyk-produced “Eternity” in 2012. While it is definitely exciting that an up-and-comer like Didrick was able to work with Billboard chart-topper, one of the coolest things about ...
PC Gaming Trance – Episode #3 – PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS “It ends where it began”
  –  January 7, 2018
The third episode of “PC Gaming Trance” is here, featuring music from Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten and Bryan Kearney, and gameplay footage from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This little mix starts with PvD and ends with PvD, which is why I labeled it ...
Legendary selector Paul Van Dyk is playing in Brissy tonight
  –  January 5, 2018
For decades German Trance/Techno pioneer Paul Van Dyk has been making his mark in the Electronic Dance world and hasn’t prepared to slow down anytime soon. In his 40’s and with 8 studio albums under his belt, PVD is still proving he can put on a ...
Year In Tunes: The 10 Trends That Defined EDM in 2017
  –  December 28, 2017
Armin van Buuren = Gaia, Rising Star, Deadmau5 = testpilot, Sander van Doorn = Purple Haze, Markus Shulz = Dakota, Arty = Alpha 9, Ferry Corsten = Gouryella, Porter Robinson = Virtual Self, Paul van Dyk = Aeon, W&W pres. NWYR, Oliver Heldens = Hi-Lo ...


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