Paul Van Dyk

Born in Eisenhuettenstadt, East Germany, Paul grew up in communist East Berlin. In 1989, after the wall came down, club culture sprung up in Berlin and although techno music emerged, Paul was looking for a different sound. In the early 90s Paul started writing his own compositions including “Perfect Day”, produced with Cosmic Baby, shortly followed by his remix of Humate’s “Love Stimulation”. Over the next few years Paul remixed tracks of many renowned artists such as Inspiral Carpets, Sven Väth, Curve and New Order and released his second album, ‘Seven Ways’, which launched Paul into the Top 100. Readers of DJ Magazine voted Seven Ways as the Number 1 album of the year.

Before the club closed, Paul became an institution at Berlin’s ‘E-Werk’, regularly spinning with guests Nick Warren, BT, Dave Seaman and Sasha. In 1998 the remix of “For an Angel” hit number 1 in English and German dance charts, and charted well internationally. Paul became a resident at New York’s ‘Twilo’ and ‘Gatecrasher’ in Sheffield and in 1998 released ‘Vorsprung Dyk Technik’, the most exhaustive collection of Paul’s remixes to date. By the time Paul released ‘Out There & Back’ in 2000, Paul was regarded as one of the most influential German DJs and producers of all time. His first compilation mix CD ‘Politics of Dancing’ was released in 2001, followed by ‘Global’ in 2003, a CD/DVD which illustrates his own experiences travelling the world.

His own production, ‘Reflections’ followed, spawning the hit singles ‘Nothing But You’ and ‘Time Of Our Lives’. Today, Paul’s touring diary is incredibly hectic with regular globetrotting stops at major venues in London, Tel Aviv, Mexico, New York and Singapore.

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Cream Ibiza completes its A-list 2013 line-ups

Cream Ibiza completes its A-list 2013 line-ups

By Jack Tregoning 13th May, 2013

Why the underground should drop the grudge533

Why the underground should drop the grudge

By Angus Paterson 23rd Aug, 2012

Dance music embodies both the most creatively uncompromising and tackiest elements that any music culture is capable of. So, can the two sides get on?

Tomorrowland 2012: The epic review414

Tomorrowland 2012: The epic review

By Angus Paterson 13th Aug, 2012

This year, inthemix embarked on an adventure into the heart of the De Schorre National Park, to see whether all the hype around Tomorrowland was really justified.

Tomorrowland day #2: Swedish House Mafia, Cocoon Heroes, Paul van Dyk11

Tomorrowland day #2: Swedish House Mafia, Cocoon Heroes, Paul van Dyk

By Angus Paterson 30th Jul, 2012

Tomorrowland exploded on Saturday, with a day that somehow packed in even more surprises, spectacle and ecstatic crowd energy than on Friday, the insane setup on the mainstage hosting one of the final performances from Swedish House Mafia.

Big earners: The 30 Richest DJs in the World741

Big earners: The 30 Richest DJs in the World

By Katie Cunningham 12th Jun, 2012

Celebrity Net Worth has revealed a list of the 30 richest DJs in the world, and there's some curious entries on the list.

Eric Prydz breaks US tour drought for ID Fest7

Eric Prydz breaks US tour drought for ID Fest

By Jack Tregoning 27th Apr, 2012

Either Prydz has found some medication that works, a new Zen state, or a boat, but he’s set to headline the ‘EDM’ roadshow Identity Festival across the U.S. in July and August 2012.

Paul van Dyk's Evolution in action

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We've talked quite a bit on these pages about Paul van Dyk's EVOLUTION stage show, and this video actually shows it in eye-popping action. Roll on Future Music Festival!
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deviant2k deviant2k said on Sat 15th Mar, 2014
"hype, hype and nothing but ridiculous hype."
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Brother Al Brother Al said on Thu 27th Feb, 2014
"I tried to find a witty way to mention For an Angel, but ..."
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"For anyone wondering whether this is list is a load of cr..."
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PhatD PhatD said on Fri 7th Jun, 2013
"no DC-10 no care "