Paul van Dyk began consuming music by listening to forbidden Western radio stations and smuggled mixtapes. After German reunification he was perfectly placed to start DJing at the city’s clubs and raves, pioneering the trance sound which emerged from techno as the ‘90s progressed. His crucial place in trance has been well documented — from huge anthems like ‘For An Angel’ and his Gatecrasher residency, to winning the Top 100 DJs poll in 2005 and 2006, he’s always pushed forwards.
Armin van Buuren has announced initial details of his biggest London show to date.
The legendary Dutch producer and DJ will play the city Easter Thursday (April 18th) next year. The venue is yet to be announced.
You can sign up to be among the first to discover the venue - as well as snap up early bird tickets - here.
van Buuren shared he news to his 1.6 million followers earlier today (Thursday, November 22nd):
German trance legend Paul van Dyk took to Facebook live to broadcast a teaser of his forthcoming ninth album, 'Music Rescues Me'.
Having already shared the album's title cut, Van Dyk posted the teaser of the LP’s individual tracks, writing: “Music has the power to clear your head, heal your heart and lift your spirits. It's a remarkable, limitless force in our lives and unites us with people from around the world.
Armin van Buuren has shared the thirteenth edition of his legendary ‘A State Of Trance Classics’ compilation series.
Paul van Dyk has spoken out about his life-threatening stage fall during a candid interview at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event.
The accident, which occurred during a performance for A State Of Trance back in 2016, left van Dyk with serious spinal and brain injuries, resulting in a three-month recovery period for the German trance legend.
Armin van Buuren has been revealed as the winner of the Highest Trance category at this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll. Armin came in at No. 4 overall in the annual publicly-voted for poll.
Other winner’s at the 2018 awards include Carl Cox (Highest Techno), Claptone (Highest House), Headhunterz (Highest Hard) and more, with Martin Garrix being crowned the No. 1 DJ for a third time in a row on Saturday night (20th October) as part of the Amsterdam Music Festival.
Paul van Dyk has dropped the title track from his forthcoming album ‘Music Rescues Me’
Having announced the release of the album back in August, PVD has shared the epic opening title track featuring vocals by Plumb, who also featured on the trance legend’s 2012 track ‘I Don’t Deserve You’. ‘Music Rescues Me’, as with the latter track, was co-written by Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid.
If you're eager for a trip back in time to the golden age of trance music then you've come to the right place.
Check out this mega playlist featuring 170 of the genre's classic tunes from the 1990s.
Stuffed with iconic dancefloor fillers from the early days of trance, the playlist features artists such as Three Drives, Binary Finary, Nikolai, Peyote, Komakino and many, many more.
Breakthrough Copenhagen DJ Courtesy has announced the launch of her new label Kulør, with the first release focussing entirely on local talent.
The debut release on Kulør – which translates to “colourful” in Danish – features 10 club ready cuts from Copenhagen-based producers including Sugar, Schacke, Repro, IBON and more.
Armin van Buuren has shared his BBC Radio 1 set, recorded in London at the end of August.
The heroic trance DJ, who lays claim to 16 years in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, 15 of which spent in the top five, has pieced together two hours of blistering business featuring more than 30 tracks from the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Above & Beyond, Underworld, Dash Berlin and M.I.K.E.