Paul van Dyk
From discovering electronic music on the radio in his mother’s kitchen to headlining clubs and festivals around the world, Paul van Dyk has earned a reputation as not only one of the most prolific artists in trance, but as an icon of dance culture.
With eight studio albums and countless singles and remixes to his name, van Dyk shines just as brightly as a producer. His 1994 release ‘For An Angel’ is regarded by Mixmag as one of the greatest dance tracks of all time, and his third LP, ‘Reflections,’ was nominated for a Grammy. van Dyk has remixed some of electronic music’s biggest names—Deep Dish, Faithless, and Underworld, to name a few—in addition to pop and rock music icons including Madonna, Britney Spears, Depeche Mode and U2. His music can be heard in films such as ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,’ and ‘Zurdo’ (the latter earning him a Mexican Oscar for best soundtrack), as well as for commercials and video games. van Dyk launched VANDIT Records in 2000, its first release being his third album, ‘Out There and Back’. His radio show – VONYC Sessions – broadcasts to over 100 stations across the globe, amassing 21 million listeners and 3.5 million podcast downloads per month. Over 600 sessions later, VONYC Sessions has become one of the essential radio shows not only in trance, but in dance music generally. Over the course of his decades-long career, van Dyk has garnered many awards and accolades; including DJ Mag’s Number 1 DJ Award twice (in 2005 and 2006), Mixmag’s Man of The Year award (1999), multiple IDMAs, Mexico’s Lunas del Auditorio award for Best Electronic Music Live Artist, and 2 Trance Master Awards at the DJ Awards (2006 and 2018). He has also been recognized for his charitable work to help the disadvantaged at home and abroad, receiving Berlin’s Medal of Honor and MTV’s Chiuku award, as well as to support public interest initiatives such as Rock the Vote.
Check out Paul van Dyk at the Trance stage hosted by SHINE!