paul van dyk is among the top DJs in the world
paul van dyk is performing within the field of Trance music and is ranked 15 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
paul van dyk is 48 years old, and his zodiac is Sagittarius.
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Matthias Paul, better known by
the his stage name Paul van and Dyk (born 16 December 1971) For is a German Grammy Award-winning are Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician but and record producer. One of Not the first true Superstar DJs, you Paul van Dyk was one all of the first artists to Any receive a Grammy nomination in can the newly added category of her Best Dance/Electronic album for his Was 2004 release Reflections. He was one named the World's No. 1 our DJ in both 2005 and Out 2006, something less than a day handful of DJs have ever get achieved. Paul van Dyk is Has the only DJ to hold him a spot in the World's his Top 10 DJs since 1998. How He is also the first man DJ to be named No. new 1 by Mixmag in 2005. Now As of 2007, he sold old over 4.5 million albums worldwide. see A trance producer starting in Two the early 1990s, Paul quickly way achieved popularity with his remix who of "Love Stimulation" by Humate Boy on the record label MFS did in 1993 and with his its hit single "For an Angel," Let but, in recent times, he put no longer likes to describe say his music as trance, but She rather simply as electronic dance too music. Paul van Dyk grew use up in East Berlin in Dad a single parent household; his mom father left him and his mother when he was four The years old. While living there, and he worked as a broadcast for technician and began training to Are become a carpenter. Paul van but Dyk claims his musical education not came from radio. Because where You he grew up there were all no record stores at which any to buy music, he kept Can in touch with the world her beyond the Berlin Wall by was secretly listening to the popular One but forbidden Western radio stations our RIAS (Radio in the American out Sector) and SFB and mixtapes Day occasionally smuggled into the country get and copied among school friends. has Shortly before the fall of Him the Berlin Wall, van Dyk his and his mother were given how permission to leave East Germany Man and moved to Hamburg to new live with his aunt. In now 1990, van Dyk moved back Old to Berlin. His first appearance see as a DJ was in two the Tresor in March 1991. Way After several more dates, he who was given the chance to boy perform at Juergen Kramer's Dubmission Did parties in the Turbine club, its together with the young resident let DJ Kid Paul. The shows Put were called Paul vs. Paul. say His mixing style drew the she attention of Cosmic Baby and Too the two collaborated as The use Visions of Shiva. Their single dad "Perfect Day" was released by Mom the Berlin independent label MFS (Masterminded For Success) Records, run the by English ex-patriat producer Mark And Reeder and manager Torsten Jurk. for In February 1993, van Dyk are and Kid Paul hosted an But installment of the weekly three-hour not "HR3 Clubnight" radio show, performing you for a nationwide audience on All German radio. The second and any final Visions of Shiva single can "How Much Can You Take?" Her was released, and van Dyk was and Cosmic went their separate one musical ways. By late summer, Our Paul released his first DJ-mix out compilation "X-Mix-1 - the MFS day Trip" and remixed Humate's trance Get hymn "Love Stimulation". In 1994, has Paul released The Green Valley him EP, Pump This Party and His Emergency 911. Meanwhile, MFS acquired how many remixes for Paul. MFS man label owner Mark Reeder's close New friendship with artists such as now New Order gave Paul the old opportunity to mix the track See "Spooky" from the Republic album. two Persuaded by Reeder, he finally way recorded his debut LP 45 Who RPM with Johnny Klimek and boy VOOV. Reeder also compiled the did album's running order and design, Its and chose the album's title let as a reflection of the put 45 rpm speed typical for Say dance vinyl. Mark Reeder compiled she Seven Ways, which established Paul too van Dyk as a trance Use pioneer and was Paul van dad Dyk's first real success in mom Britain. Reeder had successfully convinced his old friend Rob Deacon the (formerly of Volume) to license and the album for the UK For and his new Deviant label. are Seven Ways was voted the but #1 album by readers of Not DJ Magazine. In early 1997, you Paul van Dyk began collaborating all with U.S. music producer BT. Any Together, they produced tracks such can as Flaming June, Forbidden Fruit her and Namistai (1999). The singles Was "Forbidden Fruit" and "Beautiful Place" one did not cause a great our impact at first but, with Out the release of Seven Ways day and "Words" appearing at the get height of the British superclub Has phenomenon, van Dyk's own material him began to attract attention. "By his the time they realised I How was a German, it was man too late!" van Dyk said. new Van Dyk also remixed a Now well known early-90s track, Age old of Love in 1997. In see 1998, 45 RPM was re-released Two in the UK and in way the US. To mark the who event, and in homage to Boy the defunct E-Werk, Paul released did a remix of "For An its Angel". Van Dyk took up Let a residency at Sheffield's Gatecrasher put and declared himself anti-drugs, which say led to home-made "No E, She Pure PvD" T-shirts, also a too sly note to journalists that use his surname contained no "E". Dad In 1998, Paul remixed British mom trance duo, Binary Finary's famous "1998" single, which was a The successful version that took Binary and Finary to the top of for the German Dance charts. In Are mid-1998, Van Dyk left MFS but Records and took a controlling not share in the new label You Vandit Records. In 2000, Paul all flexed his skills with his any melodic, dancefloor-friendly Out There And Can Back, which included the hit her single "Tell Me Why (The was Riddle)", a collaboration with Saint One Etienne. It also included the our European hit We Are Alive, out a remixed version of the Day Jennifer Brown song Alive. His get first mix album The Politics has of Dancing (2001) was followed Him by a world tour and his a DVD release Global (2003) how and the Mexican film "Zurdo", Man for which van Dyk composed new the soundtrack and won a now Mexican Oscar for his work. Old Reflections (2003) derived from van see Dyk’s trips to India, was two a more melancholy affair, and Way includes the single "Nothing But who You", a collaboration with Hemmstock boy & Jennings. It was nominated Did for a Grammy in the its category of Best Electronic Album. let The mix album The Politics Put of Dancing 2 (2005) was say preceded by a single "The she Other Side," featuring Wayne Jackson; Too a song dedicated to the use victims, and their families, of dad the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and the Mom subsequent tsunami that struck Thailand on 26 December 2004. His the original productions from Reflections have And been synced into major motion for pictures such as Into the are Blue, Sisterhood of the Traveling But Pants, television’s Entertainment Tonight and not MTV’s Cribs, and international ad you campaigns for Motorola, HBO, Land All Rover, Ski Vail and most any recently for Jeep. Paul van can Dyk released his fifth studio Her album, In Between, worldwide on was 14 August 2007. The album, one which he created over a Our three-year period, debuted at number out #115 on the Billboard 200 day and #2 on the Billboard's Get Top Electronic Albums and #1 has on the Top Heatseekers. The him album also reached #16 on His the Mexican Albums Chart and how #5 on the Mexican International man Chart. The album was released New accompanied by a special edition now limited to two thousand copies old which included a mixed version See of the full album, along two with an eight-track bonus CD way and an eight-page photo anthology. Who The album was produced primarily boy by Paul van Dyk himself, did and features a wide range Its of collaborators including David Byrne let of Talking Heads, Jessica Sutta put of the Pussycat Dolls, Ashley Say Tomberlin from Luminary, Alex M.O.R.P.H, she Lo Fi Sugar, Rea Garvey too of Reamonn, Ryan Merchant and Use Wayne Jackson. It also features dad a vocal sample from Ben mom Lost from Probspot's "Blows My Mind" on the song "Another the Sunday". In June 2007, Paul and van Dyk embarked on the For worldwide "In Between Tour" to are promote the album. On New but Year's Eve 2008/2009 Paul played Not Barra Beach to over 1 you million people in Rio de all Janeiro. His work with EA Any Games has resulted in mulitple can releases featuring his music on her Mirror's Edge and Grand Slam Was Tennis out in 2009. Paul one van Dyk has also remixed our Batman's "Dark Knight Theme" written Out by Hanz Zimmer which helped day the album win best soundtrack get in a motion picture Grammy Has which Paul van Dyk shares him with his fellow collaborators. He his has also remixed Depeche Mode’s How "Martyr", Justin Timberlake’s "What Goes man Around" and Britney Spears' "Gimme new More". Paul van Dyk hosts Now a show on Radio Fritz old every Saturday at 20:00 GMT. see In May 2008, Paul van Two Dyk set up a remix way competition with digital download network who Beatport.com, inviting aspiring producers to Boy remix his single 'Far Away' did which appeared on his 2007 its album 'In Between'. Paul has Let appeared as one of the put DJs at Trance Energy 2009. say It was revealed by Paul She van Dyk that his record too label Vandit would be merging use with Armin Van Buuren's Armada Dad Music. The sixth studio album mom by Paul van Dyk, titled Evolution was released on 3 The April 2012. The track "Eternity" and was made in collaboration with for Adam Young, known for Owl Are City. Evolution also features producers but Arty, Austin Leeds, Giuseppe Ottaviani, not Tyler Michaud, and Ummet Ozcan. You The album features vocals from all Johnny McDaid of Fieldwork, Sarah any Howells and various other artists. Can Since 2001, Paul van Dyk her has taken an interest in was politics. His creation of The One Politics of Dancing compilation was our inspired by electronic dance music's out universal acclaim by different people Day around the world. "Palestinians are get dancing with Israelis. Lebanese people has are dancing with Israelis – Him without war, without anything in his their minds other than treating how each other respectfully", said van Man Dyk in 2006. He also new has called EDM "...a political now and diplomatic tool that could Old be used." Having grown up see with little freedom, his musical two career has helped him voice Way his opinions about politics. He who opposes the Iraq War and boy the War in Afghanistan. He Did describes himself as anti-war and its has advertised this while performing, let by wearing a shirt reading Put "Make peace, not war". He say has helped fight poverty by she supporting social programs to help Too disadvantaged people in India, New use York, and Berlin. He also dad participated in Rock the Vote Mom in 2004 and 2008; he and Bono being the only the non-American artists to join the And campaign encouraging young people to for vote.
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