oz-edm-logo-2020-dark

Paul van Dyk Announces Eighth Studio Album

paul-van-dyk-album-2017
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Reddit

Electronic music and trance pioneer Paul van Dyk today revealed he will release a new album on October 20th, From Then On – his first LP in almost three years and his eighth studio album overall.

‘From Then On’ marks a turning point in Paul’s life, an album born from a shift in perspective. The record was written while Paul was traveling across the globe, as he re-emerged from the rehabilitation process that followed his near-death accident in early 2016. These first few months of touring and playing saw Paul experience culture, music, politics and geography with a radically shifted viewpoint.

While the darkness of Paul’s personal suffering seemed mirrored in the turmoil of global events, Paul’s heightened awareness meant he also derived great joy from the simple acts he could perform himself, and a newfound appreciation for the small things in life. A sunset in Berlin, a walk through Central Park in New York – seemingly innocuous events became far more significant and in the everyday Paul started to notice and try to document the extraordinary.

‘From Then On’ is a record born from a renewed sense of being, it is uncompromising and urgent, the music Paul wanted and needed to write and play, in its purest and direct form. There was no A&R on the record or any pre-conceived notions of what the music should sound like, it was a return to a concise style of writing and recording, much of which took place on stage as Paul improvised ideas live, exploring and experiencing them with people, rather than in the solitude of a studio. This record feels alive, and its music Paul wants fans to hear together, an album that speaks to community and harmony over withdrawal and isolation.

‘From Then On’ is Paul’s most personal work to date while re-affirming his love and enthusiasm for trance. It’s a genre Paul has never turned away from, it musicality and expressiveness always allowed him to explore and evolve as an artist. Today trance as a genre feels more vital and authentic than ever. The music’s primal energy and drive are reinvigorating staid dancefloors, and its earnestness and authenticity are re-capturing the hearts and minds of both underground tastemakers and mainstage masses.

Three singles from the album have already been released, ‘Touched by Heaven’, ‘Everyone Needs Love’ (w/ Ronald van Gelderen feat. Gaelan & Eric Lumiere) & ‘Stronger Together’ (w/ Pierre Pienaar). The album title track ‘From Then On’, collaboration with VANDIT Records’ protegee Leroy Moreno, will be released September 22nd.

Prior to the album, Paul van Dyk will debut a new live show concept, ‘AEON by Paul van Dyk’. AEON is an ancient theological word that roughly translates to ‘life & vitality’ – the over-arching themes behind both the new show concept and album. ‘AEON by Paul van Dyk’ signals the next live chapter – not just physically but also creatively – for one of electronic music’s most enduring and visionary artists.

‘AEON by Paul van Dyk’ is a continuation of Paul van Dyk’s long history of experimenting with live performance. Paul has always been more than a DJ, never content to press play, his performance set-up has always been geared to live, allowing him to improvise and compose on stage. This will further evolve with ‘AEON by Paul van Dyk’ where alongside his own new live-set-up, he’ll be joined on stage by two keyboardists.

‘I am incredibly excited to introduce ‘AEON by Paul van Dyk’ to my fans. Music has a distinct ability to take people away from their problems and relieve anxiety and stress, and this is the feeling we are trying to enhance with this new show concept. This intensified experience of sights, sounds and sensations will be our next level of entertainment. Paired with music of my upcoming album ‘From Then On’, it’s going to be a celebration of trance, life and unity. ’ – Paul van Dyk

From Then On will be released on Paul van Dyk’s label, VANDIT Records, on October 20th.

‘AEON by Paul van Dyk’ will make its debut in New York City on September 23rd at the Playstation Theater. Tickets are available for purchase You can pick it up/listen via here.

‘From Then On’ Tracklist:

1. While You Were Gone (w/ Vincent Corver)
2. Inhale (w/ M.I.K.E. Push & Fred Baker)
3. Touched By Heaven
4. I Am Alive
5. Everyone Needs Love (w/ Ronald van Gelderen ft. Gaelan & Eric Lumiere)
6. Breaking Dawn (w/ Alex M.O.R.P.H.)
7. Vortex (w/ James Cottle)
8. The Code (w/ Jordan Suckley)
9. Stronger Together (w/ Pierre Pienaar)
10. From Then On (w/ Leroy Moreno)
11. Fairytales (w/ Steve Allen)
12. Close Call (w/ Tristan D)
13. Escape Reality Tonight (w/ Emanuele Braveri ft. Rebecca Louise Burch)
14. Safe Haven

paul-van-dyk-from-then-on

 

    group-therapy-radio-poster-oz-edm
    parklife-festival-2022-oz-edm-lineup-poster
    edc-las-vegas-2022-lineup-poster

    Recent Trance News

    • Craig Connelly & Paul Denton Revive Acid Trance On ‘Quantum Eraser’ craig-connelly-paul-denton-quantum-eraser-feature-oz-edm

      When two of UK’s finest join forces in the studio you know the results are going to be impressive but Craig Connelly & Paul Denton have excelled themselves with their new collaboration ‘Quantum Eraser’. A thunderous uplifting trance record that will be played in the pairs live sets around the globe this summer and is taken from the massively anticipated third artist album from Craig Connelly. Released on the Future Sounds of Egypt (FSOE) label, ‘Quantum Eraser’ has already seen wide praise from industry heavyweights Armin van Buuren, Ruben De Ronde, Aly & Fila and John O’Callaghan. The last two years has been hit record after hit record for Craig Connelly including having his Roxanne Emery collaboration ‘This Life’ adding to rotation on Sirius XM’s BPM channel, the biggest dance music station in North America. His latest two vocal singles Waterfall & Lights Around The World have both been hailed as ‘Tune Of The Year’ by fans & critics alike. Other stand out productions are Phuket, The Universal, The Creator and his remixes for Bryan Kearney and Solarstone. Not to mention mixing 2019’s Subculture compilation with Factor B. His 2019 touring schedule has seen him perform at huge arenas, clubs and festivals across the globe including EDC Las Vegas, Dreamstate SoCal, Subculture in Los Angeles & Melbourne, U4RIA Festival in Toronto, Liberation at Fabric in London and Luminosity Beach Festival NL. He also sold out his San Francisco Open To Close debut set in the summer. After entering at the top of the charts for dance music pre-orders on iTunes, Craig Connelly’s 2017 album “One Second Closer” was released worldwide and hit #2 in the iTunes dance album chart. Since it’s released it has amassed over four million plays on Spotify, The last eight years in music production have been prolic to say the least for Craig Connelly, with 25+ Beatport Top 10 selling Trance productions to date including ve number 1’s and remixes for Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten, Lange, Andy Moor, John O’Callaghan and Aly & Fila to top it all off. Available now to purchase on Beatport and listen via all popular streaming platforms, get your first listen to ‘Quantum Eraser’ by Craig Connelly & Paul Denton below!  

    • Giuseppe Ottaviani Announces New Album Horizons [Part 1] horizons-part-1-giuseppe-ottaviani-oz-edm-feature

      In the eyes of fans, Giuseppe Ottaviani has remained the most steadfast producer in the genre. Famed for his resolutely exacting productions, there’s been a long-held perception of him as a ‘known-quantity’. For those prepared to look deeper though, there’s always been another side to the composer, performer, and most recently – through his Masterclass production series. Giuseppe’s been a deft and artful innovator – balancing out that dependability with hidden-in-plain-sight advancements. That characteristic has now been channelled into his ‘Horizons’ project. Giuseppe’s Live 2.0 & 3.0 performances essentially turned clubs into recording studios, in turn beginning the production processes for 2019’s ‘Evolver’ album. Earlier than that even, with 2016’s ‘Alma’, his ‘Slow Emotion’ tracks had already begun playing with the idea of what Giuseppe ‘was’. In tandem, they were essentially laying the foundation blocks for ‘Horizons’. Commenting on this “modification” (as Giuseppe terms it), he observes that “change seems to have become our ‘constant’ of late. As such, I imagine that something of this nature was always going to be reflected in the ‘Horizons’ albums”. What that modification means in real terms is “music produced with less of a clubfloor focus to it. Adaptable, certainly, he suggests, but at this moment in time, not reliant upon.” Ottaviani’s most predominant shift in concentration has been in tone and song. Specifically, that’s meant utilising sounds from outside of his usual remit and a greatly increased emphasis on deeply meaningful and relatable lyrics. Indeed, ‘Horizons’ and ‘Evolver’ hold their own unique symbiosis: ‘Evolver’ being purely instrumental, while ‘Horizons [Part 1]’ is vocal-detailed near enough throughout. That, to no small degree, was due to the prevailing circumstances. Clubs were closed, but singers and songwriters were anything but. This allowed Giuseppe all the time necessary to pinpoint the voices that would work best with the music he was producing and rally them to its cause. With the artistic taps wide-open, ‘Horizons’ productions became an outpour. To such a degree in fact, that it quickly spilled the banks of the conventional album and was divided, naturally enough, into two. Through its advance-word singles, ‘Horizons [Part 1]’ has already outlined a cooler, deeper, more mindful tone to fans. That – often for the first time – has brought voices well known in other electronic music quarters to trance’s door. Among them have been songstresses like Monika Santucci, April Bender, Mila Josef and Natalie Shay. Giuseppe also draws on deeper tones from vocalists like Jan Burton and Dan Soleil, all of who collectively shape the unique sound of ‘Horizons [Part 1]’. At every opportunity, Giuseppe gently underscores that the two volumes of ‘Horizons’ don’t necessarily represent a permanent change. It’s a vocal yin to ‘Evolver’s instrumental yang, a sonic amendment that chimes more with our current times and an reflection of an artist more adept at adapting than conventional wisdom suggests. Turning to face summer 2022, the first part of ‘Horizons’ – Giuseppe Ottaviani’s new album project, is released on May 20. You can pre-order or save it via this link from today. At every opportunity, Giuseppe gently underscores that the two volumes of ‘Horizons’ don’t necessarily represent a permanent change. It’s a vocal yin to ‘Evolver’s instrumental yang, a sonic amendment that chimes more with our current times and an reflection of an artist more adept at adapting than conventional wisdom suggests. Giuseppe Ottaviani – Horizons [Part 1] Tracklist: 01. With You (with Monika Santucci) 02. Hero (with Dan Soleil) 03. Something I Can Dream About (with April Bender) 04. Fade Away (with Mila Josef) 05. The Wind in Your Face 06. Replay (with Natalie Shay) 07. Colour Me (with Jan Burton) 08. Fahrenheit 09. Tree of Souls (with Hypaton)  

    • MaRLo & Achilles Join Forces For ‘Nothing Is Left’ marlo-nothing-is-left-feature-oz-edm

      After being premiered together on stage at MaRLo’s Melbourne Altitude show – ‘Nothing Is Left’ has arrived. Hot off the heels of chart topping hits including ‘This Way’ and ‘This Way,’ MaRLo join forces with Achilles a banging new record with elements of trance and techno that create a stellar production that is sure to stand out in both acts’ discographies. Played by Armin van Buuren in his A State Of Trance radio show, fans noted the track as a stand out of the show. ‘Nothing Is Left’ should be a blueprint for what a tech trance record should sound like. With massive drops, engaging melodies and vibrant sounds – the track is pretty much perfect. The record also showcases sounds and elements from each collaborator, as MaRLo’s signature trance sound is felt during the drop and Achilles’ hard hitting production is a constant throughout the track. Achilles’ is a new talent coming out of Melbourne and has quickly seen support from the likes of Tiesto, W&W, MORTEN, Will Sparks and plenty of other heavyweights. Joining forces with MaRLo for a track of this magnitude is only going to propel the gifted producer even further. Out now via Spotify and Beatport, stream the new track online or get your first listen below!  

    • Tinlicker Announce 2022 Australian Tour Dates tinlicker-lost-oz-edm-2019

      Following their 2019 sold-out national tour, including headlining Melbourne’s esteemed Xe54 club, Untitled Group welcome the Dutch electronic duo Tinlicker back to Australia as they debut new music off their forthcoming album. With their upcoming album ‘In Another Lifetime’ out February 18 via Anjunadeep, fans can expect to hear their moments from this release among other forward-thinking dance moments such as ‘Because You Move Me’ & ‘Children’. Tinlicker are set to bring the party to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney this April. With limited capacities in all cities, make sure to secure your tickets now! Based out of Utrecht, Jordi van Achthoven and Micha Heyboer make u the Tinlicker duo. Always honing their progressive sounds, continually shaping their destination, creating their new ideal in electronic music Crafted by an expression of computerised soul, Tinlicker are the modern face of Dutch electronic dance music. Based out of Utrecht, the guys started their journey towards today in late 2012, honing their sound, continually shaping their destination, creating their new ideal in music. Initially self releasing music it wasn’t long before said sound was noticed by none other than Feed Me, who was quick to sign a number of songs to his taste making Sotto Voce label. From there the ears of Zerothree tuned in and the world was given an array of head turning singles, including the irrepressible ‘Maandag’. Fans of Above & Beyond and Deadmau5 will be no stranger to Tinlicker, who have supported their beats many times across their live shows, Group Therapy and BBC radio shows. It’s no surprise then that when the time came to find a home for the 2017 hit ‘Soon You’ll Be Gone’ Anjunadeep was quick to put their hand up. Recently followed by the smashing ‘Because You Move Me’ on Armada and the ‘Jalapeño EP’ on Mau5trap. Tinlicker 2022 Australian Tour Dates April 22 – The Brightside (Outside), Brisbane April 23 – Bourke Street Courtyard, Melbourne April 24 – Metro Theatre, Sydney Secure Tickets Online Here.

    • Above & Beyond’s Hit ‘Almost Home’ Gets Remix Treatment From MitiS and Ashibah above-and-beyond-abgt350-stream-feature

      Chart topping hit ‘Almost Home’, Above & Beyond and long-term collaborator Justine Suissa receives official remixes from MitiS and Ashibah. Jono, Tony, Paavo, and Justine have been working together since 2000 when they formed the group OceanLab. In 2008, they released their first and only album ‘Sirens Of The Sea’, a record that has gained near-mythical status among trance fans. More recently, Above & Beyond and Justine have collaborated on club hits like ‘Alright Now’, ‘Cold Feet’ and ‘Another Chance’, and emotive, downtempo records like ‘Little Something’. In 2016, Justine joined Above & Beyond during their sell-out ‘Acoustic II’ tour, which stopped at iconic venues like the Royal Albert Hall in London and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. ‘Almost Home’ was released in September 2021, arriving just in time for their Group Therapy 450 milestone show at The Drumsheds London. ‘Almost Home’ has been on frequent rotation across SiriusXM BPM and iHeart Evolution and has been supported by the likes of The Chainsmokers, Armin van Buuren, and Oliver Heldens. This latest package combines A&B’s original and deep mixes of ‘Almost Home’ with new reworks from MitiS and Ashibah. Trained as a classical pianist from a young age, MitiS has been releasing electronic music since 2012. He’s a mainstay on Ophelia Records, releasing two acclaimed studio albums on the label and collaborating with Seven Lions, Crystal Skies, RBBTS, and more. His bass-driven rework of ‘Almost Home’ is his first remix on Anjunabeats. Danish/Egyptian DJ, producer, and vocalist Ashibah also makes her debut on the label. Ashibah resides in South America, where’s she’s grown a dedicated following through releases on Defected Records, Spinnin’ Records, Get Physical, and more. Her 2020 release ‘Devotion’ on Defected was a high flyer on Beatport, charting in the Top 10. “I really couldn’t believe it when Above & Beyond asked me to do a remix. I’ve always loved their music since I started listening to dance music, so this is a full-circle moment for sure. So thankful for them and their whole team for this opportunity, and I hope everyone enjoys it.” – MitiS “This remix was a super fun project and a great pleasure because I have been a fan of Above & Beyond for years and when heard the vocal and the original it was a real nostalgic feeling of those good old rave days. Made about 5 different versions cause a million ideas popped into my head but I am super happy with the end result. I took a melodic house approach with lots of drama on the drops but still lots of space for the beautiful vocal to shine and it does.” – Ashibah Above & Beyond and Justine Suissa ‘Almost Home’ (The Remixes) is out now on Anjunabeats. Listen on your favourite streaming platforms or purchase here.