Sunday, March 16, 2008
Paul Van Dyk
X-Mix-1: the MFS-Trip (1993) mixed live by Paul van Dyk, for the first volume of the X-Mix Video series and was originally released by MFS in August 1993.
Paul Van Dyk - 45 RPM (1994)
From early Berlin techno and house through to progressive trance, producer/DJ Paul van Dyk has soundtracked the German electronic dance scene ever since he moved to the city and began mixing in 1988. A native of a German town near Frankfurt, van Dyk first heard house music on the radio during the mid-'80s. Soon he was experimenting with a rudimentary turntable setup, and after hitting Berlin, he gigged around the city. By 1991, he had appeared at the legendary Tresor club; he later set up his own E-Werk club, and debuted on record as Visions of Shiva, with fellow trance wizard Cosmic Baby. He remixed for New Order, Humate, Sven Väth, and others, then signed to the German MFS Records for his first album, 1994's 45 RPM. By the midpoint of the 1990s, van Dyk had become a globe-trotting DJ and remixer.