Legendary status gets thrown around much too often, but Paul van Dyk is more than deserving of the title. He’s been a crucial pioneer in electronic music for decades and continues to push the boundaries, helping to establish the foundation of trance in the early '90s and supplying the scene with dancefloor anthems through his Vandit label. He's played an integral role in developing the booming dance music industry, guiding the scene with each passing year.
There are many accomplishments that help to define who Paul van Dyk is as an artist. He was the first DJ to receive a Grammy nomination in the Best Dance/Electronic album and has sold millions of albums, a major feat for a dance music producer. Plus, his melodic and high energy performances have captivated crowds with his unique approach. Now on the eve of his latest album, titled ‘From Then On’, and the debut of a new live show concept dubbed AEON, Mixmag is looking back on van Dyk’s fabled legacy.
Check out the most iconic moments from Paul van Dyk's career, which prove he is a true trance master.