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Paul van Dyk Announces Eighth Studio Album + AEON Show

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Electronic music and trance pioneer Paul van Dyk has announced his eighth studio album ‘From Then On’, plus new live show ‘AEON’. Though quieted in recent years, Paul is a well established leader in the growth of progressive dance music alongside names like Armin van Buuren, Pete Tong, and Sasha & Digweed, and we are elated with the announcement of his first LP in almost three years.
‘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. This LP is Paul’s most personal work to date while re-affirming his love and enthusiasm for trance.
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’, a 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. The concept is a continuation of Paul’s long history of experimenting with live performance. Paul van Dyk 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. Alongside his own new live-set-up, Paul 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 releases on Paul van Dyk’s VANDIT Records on October 20th.
‘AEON by Paul van Dyk’ will make it’s debut in New York City on September 23rd at the Playstation Theater – Purchase tickets 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
‘AEON by Paul van Dyk’ tour dates:September 23rd – New York City, NY – Playstation TheaterNovember 24-25 – San Bernardino, CA – NOS Events Center
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