Grammy-nominated Paul van Dyk is without question one of the biggest electronic dance music artists in the world today, with a rich and legendary history stretching back to the early 90s. Now after a 5 year absence, Australian trance fans are eagerly awaiting his return to our shores, following the news that he will be presenting his very own Evolution arena to the Future Music Festival, featuring bespoke staging and production with awe-inspiring visuals.
Debuting the Evolution show at Coachella in April 2011, the integrated audio-visual show was the result of intensive development. Van Dyk explains:
"Over the last few years, individual live production became more and more important in the touring circle, and I was looking into what was going on. There are quite a lot of impressive screens, but I realized that there's no real creative input on those screens. This is when I reached out to the people who are pretty much f***ing amazing at what they do and I explained what my aim is and where I wanted to go. The new album is called Evolution, so we'd sit together and have hours and hours of conversation about all these different paths that evolution takes. The intro starts with the nebula, and of course the Big Bang, which is the big kick off, then it goes into the developing of the planets and individual life. Then it goes into our architectural grids and multimedia world, so basically all those different elements of the show are featured visually”
PVD’s new album Evolution has been confirmed for release in March 2012, just in time for Future Music Festival. His first studio album since 2007's In Between and his first full length offering since 2008's The Best Of Paul van Dyk, the new record will feature 16 tracks in total. Paul van Dyk said that Evolution “demonstrates my personal evolution as an artist, rather than what is a reflection of the latest trendy sound”
Accompanying PVD in Australia is an all-star cast of disc spinners, including Garuda's Gareth Emery, voted no. 7 in the worlds Top 100 DJs in 2010; the youngest DJ ever to crack the top ten. Alongside Emery are John O'Callaghan and Orjan Nilsen, two of trance music's brightest stars.
Paul Van Dyk presents the Evolution Stage, touring nationally with Future Music Festival.
Future Music Festival 2012 is in Adelaide on Monday, March 12 at Ellis Park. Tickets available through www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136100.