At the end of the year, we often think about what has happened in the last 12 months. This is not the case of the legendary producer / DJ Paul van Dyk who pursues relentlessly. Paul recently closed a busy year with the release of Music Rescues Me his ninth full-length album, earlier this month. The title track was the main single in September and now the full 14-track record is available on Paul's Vandit Records . The album contains titles of many frequent collaborators of Paul, including Jordan Suckley Saad Ayub Delta One and Project 8 between other.
The album follows Paul's previous album From Then On published in September 2017. While many artists in the world of dance music produce impressive results, it's nice to get out two albums over a period of 14 months. many unheard of, but few producers can match the prestige and precision of the ancestor of the trance. In 2018, Paul also appeared EDC Las Vegas at Dreamstate Southern California at Creamfields and the World Cup in Russia. Paul also successfully launched his new residence Shine to Privilege to Ibiza which will be back in 2019. We had the opportunity to discuss with Paul about the new album. , his residency in Ibiza, his interpretation of the creative process and his advice to other artists.
Hi Paul, this has been a year for you. First, tell us a little about the new Music Rescues Me album? How did the process unfold? How long did it take you? What was the vision of the disc?
"Making music is part of my everyday life, so the album process" Music Rescues Me "started when my previous album," From Then On ", was finished, my approach to music is very simple This is the only way for me to stay authentic and real as an artist. "
With the release of your ninth album and a busy tour program this year, how does 2018 compare to the rest of your illustrious career?
"The year has been very exciting with a new residence in Ibiza at Shine and incredible shows around the world in some of the most incredible festivals and clubs."
What do you think about the state of trance and dance music in general? Are there any producers that you really like or artists that you see coming?
"For me, there is no state of this or that." Art and music are a continuous process of creativity. In trance, you'll find incredible talents and artists pushing the limits every day. Someone like Jordan Suckley, for example, he's always impressed me with his performances and his outings. "
You've really shot a lot this year, what's your routine on the road and how are you staying focused?
"Well, there have been more busy years. Apparently, because of the lasting consequences of the February 2016 accident, I am only able to do about 50% of what I could have done before. But I always give everything I have when I'm on stage. That said, my routine is essentially to get as much rest as possible before and after a show and to live as healthy as possible. "
As a person who has been so successful in the industry for so long, what do you advise other people in the industry on how to succeed?
"Be authentic, be real. Otherwise, you'll drown in the soup of plastic projects focused on marketing. It's important to know why you do what you do. "
The holidays are here! Do you have any special plans for Christmas and New Year?
"We are going to spend Christmas with the family, since they all live in different parts of the world.This will include a few trips this year."
What are your goals for 2019? What can fans expect from you?
"I will continue to make music and I look forward to a new season of Shine Ibiza in 2019".
In conclusion, Paul approaches the new album with hope that people receive it.
"My biggest aspiration for this release is that people – whether now or in the years to come – by listening to" Music Rescues Me ", will discover that one of its tracks elevates, attenuates, opens up , or go out themselves. "
Paul van Dyk's latest album, Music Rescues Me, has been released on Vandit Records.