So you like electronic music? Paul Van Dyk is a name you should know. The man began his current legacy over twenty years ago, behind the Berlin Wall no less. The Metropolitan Jolt sat down with PVD for an intimate interview, so rather than a regurgitation of his past, feel free to head over to that article to hear it from the man himself.
Here we’re talking about Paul Van Dyk’s newest work. Evolution represents Paul Van Dyk’s sixth full length album released, something many electronic producers never even get around to doing once. Evolution is PVD’s first released work since 2007. Many die hard and new fans alike have questions. He has your answers:[info_box]Fans are invited to celebrate the release of EVOLUTION with PAUL during a live chat event on Ustream Thursday, April 5 at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST. PAUL will be taking questions live from fans on Ustream, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #evolution.[/info_box]
Evolution is jam packed with goodies. The album holds a consistent sound and texture, one that is a bit more industrial and gritty than expected. Don’t let this description fool you, the guest vocalists coupled with PVD’s productions bring the album an uplifting feel.
Totally unexpected (to me at least) are the collaborations with Arty, a young trance act taking the world by storm. Ocean takes the top spot as my favorite track for the album, closely followed by A Wonderful Day and Everywhere.
A full stream of of Paul Van Dyk’s Evolution can be found on his SoundCloud, or embedded below. What are your thoughts on his works? Drop your opinion below in the comments section.
Buy them album at iTunes or for something more substantial head over to Paul Van Dyk’s official website for a Deluxe Edition of the album, which features CD/DVD combo, two art lithograph prints, 180-gram double vinyl, and bonus tracks not available anywhere else.