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Paul van Dyk returns to the MID

October 25, 2012

Monday, October 29th – React and the MID present an extremely special event as we welcome one of the world’s greatest DJs, German trance virtuoso, Paul van Dyk back to Chicago for an extremely rare and intimate performance as we continue our “Halloween Week” festivities.

A name that most any EDM fan should be familiar with, Paul van Dyk is without a doubt one of the most prolific DJs and producers to ever grace the turntables. Throughout his illustrious career, that spans over two decades, he’s brought the world hit after hit of top notch, timeless trance music with unmatched transcending power. His music is filled with cool compassion, featuring crisp and refreshing trance-laden synths, accompanied by uplifting and heartfelt lyrics. His expansive repertoire features masterfully crafted productions spanning the genres of trance, vocal house, progressive, and everything in between, and include classics such as “For An Angel”, “Another Way”, “Tell Me Why”, and countless others.

An impeccable resume, backed by an unprecedented work ethic that is unmatched by most any other electronic music artist, van Dyk is credited as one of the hardest working artists in all of dance music. Throughout the years he has played a major role in the progression and evolution of trance music as it is known today, and is currently on tour to promote his latest LP, Evolution. He is the ultimate superstar of electronic music, one of Germany’s most successful musicians, and has won handfuls of awards including numerous top international DJ recognitions, two #1 DJ awards, and even received the “Order of Merit” by the state of Berlin, which is the highest award of the German state. He’s sold almost four million records throughout his career and no shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to produce and release music and consistently embarks on tour after tour, traveling the world while making stops at the most renowned festivals and nightclubs. The video for his latest single release and video can be seen below.

During New Years of 2008/2009, Paul van Dyk achieved a momentous feat as he played to a beach party in Rio de Janeiro for over 1 million people! A true testament to his world-renowned skill, prowess, and popularity. Next Monday, the MID are providing the City of Chicago with the exciting chance to see this superstar up close and personal. Tickets are going fast and are available right here.

-Words by Kyle Goldberg