Paul van Dyk Taps “Future Memories” As New Single

Paul van Dyk Taps “Future Memories” As New Single

Collaboration with Saad Ayub & Standout Track from PvD’s Recent Album: Music Rescues Me

Stream "Future Memories" HERE

Paul van Dyk released his ninth studio album in December, Music Rescues Me, cementing his status as one of the most prolific hitmakers in the history of trance music. Today, van Dyk has unveiled the third and final single from the album: Future Memories, a collaboration with Saad Ayub and one of the standout tracks from the LP. Initially premiered on Mixmag in December ahead of the full album release, Future Memories will gain further momentum as the Music Rescues Me’s fourth single, tapped for a global radio campaign which should revive the single and album in the dance music charts.

Future Memories is the first collaboration between van Dyk and Saad Ayub, who has also released music on van Dyk’s label: VANDIT Records. Ayub, who was born in Bangladesh and is now based in Toronto, has proven to be a promising up & comer in the trance subgenre in recent years. Both van Dyk and Ayub will grace the  SHINE Ibiza this summer, where they’ll no doubt play Future Memories to adoring trance fans on one of trance music’s biggest stages.

Ayub shares some words about Future Memories:

"While the outfits have changed, colours evolved and there are decidedly more lasers, dance music connects people today the same way it always has. We make new memories, while reminiscing about the past. That’s what "Future Memories" is all about!"

And van Dyk had some further words to share about Music Rescues Me LP generally:

"This new album is not about music bringing one person back from the brink. Its theme reaches beyond that. This is about music’s ability to open us up, to stimulate mental imagery, to unlock or bring back memories. It’s about its often hard-to-fathom capacity to support us, to get us through our tougher or more challenging times, as well as soundtracking the good ones, and making them even better."

Paul van Dyk has a busy touring schedule ahead of him in 2019, with a set at EDC Mexico this weekend followed by a European tour throughout the spring. In the summer, van Dyk will once again be headlining the SHINE Ibiza residency, every Thursday from July 11th through September 19th at Eden. Check out PvD’s tour dates below & grab tickets for these shows here.

Paul van Dyk Tour Dates

February 24th - Mexico City, Mexico - EDC Mexico 2019
March 1st - Bristol, UK - Motion
March 2nd - Glasgow, UK - The Galvanizers Yard
March 7th - Moscow, Russian Federation - Cition Hall
March 8th - Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation - Tele-club
March 15th - London, UK - Ministry of Sound
March 16th - Coalville, UK - Passion
March 29th - Munich, Germany - Neuraum
March 30th - Zürich, Switzerland - Härterei Club
April 5th - Paris, France - YOYO (Palais de Tokyo)
April 6th - Rabat, Malta - Unknown venue
April 27th - Gliwice, Poland - Dreamstate Europe 2019
May 3rd - Stockholm, Sweden - Slaktkyrkan
May 4th - Athens, Greece - Monastiraki Center
May 18th - Las Vegas, NV, US - EDC Las Vegas 2019
May 24th - Ostrava, Czech Republic - Trojhalí Karolína
May 26th - Leeds, UK - Digital Society
June 29th - Bloemendaal, Netherlands - Luminosity Beach Festival 2019
July 18th - SHINE Ibiza, Spain - Eden Ibiza
July 20th - Boom, Belgium - Tomorrowland 2019
July 25th - SHINE Ibiza, Spain - Eden Ibiza
August 1st - SHINE Ibiza, Spain - Eden Ibiza
August 8th - SHINE Ibiza, Spain - Eden Ibiza
August 22nd - SHINE Ibiza, Spain - Eden Ibiza
August 25th - Halton, UK - Creamfields 2019
August 29th - SHINE Ibiza, Spain - Eden Ibiza
September 5th - SHINE Ibiza, Spain - Eden Ibiza
September 12th - SHINE Ibiza, Spain - Eden Ibiza
September 19th - SHINE Ibiza, Spain - Eden Ibiza

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About Paul Van Dyk

Van Dyk’s story begins not in a superclub or on the main stage at a music festival, but in his mother’s kitchen. The year was 1985, and his family was living in Communist East Germany, which at the time was still divided by the Berlin wall known as the “Iron Curtain.” Paul spent much of his time tuning into the radio stations broadcasting from the West side of the wall; to him, they were his only connection to the outside world and a freer society.

It was on these airwaves that he first heard the sounds of electronic music. Such an event may seem trivial to some people, but it would prove to have a lifelong effect on the young teenager, who over the course of the next 30 years would go on to attain recognition not just as a forefather of trance, but as an overall icon of electronic music.

After briefly living in Hamburg, he then returned to Berlin in 1991, marking his first hometown performance that March at the just-opened club Tresor, which has since become one of the city’s cultural landmarks. Soon after he began DJing, van Dyk expanded his talents to making electronic music for himself. In 1994, he released his debut album, ‘45 RPM’; one of its tracks, “For An Angel,” is regarded by Mixmag as one of the greatest dance tracks of all time. In the following six years, van Dyk followed up with his 1996 album ‘Seven Ways,’ which put him firmly at the forefront of trance’s emerging scene.

The public recognition would only grow with the 1999 launch of his new DJ residency at Cream Amnesia in the world party capital of Ibiza; 17 years later, it’s still going strong as one of the longest-running residencies in clubbing history. In 2000, he launched his own label, VANDIT Records, its first release being his third album, ‘Out There and Back.’ In 2005, his fourth album ‘Reflections’ penetrated the pop culture membrane with a Grammy nomination in its first-year category of Best Dance/Electronica Album.

A further testament to his musical abilities, van Dyk has remixed some of electronic music’s biggest names—Deep Dish, Faithless, and Underworld, to name a few—in addition to Top 40 radio icons including Madonna, Britney Spears, and U2. His music can be heard in films such as ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,’ and ‘Zurdo’ (the latter for which he won a Mexican Oscar), as well as for HBO, Land Rover, and Motorola commercials; and the ‘Mirror’s Edge’ video game.

Having been exposed to a larger audience, van Dyk aimed to reach higher heights as dance music broke out of clubs and raves and into public consciousness. His next two albums, 2007’s ‘In Between’ and 2012’s ‘Evolution’ yielded both critical and commercial success—Mixmag wrote that van Dyk had "achieved evolution in both name and nature," while DJ Mag called it "impressive" and "multidimensional." In 2008, his New Year gig in Rio de Janeiro set attendance records with 1.3 million people coming out.

All fame and club-hopping aside, van Dyk also has a political side he’s not afraid to showcase. In 2001, he started a mix compilation series titled ‘The Politics of Dancing,’ which was inspired by observing people of warring regions Palestine and Israel dancing together in peace. In 2010, he returned to Berlin to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Wall with a one-day event aptly called We Are One, and in 2015, he wrapped up his Politics series with his seventh album ‘The Politics of Dancing 3.’ He has also taken up the banner for charities such as Rückenwind, which helps underprivileged children in Berlin; India’s Akanksha Foundation; the FEED Project; Peace One Day; and anti-war and voting movements such as Rock the Vote. His philanthropic endeavors were rewarded with Berlin’s Medal of Honor, as well as with MTV’s Chiuku award.

The coveted Medal of Honor is one in a long string of awards and accolades van Dyk has accumulated. His storied career has seen him achieve the longest run on the Top 100 DJs chart, including two years at No. 1; multiple IDMA awards; and Mixmag declaring him their “Man of the Year.” Last year, he won Mexico's Lunas del Auditorio award for Best Electronic Music Live Artist.

Over 30 years on from that first serendipitous encounter with electronic music on West Berlin’s radio airwaves, Paul van Dyk is himself inspiring newcomers to his culture. Come to any of his shows today and you’ll see on the dancefloor the free world he for a time could only imagine from behind the Iron Curtain: people of all ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and walks of life coming together to escape the world’s realities, celebrate, and live in the moment. “To me,” he says, “only dance music has this power to reconcile the historic divisions of the planet like this.”