Paul Van Dyk
Van Dyk grew up in East Berlin, listening in secret to forbidden radio stations before the fall of the wall in 1989. He trained as a broadcast technician and carpenter before becoming a DJ at underground techno club, Tresor, and quickly made it to the top as an electronic dance music DJ and producer; releasing debut LP 45 RPM in 1994 and winning residencies at Germany's E-Werk nightclub, England superclub Gatecrasher and New York's famous Twilo. His second album Seven Ways firmly established him as the king of trance - a tag he later shrugged off in preference for being a world-renowned dance DJ. Beautiful Place, Forbidden Fruit and Words proved dance hits in both the UK and Germany. He has worked on tracks with bands as various as New Order, Inspiral Carpets, Tori Amos and Faithless, collaborating with Saint Etienne for huge club hit Tell Me Why (The Riddle) in 2000. In 2003 Van Dyk released album Reflections with a further album In Between in 2007.