Global (2003) No such thing as dirty dancing for van Dyk: As this sleek career overview (accompanied by a DVD documentary) spells out, few DJs of the… 2003-02-11 Paul Van Dyk
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Global (2003)

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Details Release Date: Feb 11, 2003; Lead Performance: Paul Van Dyk

No such thing as dirty dancing for van Dyk: As this sleek career overview (accompanied by a DVD documentary) spells out, few DJs of the last decade have made club beats shimmer and glisten the way he has. Van Dyk is notorious for disliking the term ''trance,'' yet there's no denying that these beautiful pulses are, all told, a trance manifesto. Although a few of the tracks are nondescript, the siren-voiced ''We Are Alive'' -- new-generation disco, down to its intimation of a one-night stand -- compensates for all of them.

Originally posted Feb 28, 2003 Published in issue #698 Feb 28, 2003 Order article reprints