Dreamstate

Mexico City 2017

¡#FamiliaTrance! Estamos emocionados por nuestro regreso a la Ciudad de México el sábado 19 de agosto en el Palacio de los Deportes.

PERFORMING ARTIST

Markus Schulz

DJ / Producer

Forged in the fires of Arizona’s seminal 90s rave scene, Schulz first went state, then with equal speed national and international. From the building blocks of progressive, trance & house, he crafted early anthems like ‘The New World’ and latter-day ones like ‘Destiny’. Caught between have been a half-dozen revered albums (most recently ‘Watch The World’), a convoy of club hits and thousands of transfixing performances, played out before untold millions. He’s helmed the scene-essential Coldharbour label for 11 years, chaired the Global DJ Broadcast radio show for 15 and remixed everyone from Moroder to Madonna.

His floor-bound adventures have met with equal acclaim. Through his effortless audience affinity, flawless mixing, instinctive tune selection and now famous, stylistically vast open-till-close sets, he has wowed crowds in every major city on Earth. Markus has scaled the upper reaches of the world’s DJ rankings and charts; is a two-time winner of DJ Times’ America’s Best DJ crown and has drawn acclaim from every electronic music portal & press outlet on the planet. A regular fixture at the world’s biggest & most famous clubs, arenas and festival stages, weekly, he lays down his inimitable musical vision. In Europe, he’s floored audiences at events like Transmission, Electronic Family, Nature One and Dance Valley. He’s creamed Creamfields; gridlocked Global Gatherings and hosted his own stage at Tomorrowland. Stateside, EDC, Ultra, Nocturnal and numerous others have similarly all felt Schulz pressure. His legendary open-till-close sets, at spots like Space, Miami, LA’s Avalon, Stereo, Montreal, Amnesia, Ibiza and his International Residency at Ministry Of Sound have become rites of passage for music lovers around the world.

His most recent album ‘Watch The World’ (his sixth) included the Beatport #1 hit ‘Destiny’ and ‘Facedown’, his boundary-breaking team-up with Romanian quartet Soundland. Both stylistically and artistically, the album was a significant departure for Schulz. With more of a radio edge, it saw Markus take a lead role in its song writing process for the first time. A commercial and critical hit, ‘WTW’ reached the #1 position on iTunes’ international dance chart. The UK’s DJ Mag described it as “ambitious”, “expeditionary”, and “content-wise, for someone from his ‘bloc’, without precedent”. Giving it their Album of the Month accolade, MIXMAG called it “a work of art”. Dancing Astronaut saluted ‘Watch The World’s “meaningful lyrics played out with live instruments”, “that captured his (Markus’) authenticity as an artist”. Hailing its “impressive vocalists”, YourEDM.com summed it up simply as “a monumental release”.

Paul van Dyk

DJ / Producer

The story of Grammy-nominated DJ, producer and scene-starter Paul van Dyk doesn't begin in the 1991 techno incubator of Tresor, the 1995 Twilo-era Manhattan or the 1997 superclubs in Ibiza or London... It begins in 1985 and in his mom's kitchen. It was there in Communist East Berlin that Paul van Dyk first caught the sounds of synthesised music broadcast over the West's radio waves. It was among the most auspicious of meetings and its effect is difficult to overstate, having shaped the course of electronic music's history for more than twenty years.

From the earliest ignition points of 'For An Angel', 'Perfect Day' and his 'Age Of Love' & 'Love Stimulation' remixes to 2015's singles 'Guardian' & 'Louder', PvD's gone from trance music's standard-bearer to its most abiding & respected influence. He's been deemed a 'musical pioneer' throughout his career with designations ranging from 'originator' to 'icon' and descriptions including 'humanitarian', 'pacifist' and 'altruist'.

Onstage: A performer with a natural and instinctive stage touch, Paul circles the globe 16 times a year, entertaining club and festivalgoers numbered in the millions. On Rio de Janeiro's Barra Beach during the 2008 New Year's celebrations, he performed to an unprecedented (and then record-setting) audience totalling nearly 1.5 million people. Over the last five years, Paul has moved away from being a conventional 'mixing-two-tracks' DJ towards creating a hybridized live-on-stage, concert-like approach to his shows.

2016 marks the 17th year for PvD's shows at Cream Amnesia in Ibiza, constituting one of club history's longest-standing residencies. In 2010, van Dyk commemorated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and staged the We Are One event at the O2 World Berlin Arena which drew a 17,000-strong crowd and featured Armin van Buuren, The Blueman Group and Underworld on the bill. van Dyk has since hosted We Are One day-long outdoor festivals in 2013 and 2014 at the city's historic Zitadelle Spandau. The 2015 edition featured a sunset-to-sunrise concept at Rummelsburg, a unique beach location in Berlin.

The Musician: As a music producer, Paul's achieved comparable success to that of his onstage career. In 1994, he produced 'For An Angel', a track hailed by Mixmag as the 8th Greatest Dance Track of All Time two decades after it was recorded. In 1997, he remixed 'Age of Love' - a record that also regularly tops electronic music's greatest-ever lists. The UK's DJ Mag described PvD's 'Guardian' release as "a surprising, listen-without-prejudice milestone", rating it 9.5/10. 'Come With Me' - the anthem for 2014's We Are One Festival (recorded alongside Ummet Ozcan) met similar praise from Mixmag. The electronic music bible said the track had "natural note arrangements", featured "straight-to-the-heart-pianos" and (giving it 9/10) a "lightning strike of a riff".

Remixer: Paul has also continued to build upon one of electronic music's most-outstanding remixographies. His highly recognisable hallmark sound has been used to club-interpret mainstream music superstars like Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. He's also remixed releases from acts like metal rockers Rammstein; timeless bands including U2, Depeche Mode and New Order; and cult electronic music artists like Deep Dish, BT, Faithless and Underworld. van Dyk has been - and continues to be - a regular film- and game-score contributor, resulting in numerous notable OST credits including his rework of Hans Zimmer's 'A Poor Choice of Words' for The Dark Knight and 'Still Alive' for EA's ground-breaking game Mirror's Edge. 

Album Releases: van Dyk has a career-long history of releasing acclaimed albums. 1994 met his debut 45 RPM, followed by Seven Ways in 1996 and Out There And Back in 2000. The 2003 release of Reflections granted him the first-ever Grammy nomination to an artist in the then-new Best Dance/Electronic Music category. In Between followed in 2007 and 2012's EVOLUTION saw PvD personally recategorize his studio work to the stylistically more-inclusive "electronic music", achieving significant critical and commercial success. EVOLUTION was rated 6/6 by Raveline, the magazine commenting, "this evolution seems to be almost perfect". Mixmag scored the release 9/10, observing that van Dyk had "achieved evolution in both name and nature", while DJ Mag called it "impressive" and "multidimensional". His albums have collectively sold in excess of 3 million copies.

In 2015, Paul van Dyk released his seventh full-length album The Politics Of Dancing 3 - a self-described 'heritage' album which "closes the first Politics loop" (started by the release of the first Politics of Dancing mix-compilation in 2001) and is "collaboration-centric" in nature. van Dyk has long been politically active in many fields and clarified during a 2006 interview that the Politics referred to in his album titles were "the politics of diplomacy". He had previously observed at his shows "Palestinians dancing with Israelis, Lebanese people dancing with Israelis - without war, without anything in their minds other than treating each other respectfully. To me, only dance music has this power to reconcile the historic divisions of the planet like this". 

Early History: van Dyk was brought up in East Germany - an experience that left a profound impression on him... "Behind the Iron Curtain, I felt that everything that I had to be strive to achieve in difficult circumstances - I value that much more now. That's nevermore the case than it is with music. Growing up, I listened to radio stations transmitting from West Berlin. It became the only way to connect with the outside world and a freer society. As such, music had, and continues to have, the greatest possible resonance for me, and on my life."

After a brief residence in Hamburg, van Dyk returned to Berlin at the start of 1991. He made his first behind-decks appearance in March that year during the opening month of the soon-to-be-illustrious Tresor. From there, Paul began to build an onstage and studio career which, by 1997, saw him reach dance music's highest echelon. As the twin phenomena of superclubs and the DJ-as-a-Rock-Star arrived, he found himself not only synonymous with them, but he was elevated as a figurehead for the trance scene at large. van Dyk has since held sway over floors in every dance music-speaking country in the world. He holds the record for the longest unbroken run inside the ranks of the world's Top 100 DJs chart; has twice reached the no.1 position and in 2013 was aggregated, vote-for-vote, year-for-year as the poll's single most successful and enduring DJ.

Label Owner: As the owner of VANDIT Records, the last 15 years have seen Paul use his label dais to break the productions of those musically akin. In its early years, VANDIT released music by Armin van Buuren, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Agnelli & Nelson, Thrillseekers, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Nu-NRG and others. It's lately focused on breaking newer talent, with acts like Chris Bekker, Las Salinas and Ben Nicky on its A&R roster.

PvD Radio Shows: A child of the radio generation, Paul was one of the first DJs to recognise and fully harness the medium to spread his sound. His long-running VONYC Sessions show is now broadcast on over 90 terrestrial and digital stations around the world, including iHeartRadio's Evolution channel.

Awards: Throughout his career, van Dyk has garnered in excess of 60 international awards for a myriad of activities. Among those are the illustrious Landesverdienstorden (Berlin's Medal of Honour, given in recognition of his work towards social justice), a string of IDMA awards and Mixmag's Man of the Year accolade. In 2014, he received MTV's prestigious Chiuku award, previously received by such artists as Shakira, Nelly Furtado, Eva Longoria and Morrissey. In 2015, PvD won Mexico's Lunas del Auditorio award for Best Electronic Music Live Artist.

Political & Social Concerns: van Dyk dedicates considerable effort to several philanthropic endeavours. Among them are his Berlin-based Rückenwind (Tailwind) charity, which seeks to maintain a thirst for knowledge in underprivileged children, the Indian-based Akanksha Foundation, the FEED project and the Peace One Day movement. He is also well known for his longstanding political involvements, specifically for his dedication to anti-war movements and organizations like Rock The Vote.

Vini Vici

DJ / Producer

Vini Vici is the brand new project of Aviram Saharai & Matan Kadosh, both well known & experienced electronic music producers for over a decade. The concept of 'Vini Vici' was formed as an attempt by the boys to express their love for the old school sound paired with their progressive ideas.

'Iboga Records' and 'FM Bookings’, widely considered to be the biggest psy trance label and booking agency, was the first to see the potential of the project and invite them to be part of their well respected family alongside such names as: Ace Ventura, Liquid Soul, Ticon, Captain Hook, Atmos, and the like.

After the huge success of their premier EP 'Divine Mode' and their followup ‘Back Underground’, ‘Expender’, ‘Anything & Everything’, and ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ tracks (All top sellers on ‘Beatport’ and ‘Iboga Records’ charts), produced while massively touring the world non stop - Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland, Finland, France, India, Denmark, Germany, Unites State, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Australia, Israel… - it's no surprise ‘Beatport’ places them as the #3 Top Artist of 2014 while legendary ‘Infected Mushroom’ named them as one of the best psy trance upcoming artists at the moment, joining the huge wave of supporting dj’s worldwide. 

Wondering what is the buzz all about? It’s time to tune in and find out.

Andrew Rayel

DJ / Producer

He's the modern-day Mozart -- today's leading talent in the ever-growing trance and electronic dance music scene. He's the pride of Moldova, known for his unique and very own sound. He is Andrei Rata, better known as Andrew Rayel.

Born on July 21st, 1992, his young age never stopped him from taking the lead amongst the next generation of EDM producers. Developing strong musical skills, he studied orchestral music and kicked off his producing career at only 13 years of age. It didn't take long for the passionate music lover to translate his ideas into sounds. He created a truly unique sonic signature - one of piano power, harmonic balance, and euphoric tales. And so, years later, his originals and remixes are praised by many and loved by more. But, rest assured, the Andrew Rayel story has only just begun.

"Trance was the perfect solution, as it is a combination of melody, harmony and energy, elements that I prefer the most", says Andrew Rayel. Having Armin van Buuren supporting his tracks on the world famous A State of Trance radio show had always been a dream of Andrew. And sometimes, dreams come true. His tracks '550 Senta', 'How Do I Know' ft. Jano, 'Aeon of Revenge', 'Aether', 'Deflagration', 'Musa' and 'Zeus' , ‘Dark Warrior’ , ‘One In A Million’ and much more all made it to the show, often voted Tune of the Week and Future Favourite. The trance scene embraced Andrew's refreshing sound, giving him a very warm welcome.

His tracks found a solid home on the A State of Trance and Armind labels, both part of the Armada Music family. With such impressive originals, it didn't take long until the Rayel sound became hot property for remixes. And so, Andrew was lucky enough to take on remix duties for tracks by Armin van Buuren, Tommy Trash, Tiësto, W&W, Dash Berlin, and many more. Earning the support of the DJ elite, the Rayel sound has spread all across the globe, from underground clubs to mainstream festivals.

Though his career is fairly young, Andrew has already DJed the world's most legendary clubs and massive festivals. From Kazantip, Global Gathering, Creamfields, A State Of Trance , Trancefusion, Trancemission, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnivals, Ball En Blanc and much more.

Not to forget performing and selling out world wide venues such as New City Gas, Exchange LA, Marquee New York, Ruby Sky SanFransisco, Zouk Kuala Lumpur & Singapore, Colossium in Jakarta, not to forget the magical Island "Ibiza" in which he has performed at clubs such as Ushuaia Amnesia, & Privilege, and much more as well as earning a Las Vegas Residency at the age of 21 at Marquee Las Vegas.

As a result of his hard work and dedication, fans voted him to become one of the Top 100 DJS in the world, as well as breakout dj & producer and highest climber in the poll voting, along side many world wide nominations such as the IDMA (International Dance Music Awards) which is hosted yearly in Miami during Winter Music Conference week.

The same goes for the highly anticipated Andrew Rayel debut album. Set for release on Armada Music, trance land eagerly holds its breath, craving more of Andrew's magic dancing dust. Andrew's very first and official compilation: 'Mystery of Aether' came out on Armada Music in early September, 2013. 

2014 was the year that saw the first ever artist album from Andrew Rayel entitled “Find Your Harmony” which has taken the world by storm alongside his sensation hit collaboration with Armin Van Buuren “EIFORYA”.

The road to success has just begun and Andrew Rayel is ready to take on the world in the years ahead.

"I believe music is a universal language that unites people with nothing but love. I intend to make sure that my tracks are all about emotions and happiness. That's what's driving music, making the world a better place", says Andrew Rayel.

Purple Haze

DJ / Producer

The wait is over. Sander van Doorn launched his exciting new alias Purple Haze, dedicated to a “sharper, darker, rougher” sound that what he’s currently known for. Rather than taking shine away from his usual SvD sounds, the new project is creating a positive, synergized feedback loop in his studio. “Too often I’ve seen artists lose their focus when they try to combine too many different sounds” he says, “but at the moment I get so much creative energy from working on this project that it’s actually adding to the creative flow for Sander van Doorn.” The project will be unveiled at Ultra Music Festival, with a huge sense of anticipation building around this landmark set. These Purple Haze appearances will include a full visual accompaniment built for dark rooms and will see Sander play an extended set, going deeper into his sound and showing the Mr. Hyde to his usual Dr. Jekyll.

Giuseppe Ottaviani

DJ / Producer

Characterizing trance music’s energy in both approach and output, Italy’s Giuseppe Ottaviani has long been recognized as one of the genre’s most respected and prolific merchants. From his earliest studio work (as the engine behind esteemed group NU NRG), through to his latter-day output under his own name, he has established himself as a benchmark for preeminent trance. Over the last decade his trailblazing Giuseppe Ottaviani Live! and Giuseppe Ottaviani Live 2.0 evolutions have redefined what a DJ does. In doing so, he’s put countless hands in the air and feet on the floor at some of the world’s best-known electronic music festivals, Tomorrowland, Dreamstate, EDC UK, Transmission, ASOT and the FSOE shows being just some of them. Exclusively feeding these performances is a litany of club hits and remixes, of which ‘Ready’, ‘Angel’, ‘Linking People’, ‘Through Your Eyes’ and ‘No More Alone’ represent but a few. Giuseppe’s remains both contemporary and omnipresent in the scene with of-late solo productions like ‘Lost For Words’, the Beatport #1‘Crossing Lights’ ‘Lean On Me’ & ‘No One Like You’ and most recently ‘Slow Emotion’, ‘Brightheart’ & ‘Aurora’ continuing to win trance hearts and minds. In early autumn of 2016, Ottaviani released his third album, the critically applauded, ‘ALMA’, of which MIXMAG said was “everything you could ever want from a trance album”.

Berg

DJ / Producer

Israel-based artist Berg—a.k.a. Shlomi Berg—has entertained hundreds of thousands of followers around the world. His performances encompass a half-dozen of the world’s most acclaimed—and massive—dance parties, including Brazil’s Tribe Festival and Experience Festival, Mexico’s Equinox Festival, Denmark’s Tam Tam Festival, Israel’s Unity Festival and France’s Inox Festival.

At the age of 25, Berg has already become one of the globe’s leading acts—over the course of just four years, when the sonic mixologist first launched his name brand. His ability to bring a crowd to its feet with hands waving in unison, as well as his mad beats, have fans from nearly every nation in the world pleading for him to make an appearance.

Across the time Berg has been consolidating his own style based on the desire to mix different sounds that brought inspiration, being able to take it to a new level which gave him the opportunity to collaborate with different artists such like Neelix, Symphonix, Capital Monkey, just to name few of them, releasing amazing tunes into well known labels like Spin Twist Records, and so Blue Tunes Records, in which he is currently signed up.

Berg has released four EPs and the full-length album project “Life Apart,” where we can find some of his worldwide hits like Generic Drugs, Double Edge and his most acclaimed hit by now, Soul Provider.

Chris Schweizer

DJ / Producer

Still at the young age of 24 years old Argentinian Chris Schweizer has the world at his feet with his trademark big bassline sound fusing the boundaries between the big room sounds and trance. Signed to the mighty Armada Music label in Holland his releases are getting support from the biggest headliners across the globe including Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten & Gareth Emery.

His latest productions have been getting regular airplays on the worlds biggest trance radio show ‘A State Of Trance’ as well as entering the beatport trance top 5 chart!

With many more slamming productions forthcoming this year as well as major worldwide tours planned 2016 is going to be the year of Chris Schweizer!

Vlind

DJ / Producer

One of the most promising DJ producers in Mexico. In his short career he has shared stage with international artists such as John Askew, The Thrillseekers, Menno de Jong, Alex Morph, Heatbeat, Solarstone, Sneijder, Orjan Nilsen, Bryan Kearney, Simon Patterson, Indecent Noise, Azax Syndrom, Hallucinogen among others.

His tracks are characterized by the energy and the unique sound they have, he has been signed by labels as Monster Tunes, Discover ,Kearnage, Solaris, SoundEvolution Records, Proxos, Couture,Only Trance Records, DragMusic and has been supported by artists like Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Aly & Fila,Sean Tyas, Reaky, Solarstone ,John Askew, Bryan Kearney,Mark Akhn, Mark Sherry, Agnelli& Nelson, Manuel le Saux and others.

In 2009 Vlind made 2 remixes for the Solarstone´s label "Solaris" , this makes Solarstone refers to him as one of his favorite producers of that year on an interview :

Quoting Solarstone's Interview:.

. .... ....Are there any new producers we should be looking out for in 2009?

"Depends what you mean by ‘new’ – my producers of choice at the moment are Brenden LaBonte, ..Vlind.. and Daniel Muhaud, all of whom have recorded some fantastic remixes and tracks for my labels recently." 

In 2011 Bryan Kearney invites him to be remixer of the track "Stealth Bomber" (Eurofest 2011 Anthem) and also invites him to be part in one episode of his radioshow "Kearnage". In 2012 his track "Hidden" was 3rd place on the Future Favorite on ASOT and Paul Oakenfold selected "Digital Basement - Audio Madness(Vlind Remix)" to be part of "Four Seassons" compilation. In the past 2 year he has remixed artists like John Askew, Adam Ellis, Allen Watts, Jonathan Carvajal and Lyctum.
On 2016 his tracks Elements was supported 3 times on A State of Trance by Armin van Buuren and recognized as Tune of the Week and Future Favorite

He has performed at: Dreamland, Infection, Black Festival. His style behind the decks goes from Progressive, Techno and Tech-Trance that combined with his skills on 3 decks makes dynamic and energetic sessions. 

Leiel

DJ / Producer

Growing up in the storied streets of Israel, Leiel Hazut was sonically cultured directly at the source of the psychedelic trance circuit. It’s almost as if the music chose him first. Reared by a mother who is a dance music enthusiast herself, Leiel was exposed to the then burgeoning genre during his formative years. At the ripe age of eight, he was already attending some of the most prominent festivals in his native land. It was there he was able to tap into the insane amounts of talent by which he was surrounded —drawing influence from pioneers by the likes of Astrix, Yahel, Astral Projection and Psysex.

Currently based out of Los Angeles, the steadfast selector has never been one to shy away from his roots, which to this day continues to shape his ever-evolving sound. Heady and propulsive, Leiel’s sets are as equally unparalleled as they are transcendental. Aural stimulation is what to expect whenever he takes his reins behind the decks, and quality tunes are always in surplus. Having mesmerized heads at EDC Las Vegas, Nocturnal Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, and Escape: All Hallows' Eve as one half of Sweet & Low, Leiel is now bringing forth a potent mélange of old-school full-on and modern-day progressive psytrance.