Dreamstate

San Francisco 2017

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PERFORMING ARTIST

Astrix

DJ / Producer

Astrix has been one of the leading trance producers and DJs in the world for more than a decade, carrying his musical message of psychedelic emotional uplifting trance to every corner of the world, to the biggest urban clubs and far away beaches, huge festivals and underground events. Devoted to his art and a true perfectionist, Astrix is known for his massive hypnotic explosive sets on the dancefloor and for his precise detailed production in the studio. Both always laced with tons of feel and musicality. His music has been topping the charts and his albums are considered milestones. Astrix fourth studio album, “He.art” will be released early in 2016.

Ben Nicky

DJ / Producer

Counting the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto and Gareth Emery as firm supporters of his sound, and with his music “an essential part of my live sets” for Paul Van Dyk – it’s easy to see how Ben Nicky has tattooed his mark on the scene to become one of the most sought-after uplifting and psy trance DJs on the circuit right now.

Armed with a catalogue of productions signed to the biggest labels on the planet including Ultra, Spinnin, Armada, Vandit Recordings and more, Ben has taken his blistering DJ sets to the world’s biggest clubs leaving no continent untouched. From the US to Australia, India to Argentina, Ben Nicky’s name has become synonymous with the kind of once-in-a-lifetime sets that has seen him play at iconic festivals like Nature One, Tomorrowland and A State Of Trance, as well as world class venues like Godskitchen and Ministry of Sound.

Now boasting over a quarter of a million online followers, Ben Nicky’s reach is truly global; as one of the few people who can lay claim to a live mix on BBC Radio 1’s ‘Essential Mix’ show, multiple Beatport #1s, an iTunes #1 collaboration with Paul Van Dyk and a bootleg for Calvin Harris that was played by BBC Radio 1 for an impressive ten weeks straight, Ben Nicky has a legion of fans who have propelled this DJ to successes of global proportions.

His productions have featured on the compilations like ‘Gatecrasher Anthems mixed by Paul Van Dyk’, ‘Dave Pearce’s Trance Anthems’ and the world-renowned Ministry Of Sound’s ‘Trance nation’ CD, and it’s undeniable that the current tour schedule is an exhausting read. With his Head F**K brand going from strength to strength as a platform for his mashed up, twisted and often unexpected DJing style, Ben Nicky’s online and offline entrepreneurial skills have pushed him into the upper echelons of world class trance DJs– if you’ve not yet been introduced to Ben Nicky’s sound then you’ve got to ask yourself just one thing: why not?

Binary Finary

DJ / Producer

Binary Finary first exploded onto the club scene after their release ‘1998’ became the first electronic dance track to enter the UK Top 30. 15 Years later they are still impressing fans and critics around the world with their unique content and technical set up for their live performances. Spearheaded by Stuart Matheson and Sasha Vatoff. Binary Finary are armed with a bunch of new releases and remixes to keep you wanting more.

Bryan Kearney

DJ / Producer

A DJ of almost 15 years’ experience. A dedicated and driven individual with a relentless passion for all things energetic. A talented technician who has continued to climb through the ranks of global dance music to truly establish himself amongst the DJing elite. 

Over the years, Bryan has honed his DJing skills by taking his experiences from the dancefloor into the DJ box. His current demand is at an all-time high; this is evident from the diversity in location of his appearances. He has performed at massive events such as Electronic Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, Stereosonic, Cream Ibiza and many more. He has toured extensively all over the globe in countries such as the US, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Egypt, India, all over Europe and beyond. 

He is also a highly regarded producer and owner of one of the most respected labels in dance music, Kearnage Recordings. His diversity as a producer has seen him release tracks on labels such as Spinnin’, Armada, Garuda, Subculture, FSOE and Vandit, as well as remixing for artists such as Armin van Buuren, Aly & Fila, John O’Callaghan, Gareth Emery and many more. 

An artist with an ever-increasing global fanbase with a career that continues to thrive on a daily basis and powered by a desire to do it all in the right way. 

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Bryan Kearney.

Christopher Lawrence

DJ / Producer

Winner of “Best American DJ” at the IDMA’s, Christopher Lawrence is recognized as one of the world's top DJs and producers. A dance music legend, he has been described as “One of America's most influential DJs” by DJ Mag and “A trailblazer” by SPIN. With two decades behind the decks, Christopher is one of the most credible names in dance music whose outspoken support of the underground has earned him the respect of industry and fans alike. Always pushing boundaries, Christopher’s tough, tech and psy infused trance sets are a favorite on dance floors at the darkest downtown afterhours to the world’s biggest festivals. 

Christopher has racked up numerous awards and accolades over the course of his career taking out both DJ Times “America’s Best DJ” award and IDMA’s “Best American DJ”. He has graced the covers of countless magazines, newspapers and music websites worldwide.

With a club touring schedule circling the globe, Christopher delivers his unique brand of high energy mayhem to dance floors from Avalon Hollywood and Ministry of Sound to Home Sydney. He has hosted his own arena at Dance Valley, and played every major festival including Ultra, Coachella, EDC, Creamfields and Global Gathering. 

Described as "A Highly Respected Producer" by Mixmag, Christopher’s discography includes two Billboard top ten artist albums All or Nothing and UnHooked, along with hit singles The Dark, Terminus, Tremor, Faith in the Future, Dark on Fire, Little Rush, Freefall and Beyond the Limit to name a few. Christopher’s original productions can also be found in film, TV and video games. In the early 2000’s Christopher became one of America’s biggest selling DJs for compilations, success he continues today with his Pharmacy and Rush Hour series.

Christopher’s imprint Pharmacy Music has exploded over the past few years, becoming a favorite of DJ tastemakers, dominating the Beatport charts with a thriving roster of cutting edge producers who continually push the boundaries and taking label tour dates internationally.

On the airwaves, Christopher recently celebrated the sixth anniversary of his radio show Rush Hour which has become one of the worlds most groundbreaking dance music shows with syndication on Digitally Imported and 120+ FM stations worldwide. 

You don’t stay in the business this long unless you consistently deliver! A dance music legend, Christopher Lawrence knows what it takes to rock a dance floor. Along with a legion of hardcore fans, his skills behind the decks and integrity in music has brought him to the attention of a new generation who are discovering the underground for the very first time.

Ferry Corsten

DJ / Producer

Hailing from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Ferry Corsten’s lustrous career is exemplified by a passion for music that began as a hobby and spiraled into a full-blown profession. Today, as it was in the beginning, Corsten’s skills lie in his ability to coax the maximum emotional impact from electronic dance music of all genres—not just trance, but also progressive-house and electro. He remains and has always been ahead of his time, making music that becomes a template for others to follow.

It was the album Out of the Blue that started it all. As Corsten’s sophomore artist album under the alias System F, the eponymous single became a worldwide hit and charted in the UK’s Top 20 UK singles charts and Japan’s Top 10 singles charts for three consecutive years after its release. Corsten’s rapid success ignited a steady flow of releases, including “Gouryella” with Tiësto. It was during this time that Corsten’s remix of William Orbit’s “Barber’s Adagio for Strings” became a clubland anthem. Though the instantly recognizable original appeared in the film Platoon (directed by Oliver Stone), it was Corsten’s heady remix that took the original composition’s strongest elements and amplified them into a singular, explosive masterpiece. Offers for remix work have poured in furiously ever since, with the latest being a remix of Justin Bieber’s “As Long as You Love Me” for Island Def Jam in 2012. Corsten has also consistently appeared near the top of international DJ polls and has won his share of industry awards.

Over the years, Ferry Corsten has released a steady flow of new music. He has seven full-length studio albums under his belt, namely: Looking Forward as Ferr; Out of the Blue and Together as System F; and Right of Way, L.E.F., Twice in a Blue Moon, and WKND as Ferry Corsten. These seven killer albums have yielded more than their share of Gold records, including “Punk,” “Out of the Blue,” “Rock Your Body Rock,” and other world-class hits including “Made of Love” featuring Betsie Larkin and “Radio Crash.” In 2006, when Corsten released “Fire” with Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon, that record also became a solid radio hit. The following year, Corsten’s smash single “Beautiful” was released to widespread acclaim; even today, that soaring song is demanded by Corsten’s audiences around the globe whenever he DJs. In early 2012 he released his latest artist album, WKND, which includes a collaboration with Armin van Buuren called “Brute.” That track is a current favorite with electronic dance music (EDM) lovers across the globe.

In 2005, Corsten launched his Flashover Recordings imprint, and he spends an enormous amount of time scouring the world for fresh talent and releasing music by cutting-edge producers, giving them a voice on the world stage. Corsten has also released numerous compilations, including releases for the Trance Nation series for Ministry of Sound—one of the more successful compilation series to date, having sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. Corsten’s own Once Upon a Night series has itself been a platform for new talent and late-breaking tunes, with volume three released in late 2012.

From the outset, Corsten has been a prolific music-maker—so much so that in the early years, his musical output was so plentiful and diverse that he felt the need to release music under different aliases. Those pseudonyms included System F., Gouryella (with Tiësto), Moonman and others. Having always created music with a timeless appeal, Corsten was asked by U2 to do a remix for their “New Year’s Day” in 1999, but it wasn’t until 2008 when U2 released their remastered War album, that the band decided to include Corsten’s edit.

Corsten has produced and remixed for Justin Bieber, U2, Moby, Faithless, the Killers, William Orbit, Duran Duran, Public Enemy, Nelly Furtado and many others, including TV’s winner of The X-Factor, Melanie Amaro. It’s no wonder established superstars and pop culture celebrities alike seek Ferry Corsten for remixes; his winning command of music is his magnetic draw. In 2001, when Corsten released “Punk,” that record annihilated dancefloors from Dallas to Dubai and from Morocco to Miami. Corsten discovered Russian producer Arty several years later, and it’s the Arty Rock N Rolla Mix of “Punk” that’s been one of the biggest records of 2011 and 2012, played by every DJ across a wide spectrum of styles.

A natural performer, Corsten’s live show is tantamount to his appeal as a DJ. Ever the shepherd of the clubbing masses, working up a sweat while championing people’s inalienable right to dance, Corsten’s live DJ performances have evolved with technology and cultural shifts. In 2007, Corsten launched his FULL ON FERRY live show concept, whereby he melds different styles of dance music by playing back-to-back sets with his cherry-picked roster of DJ/producer friends and a state-of-the-art stage setup. Fellow DJs and producers such as Dash Berlin, Aly & Fila, Mark Knight, Bassjackers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Shogun, Cosmic Gate, and many more have accompanied Ferry on multiple venues and FULL ON stages in festivals worldwide.

Also in 2007, Ferry’s radio show Corsten’s Countdown was launched, and it is known as the only EDM interactive weekly music chart show. It is currently broadcast on radio stations in more than 40 countries via 210 radio stations worldwide. The show can also be heard as a weekly iTunes podcast or on YouTube. In 2012, Corsten launched Ferry’s Fix, a monthly DJ mix that is currently aired on more than 37 radio stations worldwide. In 2012, Corsten released his app for iPad and Android devices, commemorating more than 20 years as a world-class DJ and producer. He also has his official Ferry Corsten app for fans. DJs have eclipsed rockstars as this generation’s entertainment industry icons, and Corsten, ever the graceful maestro, is an enduring example of the consummate professional. Striving always for excellence, this is an artist who is never satisfied with all that he’s accomplished, instead always pushing for the next exciting idea. For Ferry Corsten, the possibilities are boundless.

Gareth Emery

DJ / Producer

Gareth Emery is one of dance music’s most influential and innovative DJ producers, voted no.7 in DJ Mag’s ‘Top 100 DJs’ poll making him the UK’s highest ranked DJ, and one of the youngest DJs ever to crack the top ten. In 2010, he released his debut artist album ‘Northern Lights’ on his own label Garuda to stunning reactions from fans and critics alike, hitting no.1 on the US iTunes dance chart within hours of release.He also celebrated 100 episodes and four years of his award winning podcast, collaborated with Above & Beyond for the crossover international radio hit ‘On A Good Day (Metropolis)’, and penned the theme tune of the Global Gathering festival - whilst also finding time to play 130 shows, selling out clubs and rocking festivals in 40 countries to over 2 million people.

John 00 Fleming

DJ / Producer

John 00 Fleming is an artist who has achieved international success in a career spanning over 20 years without dishonouring his musical essence or fans. With over 10 million album sales and 30 produced mix compilations, John’s a proven musical pioneer whose essence lies in what his fans call, ‘the J00F sound’. The J00F sound is as unpretentious as the artist, and is best described as deep and textured progressively edged trance, in an electronic dance music style that is an antithesis to what is normally produced within the genre.

John O'Callaghan

DJ / Producer

Some may know John O’Callaghan as a Dance music icon, some may know him by his initials “JOC” and then there are others who only know his music. It’s obvious even to a newcomer or neophyte enthusiast that John O’Callaghan’s talents far exceed that of just an uplifting producer or Trance remix master. He is an artist, producer, DJ and an internationally respected name in the world of Electronic music. John O’Callaghan has long pushed the boundaries of musical genres in ways that have earned him a stellar reputation across the dance music industry. From the dreamy progressive vibes of the ‘Deep Dream’ mixes to the edgy techno grooves of his ‘Joint Operations Centre’ productions. John O’Callaghan always showcases true diversity in his sound, and has emerged as a leader of the trance movement – a path which all of his fans have loyally followed. With every production he once again proves himself to be one of the most consistent and yet surprising artists, with an uncompromising ability to reinvent and rework any track that catches his eye (and ears).

In the past few years he has encapsulated the true artistry of uplifting melodic trance music resulting in smash hit remixes on the crème de la crème of the finest Electronic music labels around such as: Armada, Black Hole, Vandit, Garuda and of course his heavy hitting originals on his very own revered Subculture record label. John O’Callaghan has long been responsible for taking vocal records and transforming them into extraordinary Trance Classics. This was evident when his remix of Gareth Emery’s ‘Concrete Angel’ hit Number One in the download charts, and the original was voted ‘tune of the year’ by millions of fans on Armin Van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance’ radio show. Add to that JOC’s timeless remix of ‘the Doppler Effect’, a remix which was highly acclaimed for it’s creativity.

As an artist that is responsible for creating some of the defining sounds and biggest vocal tracks of recent times, John O’Callaghan has also retained unprecedented levels of credibility within the underground scene. With three studio albums and a discography littered with some of the most iconic Trance records of the recent era, such as: ‘Big Sky’, ‘Find Yourself’, ‘One Special Particle; and ‘Exactly’ continuing to ignite dance-floors worldwide. John O’Callaghan’s rapid ascent into a Trance legacy shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

It’s not only in the studio in which John O’Callaghan has had a monumental impact. As a DJ his world renowned productions have had him travelling the world at a frantic pace. Over the last year he has found himself playing for the biggest festivals and brands in the world such as: Ultra Music Festival (Miami & Worldwide), Cream (Ibiza + Worldwide), A State Of Trance (Worldwide), Stereosonic (AUS), Godskitchen (UK) and many more. Add to that a BBC Radio 1 essential mix, multiple iconic mix compilations and regular sold out Subculture events & it’s plain to see that John O’Callaghan’s sound is more in-demand today that it ever has been.

Liquid Ace

DJ / Producer

Liquid Ace is the joint project of Nicola Capobianco (Liquid Soul) & Yoni Oshrat (Ace Ventura).

Markus Schulz

DJ / Producer

It was an incredible 2014 for Markus Schulz who once again proved that he’s one of the most versatile and busiest artists in dance music today. From the release of his acclaimed Scream 2 album and subsequent bus tour, mainstage festival performances around the world (he had his own stage at Tomorrowland), residency at Amnesia Ibiza, his acclaimed Global DJ Broadcast Radio Show, marathon open to close DJ sets and countless releases under his various aliases this two‐time America’s Best DJ winner does not rest. Oh, and he’s one half of the acclaimed duo New World Punx (with Ferry Corsten) who were just announced as performers at Coachella 2015.

As we step into 2015 Markus Schulz is up for yet another challenge. For the past eight years Markus has created a mix compilation and dedicated it to a city that inspired him that year. The last one he released was Buenos Aires 13. Rather than do another compilation based on one city, in 2015, Markus is introducing his “City Series.” Each month he’ll release a track and dedicate it to a city that he’ll be playing at that month. He will record elements of the live show and utilize sounds of the venue to complete the compilation titled Markus Schulz‐ World Tour 2015.

The first release in the “City Series” is entitled “Bayfront (Miami).” Home of the legendary Club Space, the epic Ultra Music Festival and the ever‐moving Groove Cruise, Markus' contributions to all three institutions is vast. “Bayfront (Miami)” drives in the monster truck lane of trance; focused on the tougher side of the genre. it’s easy to see this one going off right before Markus takes you down the rabbit hole during one of his extended sets. That’s Markus’ Miami.

“When examining the cities which have impacted my body of work throughout the years, you have to consider your day‐to‐day surroundings and the reason why you call a particular place home. Had it not been for my days as a weekly resident at Club Space, I would never have had the privilege of displaying my talents on an international basis. When I learned that I would be welcoming 2015 at Space with a signature open to close solo set, it was only appropriate to commence this project by paying tribute to my home turf. Bayfront is not just a track dedicated to the club, but will play a pivotal role in my appearances at the Groove Cruise in January, and the Ultra Music Festival in March. Unifying these elements is something I hope the Miami natives will enjoy,” Schulz says.

Be on the look out for more “City Series” release announcements and information on Markus’ upcoming tour dates, both solo and as New World Punx (w/ Ferry Corsten).

Menno de Jong

DJ / Producer

Menno de Jong is primarily known as a Trance DJ and producer with an international following. Based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, de Jong was born on March 17, 1984 and was interested in music — classical as well as modern — at a young age.

Being classically trained on the piano and incredibly passionate about music led to him taking up DJing and producing in his early teenage years. he first established himself as a producer with the release of ‘Guanxi’ on the British label Anjunabeats in 2004. In the years that followed he took the Trance scene by storm with singles such as “Tundra”, ‘Last Light Tonight’, ‘Spirit’, ‘Turtle Paradise’, ‘Never Lose The Magic’, ‘Place In The Sun’ featuring the vocals of Ellie Lawson and many more. This resulted in him being championed by the genre’s leading DJs including Tiësto, Armin van Buuren and Paul van Dyk. Numerous remixes for tracks such as ‘Mark Otten - So Serene’, ‘Karen Overton - Your Loving Arms’, ‘John O’Callaghan ft. Ria - I’ll Follow’ and the classic ‘Hydra - Affinity’ also proved popular within the Trance community.

He went on to perform at major clubs and festivals worldwide, including Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, A State Of Trance, Amnesia Ibiza and Amsterdam Dance Event and over the years developed an unwitnessed agility in performing, equally talented in delivering prime time sets as well as marathons lasting as long as 10 hours.

After working with a wide selection of leading labels Menno eventually signed with Black Hole Recordings in 2013, where he started releasing tracks on the legendary In Trance We Trust imprint. Arguably some of his biggest releases to date followed amongst which melodic masterpiece ‘Any Other Day’, the club anthem ‘Creatures Of The Night’ featuring Canadian vocalist Noire Lee, ‘Solicitude’ together with UK’s rising star Adam Ellis and more recently the Tech and Psy influenced ‘Abhyasa’.

As a result of this strain of successful releases Menno was asked to become A&R manager of In Trance We Trust, becoming the face of a label with one of the richest histories in the genre and providing a platform for future Trance stars alike.

Paul Oakenfold

DJ / Producer

When it comes to a career the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold it’s hard to encompass one of the true legends of electronic music into just words. For over 3 decades he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today.

His most recent works have taken him from the DJ booth of the worlds hottest nightspots and festivals to the studio producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity in artistry and ability has earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Garnering him not 1 but 2 Grammy Nominations for his works.

But let’s take a step back. The son of a musician, Paul came up as a young DJ in the late '70s spinning Funk in Covent Garden. Not what some might have expected from one of Trances preeminent masters. But he knew then music would be his life. In the '80s 2 life-changing trips took place. The first in 1984 where he spent several months living in New York City working as A&R man for the famed Champion Records signing DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, as well as Salt-n-Pepa. He also became promoter and British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C.

The second trip and more contemporary influence was in 1987 which brought Paul to the White Isle of Ibiza. Here he discovered the Balearic sound that flowed through the Ibiza air at clubs such as Amnesia. Inspired, he took the music and experiences back to the UK and became its ambassador. Paul returned often holding residencies at Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza. Around the same time Ministry Of Sound in London was opening and tauted Paul as their first resident. However it was his famed residency at UK super-club Cream in Liverpool that brought Paul global respect as a master of his art. It was some say the catalyst to what has made him a touring legend.

This residency was celebrated through the Grammy nominated 2004 compilation ‘Creamfields’ (Paul went on to receive a second Grammy nomination in 2007 with his artist album, “A Lively Mind” and then again in 2009 for his production work with Madonna).

Oakenfold’s stature as a DJ and entertainer has taken him beyond the normal club and festival circuit, playing landmark gigs that have changed the face of electronic music. Highlights include three worldwide tours warming up for Madonna and U2 (with both artists insisting on a DJ set from Paul instead of a support band); performing physically on the Great Wall of China and two sold out dates playing to 30,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl in California.

A year after that first visit to Ibiza, Perfecto was born. Founded in 1988, Oakenfold’s groundbreaking Perfecto record label played an integral role in the birth of trance music, with Paul at the helm producing massive international hits such as “Not Over Yet”, “Bullet In The Gun” and “Southern Sun”. With countless high profile releases and remixes in its path, Perfecto Records is still the benchmark to which so many labels measure themselves. 20+ years later, Perfecto remains as cutting edge and popular as ever, even resurrecting its Perfecto Fluoro sublabel in 2011. Probably Perfecto’s most notable release was the recent double album “Perfecto Las Vegas” which held the #1 spot on the US iTunes dance chart for several weeks. This release solidified Paul’s stronghold as an International DJ power player achieving the highest selling DJ compilation ever released in US history – with over half a million sales.

Paul has produced for megastars such as U2, Madonna (including her latest release “Celebration”) and The Happy Mondays. As well as three acclaimed artist albums under his own name. He has remixed Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake and released over 20 DJ mix compilations. In recent years Paul has also been responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking film scores and cues for a long list of Hollywood blockbusters – including The Bourne Identity, Matrix Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Collateral. But his most anticipated release is yet to come. Paul Oakenfold’s newest artist album ‘Pop Killer’ is scheduled for imminent release featuring The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, OneRepublic and B.O.B.

Astonishingly, despite all his success in the worlds of chart music and film, Oakenfold has found time to keep in touch with his roots as a club DJ. Over the past 3 years he has held a weekly residency at the legendary Rain nightclub in The Palms, Las Vegas. Planet Perfecto is a fully produced show with 75 circus performers, cutting edge visuals and special effects - giving the 3,000-strong crowd a truly unique experience.

Whether you are listening to a CD, watching a commercial, going to a club or playing a video game; Paul’s omnimedia presence is felt everywhere. Paul Oakenfold is the sovereign of DJ culture and is its most recognizable icon.

Paul van Dyk

DJ / Producer

Over the last 20 years, the term ‘electronic dance music’ and the name ‘Paul van Dyk’ have become all but synonymous. In that time the Berliner has pioneered sub-genres and through his kinetic on-stage performances, entertained untold millions. He’s written & produced certifiable genre anthems, smash albums and helmed one its most iconic labels. Selling out shows in every dance music-centric city on the planet, it’s seen him break more than his share of world records, earn himself legions of fans and win numerous accolades in the process. 

Paul is famous for circling the globe 16 times every year and entertaining in excess of 3 million music lovers as he goes. Playing upwards of 150 shows annually, he spends a full 2 months of every 12 in the air travelling to and from events. Among those have been his Barra Beach, Rio show, where on New Year’s Eve 2008 he spun to an unprecedented, then record-setting 1.5 million-strong audience. He has twice been voted the world’s No.1 DJ - a feat achieved to-date by just three other spinners. In 2014, he was aggregated as the #1 DJ Mag DJ of all time. As a producer PvD (as he’s known to fans) has achieved similar success. In 1994 he released ‘For An Angel’, a track that 20 years after it was recorded was hailed as the 8th greatest dance track of all time by Mixmag. Van Dyk has, and continues to be a regular film & game score contributor, which has resulted in numerous notable OST credits. They have included his rework of Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer’s ‘A Poor Choice of Words’ for The Dark Knight soundtrack and ‘Still Alive’ for EA’s groundbreaking Mirror’s Edge game. He’s also owner of one electronic music’s most outstanding remixographies, with his hallmark remix sound being applied to acts like U2, Depeche Mode & New Order, as well as acts as diverse as Madonna and industrial metal rockers Rammstein. His most recent album (Paul’s 7th) ‘The Politics Of Dancing 3’ met with major press acclaim in 2015, spawning a run of Beatport #1 singles. 

Throughout his career PvD’s picked up many coveted nominations and awards. Among those are the illustrious Landesverdienstorden (Berlin’s Medal of Honour, given in recognition of his work combatting social injustice), a string of IDMAs, an MTV’s Chiuku (agent of change) award and Mixmag’s Man of the Year accolade.

Pure NRG

DJ / Producer

Pure NRG is a brand new live-on-stage concept by Giuseppe Ottaviani & Solarstone.

Live audiences expect more nowadays… and make no mistake, they’re about to get it! Pure NRG is artist union, mission statement and live-on-stage concept concert all wrapped up into one. Pure NRG is what happens when two forces of trance nature meet kinetically to perform their music live on stage. Those two forces are Solarstone and Giuseppe Ottaviani. One, a scene legend and the powerhouse behind the rolling boulder that is the Pure Trance movement. The other, the first man on the planet to imagine (and then deliver) trance as a live artist performance and prime mover in the seminal, millennial Nu-NRG group. A connection of musical minds, creative ability and on-stage performance magnetism – in summer 2014, the difference between ‘live’ and LIVE! will be clarified.

Pure NRG’s unique, custom-designed tech set-up hands greater ‘to-the-core’ control to the performers than has ever been delivered before. The tracks you hear aren’t coming from USBs or CD-Rs, they’ll be coming from inside the source instruments that made them. Pure NRG will thus deliver unique no-two-experiences-alike shows. In what they term “an artistic quid-pro-quo”, the harmony, melody and Pure Trance code of Solarstone will fuse with the full-thrust, rougher sound of Ottaviani – a trade off of audio-DNA. Pure NRG LIVE will showcase only exclusive content with exclusive edits, fresh productions and remixes. Solarstone will reinterpret the music of Giuseppe and Ottaviani will reimagine the music of Solarstone, but always 100% live, with all the unexpected turns, twists and thrills that only LIVE! delivers! The music you know, with spins you’ve never heard before… and – who knows - may never hear again.

This is not b2b, this musician-2-musician. Music creation, running in real-time, m2m, live on stage. You won’t believe it can be done, until you experience it being done!

Ruben de Ronde

DJ / Producer

Synthesizing the landscape surrounding him, Statement! Music!’s Ruben De Ronde keeps his progressive, trance and chilled out mind set in overdrive- striking a signature musical balance. Owning a tune in all he surpasses, the celebrated Dutchman takes his studio to the crowds from his Armada residency to festivals, and A State Of Trance tours with Armin Van Buuren around the globe. DJ, producer and label owner, Ruben has all bases covered, taking his genre spectrum to the next level- always.

In the studio, he is no victim to the genre black hole, breaking the mold across the prolific trance and progressive domes while taking the chilled out tips for a ride. His global recognition has tainted dance floors of the ASOT world that he embarks on with solo efforts, while collaborating with acclaimed artists like Tenishia and singers like Shannon Hurley, Nanje Nowack, Victoria Ray and Aelyn. Following with remixes for Aly & Fila, Cosmic Gate and Above & Beyond, his studio barely rests. A milestone in itself, the soundscape album ‘From Sao Paulo To Sofia’ has gone from the ASOT600/650/700/750 tour to the hands of Hardwell where it’s been featured in the I Am Hardwell AND United We Are World tours while shining in the fellow Dutchman’s documentary also. In tune, Ruben’s track ‘Stoer’ walked into the hands of Joris Voorn’s Rejected Records where it saw the tech driven artist embrace its entrance. The highlight of 2015 was, without a doubt, creating the official anthem song for the world largest outdoor trance festival, Amsterdam’s ‘Electronic Family Festival’.

Stepping outside the studio and Ruben De Ronde unleashes in the clubs and upon the stage, dominating bill spots across Ultra Music Festival (Miami), Dance valley, Nature One’s main stage, Kazantip, A State of Trance live events and gracing half a million people welcoming in Hanoi’s new year. As DJ Mag’s trance reviewer in Holland and crowned boss of ‘Sound of Holland’ weekly radio sessions on Afterhours FM and Sirius XM, Ruben hits a nerve within the electronic music industry, also taking a firm stand as host on ‘Tomorrowland Radio’ and ‘Armada Night Radio’.

A new album is coming in the beginning of 2016, so keep your eyes and ears out for that one!

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.