…….and then there’s those thunderous beats served up by legendary Germany based DJ, Paul van Dyk, which will deem so thrashing when he takes over HQ2 Nightclub in Ocean Resort Casino in AC this Friday night that everyone and their East Coast fist pumpin’ mother will be able to feel it.
In other words, yes, Mr. van Dyk, yes. Now, let’s get rewerked, shall we? Always.
First falling in love with the art of house music on the radio in the late ’80s, van Dyk officially draped his first pair headphones around his neck when he began mixing and playing various nightclubs in his native hometown of Berlin. With his love of hardcore trance beats aside, it wasn’t long before the impending globally renowned DJ made a stellar name for himself, which only skyrocketed after his intense residency at the legendary Tresor club in Prague.
His first debut records (94’s 45 RPM & 96’s Seven Ways) and accompanying singles including “Pumpin'” “Beautiful Place,” “Words” and “Forbidden Fruit” put van Dyk onto the dance charts as well as the global touring scene, where by the mid ’90s he became a certified household name to everyone on the club kid planet…which was indeed…all of us.
But perhaps van Dyk‘s most thunderous accomplishment came in 2000 with the arrival of “Tell Me Why(The Riddle”,” which still dominates dance floors and strobe lights…everywhere. More than likely, there’s a DJ spinning out this monstrous club cut at this very moment…yeah, it’s like that. No riddles or alternative facts here, the power of “Tell Me Why” truly cemented van Dyk as the beat tossing legend he is today.
It also doesn’t hurt (well, maybe a little in the best ways possible, of course) that van Dyk continued his reign on the club scene through not just the 2000s, but to the present ditty day as well. This was thanks to his tireless efforts and ambition in the studio creating killer grooves (check out his current floor fire, “Aurora,” below) a buffet of remix collections, as well as his Politics of Dancing volume series, all of which have no doubt helped van Dyk continue his destruction on dance floors around the world and have a permanent pulsating place our klub kid hearts forever.
So, if you’re truly lookin’ to celebrate the last weekend of February and get into complete #thinkspring mode (hey, March!), go see this iconic DJ make the stage at HQ2 Nightclub his bitch this Friday night, because he really he is just that guy with those beats…and we should all be bowing down right now.
Now, let’s pump it out for Mr. Paul van Dyk…….because we must.
Cover photo courtesy of Mixmag