Paul Van Dyk DJ Paul van Dyk, P van Dyk, P. V. Dyk, P. Van Dijk, P. Van Dyck, P. Van Dyk, P.V.D., P.v.Dyk, P.Van Dyk, P.vanDyk, Paul V. Dijk, Paul V.D., Paul Van Daik, Paul van Dijk, Paul Van Dik, Paul van Djk, Paul Van Dky, Paul Van Dy, Paul Van Dyck, Paul Van Dyk, Paul van Dyke, Paul VanDyk, Paul von Dyk, PvD, Van Dyc, Van Dycke, Van Dyk, van Dyk, Paul, 保羅凡戴克Trance DJ & producer from Germany. Born on 16 December 1971, he began his DJ career in 1991, playing at the Tresor and Turbine clubs in Berlin, Germany. His name is often capitalized with a lowercase v: "Paul van Dyk". He has won a string of awards, from 1998 until 2011 - he was nominated for/won over 65 titles for his work as a DJ and music producer, such as those from "DJ", "Ministry" (of Sound), "Mixmag", and "Muzik". Readers of Muzik voted his resident 6-hour sets at the Sheffield club "Gatecrasher" as the "second best club night ever". That same year at the Music Awards in London, he received the "Best International DJ Award". He moved up in DJ’s annual list of the "Top 100 DJ's Worldwide", where he was voted as number 1 DJ of the world in 2005. His singles "Another Way", "Tell Me Why (The Riddle)", and "We Are Alive" reached number 1 on the dance charts in several countries. He was married to Natascha van Dyk, who also appears on some of his releases, until 2012, when he filed for divorce and has since in relationship with his Colombian girlfriend, Margarita Morello.
Second Sun SecondSecond Sun, founded in 2000 in Montreal, Canada, is composed of two members: Antoine & Adam. They now both live in Los Angeles, California. Studying guitar from when he was 7 years old and after singing and playing in a string of bands, Antoine decided to use his expertise towards electronic dance music creation. "At a certain point I felt limited by playing in bands with only guitars, a bass and drums. I felt that in electronica there were unlimited sound possibilities, which is much more appealing to me as an artist" he says. Adam, on his side, has devoted his life to keyboards and electronics. Adam had his own small studio with samplers, synthesizers, and drum machines at only 10 years old! "I’ve always been fascinated by the ways you can use technology to create music. From growing up in the 80’s listening to Depeche Mode and Duran Duran to when Antoine first introduced me to electronica, I’ve had an undying passion for expanding my knowledge for electronic music and the equipment used to create it" he says. Together, they stormed into the electronic dance music scene with their first single "Empire" which landed them a record deal with Paul Van Dyk's Vandit records, after the track was handed to the German Dj at one of his marathon sets at the legendary club Twilo in New York City. The single was described by critics as "mindblowing" and "ten minutes of total pleasure". The track was remixed by the international Dj and can be found on his first compilation "The Politics of Dancing". It can also be heard other compilations such as the first "Vandit Sessions" compilation CD and Cream’s "Future Trance Ibiza".