Paul van Dyk

Paul van Dyk

In his mum's kitchen in communist East Berlin, 1985, Paul van Dyk caught the sounds of synthesised music coming over the radio waves from the West. It was among the most propitious of meetings and its effect, in shaping the course of 20+ year of electronic music history, difficult to overstate. His carerrer has provoked the use of expressions like 'musical pioneer', designations ranging from 'originator' to 'icon' and descriptions including 'humanitarian', 'pacifist' and 'altruist'.