[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] Last year, through his sixth artist album EVOLUTION, electronic music pioneer PAUL VAN DYK changed up perceptions of the ‘PvD sound’ in a big way. Over the course of 2012, the critically acclaimed album spawned five singles, an epic, globe-circling 150+ date tour, sustained fan and press veneration (including the covers of Electronic Musician and DJ Times) and an ever-widening stylistic scope of DJ support. Now that the originals have been established, the time has come to let remixers get to work as VAN DYK’s evolution becomes an out-and-out revolution. Handpicked by the man himself—from the ready-to-break to the firmly established—the remixes have been assembled and are out now as (R)EVOLUTION: THE REMIXES on his own imprint VANDIT. The offering
[wp_ad_camp_2] Personifying 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 famed group NU NRG), through to his latter-day releases under his own name, he has established himself as a benchmark for eminent trance. Over the last 6 years his boundary-breaking in-concert experience Giuseppe Ottaviani Live! has put hundreds of thousands of hands in the air and feet on the floor at the world’s best-known EDM festivals. [wp_ad_camp_1] Even as NU NRG you always played live and after so many years you’re still doing it. What’s the difference between live act and Djing for you? Have you ever thought to start playing as a DJ ?
[wp_ad_camp_2] [wp_ad_camp_1] The man who shaped trance music into a live performance art returns this month with another high octane, apex-ascending floor thriller. On the Club and On Air Mixes, Giuseppe spikes ‘Lost For Words’ with seismic drums; sensationally plucked strings, hypersonic synths and a full spectrum of other big room components. To that Amba Shepherd (whose recent studio work includes tracks with Porter Robinson and Ferry Corsten) adds her unique vocal inflexion. Pitched perfectly between the points of lamentation and elevation, her heart-in-mouth lyrics and breath-stealing song push ‘Lost For Words’ into the stratosphere. With Armin van Buuren all over the Giuseppe Ottaviani rework of Paul van Dyk Ft.Plumb’s ‘I Don’t Deserve You’, the trance overlord has been eq