For five consecutive years Paul van Dyk’s annual concerts in Central Park have been one of New York City’s most anticipated live music events. In 2007, over 10,000 loyal fans from around the world descended upon New York City with the sole purpose of experiencing their favorite artist in this surreal environment. This year, van Dyk and Made Event leave the friendly confines of Central Park and travel west to the famed Pier 54 for a waterside dance music extravaganza that’s never been experienced before.
Why the move?
For the first time ever in New York City, Paul van Dyk’s 4-hour live set is to be accompanied by a full sound system installation engineered specifically for this event by acclaimed sound design company Integral Sound. Fans in attendance at Pier 54 will enjoy Paul van Dyk’s music in its purest form and at an unmatched level of clarity.
Historically, Pier 54 was considered one of New York’s key launching spots for ocean liners and it even provided a point of origin for the Lusitania’s first voyage. To this day, Pier 54’s breathtaking original steel arch entrance greets visitors to what has become one of the city’s largest performance spaces.
Why see PVD?
"A pioneer in the genre of Electronic Music, Paul van Dyk not only surpasses the standard to which DJs are regarded – he is the meter to which they are measured," says rephlektor inkorporated's Justin Kleinfeld. van Dyke recently received three International Dance Music Awards at the 2008 Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida for his latest album In Between. In 2005, he received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album for his original album Reflections – this marked the first time NARAS recognized this category. His original productions from Reflections have been synced into major motion pictures such as Into the Blue, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, television's Entertainment Tonight and MTV's Cribs international ad campaigns for Motorola, HBO, Land Rover, and JEEP. With over 3 million albums sold worldwide, van Dyk travels around the world over 16 times each year to sold out performances internationally.