Paul Van Dyk and a couple of friends invaded the Avant Garden in Brooklyn for an extended night of trance and progressive trance. Daylight savings was working in our favor and we received an extra hour of music at only a small cost to our sleep schedule. PVD has been embarking on a 12 stop North America tour to support his forthcoming album, Guiding Light. The first single of the album, “Galaxy” a collaboration with Vini Vici, was released just last month.
Joining PVD on this long night of trance were seasoned trance producers Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Jordan Suckley. Hailing from Germany and UK, respectively, both artists have done their fair share of trance shows in Europe and across North America. Alex M.O.R.P.H. was the first off the ticket bill to take the stage and delivered a promised progressive trance performance (he literally promised it on Twitter beforehand).
M.O.R.P.H. would go on to drop vocals from Above & Beyond’s “A Thing Called Love” while mixing in some delicious tunes from none other than Australian trance producer, Factor B. Attendees were brought into a fast paced, progressive trance paradise that would also feature some tracks from Giuseppe Ottaviani, Francesco Diaz, and Young Rebels. M.O.R.P.H. got the blood bumping until about 12:30 AM when Paul Van Dyk took the decks.
After a fitting intro by PVD that brought us into a state of euphoria, he quickly entranced us with new tunes from his Guiding Light album. PVD would also drop his recent collaboration with Rafael Osmo, “Moments With You”. The high energy progressive tune was a fan favorite on the dance floor and was met with gnarly dance moves (we can attest to that). ID after ID was featured in PVD’s set, so the majority of the tracks will remain a mystery (most likely until the album release in January).
PVD continued by dropping a few of his collaborations with Alex M.O.R.P.H., and played some of his old tunes from “From Then On”. As expected, PVD’s collaboration with Vini Vici on “Galaxy” was a fan favorite and again resulted in gnarly dance moves. Last but not least, Jordan Suckley took the decks to end the night in an extraordinary fashion. A mix of psy, progressive, and dark trance brought us into the early hours of the morning and Suckley tied a bow on an already perfect show.
Exhausted, tired, and happy we departed the venue and obviously blasted trance the entire car ride home. Until next time PVD.