Through the launch of his own label 20 years ago Paul van Dyk blazed yet another electronic music trail. Opening VANDIT in 1999, PvD became a leading light in the DJ/producer-owned label revolution. With an initial remit of increasing the exposure of international artists to the German market, the VANDIT platform was also (and remains) a vital instrument for handling PvD’s own music.
Since its launch VANDIT’s given first exposure to artists like Zaxx; helped establish producers including Giuseppe Ottaviani, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Josh Gabriel, Gareth Emery & Lange, and – from his classic ‘Another Way’/’Avenue’ release onwards – been the font for PvD himself. Now, in step with its 20th operating year, Paul is embarking on VANDIT Next Generation – the stable’s first ever sub-label.
With releases landing Wednesdays, fortnightly, the first draft of Next Generation outings will include material from the eminently promising Steve Dekay, Jamie Walker, Aerotek, Aimoon, Jan Miller, Mhammed El Alami & Alex Write and Casey Rasch. VANDIT Next Generation’s first single, ‘The Blooming Era’ from Colombia’s Steve Dekay, is out now. Check it out below!