There are few in the trance world who fit the definition of “veteran” quite like Paul van Dyk. A leader in the scene since the early 90s, he continues to lead the way with stellar productions, flawless live sets, and massive production from both himself and others on his VANDIT label. Now he’s announced a new sub-label for the imprint, designed solely for up-and-coming producers.
Next Generation aims to give talented newcomers a leg-up in the industry, offering them a platform to showcase their wares with a highly reputable brand behind them. Speaking of the project, Paul has made clear that his aim is to ensure fresh talent has a solid platform to work on:
“Investment is the key to all our futures, so the team’s aim through VANDIT Next Generation is to nurture that next wave of trance producer and see them on the right course.”
Adding to that, the aim is to eventually take this talent onto VANDIT itself, with Paul stating:
“We want to clearly define what – over time – have become the two distinct tracks our artists are on. Musically, those producers already established will remain on VANDIT’s mainline label. The talent that Team VANDIT’s spotted, or those beginning to make names for themselves will start their journey through us on Next Generation.”
The the new sub-label marks the 20th anniversary of VANDIT, and the upcoming releases, with one out already, are listed below.
24.04 VANX001 Steve Dekay – ‘The Blooming Era’
08.05 VANX002 Jamie Walker – ‘Fly Away’
22.05 VANX003 Aerotek – ‘Dystopia Is My Utopia’
05.06 VANX004 Aimoon – ‘Dream Stream’
19.06 VANX005 Jan Miller – ‘Sweets’
03.07 VANX006 Mhammed El Alami & Alex Wright – ‘L’esprit’
19.07 VANX007 Casey Rasch – ‘Forget About it’