In Between, the latest artist album from Paul van Dyk, builds on his strengths both as a DJ/mixer and a producer.
The album is a continuous mix of new tracks, including collaborations with artists ranging from David Byrne of Talking Heads, to Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls to Ashley Tomberlin from Luminary. It also includes some straight-ahead trance instrumentals.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard the first single, White Lies, which features vocals from Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls. This track is a clear stab at mainstream appeal; but while it’s got that, it’s also some of the weakest work on the CD. White Lies & several other of the tracks on the CD may err to much towards a commercial feel for some listeners. While Van Dyk’s got mad production skills, some of these tracks just don’t have the vocal hooks to really standout.
van Dyk is at his best doing straight-ahead trance, and fortunately, trance tracks make up the bulk of the CD. Highlights include the vocal trance tracks Haunted & Complicated, the hard trance Sabotage and the classic trance numbers Far Away & Dolce Vita.
Paul van Dyk’s In Between should please his fans and fans of vocal trance. Instrumental trance enthusiasts may want to check out the singles at iTunes.
- White Lies (featuring Jessica Sutta)
- Complicated (featuring Ashley Tomberlin)
- Get Back (featuring Ashley Tomberlin)
- Far Away
- Another Sunday
- Talk in Grey
- In Circles
- In Between
- Stormy Skies (featuring Wayne Jackson)
- New York City (featuring Ashley Tomberlin)
- La Dolce Vita
- 1Let Go (featuring Rea)
- Fall with Me (featuring David Byrne)