16th January 2023
Paul van Dyk & Weekend Heroes ft. Christian Schottstaedt “Venture X”
World premiere January 24th, 8pm CET on VONYC Sessions (youtube.com/paulvandyk)
Coinciding with this February’s launch of his new VENTURE X live event concept, music icon Paul van Dyk is pleased to present a new single of the same name. Available January 27 on VANDIT Alternative, “VENTURE X” sees van Dyk team up with some of his favorite producers at the moment, Beatport Progressive House chart-topping Weekend Heroes and singer/songwriter Christian Schottstaedt.As the frontman for the band Forced to Mode (a band discovered by van Dyk on YouTube), Schottstaedt provides the brooding tech house track with a clear, distinctive voice. Lyrics such as ‘Come with me to where we’ve never been before’ plays into the new horizons van Dyk is reaching with his sound but is also a hint at what’s to come from the VENTURE X live experience.
VENTURE X is an exciting new concept where the master DJ and curator sources from the finest trance, progressive house, and techno music and brings it all together during one incredible evening. van Dyk famously feeds off his fans, focusing on the improvisational art of the craft and editing tunes on the fly. Familiar sounds are presented in an entirely new context, with a focus on embracing the unexpected. It’s that moment when you hear a snippet of a song you love but find your jaw dropping in awe over the direction and journey van Dyk is taking you on. It’s unpredictable…it’s unmissable…it’s VENTURE X defined by Paul van Dyk.
“VENTURE X allows me to explore the width of what electronic music means to me, not just what people expect me to play. It allows me the space to play what I think people should really know, feel, and be exposed to. People know me for trance but there is so much more. VENTURE X allows me to do this as a musical concept because I won’t play 130 BPM straight through but rather a wider musical experience. With most DJ sets I find you either have techno but missing the progressive sequence that takes you on a journey or you have a progressive sound that’s missing the punch. For me, that’s what it’s about, the drive, the push, the pull, and the memories that you create,” van Dyk says.
VENTURE X kicks off on February 17, 2023, in Toronto, Canada at Toybox and will be presented additional cities including New York City, Montreal, Pontiac, Denver, Portland, San Francisco, and Austin.
North American Tour Dates
Feb 17 – Toybox – Toronto, ON
Feb 18 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Feb 24 – New City Gas – Montreal, QC
Feb 25 – Elektricity – Pontiac, MI
Mar 3 – Church Nightclub – Denver, CO
Mar 4- 45 East – Portland, OR
Mar 10 – Public Works – San Francisco, CA
Mar 11 – venue TBA – Austin, TX