8 years of high octane beats, world-class bookings and memorable parties. In March, the flagship trance night of Leeds will be celebrating their 8th anniversary with an epic line-up, inviting a huge 16 artists to play over the O2 Academy’s 2 rooms. To headline the bill, Digital Society has called upon the talents of the godfather of trance, Paul Van Dyk.
Having been at the forefront of the trance scene since the genre gained momentum in the early 90’s, PvD is a veteran on the dance music scene. Not only was he voted the world’s number one DJ in both 2005 and 2006, and the creator of the trance classic ‘For An Angel’, Paul was also the first ever artist to be presented a Grammy Award in the category of Best Dance Album, when he released his 2003 LP ‘Reflections’. Check out his most recent mix below. Also joining Paul will be Ferry Corsten, the Dutch DJ and producer who, like Paul Van Dyk, has helped pioneer trance music through his classic cuts under other a number of aliases including Gouryella and Out Of The Blue.
The line up continues to grow as we also welcome Aly & Fila to the bill, the Egyptian who have again spearheaded the trance movement, this time in their home country through their weekly radio show and popular singles like ‘We Control The Sunlight’, which was chosen by Armin Van Buuren to be his tune of the year. Adding further weight we have a Digital Society exclusive in Andy Moor and Lange, who will be playing back to back before American producer Sean Tyas, Ben Gold, Menno De Jong and Will Holland complete the first room’s givings.
Downstairs in the club room, Digital Society will be welcoming eight exciting homegrown producers that will consist of Craig Connelly, Adam Ellis, Angry Man, Standerwick, Darren Porter and Dan Stone, with Pearson & Hirst and David Rust providing strong support. This is without a doubt one of the biggest line-ups we’ve ever seen at Digital Society, very fitting as they prepare to relish another year of great parties.
“In this Digital era, a Society unites.”
Words by Josh Plews
Images courtesy of Digital Society and Paul van Dyk