Paul van Dyk

Paul van Dyk is a trance DJ who actually believes you don't have to be on drugs to listen and enjoy the kind of music he plays. Surprisingly, he wasn't dropped on his head as a child.

Just The Facts

  1. Paul van Dyk is often abbreviated to "PVD" by over-busy pill heads
  2. He is currently one of the biggest DJs in the world, competing with the likes of Tiesto and Armin van Burren, also trance DJs
  3. God, that's depressing

Cracked on PVD

Trance music - it divides opinion. Some think it is appallingly moronic music with the kind of forced emotional content that you expect to see in a Matthew McConaughey movie, while others were dropped on their head as a child.

What everyone agrees on however (apart from Paul van Dyk) is that you really do have to be off your face on drugs to actually get up and enjoy this music. No really, he truly doesn't realize what an incredibly bad taste in music he has:

"I don't think people have to do them to get into the music. I think it has a lot to do with maybe insecurity and things like this."

Not only does this show a blind-spot when it comes to appreciating music, PVD has also shown a gross misunderstanding of his core audience:

"...I still think it is the minority of people going to events [who are on drugs]."

Naivety or willful ignorance? Who knows? In a way, it seems kind of unfair that while his fans are spinning themselves into a [wonderful] world of drugs, puke, insomnia and mental instability, he's totally fine. More than fine. He probably does marathons for fucks sake.