Over the course of a decade and more than 100 releases, VANDIT Records has become a landmark imprint.
This summer, that milestone will be aptly celebrated with the 3 CD release, ’10 Years of VANDIT’. Mixed by Paul van Dyk – both the label’s original mastermind and prime mover Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it will document the tracks that have helped make the label a part of trance music’s bedrock. The discs will cover the label’s most influential output from 2000 to 2010, with the latter featuring a new Paul van Dyk single, created specifically to mark the anniversary.
VANDIT are also looking to EDM fans themselves to choose their own highlights. In April they will launch a special online event where label devotees can select their top 10 all-time favourites from the catalogue, these will then be compiled into a consummate ’10 Years Of…’ Top 10 chart. Every voter has the chance to preview the new PvD single at this very early stage and one lucky participant will also win a highly desirable (and completely unique) VANDIT competition prize.
These events will beat the drum for what will be a VANDIT-dominated spring & summer clubbing season; a series of electrifying parties that will roll out across mainland Europe, the Balearics & the US. In March, Paul kicked off the celebrations with a pair of 10 Years events at the Miami Winter Music Conference. On the 26th and 27th of March he brought VANDIT’s key artists to Miami to play 2 consecutive nights at Club Space. This summer, to mark the release of the of the album itself, there will be another deuce of events with Paul playing a hometown Berlin gig on the 29th May followed by London’s Brixton Academy on 30th May. All his Cream Ibiza nights will also come under the same banner, and saving the biggest till last, he will host a colossal night at Berlin’s O2 Arena in September 2010.
THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME!
ENTER OUR CONTEST TO BE THE OPENING DJ AT ONE OF PAUL VAN DYK’S “10 YEARS OF VANDIT RECORDS” CELEBRATION PARTIES IN BERLIN AND BRIXTON, LONDON.
Paul van Dyk has invited aspiring DJs and producers to submit a 30-minute DJ mix showing of their mixing and DJing talents. The winner of the competition will serve as the opening DJ at Astra Berlin May 29th or Brixton Academy, May 30th! There’s a limit of one entry per DJ and the mix must focus on the electronic/dance genre. The deadline to submit the mix is Saturday, May 22nd; winners will be notified by e-mail Thursday, May 27th. This once-in-a-lifetime is open to all aspiring DJs/producers. Expose yourself! Be in the spotlight of attention! To take part on the competitions, please use one of the following links for the event microsites.
For more information go to: http://10years.vandit.com