The evolution of EVOLUTION by Paul van Dyk. Having just completed his sixth long-player Paul van Dyk spent much of a subsequent flight to the States writing and reflecting on the album making process. Sharing background and anecdotes on how the various productions and vocal collaborations came into existence, here, track-by-track, is the result. Its one that provides the definitive insight into the creation of an album called EVOLUTION.
‘Symmetries’ feat. Austin Leeds
“At the start of ‘Evolution’s production I assembled this hybrid studio set-up which I could take into clubs. Through keyboards and effects boxes, it allowed me to work pretty much any type of new element you can imagine into a track. I’m not sure if clubbers realized it at the time, but they were essentially interacting with the music making process of ‘Evolution’. Their reactions were showing me which direction each of the tracks should take. Austin started ‘Symmetries’ by producing this piece that had the drums, percussion loops and bassline and sent me this wonderful backing track. I had a piano hook line in my head and in the club I started playing it over the top. This was the first time that the two parts came together and the track we arrived with at the end became ‘Symmetries’.”