Paul van Dyk Releases Chillout Album ‘Escape Reality’

Paul Van Dyk

Paul Van Dyk releases a new album, Escape Reality, to bring a sense of serenity for fans while recreating some of his originals. 


Inspired by the global pandemic and finding purpose during this difficult time, Paul Van Dyk put his album Guiding Light on hold and instead focused his efforts on an album centered around the more chilled styles of dance music. The result? Escape Reality, a personal project of his that proves to be the perfect soundtrack for those looking to find their own escape.

“Last month it quickly became apparent that putting out an album designed for the dance floor (Guiding Light) in a largely club-less world would not be right,” Paul Van Dyk said.  “So focusing on music-making and a release whose function is now more intimate made a lot of sense.”

Finding his way back to Escape Reality that had been set aside for some time, Paul Van Dyk knew the world was ready to meet his work of art. Revamping classic tracks like “For An Angel” and “The Ocean” with Arty, he set the stage for dreamlike environments that you can’t help but get lost in. He liberates his fans through melodic, harmonious vocals while at the same time using influences of instruments, uncommon to club tracks, to help remove yourself from reality. 

 “This project was, to the greatest extent, waiting in the wings,” he said. “Reality can be unkind and while this release isn’t a remedy, it might play its part in helping us to calm down, relax, dream, and escape reality.

With the pause of his developing album, Guiding Light there are plans in place for it to drop in the near future. Until then, press play on Spotify below to enter the dream of Paul Van Dyk’s creation or grab the album on your preferred platform!

Stream Paul Van Dyk – Escape Reality on Spotify:


Paul Van Dyk – Escape Reality – Tracklist:

  1. Guardian – Escape Mix
  2. Only in a Dream – Escape Mix
  3. Stronger Together – Escape Mix
  4. Nothing but You – Escape Mix
  5. I Don’t Deserve You – Escape Mix
  6. The Other Side – Escape Mix
  7. Music Rescues Me – Escape Mix
  8. Heart like an Ocean – Escape Mix
  9. New York City – Escape Mix
  10. For An Angel – Escape Mix
  11. Time of Our Lives – Escape Mix
  12. Escape Reality Tonight – Escape Mix
  13. Lights – Escape Mix
  14. The Ocean – Escape Mix
  15. Sun After Heartbreak – Escape Mi
  16. Home – Escape Mix

Paul van Dyk Escape Reality Album


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Natalia Pourazar is an electronic music enthusiast who discovered the genre in 2008 and has since attended a variety of music festivals including Nocturnal Wonderland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Hard Summer, and more. She resides in Southern California after graduating from San Francisco State University obtaining her BA in Communications and Journalism Media. Her passion for electronic music led her to travel across the country to Spain where she studied media as well. Pourazar’s time in the Bay Area allowed for a love for intimate tech house shows to grow, while growing up in SoCal she was devoted to a larger basshead community. She has attended and worked for Insomniac Events in the past which has led to the development of boundless love for shows like EDC, Okeechobee, Escape, and more. Now, she’s intertwined her skills in media writing with her passion for dance music by joining the EDM Identity team.

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