Electronic Van Dyk

By DAVID DAY  |  June 12, 2007

Van Dyk’s own global network is gigantic. Dates on a recent tour included São Paulo, Medellín, and Shanghai. Boston marks the first US stop on the tour celebrating his fifth artist — that is, non-remix — album, In Between (Mute). He allows that Reflections, his previous solo-artist album (also Mute), “lacks a little bit of this, or this is missing, or I could have worked a little longer on that. But with In Between I am very comfortable. It’s very cool.” The first single, “White Lies,” has vocals from Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls.

For now, the DJ champion is sticking to his own productions. “I realize something by doing remixes for pop stars like Depeche Mode or Justin Timberlake. You always are — I don’t know if you have the saying in English — ‘sitting between the chairs.’ It’s like, you can’t be right. Like with a remix of Justin Timberlake — the fans of Justin Timberlake are never really going to like it. But my fans aren’t really going to like it, because they don’t really like Justin Timberlake.

“When I talk about these things, I know a lot about music because I love music a lot. DJs fortunate enough to play their favorite music are lucky. It’s the best thing in the world.”

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