AOL Interviews Paul Van Dyk following Dreamstate Performance

December 4, 2017

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In February 2016, Paul Van Dyk nearly joined the tragic list of musicians who’ve died while performing.

The legendary German trance DJ, who was among the first artists to receive a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Dance/Electronic album for his 2003 release Reflections, fell through a stage in the Netherlands after he stepped on an unmarked piece of fabric that appeared to be solid material. He broke his spine in two places and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury that caused doctors to tell his family he might not survive.

Miraculously, he was back in front of his fans in June at EDC Las Vegas. It was a highly improbable feat, but almost felt fitting for a producer who’s the second-most traveled touring musician ever, according to Billboard.

AOL interviewed Van Dyk after his headlining performance at the Dreamstate festival in San Bernardino, Calif., on Nov. 24 to talk about his incredible recovery and his newfound outlook on his music and life.

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