The Politics of Dancing 3 by Paul Van Dyk comes after ten years since its first instalment. On the 4th of May he returned with The Politics of Dancing 3 for Ultra Music.
The make-up of the release has moved from being a various artists mixed compilation to becoming his seventh studio album.
In the making of this release Paul Van Dyk worked with twenty three other producers, singers, and songwriters. The album contains Beatport chart-topping singles suchas “Come With Me”, “Only In A Dream”, “Guardian”, and “Louder”. On the list of his collaborators are guys like Ummet Ozcan, Aly & Fila, Roger Shah and Giuseppe Ottaviani, singers/songwriters including Sue McLaren, Betsie Larkin, Tricia McTeague and Fisher, including Genix, Jordan Suckley, Las Salinas, and Mark Eteson.
The vision behind the title the album holds special meaning for Paul:
Palestinian and Lebanese friends dancing side-by-side with Israeli friends – without war, without anything in their minds other than treating each other respectfully. In 2015 the need for these ‘politics of dancing’, for a form of ‘dancefloor diplomacy’ are even greater than it was in 2001. In a very small, personal aspect you see what sort of potential this (electronic) music has for bringing people together. In my life I’ve never seen any force that’s had a greater unifying effect. Getting people together is the always the first step towards reconciliation. I have a hope that, in ways small and maybe even large, this new ‘Politics of Dancing’ music will edge us a step closer to that”.
The Politics of Dancing 3 Tracklist:
01: Paul van Dyk and Mark Eteson feat Tricia McTeague – Heart Like An Ocean
02: Paul van Dyk feat Sue McLaren – Lights
03: Paul van Dyk, FKN and Mohamed Ragab feat. Jahala – My World
04: Mino Safy Around The Garden – Paul van Dyk Remix
05: Paul van Dyk and Michael Tsukerman feat Patrick Droney – What We’re Livin For
06: Paul van Dyk and Giuseppe Ottaviani feat Fisher – In Your Arms
07: Paul van Dyk and Ummet Ozcan – Come With Me (We Are One) (Paul van Dyk Festival Mix)
08: Paul van Dyk and Aly & Fila feat Sue McLaren – Guardian
09: Paul van Dyk and Las Salinas feat. Betsie Larkin – Love Is
10: Paul van Dyk and Genix – For You
11: Paul van Dyk and Stoneface & Terminal – Follow Me
12: Paul van Dyk and Jordan Suckley – City Of Sound
13: Paul van Dyk, Jessus and Adham Ashraf feat Tricia McTeague – Only In A Dream (PvD Club Mix)
14: Paul van Dyk and Roger Shah feat Daphne Khoo – Louder (PvD vs Ben Nicky Remix)
The Politics of Dancing 3 is available for pre-order now.