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Paul Van Dyk- No More Heroes Anymore

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Saturday, September 20, 2003
Paul Van Dyk is set to achieve Moby style levels of success with his upcoming artist album Reflections despite 'shunning the siren-like call of celebrity,' according to the press release accompanying the new record.

"A reflection of this (Moby-level success) is PVD's starring role in the new worldwide Motorola ad that gives him the kind of exposure any artist- rock or dance- would dearly like," the release continues.

Chatting to Skrufff's Angie Ng last year, the East German trance legend (not a term he'd accept) was clearly already considering his status telling Skrufff "I sometimes get called a superstar DJ but I don't think I am one. I think it's very important to remember to keep you feet on the ground while you're doing what you're doing."

Paul also revealed his background growing up in East Berlin before the Wall came down had prevented him from buying into Western celebrity culture.

"I grew up in a communist country, I couldn't go to concerts or see New Order, or The Smiths," he recalled.

"There was no way for me to go up to them and ask for an autograph, so it never appealed to me to ask for autographs, rather, I'd listen to their music and say yeah, that's cool."

PVD's next single Time Of Our Lives/ Connected is out on September 29 followed by his new album Reflections on October 20 (both on EMI's Positiva).