Matthias Paul, better known by his stage name Paul van Dyk (born 16 December 1971(1971-12-16) in Eisenhüttenstadt, GDR) is a German Grammy Award–winning Electronic Dance Music DJ, musician and record producer. He was named World No.1 DJ in both 2005 and 2006. Paul van Dyk is the only DJ who has remained in the World's Top 10 DJs since 1998. As of 2007, he has sold over 4.5 million albums worldwide.
A trance producer in the early-late 1990s, Paul quickly achieved popularity with his remix of Love Stimulation by Humate under record label MFS in 1993, and his hit single, "For an Angel", but in recent times he no longer likes to describe his music as trance, but rather simply as electronic dance music.