German DJ Paul Van Dyk has set an Oct. 7 release date for “Reflections,” his first set of new material since 2000’s “Out There and Back.” The Mute Records disc contains the U.K. hit “Nothing But You” and will be preceded in late August by a handful of U.S. tour dates.
The album will be the beneficiary of a major marketing blitz from cellular company Motorola. The phone maker will feature the new song “Connected” in a commercial, as well as offer it as a ringtone. “Connected” is featured on “Reflections,” and is the B-side to the forthcoming single “Time of Our Lives,” which features Vega-4. The single, which marks the first time Van Dyk has collaborated with a rock act, will hit retail on Sept. 23.
Other cuts on “Reflections” include “Buenaventura,” which is taken from Van Dyk’s score for the independent film “Zurodo,” house track “That’s Life,” “Spellbound” and “Like a Friend.” The latter two feature soul singer Jan Johnston.
His 2000 album “Out There and Back” peaked at No. 10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers tally. A mix CD released in 2001, “The Politics of Dancing” (Ministry of Sound), peaked at No. 11 on the same chart.
Here are Van Dyk’s tour dates:
Aug. 28: New York (Central Park Summer Stage)
Aug. 28: Philadelphia (Transit, late show)
Aug. 29: Dallas (Blue)
Aug. 30: Boston (Avalon)
Aug. 31: Miami (Ultra Beach Festival)
Oct. 9: Atlanta (Eleven 50)
Oct. 11: Washington, D.C. (Glow)
Nov. 4: Las Vegas (Ra)