Afterlife: The Story Behind the Floating Man
May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023
From his early beginnings in the music industry, Victor Dinaire has embraced hard work and dedication as the road to success. Immersing himself in every facet of the industry – from handing out flyers to packing mailers as a record label intern, Victor’s humble roots have provided unique insight into what it takes to be successful both on the stage and off.
Born Victor Krasniqi to an Albanian family, Victor was the youngest of five in the first generation in America. Growing into his role as a young DJ in New York City, Dinaire spent countless hours in the underground dance scene honing the craft and learning the art of programming from masters such as Junior Vasquez. Promoting and throwing events to showcase his own sound, Victor quickly began to build up momentum behind his name. The record executives at BMG / Logic Records took notice, and soon offered him the opportunity to mix a series of compilation CDs for the label. His first release “Logic Trance 4″ went straight into the Top 5 on the CMJ charts and proceeded to sell out, as did the Timeless Trance series “Midnight Sessions and Morning Sessions” and the following “Entrance” on Bonzai Music Italy / Megahit US.
From this initial success, Victor was soon performing out in clubs across the US as a regular at NY’s heralded Arc nightclub, Spundae LA, Avalon Hollywood, On Broadway San Diego, and as resident for 2 years at Blue, Miami. Turning his attention towards expanding his audience on a larger scale, Victor began his domination of the airwaves. His weekly radio show “Peak Hour” on Sirius Satellite Radio was soon followed by “Resident Nation” on Music Choice TV, and ultimately Future Progression on XM. Seeking to push dance music beyond the airwaves, Victor took Future Progression to a new level by throwing his legendary New York City loft parties of the same name creating both an immense following in the club and on the air.
Now a mainstay on the international club circuit, Dinaire has performed alongside the world’s biggest DJs such as Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn, Christopher Lawrence, Tiesto, Infected Mushroom, BT, Junior Vasquez, John 00 Fleming, ATB, Flava Flav, and Judge Jules at events spanning Vietnam, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Brazil. Victor has become the definitive sound of trance in America. His latest radio show “Lost Episode,” reaches more people than any other DJ in the country at over 80 million homes and cars in America alone. Broadcast through XM Satellite Radio, Worldspace Satellite Radio, Music Choice TV, AOL Radio, ETN.fm, Digitally Imported (Di.fm), and syndicated across a multitude of FM stations worldwide, the show has brought trance music to the masses and spawned its own club nights at California hot spots Avalon in Hollywood and 4th and B in San Diego.
Focusing on the future, Victor Dinaire has immersed himself in the studio with stunning results. His remixes of ‘Clutch’ (Ferry Corstenʼs # 1 track of September 2008), ʻSonora,ʼ ʻThe Departure,ʼ and ‘Fractured’ along with the single ‘No Way Through’ have charted as some of the most popular tracks on Beatport and received massive support from Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Sander van Doorn, Lange, Sean Tyas, Christopher Lawrence, The Thrillseekers and John Askew. Between the popularity of his original productions, the immense success of his radio show, and his critically acclaimed club nights, Victor Dinaire has remained at the forefront of the industry and established himself not only as a pioneer of dance music – but as one who pushes the boundaries everyday.