With the launch of his new moniker, TST, Tiësto re-integrates himself into the dance music community with his latest effort, “Out Of Control.” A collaboration with fellow Dutchman Alvaro, the high-powered record blurs the line between Dutch and electro house, marrying the genres effortlessly. The track is structured around a rush of stabbing chords that swell to a full-bodied and dramatic peak before being swept out with a flood of synths. Once again gaining momentum after a brief lull in originals, the two execute “Out Of Control” in commanding form.
If you’re wondering why Tiësto has created a new alter-ego, his tweet from several days prior should provide the answer:
I use the name TST on certain tracks because I have more tracks to release then as Tiësto alone! @TST_Music
Tiësto‘s back on the production front, this time as his big room alter ego TST in cohorts with “United” collaborator Alvaro. Their latest work, aptly labeled “Out Of Control,” pumps out frenetic dutch house at a rate suitable for parties of all capacities. The inaugural TST offering from Tiësto delivers on the purpose of producing under a new moniker, while fellow Dutchman Alvaro also shines in rare form. Take a first listen before “Out Of Control” drops on November 25th via Musical Freedom.
Above & Beyond brought Group Therapy to Canada on day one, and Steve Angello closed out the RA Centre grounds on day two, but the third day of Escapade Music Festival surpassed the peaks of the average dance music weekend with Tiësto, Quintino, Alvaro, and others celebrating Canada Day in the nation’s capital. With over 100,000 people flooding the streets, the Dutch House Mafia declared a piece of Ottawa for themselves and delivered the party to match the fireworks and festivities of its host country. In the nation’s capital for its biggest holiday, Dancing Astronaut presents the 5 Ws of Escapade Music Festival — who, what, where, when, and why from day three.
New York’s longest-running dance music-focused festival is known for its revolving door of impressive and diverse lineups and 2013′s is no exception. Although the third phase has already been announced, Made Event still appears to have more tricks up their proverbial sleeve. Today the event planners announced eleven more reasons to attend the festival. The lineup additions include artists stemming from various sonic persuasions: Alvaro, Audien, Brazzabelle, Cyril Hahn, Dannic, Digital Lab, Dzeko & Torres, heRobust, Kyau & Albert, SCNTST, and The M Machine.
Riding on a high after reaching 30,000 Facebook likes and releasing collaboration “NaNaNa” with fellow Dutchman Moti, Alvaro feverishly thanks his fans by giving away free download “Most Wanted.” Already raking in support from the all-mighty Tiësto during his Ultra set, the track boasts ground-shaking bass reminiscent previous productions “World in Our Hands“ and “Rock Music.” Stay tuned for his much anticipated release “Welcome to the Jungle,” while in the mean time Google image search “Alvaro Most Wanted” for some truly terrifying mug shots.
Since teaming up with Tiësto on the Ultra Music Festival anthem, “United,” the young Dutch tandem of Quintino and Alvaro have been hard at work in the studio. Without veteran influence, they let their refreshing sounds shine on “World In Our Hands” as Quintino’s aggressive electro supports the build and Alvaro’s frenetic bleeps bring the energy to new heights. While the beat may be rough around the edges, the vocal loops and melodic upswings make for a well-rounded offering from Spinnin Records.
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Alvaro won’t stop after teaming up with Tiësto and Quintino for an Ultra anthem on “United.” Although without the flare of the festival ode, Alvaro turns up the dial on Dutch house with his remix for Bang La Deck’s “Kuedon.” The screeching synths come straight out of Alvaro’s textbook, with resemblance to his monster hit “Make The Crowd Go,” and recent Revealed release, “Rock Music.” Along with the Dutch rendition, the remix package for “Kuedon” comes with a take from Jacked newbie Leroy Styles.
Collaborating with Tiësto on one of the UMF anthems isn’t quite enough for Dutchmen Quintino & Alvaro — the pair has just teased fans with a preview of their latest collaboration, “World In Our Hands,” set for a March 29th release on Spinnin Records. The track is a veritable hands-up dedication to the bliss of success and although preview is only about 40 seconds long, you can be sure it’ll be a summertime big room tune for all to enjoy.
Tiësto, Quintino, & Alvaro’s work is being released as the first official Ultra Music Festival Anthem in a series of four UMF Anthems, including productions from Benny Benassi, Afrojack, and Avicii. Is it the best work from these three producers? Certainly not. Will it inspire a riotous response in Miami? Most definitely. “United” is worthy of being a UMF Anthem for the sole reason that it is catchy, digestible, and joyfully rowdy.