If you remember a time when Tiësto was DJ Tiësto, chances are you also remember “Flight 643.” First released on In My Memory back in 2001, the tune has been re-released, reworked and referenced dozens of times. Now being brushed off again by fellow Dutchman John Christian on Tiësto’s own Musical Freedom, the track seems to have been declared sufficiently different enough to not warrant the term “remix.” Built on its predecessor’s hard trance beat but more easily identified as progressive house, the overhaul has already been approved by crowds at TomorrowWorld and Beyond Wonderland, who’ve thrashed to its edge but beamed to its builds. A bold take on old meets new, “Flight 643″ provides the best sort of music history lesson.
The once upon a time “Nicktim” was released days before the calendar turned 2013 as “I Could Be The One,” but Avicii and Nicky Romero have released the remix package just this week. Making way for up-and-coming talent, renditions come from John Christian, Dank, and Bent Collective, who encompass a variety of sounds indistinguishable from the original. Christian turns the tempo up to full blast with chugging electro, Dank flips the original upside down with dubstep, and Bent Collective provides an outdoorsy dance vibe — the only thing missing is the initial melodic touch.
A few weeks back, we previewed the latest single “Still The Same Man” from Dutch superstar Nicky Romero, John Christian, and Nilson. The full release is now available for your enjoyment on Toolroom Records. This is a sound some of you might not recognize out of Mr. Romero: he returns to his “Camorra” roots with a clean cut and hopping tech house track that eases right in line with much of Toolroom’s catalogue. There’s no “Toulouse” or “Metropolis” in this one, ladies and gents, but seeing producers oscillate back and forth between different sounds is a beautiful thing. Catch the full stream and purchase link below.
Toolroom Records is out with an official preview of the latest (or simply previously unreleased) track “Still The Same Man” from none other than Mr. Nicky Romero — with support from fellow Dutchmen Nilson and John Christian. We were pleasantly surprised to hear something a little different from Nicky; he trades out his signature growling bass line a la “Toulouse” or “Metropolis” for a cleaner, bouncy Toolroom tech track. It’s a refreshing breath of life for big room producers like Nicky, and we admire his diversity in production. Click through for the preview and watch out for a full release on February 4th.