In Tiësto‘s latest episode of his behind-the-scenes series, ‘In the Booth,’ viewers follow the Dutch electronic superstar into a meeting at Universal Music Group’s Republic Records. In the short minute and a half clip, Tiësto gracefully announces his latest signing with UMG’s Republic Records and progress on his upcoming 2014 album. Despite his already iconic standing as a pioneer of electronic music, it seems like the producer doesn’t have plans to bow out of the game anytime soon. “It would be really cool to have an album that’s Top 10 all over the world,” Tiësto explains. “With a partner like Universal, that’s a lot easier … They help me work on tracks, they can help me to get bigger feature singers to make this super epic album.” We see a quick listening session between the two parties and hear a preview of “Footprints,” a festival-hit he debuted at Tomorrowworld – but fans will have to wait just a bit longer for the official release as the clip reveals that two unknown singles will likely be released before “Footprints” debuts before the launch of his next LP.Posted by
Every fan and producer of dance music has heard the name and can instantly recall the incredibly catchy tune. “Animals” is from one of the youngest producers in electronic music, Martin Garrix, and was 2013′s anthem, a track heard in nearly every festival set since its release earlier this year. The undisputed success story of 2013 as it recently hit #1 in Holland, Belgium and most recently, the UK. Martin explains that “Animals” was actually inspired by a Busta Rhymes hip-hop track and the rapid success of the single worried the producer as he shot straight to the top of Beatport charts. “It became big so quickly I was like, ‘Oh shit, this has happened really fast’, and I didn’t have any other tracks ready to release yet. At that point I was like ‘Oh, shit, I don’t want to be like a one-hit dude.’” However, it was clear the countlessly remixed festival hit was undeniable proof of the Dutch producer’s promising talent and future career in music. Since then Martin has released “Wizard” and a remix of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Sander van Doorn‘s “Project T,” but fans are still anxiously awaiting for word on what’s next for the young star.
“I have some really big collaborations with some of the biggest in the world,” Martin begins to reveal. “It’s with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and there’s another name that I can’t actually tell you.” But shortly after, Martin confirms that though the track is yet to be finished, a future studio session with Tiësto is guaranteed and the young producer doesn’t deny potential projects in the works with DJ Mag’s #1 DJ int he World, Hardwell.
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Hakkasan Las Vegas announces New Year’s Eve week lineup featuring Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Hardwell, Calvin Harris and more
Las Vegas’s newest megaclub, Hakkasan, has just announced a 5-day lineup leading into its 2013 grand finale. The five-story restaurant and nightlife mecca will be handing over New Year’s duties to none other than Calvin Harris on December 31st. Leading up to the unforgettable evening will be four nights of performances from Steve Aoki with Fergie, Calvin Harris with Burns, Tiesto with Danny Avila, and Hardwell with Michael Woods before Calvin returns to close out 2013 in a way only the Grammy Award-winning sensation could.
On January 25th and 26th, ESPN’s X Games will land in Aspen, Colorado for two days packed with intensive extreme sports competition. The event brings together the finest of international extreme sport talent to compete for the coveted X Games Gold Medal. In recent years, ESPN has shown further interest in embracing the events surrounding the actual competition, including the “X Games Music Presents” series. Founded just this year, the series has already featured performances by many familiar producers, including Major Lazer, Zedd, and Calvin Harris. For 2014, the sports network has called upon the indie pop talents of Matt & Kim and the alternative riffs of Pheonix to kick the musical event off on Saturday, while electronic favorites Tiësto and Axwell will bring the event to closure with Sunday performances at Wagner Park. Fans can purchase tickets for only $30 dollars, while VIP accommodations, such as food & beverage service and heated platform viewing, are available for $150. Find out more about the concert, which will benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research, at BellyUpAspen.
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Although the lead single from Afrojack’s upcoming album strayed away from the Dutch superstar’s trademark brand of “Afrojack music,” the Spree Wilson assisted single has received a few peak time makeovers. First came Tiesto and twoloud’s melodic interpretation and the newest remix comes courtesy of Blasterjaxx. The up and coming Dutch duo add a barrage of festival approved synths that turns the lighter, radio-ready single into a big room showstopper.
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Before ID&T became the global giant that is is today with the likes of Tomorrowland and Sensation events as dance music landmarks, the organizers had an early yet dominant presence in the Netherlands and Belgium. One of their original festivals, Innercity (which eventually came to a close in 2006), was then one of their standouts. Its 1999 inauguration was monumental for Tiësto (then still known as DJ Tiësto) who headlined along with acts such as Carl Cox, Sven Vath, and Jeff Mills.
It’s not easy to think back to an era and see Tiësto as an up-and-coming artist seeking a big break, but his set from Innercity, live from RAI Amsterdam, captures that time period — and to much pleasure, comes fully loaded with trance. An interview following the performance features a quote (below) that won’t fail to intrigue his present day fan base and, even more so, puts this live set into context with his career.
Heads turned when Tiësto announced a deep house extension of his Club Life radio concept. Some were intrigued, others unapologetically skeptical. But having successfully inaugurated the ‘After Hours’ concept, his Musical Freedom imprint departs from its big room getup with the unveiling of an anonymous new house offering. With no formal artist or release date attached, “Gecko” grooves and bops with the hallmarks of a fine underground anthem, all whilst maintaining the premium production quality of the label’s peak time primed discography. With all signs pointing to an industry-wide deep house gold rush, skepticism towards such maneuvers was inevitable. But if the quality and relevant coherence of “Gecko” is to remain, however, this could be the start of an exciting new turn for camp Musical Freedom and the iconic Dutch trailblazer behind it.
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Between setting the president for branded superstar DJs and epitomising the image of a globetrotting dance icon, Tiësto has never been one to exclude fans from the ins-and-outs of his whirlwind career. During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, the man lesser known as Tijs Michiel Verwest sat down with hometown protege Hardwell for a rare and intimate Q&A session. Having inaugurated young Robbert Van De Corput into the limelight with “Zero76″ back in 2011, the impending DJ Mag top 100 victor was a solid choice of moderator for this in-depth exploration of the pivotal Dutch icon and multi-faceted career. Scaling everything from the origins of his logo and his departure from the world of trance, right through to plans for a long-overdue follow-up to 2009′s Kaleidoscope album, this intimate panel is not to be missed for fans new and old after an insight into the man behind the brand.Posted by
Revisiting this Tiësto favorite makes 2009 feel like yesterday, but “Escape Me” has remained nothing short of timeless over the last four years. The CC Sheffield vocals are still inescapable, and the sexual yet animated lip graphics used to accompany its festival appearance have been some of his best on the big stage. The second single from Tiësto’s 2009 Kaleidoscope (which just turned four-years-old on October 6th) was in company of “I Will Be Here” and “Feel It In My Bones,” but is still the one ringing in ears.Posted by