Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature Halloween-themed snapshots from Rebecca & Fiona, Tiesto, and Tommy Trash.
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House takes on progressive house, or at least that’s the case with Michael Brun‘s remix of Tiësto’s summer hit, “Take Me.” Brun told Rolling Stone, ”I wanted my remix to to be groovy and sexy but still energetic, while also emphasizing the great vocals from Kyler England.” The Haitain DJ and producer’s approach comprises a smooth and consistent beat that still maintains the integrity of Tiësto’s big-room sound. While there is a steady chord progression throughout, Brun’s approach simultaneously tones down the frame of the track to give it a more sultry feel.
It wasn’t too long ago that Tiësto lent a big room helping hand to Afrojack‘s “Can’t Stop Me” with a Club Life remix, but he’s back again with production talent twoloud in tow for a remix that comes as more than deja vu. Taking on “The Spark,” the lead single from Nick’s upcoming artist album, Tijs and twoloud transform the radio elements for main stage compatibility. Everything from the Spree Wilson vocal hooks, to the builds and interludes are magnified, and an all new explosive drop takes play. While the original was undeniably contagious, so is Tiësto’s remix, making for a rendition to please fans seeking that extra oomph.
Release Date: November 11th
Michael Brun will be capping the end of the month with a brand new remix. For his latest effort, the Haitian producer has infused Tiësto’s summer hit with his own healthy dose of house. Brun’s take is a more mild approach than his recently released Gravity EP, but it’s still permeated with enough big room to stay true to his soothing yet high-powered style. The Dirty South protege manages to give the tune an update, successfully using the original track as a blueprint without losing those echoing vocals. To fall in love with summer all over again, Brun’s “Take Me” remix will be out on October 26th via Musical Freedom Records.
Passionate Tiësto fans will be happy to know that he, in conjunction with Believe Entertainment Group, has launched season two of his documentary-style webisode series, In The Booth. The first season gave fans a better sense of what Tiësto’s life is like behind the scenes, but season two takes In The Booth to the next level by allowing them to submit questions and ideas for the series to the man himself. This time around, the interaction between Tijs and his fans is stronger than ever.
Season two opens up by introducing viewers to Tiësto’s new two-year residency at Hakkasan Las Vegas, which cost a casual $120 million to maintain its super-club status. The new home that MGM has bestowed upon the Dutchman is majestic, sheltered by two large wooden doors, and provides him a balcony within a greenhouse where he enjoys sitting, reading the newspaper, and drinking cappuccinos. Quickly diving into the second episode, watch the summer day that Tijs officially became an ordained minister to marry a couple in Las Vegas.
Though it’s been a few months since DJ Mag campaigning was in full swing, with the Top 100 results officially in the trance family has been reminded of a certain promise made by a certain former trance DJ. Tiësto’s terms of getting the top ranking in exchange for a trance album may not have panned out, but perhaps in celebration of receiving KLM’s DJ legend award he has graced his longtime fans with a free download of “iTrance.” A collab with Disco Fries, the tune is more muted than past productions, quietly ushering in a clean tonal melody that slowly picks up steam – and layers. Creating a slippery seven minute journey that doesn’t come to a steady beat until three minutes in and even then bows out, the track lives up to its name: “iTrance” is not the old Tiësto, but the current Tiësto bringing his new sensibilities – and collaborators – to his old genre.
Dutch DJ/producer Hardwell has become the youngest ever victor of the DJ Mag Top 100 poll. Knocking national peer Armin Van Buuren to second place, the 25-year old Revealed Recordings head honcho was presented the honor by Giorgio Moroder for the poll’s 20th recurrence. Despite dropping two places, Tiësto receives KLM’s DJ legend award, commemorating years of globetrotting service from the Dutch icon. Revealed label mate and national peer Dyro became the highest new entry of the competition (30). New entries also include Krewella, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Stafford Brothers, Bl3ND, Vicetone and Ummet Ozcan, with Showtek and Myon & Shane 54 re-entering the poll for 2013.
View all the results here.
ADE may be in Amsterdam, but that does not mean you have to miss out on it. Hardwell and Tiësto are providing fans worldwide the opportunity to tune into their parties tonight via live streams, perfect as soundtracks for your own weekend ahead. Hardwell’s Revealed Records will be broadcast live tonight, while Danny Avila and Calvin Harris will join the king of club life on the decks in the other feed. Tune in to the videos after the break, where the URLs and embeds are below.
In true red carpet fashion outside of the “I Am Hardwell” premiere in Amsterdam, exQlusiv TV got a chance to bump shoulders with a few of the industry’s biggest names including Tiësto and Armin Van Buuren. In the beginning of the snippet, when Tiësto is asked who the number one DJ will be, he confirms that Hardwell is indeed the new king of the DJ Mag poll.
“I know 100-percent sure, it’s going to be Mr. Hardwell at number one. I believe in him, because he did so well this year and he has so many loyal followers which is important. He has a lot of great music, he’s done a great job, and he had a great show at Tomorrowland where he played amazing. So, it makes sense.” – Tiesto
In the video, Hardwell (looking like an absolute boss in that suit) says that he is unsure of the rankings and that everything will be confirmed only after the official rankings come out on Saturday. It is also rumored that Tiësto is going to be given the Lifetime Achievement Award during the awards ceremony.
You can catch both artists this month at Hakkasan Las Vegas, where they currently have exclusive residencies.
Via: exQlusiv TV
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Meet the contenders