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.
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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
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.
If Zedd’s latest radio-friendly collaboration with Paramore’s Hayley Williams didn’t have enough big room kick to satisfy your appetite, Tiësto serves up just what your looking for on his rendition of “Stay the Night.” Approaching the pop dance hit with the peak time club punch that Musical Freedom is known for, the dance music kingpin allows Williams’ gorgeous vocals to share the stage with his propulsive electro house. Mix in Zedd’s silky smooth piano sections and melodic undertones and you’ve got another guaranteed dancefloor sensation from one of dance music’s most iconic frontmen.
Partnering with the new music app Seenth.Is, Tiësto is reaching out to his fans with an exclusive mix. “Seenth.is has a different way of approaching things that I like and want to support. It’s a cool app that is fun to use and fits a purpose for both my fans and myself,” he says of the app which hosts him today. Tiësto’s turn presents some of his recent hits such as “Take Me” and “Move To The Rhythm” along with remixes from Dzeko & Torres, Quintino, Tom Staar, and more.
Another week of Club Life radio brings an unexpected track selection as Tiësto gifted a very special two-hour mix dedicated to the 1990s. Offerings such as Robin S’s “Show Me Love” and ATB’s “9PM” will evoke nostalgia during the first hour while Haddaway’s “What Is Love” and Danny Tenaglia’s “Music Is The Answer” does the deed during the second. Travel back in time with Tiësto’s Club Life episode 388 and find the tracklists on his SoundCloud page.
The gates are open, DreamVille populated, the headliners making their way to the grounds. Yes, the inaugural TomorrowWorld has kicked off, and as thousands of fans eagerly await the 300+ acts, we’re giving you a taste of the Main Stage with our very own Spotify playlist. If you live and breathe the Top 100, never miss a Tiësto set, love Nervo and Nicky and need R3hab, we’ve given you 30 more reasons to tune in to the live stream with some of the biggest tracks from dance music’s biggest names. Whether you’re still en route to the madness or camped out to spectate from home, give our mix a whirl and check out the full lineup below. Then either jealously text your friends or vow to go (again) next year.
Enter the Main Stage madness
Now that the dance community has had time to fully digest Kaskade’s Atmosphere, the producer is back to the mashups. If you caught him on his Summer Lovin’ tour his latest release will be a familiar one, but for both those who missed out and those who simply couldn’t get enough, “Chasing How It Is” is now available for a free download. Combining Tiësto, R3hab & Quintino’s classic “Chasing Summers” with Atmosphere’s final track “How It Is,” the mashup layers Debra Fotheringham’s vocals over the festival framework of the collab, resulting in a sound that seesaws between hard and soft. The perfect tune to whet appetites for the remainder of his Atmosphere tour, grab your copy here.
Life on the road is certainly unrelenting for the titans of EDM. As one of the busiest men in the business, Tiësto‘s schedule doesn’t begin or end with producing, label management, or live performances. With a jam-packed tour schedule from now leading through late December, he is kicking off as massive run with his self-proclaimed Never Ending Weekend. Six shows, three days, one continuous party, it all begins in Las Vegas on Friday, September 20th with an iHeartRadio appearance by day and a Hakkasan set by night. The weekend continues on Saturday with a pool party at Wet Republic and jetting to Phoenix for a later show at Sound Wave. Flying across the country for Sunday’s finale, Tiësto is set to play Atlantic City’s HQ Beach Club during the day and HQ Night Club when the sun does down.
Continue for the full list of tour dates and locations
AN21 and Max Vangeli stick to their word following the promise of a remix album of last year’s People of the Night. The first revamped single was launched in May from Promise Land in the form of an anthemic rendition of “Glow.” Now, months later, the sophomore spin is seeing the light of day. Originally premiered by Steve Angello for his spring Essential Mix, Swedish outfit Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman take their hands at the album’s title track. Bigger than ever, “People Of The Night” is now magnified and even larger than its original version as a melodic Tiësto collaboration.
Release date: September 16th