Many things come to mind in association with Tiësto‘s “Take Me.” For starters, there’s its host compilation Club Life Volume 3: Stockholm, or the fact that it’s his first and last original solo production of 2013. Or even, most obviously and simply, the track’s standout originality and traces of trance masterfully woven into his big room techniques. Which ever visuals the captivating record from Tiësto provokes, they’ve now been matched in its official music video. Representative of the freedom, bliss, and carefree attitude that the tune embodies, the video for “Take Me” touches home for its fans, and even offers step-by-step lyrics to follow.Posted by
Tiesto and Calvin Harris have just announced the support for their short-run UK tour, Greater Than. In addition to two of the biggest names in dance music, the Greater Than tour will feature BBC Radio 1 DJ and undisputed voice of electronic music, Pete Tong, pioneers of the minimal drop, GTA, and dance music’s fastest rising star Danny Avila.
Ditching the DJ booth for the wedding booth, Tiësto took his hand at a new practice yesterday: officiating a marriage. Early this month Tijs made this possible with the announcement of a contest, one seemingly as erratic as his challenge to DJ Mag voters and his pledge to produce a full-length trance album. Sticking by his word, Tiësto has married his first couple in Las Vegas, the newlywed Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Sullivan.
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Having first made his mark with a breakout offering “All It Takes” for Tiësto’s Musical Freedom imprint back in 2011, Ken Loi has remained a sparing yet anticipated newcomer to the North American market. With his own Starbright imprint now in rotation and a collaborative remix for Tiësto already penned for 2013, Loi unites with Swedish peer Oskar and Kat Cobra for the next installment of his melodic club stylings. “The Wall” matches uplifting synths with radio-friendly sing-along moments, a formula that whilst already in heavy rotation rings with outright quality from this collaborative offering. Given his sparing release schedule of late, Loi and co-coined a universal floor filler that is sure to keep the demand for his studio exploits in high demand for the months to come. (more…)Posted by
Forbes has just released its list of the top earning electronic talent in 2013. Despite earning more than he had in 2012, Tiësto lost his Top Earner title to Calvin Harris, who netted $46 million dollars in 2013, out-earning not only Tiësto but Jay Z, Kanye West and Katy Perry as well.
Based on annual earning estimates that include income from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, external business ventures and television appearances. The poll also includes DJ Pauly D, who despite his lack of dance music street cred, makes at least half of his income from DJ gigs, matching Diplo for the 12th spot on the list.
Electronic music’s top 12 earners raked in over a quarter of a billion dollars in 2013, DJing their way to $268 million in revenue over the course of the last 12 months. See the full list after the break.
It’s certainly been a summer to remember for Tiësto, his Musical Freedom label, and the artists who have had the spotlight shinned upon them in result. The release of Club Life Volume 3 was only the beginning. Off the success of the compilation came praise to rising star Pelari for his debut hit “Cango,” a breakthrough collaboration for one of dance music’s most popular young stars in Dyro, well-deserved attention towards the likes of Baggi Begovic, surprise appearances from the likes of Teddy Geiger, and even an extended play dedicated to trap remixes.
With the summer nearing its close and unwilling to slow down an unmatched hot streak, Musical Freedom appears to be moving into a new chapter; and who else to make the mark but Tiësto himself. Collaborating with “Atom” producers Nari & Milani, along with Delayers, Tijs has released “Move To The Rhythm,” a high-octane production that blurs genre definition and stirs dance floor commotion unconfined by venue in which it earns air time.
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After becoming the King of Trance and turning the Tiësto name into an international brand, the genre’s most iconic figure has decided to turn his attention to the deeper side of dance music. This past Sunday Tiësto’s ‘Club Life After Hours’ radio show aired for the first time, featuring 2-hours of deep, sex-fueled grooves from Cyril Hahn, Alle Farben, Dinka, Vanilla, and more. Although it may be traditionally out of character for the Main Stage headliner, Tiësto’s foray into the so-called underground is an honest representation of the genre and proof that the dance music icon has more than just a few more tricks up his sleeves. With just under 2 hours of the best deep house has to offer, Club Life After Hours is the ideal soundtrack for any hour of the day, so listen below the break.
Tiësto’s trance and EDM personas are well-known, but a deeper side of him seems on the horizon. After releasing a Musical Freedom trap-remix EP last week, Tijs has announced the addition of “Club Life After Hours” to his Sirius XM channel. The deep and vocal house focused show will run for a full 24-hours beginning at 5AM on Sundays and ending at 5AM on Mondays. While he will DJ the inaugural “Club Life After Hours” mix, guest DJs are scheduled to take the reigns on future editions.
While Tijs considers the genres appropriate for chilled out easy listening, don’t expect to hear any deep house in his live performances. Tiesto explained,
“Stylistically, I don’t think [house is] ready for my live sets just yet because I like to play a little more energetic and uplifting, but who knows in the future.”
Click below the jump for a sneak peek of Sunday’s tracklist.