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.
After reaching 15 million Facebook fans, Tiësto is reaching out to test the status quo. As if his challenge to DJ Mag voters, which promised a full trance album if voted number one, wasn’t enough, the man himself is looking to take on the roll of a wedding officiant. If you’re going to be in Las Vegas on August 17th, eager for the Sin City spirit, you and your future spouse have the opportunity to have your marriage performed by Tiësto.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Tiësto why he should swap his DJ booth for your wedding booth. Entries close on August 10th.
Via: Facebook (Tiësto)
The genre exploration and habitual releases from Musical Freedom have yet to slow down this summer, and now Tiësto is taking his imprint on a wild ride with a four-track EP dedication to trap remixes. Aptly titled the Trap Remix EP, the label’s next collective offering distances itself from the poise big room sound of Club Life Volume 3.
Pelari, the newcomer introduced to the world on the aforementioned compilation, makes his sophomore appearance on Musical Freedom with his rendition of “Turn It Up.” Next comes Luminox with the heavy responsibility of working with the ever famous “Epic,” and Ethyr follows with his take of “Skydrop.” Closing out the set, Basscamp takes his hand at “Shocker,” the recent collaboration between Tiësto and DJ Punish. Listen to Musical Freedom’s Trap Remix EP in full below the break as it’s become available for purchase this week.
Unleashed during his Tomorrowland set this past Friday, Tiësto has remixed dance music’s favorite songstress Ellie Goulding. “Burn” is the first single off Ellie’s re-release of album Halycon Days, which will available August 26th. Soft euphoric melodies wright with an infectious kick accompany Ellie’s renowned vocal in the Dutchman’s remake. With such a contagious hook, it will be of no surprise if other producers hop on the remix bandwagon, turning “Burn” into another dance music mainstay.
The clock struck noon in Boom, Belgium, and fans from DreamVille and afar rapidly filled into the Tomorrowland grounds to catch a glimpse of what they had waited 364 days to witness. Flocking to culturally themed food stands, onsite jacuzzis, poker tables and, of course, any of the fifteen stages in full effect early into day one.
Remember this commercial? Tiësto’s partnership with laptop brand Acer is still going strong, and the superstar DJ has now paired up with the company to bring you a free track, with its name inspired by the very model of electronic they’re promoting together – “Aspire.” Direct your browser to the brand’s handy Facebook app they’ve set up, play a few little games with Vernon, and grab your free Tiësto tune in no time.
Free download of Tiësto’s “Aspire” here.
Since Tiësto dropped the third installment to Club Life last month, the compilation’s singles have taken on lives of their own. Following the independence of “Love and Run,” what became perhaps Stockholm’s biggest hit is seeing its standalone release from Big Beat. Tijs take on Icona Pop’s “I Love It” was transformed exclusively for Club Life and instantly rivaled some of his biggest remixes of late including “Somebody That You Used To Know” and “Paradise.” Lighting up the charts around the globe, the original once stole the top honors as the number one US dance/electronic song in the country, a milestone that had apparently capped its success — that was until Tiësto got his hands on it.
Back in the day when Tiësto used to be a 138 BPM trance man, he released single “Traffic” off the album Just Be in 2003. Mixing in samples from “Psykofuk,” a track by Detroit techno legend Sean Deason in 1996, the thrashing energy spins us back to a foregone era of house music. The single went on to be his first instrumental track in 23 years to reach the top spot in Netherlands, even beating out Justin Timberlake. Whether you’re a fan a Tiësto old or new, I think we can all agree this is the king at his finest.
It’s that time of year again; the polls for the DJ Mag‘s 2013 edition of their Top 100 DJs ranking have opened. Hailed often as a popularity contest, the chart is indirectly correlated with talent but aligned with the mindset of dance music’s fan base. While my ballot (which I will reveal later in this piece) is still unfinished, I’ve found it a priority led by intuition to predict the fate of the 2013 DJ Mag rankings.
I’ve observed the prestigious top 10 spots, artists who have yet to break the top 100, DJ Mag sophomores, projected winners and losers, and even how the former Swedish House Mafia will affect the polls. Each day, week, and moment of the past twelve months have carried weight in the dance music community; here is how I foresee a changing of the guard amongst the industries revered Top 100 DJ rankings.
Musical Freedom has just released a forthcoming EP dedicated to trap remixes, but Tiësto‘s Club Life Volume 3 is still riding high upon its successful release and continues to pump out individual singles. Next up on the release circuit is “Love and Run,” a collaboration between Tiësto, Mark Alston, Baggi Begovic and Jason Taylor which stands alone on its host compilation for unmatched vocal efforts. Lyrically laced by American singer and songwriter Teddy Geiger, “Love and Run” embodies the captivating combination of big room chords and melodic enchantment with the proper vocal to bring it full circle.