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With Club Life Volume 3 hyped to be released in one week, Tiësto has taken to Beatport seven days early with a sampling of the collaborations to be offered on his forthcoming compilation. Fresh from Musical Freedom comes three brand new records in tandem with Dyro, Moti, and DJ Punish.
Leading the pack is “Paradise,” the summer anthem from Tijs and Dyro that has only begun to scratch the surface on the dance music landscape. Following is “Shocker” with DJ Punish, a track that boasts the compilations signature big room aura on one facet, but a deafening edge on the other. Wrapping up this week’s triumvirate from Musical Freedom is the Moti collaboration, “Back To Acid,” an acid-laced house track distant from the norm of Stockholm.
The Netherlands’ Blasterjaxx may be the moment’s luckiest duo in dance music. The Musical Freedom-signed artists were given clearance to remix label head Tiesto’s anthemic “Adagio for Strings,” creating an entirely new sound in the process. The pair gave the 2005 trance hit an electro makeunder, dirtying up the glossy original with a glass-shattering build and relentless replacement melody. The synthy strings of the original make cameos as well, but are hijacked by a more subwoofer-friendly sound. Keeping it in the family but under a decidedly non-trance branch, the track is available now on Tiesto’s Magik Muzik label.
Tiësto is well on his way to a successful release of his upcoming compilation, Club Life Volume 3, sporting a five-track mini mix, releasing his standout solo effort, and previewing three of his collaborations all in the past month. Next in line comes his remix of Icona Pop’s chart-topping “I Love It,” igniting anthemic flare and providing Stockholm with airwave appeal. Serving as the follow up to Miami, the latest installment of the Club Life has Tiësto‘s rendition of “I Love It” to match popular remixes of its predecessor such as “Paradise” and “Somebody That I Used To Know.”
Head over to Rolling Stone for the world premiere of Tij’s take on Icona Pop’s smash hit before its June 18th release.
With Club Life Volume 3 on the brink of its June 18th release, Tiësto has previewed his original collaborations off the compilation as he readies to release them one week ahead of schedule. Stockholm will serve as the follow up to last year’s Miami installment — the next episode of big room gems and festival anthems. Along with his solo effort, “Take Me,” Tiësto has linked up with a slew of producers offer his own flavor, and his work with Dyro on “Paradise,” Moti on “Back To The Acid,” and DJ Punish on “Shocker” will all be released on Musical Freedom this coming Tuesday, June 11th.
Musical Freedom plays host this month to two of The Netherland’s fastest-rising breakout talents, Blasterjaxx and Billy The Kit. With their remix of UMF anthem “United” alongside Tiësto set to surface on volume three of his Club Life compilation series, the duo behind and their label-hopping peer unite to forge a finely tuned festival anthem rife with sharp synth work. Befittingly tailored to the tracks title, “Loud and Proud” is a promising peak in peak time stamina for two Dutch assets undeniably on the ascent for 2013.
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 gems from Krewella, Steve Angello, and Borgore.
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in May and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up May for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. May’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Axwell, Hardwell with Dyro, Cirez D, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Arston, Steve Angello with Jacques Lu Cont, and Knife Party. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of May!
Recently formed duo Jus Jack & Oza teased their chemistry with their previous progressive offering, “Housid,” but are due to steal the limelight this time around. Without their rough-around-the-edges, acid-laden sound, the duo turn up the dial for a big room gem fitting for Tiësto‘s Musical Freedom imprint. “Love Is The Answer” comes with a vocal from Blessid Union of Souls that gives life to the echoing chord builds, and that formula is once again boosted with a remix from Tiësto himself — a production that won’t land on Club Life Volume 3: Stockholm, but still packs a similar punch. All proceeds from the purchase of “Love is the Answer” will be donated to the charity Childhood curated by Princess Madeline of Sweden.
Frequent collaborators Jus Jack and Oza have taken a break from their acid-tinged tracks for something a little sweeter. The duo took the vocal stems and piano intro from Blessid Union of Souls’ 1995 melancholy hit “I Believe” and spun it into an uplifting progressive house ballad with a sweeping melody. The track marks the duo’s debut on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom Records, and the label head himself gave the tune a mix, putting his own stadium spin on the sound. A big room collision of nineties meets nu teens, both tracks will be available May 20th on Beatport.