Earlier this month we announced Tiësto’s planned partnership with global AIDS awareness brand (RED), and now, on November 27th, the Trance-god, turned fashionista, turned philanthropist, will be releasing DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES. The compilation album features Calvin Harris, Avicii, Diplo, Laidback Luke, Martin Solveig and more, as well as an exclusive collaboration between Tiësto and Bono on U2′s “Pride.” To accompany the album, there will be a livestream on December 1st from Australia’s Stereosonic festival in an effort to mobilize a global community in the fight against AIDS.
After visiting Africa in 2006, Tiësto was shocked by the devastation of HIV in local communities, and now, with the help of fellow electronic noise makers, plans to raise awareness for those without a voice.
“When I went to Africa in 2006, I was struck by the devastating effect of AIDS. Now the world has an incredible chance to make sure that babies are born HIV free by 2015, and the dance community is going to make a lot of noise to help make this happen.”
Be sure to tune in to www.youtube.com/joinred on December 1st and grab the compilation album when it drops on November 27th.
After much anticipation, the ultimate Spring Break lineup is here. Prime Social Group is returning in 2013 with Electro Beach Puerto Vallarta, and they plan on making this year even bigger than last. The phase one lineup includes Tiësto, Sander Van Doorn, Nicky Romero, Zedd, Tommy Trash, Pierce Fulton, 3Lau, Krewella, Manufactured Superstars, Danny Avila, The Knocks. More will be announced as well soon, and we hear that major talent will be added to the billing.
Tickets go on sale November 27th, and Dancing Astronaut will be bringing you coverage.
Having already established himself with fashion brand Guess, Tiesto continues his world domination with a custom set of AKG Headphones. Enlisting the help of the gorgeous Melanie Iglesias, Tiesto and AKG have put together a flipbook video of Melanie in a variety of different outfits to promote the new line. I’m not quite sure what the two have to do with one another, but I just ordered 10 pairs. I guess that’s how effective marketing works?
Last week we brought you Hard Rock Sofa’s big room mix of David Guetta’s “Just One Last Time,” and now the track has come repackaged with brand new remixes from Tiesto and Deniz Koyu. Fresh off his album remode, Nothing But The Beat 2.0, Guetta’s translatable pop vocal from Taped Rai lends itself to sounds across the board. Tiesto’s remix embodies the big room feel, laced with thumping progression and complimented with building melodies. Koyu’s rendition is a plunge into electro, following the hook with frenzied distortion and rolling grunge. Listent to Guetta’s latest remixes and find them downloadable from Beatport.
David Guetta – Just One Last Time (Tiesto Remix)
Just One Last Time (Deniz Koyu Remix)
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instragram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Afrojack, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and more.
Do you want to have your photos included in our Best of Instagram feature? All you have to do to be eligible is use the hashtag “#astrogram” in your photo entry on Instagram. Keep your photos DA or dance music-related, and we’ll choose one user-submitted photo to include each week. Click past the break to see this week’s #astrogram contest winner.
San Francisco based producer, Ken Loi takes hold of Christina Aguilera’s “Your Body” turning the track from a slow building melody to a house- fueled club-ready production. Since the release of his Play MeEP in February, Loi has climbed his way up the American production ladder dubbing 2012 his breakout year. With help from Tiesto, Loi has released tracks under the likes of Dim Mak, Break Beats and Atlantic Records, proving his take on progressive electro house is here to stay.
His latest creation the “You Body” remix released via RCA Records, adds a pulsating beat before Aguilera’s powerful vocals come in. Loi effortlessly upgrades the poppy track into a snyth heavy dutch-house production, click below to listen.
Tiesto and (RED) have partnered up to raise awareness for the transmission, treatment and elimination of HIV. A global event, scheduled in conjunction with World AIDS Day on December 1st, 2012, will see Tiesto and a slew of top tier EDM acts showing their support by turning their music (RED).
“Having Tiesto engage his strong following to help (RED) deliver an AIDS-free generation is a dream true for us,” (RED) CEO Deborah Dugan tells Billboard.biz. “This is just the kind of firepower we need to bring the world’s attention to the fact that we can end AIDS; a notion that was considered virtually impossible a decade ago.”
XS Las Vegas is out with its New Year’s Eve Weekend lineup, and it does not disappoint. We already knew Eric Prydz would be headlining at neighboring Surrender, and XS has only raised the stakes for a dance music lover’s dream weekend in Vegas. In chronological order, XS will be featuring Tiesto, Steve Angello, Deadmau5 over the preceding weekend and finally Avicii on New Year’s Eve. Tickets will undoubtedly go fast, so if you’re debating, go ahead and bite the bullet! Purchase links after the break.
Canadian producers Sultan & Ned Shepard have been releasing dance music as far back as 2007, but only recently really gaining steam and grabbing attention with big room hits like “Walls” (featured on Tiesto’s Club Life Vol. 2) and “Somebody to Love” with Dirty Vegas and collabs on huge tracks like Morgan Page’s “In The Air.” Now they’re back again with a free download of a new track called “Organ Donor” from their Facebook page. On this one, they strip out the poppier big room sound they’ve become recognized for and replace it with a sinister intro, minor chord progressions, and a heavier electro break.
Drum ‘n’ bass fans rejoice! Welsh producer High Contrast delivers a killer remix of hip-hop MC Plan B’s latest single from his ill Manors album. This should come as no surprise, High Contrast has been in the game for over a decade and has remixed everyone from Tiesto to Kanye to Adele into a quality drum-and-bass tune. If his remixing resume isn’t enough, he also won Essential Mix of the Year in 2007. In classic DnB style, High Contrast incorporates an uptempo syncopated breakbeat and deep bassline with Plan B’s original guitar, strings, and piano melodies. Careful, you may be tempted to get out of your seat when you hear this one. Download the remix and also check out Plan B’s original mix after the break.