“The Swedes are enormously talented in fashion, music and art, which is extremely inspiring for me when I work on new tracks,” expresses Tiesto about his latest mix. Tiesto seamlessly mixes from one track to the next on his Stockholm influenced Club Life Album. Setting up each track so your ear can anticipate the familiar track that is about to drop. Tiesto’s latest is heavily inspired by his own sound by way of remix, original collaboration or simply by being an influence on his young stable of producers.
Tiesto’s latest Club Life gives testament of his ability to adapt to the ever evolving sounds of electronica while adding his own personal flare to a number of big name remixes like Zedd’s Clarity and Calvin Harris’s Sweet Nothing. But his signature sound comes out on Passion Pit’s, “Carried Away.” Tiesto brings progressive builds complimenting the melody of the original song while adding big room appeal.
Tiesto admits that ,”On this compilation you can hear the influence of the new generation of Dutch and Swedish DJs.”
Alesso’s mix of One Republics “I Lose Myself”, show how much the sound of Swedish house music have made Tiesto feel like his becoming ,”a little bit Swedish.”
Club Life is littered with original tracks under the Musical Freedom label. Tiesto’s protege Hardwell does not disappoint with his track “Apollo” featuring Amba Shepherd. Tiesto and DJ Punish work together to bring “Shocker” to the masses with it’s heavy bass lines. Tiesto and MOTi take us “Back to the Acid”, with old school sounding Progressive house.
Book ending the album are Tiesto’s original collaborations with fellow label mates under the Musical Freedom label. Dyro on “Paradise” and Kyler’s vocals on “Take Me”, begin the set with radio friendly appeal. Replacing the closing song “Maximal Crazy” Quintino and Alvaro help deliver on “United.” This song will soon become Tiesto’s closing signature song for his over 100 tour dates on the Club Life World Tour in 2013. Tracklist after the jump!
The world of Trance has eagerly awaited the release of what is perhaps the most anticipated track in its genre for 2013, and today, the masters behind it have finally announced its release to their fans. Gifted DJ/Producers Super8 and Tab collaborated with talented singer-songwriter Julie Thompson to compose the anthem ‘Your Secret’s Safe’. This massive track, which is out on Magik Musik, was first heard in Kuala Lumpur at ASOT 600, and it drove the crowd wild. Between the captivating piano sections, Julie’s enchanting voice, the throbbing bass drivers, and emotion-evoking lyrics, there is no question as to why the attention of trance loves was seized. Super8 and Tab’s teamwork with Julie Thompson seems as if it was preordained, as this is not the first time these three have joined together to produce a track as astounding as ‘Your Secret’s Safe’. In 2010 they united forces for the massive hit, ‘My Enemy’.
Julie had expressed her enthusiasm to work with Super8 and Tab again for her latest album, ‘Eye of the Storm’, which is set for release this summer. Julie recalled that during her writing process, she had known that she strongly desired to have them on her album. Julie said: “When I started writing the songs for Eye Of The Storm, Super8 & Tab were at the top of my producer list, so I was really excited to have them work on this track with me. They’ve managed to capture the emotion of ‘Your Secret’s Safe’ perfectly. This song is really close to my heart and I’m really excited for it to finally be out there.” Their collaboration was a brilliant strategy, as ‘Your Secret’s Safe’ has already attracted impressive attention.
Julie has proved her versatility and talent over the last decade. Her recent works have brought her the attention and support of veterans such as Above and Beyond and Tritonal. In 2003, she first debuted her skills on Holden & Thompson’s classic track, ‘Nothing’, and she was later a highlight in Tiesto’s widely popular album, ‘Elements of Life’. Her beautiful singing and songwriting skills have made her an asset to the industry. Be sure to look out for when her album drops this summer.
Super8 & Tab – Your Secret’s Safe ft. Julie Thompson
Release after release Inpetto is continuing to solidify their catalog of huge progressive house tracks. Released today on Doorn Records ‘Girls & Boys’ does not disappoint. Inpetto borrowed vocals from the 1994 track of the same name by the British alternative rock band Blur. The vocals are repetitive and catchy, they pair nicely with the progressive house sound especially during the breaks. The melody also stands out with an almost Wolfgang Gartner sound. Featured on Tiesto’s Club Life and label mate Sander Van Doorn’s radio show this track has been getting a lot of play and will no doubt make its way into sets all summer. Also be sure to check out their hilarious alternative album artwork titled ’20 years later’.
Inpetto – Girls & Boys
If you’re still looking for that perfect feel-good song to be the soundtrack to your summer antics, we have it here.
Le Youth‘s “C O O L” is exactly what the title sounds like. Opening with a tropical beat and filled with airy vocals, this track will bring you back to earlier days. Wes James is Le Youth and the Los Angeles native brings his Southern California vibes to the electronic music scene with this refreshingly unique single. The full EP will be out on July 2 and also features some excellent remixes, including one by Ben Pearce.
Le Youth – C O O L
Trance DJ and Producer Ben Gold has just released two new hot EPs, ‘Fall With Me featuring The Glass Child (Tom Fall Remix)’ and ‘Where Life Takes Us (Juventa Club Mix)’ off of Gareth Emory’s label, Garuda Music. With a fresh take on Gold’s classic hit, Tom Fall gives ‘Fall With Me’ a deeper, more progressive sound. With a gritty beginning that transitions into delicate and angelic vocals from The Glass Child, Fall creates a suburb track. In the remix Fall cuts some of the lyrics and emphasizes on the intensity of the synths and percussion to bring a harder sound with heavy sections. It’s an enchanting track with a positive theme.
Young producer Juventa takes Ben Gold’s ‘Where Life Takes Us’ and creates an energizing rework of the original. This second EP is completely free of any vocals, which allows the listeners to feel and interpret the track literally whatever way it takes them. From the piano break down to the clever buildup, Juventa embodies the spirit of a club remix through this instrumental track.
Axwell has teamed up with Carlsberg Brewers to ask ‘Where’s the party?’. Axwell is no stranger to pairing up with alcohol companies after collaborating with Absolut Vodka for the ‘Greyhound’ video. The video features all the goodies you would expect out of a Swedish House Mafia member. Confetti, groups of well dressed people having fun, flashing lights, and of course lot’s of Carlsberg lager. Pete Tong premiered Axwell’s single last month on his always groundbreaking Essential Mix. This is Axwell’s first jab at his newly single career since the separation of Swedish House Mafia and will be touring across Europe this summer. As of now his next American tour date is set for September 28th at Tomorrowworld.
Producers Topher Jones and Amada released a new smash progressive house mix featuring Ido called ‘Hello Chicago (Topher’s Festival Mix)’. The track offers a strong lead vocal that will melt your heart and make you want to get up and dance. The track has an engaging Violin arpeggio that accompanies a heavy bass synth in the background. The track is overall very calm and relaxing but still holds a heavy big room kind of feel.
Be sure to check out Topher Jones at the Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013 on June 14th and at Electric Candyland on June 15th. Also stayed tuned for our exclusive interview with Topher next week.
Topher Jones, Amada – Hello Chicago
Its coming! Tiësto’s upcoming album, ‘Club Life Volume 3 Stockholm’ is on its way, and if it is anything like its two predecessors, this album is going to be another rocking reflection of Tiësto and the empire he has built within his genre. On this album Tiësto takes the already amusing song, ‘I Love It’, by Icona Pop and, with his seemingly endless talent, creates a newer sound for the hit. Icona Pop’s original song took 2013 by storm, became a chart-topper, and even stuck out on top 40 stations – which meant it was played ad nauseam. It was a bold move for Tiësto to work a song like this, and he does so with grace and splendor. The Dutch DJ/Producer takes ‘I Love It’ and turns the remix into another massive track. It also sounds like Tiesto has listened to his fans wishes to return to his old roots in music, as is lightly displayed in this remix.
Club Life Volume 3 Stockholm will be released to Tiesto’s listeners for purchase June 25th.
Icona Pop – I Love It (Tiësto’s Club Life Remix) Tiësto
Skrillex teams up with streetwear freaks Mishka for a small line of clothing and gear. In true Mishka fashion the designs are bold and a little offensive. A tee shirt, a snap back hat, and a backpack are the three pieces available at this time. This collection features the brand’s iconic eyeball with a Skrillex twist and yes all three pieces come in black.
Sonny also sneakily released a track for this collaboration that plays while you browse the web shop. Starting here you’ll be launched into an interactive minigame just to make it to the web shop. Bones, fire, beaches, and popup ads are all part of the show and the oddities don’t stop there. This new track that can only be described as “acidglitchwave” is probably the weirdest thing you will listen to today.
Skrillex, the boys at Mishka, and artist Sus Boy put together a fun and creative experience for this collaboration. You can aimlessly click your way to the web shop to find the collaboration for the clothing but the new track is a hidden easter egg. It requires some exploring and rewards users with gyrating Skrillex icons and skeletons. If you make it to the you are rewarded with the download link to the secret new song.
Skrocle – Doompy Poomp