REVIEW: Tiësto Celebrates Birthday And Rocks Socks @ Lavo


Tiësto’s last minute birthday celebration at Lavo last Tuesday is a great example of the way that Twitter has become a potent factor in shifting social interactions. Last Sunday, Tiësto tweeted that he would be staying in NYC for a few days to celebrate his birthday, which elicited a response from Lavo inviting the DJ to spend his birthday at the midtown restaurant and club. Within hours, rumblings confirmed that Lavo would indeed be throwing a last minute party in Tiësto’s honor just two days later on Tuesday night.

Tiësto – Maximal Crazy (R3hab & Swanky Tunes Remix)

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Based upon the number of reviews we have coming from Lavo shows, it should be apparent by now that the club is one of the best places to hear house music in the city. You can always count on top notch DJs, such as French legend Bob Sinclar, to be gracing the decks. Since the club’s opening just over a year ago, Tiësto has already spun there three times. This latest one might have been the most special, with the Dutchman receiving a birthday cake decked out with a frosting Jaegermeister bottle and thanking the crowd with a champagne toast of more than 40 bottles of Veuve Clicquot and a shower of drink tickets.


Tiësto has made his mark as one of the most capable businessmen in the EDM business, capitalizing upon the genre’s popularity with a landmark residency at XS in Las Vegas, an HP and Intel commercial and now a 10 part YouTube In The Booth series. He has his own record label, Musical Freedom, and a private jet. The guy looks like he is set for life, but he’s still constantly on the road, working hard, even playing for two hours at his own birthday party.

Tiësto is even physically impressive, towering over others as he presides over the booth. His midweek bash brought out a supporting cast of big names, including Erick Morillo, Chuckie and Jared Followill from Kings of Leon, along with an impressive slew of NYC and Las Vegas nightlife bigwigs. Anytime Tiësto makes an appearance in NYC, he draws out a top crowd of partiers and his birthday was no exception. Everyone flooded the floor and tables for two hours of Tiësto’s special brand of electro house. The night was really special, even by lavish Lavo standards, and everyone there was in it for the music. Chuckie took over around 3 am for a special late-night guest set. Unfortunately it was a school night, and the late hour precipitated a Cinderella like exit. However, reports coming in indicated that Chuckie smashed things as per usual, and played the hottest remix of the moment, M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Remix), which the master debuted a few weeks ago and eventually leaked, leading to a feature on Pete Tong’s essentials mix show Jan. 13.

To cap off the week, Lavo had another special party with Avicii Saturday night. Stay tuned for a feature on his House for Hunger tour and Lavo show review!

Tiësto Birthday Party @ Lavo Tracklist
Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes
Afrojack & Shermanology – Can’t Stop Me Now
Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s Recut Club Version)
Nero – Promises
Bjornberg – Absolut
ID
Coldplay – Paradise (Tiesto Remix)
Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects – Walking Alone
Kaskade – Turn It Down
Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends vs. Benny Benassi – Shocking Silence
Bingo Players – Rattle
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close (Benny Benassi Remix) vs. Raise Your Head – Alesso
Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso – Calling
R3hab & Swanky Tunes feat. Max C – Sending My Love
Quintino — We Gonna Rock
Tiësto – ID
Phoenix – 1901 (Mike Balance Re-Rub)
Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (Avicii’s Tour Remix)
Tiësto – Maximal Crazy (R3hab & Swanky Tunes Remix)
Calvin Harris & Rihanna – We Found Love (R3hab’s XS Remix)
Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic vs. Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me
Tiësto & Hardwell – Zero 76
Avicii – Fade Into Darkness (Albin Meyers Remix)
Adrian Lux feat. The Good Natured – Alive (Basto Remix)
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Dirty South & Axwell Remix)
Thomas Gold – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix)
Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker

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