Tijs Michiel Verwest, better known as Tiesto, has been at the forefront of the dance music scene for over a decade. Throughout his career, the Dutch juggernaut has produced classics such as ‘Lethal Industry’, ‘Traffic’, and ‘Adagio For Strings’ just to name a few. Although Tiesto’s production style has changed over the past few years, switching it up from his usual deep trance to more upbeat progressive tracks, he still continues to blow fans away with every original production or remix he releases.
‘Break My Fall’, featuring the vocals of American musician BT, is an amazingly upbeat track with the classic trance sound of Tiesto. The single was originally released in April 2007 on Ultra Records, and was also included on Tiesto’s Elements Of Life album (2007), as well as his greatest hits album (up to that point), Magikal Journey(2010).
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Tiesto ft. BT – Break My Fall
After just celebrating his 44th birthday last week, the big dog Tiësto is back with a new release and video for Passion Pit, a favorite amongst remixers these days. The track “Carried Away” is laced with trademark Tijs big-room progressive synths with the hands-in-the-air euphoria we’ve come to expect as of late from the Dutch kingpin. After taking on remix projects for The Naked & The Famous and Youngblood Hawke last year, it’s evident that Tiësto has mastered the ability to preserve the important vocal elements of indie dance while blowing up the basslines for the main stage.
And if we can learn anything from the video, it’s that if you eat colored sand and ingest a match, you’ll explode into five doppleganger versions of yourself. Take notes kids.
Today is World AIDS Day and as part of the DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES campaign, Tiësto and Laidback Luke are asking their fans to donate on (RED)’s CrowdRise page. In addition, Tiësto has pledged to match the first $100,000 donations dollar for dollar and both artists are offering their fans unique prizes in exchange for donations to the cause. These prizes range from personal thank yous, to merchandise, meet and greets and even the chance to get entered to win a flyaway for two to see Tiësto play at New Year’s Eve in Atlantic City. To see a full list of the prizes and to donate to (RED) go to www.crowdrise.com/DanceREDSaveLives
The DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES campaign also consists of an album featuring an exclusive collaboration between Tiësto and Bono on U2′s track, ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’. And be sure to check out Tiësto, Laidback Luke, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Martin Solveig and many more artists as they livestream their sets from Stereosonic Melbourne 2012 in honor of World AIDS Day. The livestream is available on December 1st and 2nd on (RED)’s YouTube page.
For more information go to: www.joinred.com/worldaidsday
Mashups are often like souffles – one wrong turn during creation and the delicate creature can completely collapse into a mess of ingredients. American trance super-duo Tritonal, however, has served up a delicious mix of their hit ‘Slave’ and TiÃ«sto’s legendary ‘Break My Fall’ featuring BT, and the end product is a satisfying concoction that seamlessly interweaves the two tracks into a complexly beautiful progressive trance piece. Like any good dish, it certainly leaves you wanting more, so thankfully the boys have made it available for free download on their Soundcloud page.
Tritonal vs Tiesto feat BT – Break My Slave (Tritonal Mashup)
The mashup title might be a mouthful, but the track itself goes down smoothly. Sikduo molds an already funky track with hip hop vibes ‘C’Mon’ with electro house banger ‘Rage’ for a party rocking anthem that will be surely appreciated at any gathering. Keep your eyes trained right here on EO for the next installment of mashup Thursdays, coming to your courtesy of Sikduo, NYC producers and DJ extraordinare.
TiÃ«sto vs. Diplo ft. Busta Rhymes vs. Ralvero – Rage
Big room house at its finest. TiÃ«sto teamed up with protÃ©gÃ© Allure to produce ‘Pair of Dice,’ out Oct. 8 on the Dutchman’s own imprint Musical Freedom. Rumor has it TiÃ«sto may become a resident at a currently renovating NYC club, so keep your ears trained for updates on this news.
TiÃ«sto has just announced that he will be taking the month of October off from touring in order to recover from a recent back injury. Unfortunately for many, this will postpone his much anticipated Club Life College Invasion Tour, as well as his headlining shows at the Staples Center in LA and Big Four Building in Calgary.
The road veteran released this official comment today:
â€˜I hate to disappoint my fans and be told I have to sit still for a while, but I am relieved we were able to reschedule the dates. I’m looking forward to seeing you all very soon!â€™
6-Dec – San Diego Sports Arena – San Diego, CA
7-Dec – UIC – Chicago, IL
21-Dec – BMO Centre – Calgary, AB
19-Feb – OnCenter – Syracuse, NY
20-Feb – Washington Avenue Armory – Albany, NY
21-Feb – Mullins Center – Amherst, MA
22-Feb – Whittemore Center – Durham, NH
25-Feb – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
26-Feb – Bryce Jordan Center – State College, PA
27-Feb – EMU Convocation Center – Ypsilanti, MI
28-Feb – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
2-Mar – TiÃ«sto Club Life – STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA
5-Mar – San Jose Event Center – San Jose, CA
6-Mar – Save Mart Arena – Fresno, CA
“Sweet Nothing” is one of those singles that you know will be flooded through the radio airwaves, even though it is still to be released on Calvin Harris‘ upcoming album, 18 Months. Maybe it’s the radio friendly hook, the hypnotic voice of Florence (of “+ The Machine” fame), or the combined star power of both names on the track. Either way, the single has received the remix treatment from TiÃ«sto. He doesn’t stray far from his classic big-room formula, but put together with Florence’s angel vocals, it’s a powerful release to look forward to.
Check out the preview clip that kicked off Annie Mac’s Radio1 show last week – might we add Florence isn’t the only angelic voice to grace this clip.
Looks like Dutch duo Firebeatz are continuing their hot streak, this time teaming up with Schella to bring you the scorching electro bomb, â€˜Dear New Yorkâ€™. With its distorted, pulverizing bass and breaks influenced beats, combined with a vocal sample from the Beastie Boys â€˜An Open Letter to NYCâ€™ (RIP MCA), â€˜Dear New Yorkâ€™ is as gritty and grimey as the insomniac city itself.
Purchase the track from Beatport here.