From being ranked #1 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 List three times to becoming the first DJ ever to play at the Olympic Games, Tiesto has certainly marked his territory in the realm of electronic music.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, we can add another attribute to his endearing legacy. It’s been a decade since the Dutch mastermind controlled those famous BBC Radio 1 decks, and his sound has certainly developed over the past ten years. After announcing the launch of “Club Life Afterhours” on Sirius XM, Tiesto decided to drop his previous style of sound in order to unearth a genre known as deep house. To call his latest Essential Mix “underground” would be a cop out; because really, there’s nothing underground about it.
Tiesto fanatics may need a Xanax before listening to his latest two hour, chilled out compilation. Featuring more of that feel good tech-house, the original mix sort of side-steps that quintessential techno energy that Tiesto usually provides his listeners. The world of EDM consistently shifts from musical trend to trend, and most of our favorite artists are too abashed to take the leap into the unknown. First, Avicii went honky-tonk at Ultra last year. And now, Tiesto has shocked the world and taken his sound deeper than the Mariana Trench. These men deserve our honest recognition for exposing the possibility of negative feedback.
Trailblazers like these two men are far and few, and they have the ability to carry our industry into the next realm of production through inventive experimentation and doubtless creativity.
Here’s to the trendsetters.
Tiesto’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Tracklist
1. Tube & Berger – Set It Off
2. Tim Berg – Seek Bromance (Dear David & Posse Version)
3. C-Block – So Strong (Christian Cardwell & Nigel Stately Remix)
4. Lexer – Dream & Love (PINGPONG Tanzt Mix) (SonneMondSterne Private Bootleg)
5. Thodoris Triantafillou & CJ Jeff & Emeli Sande – Endless Love x My Kind of Love (Gemini Remix)
6. Stefan Biniak – Mad in Love (Unfinished Sympathy)
7. Parra for Curva ft. Anna Naklab – Wicked Games
8. Cedric Zeyanna – Feel You
9. Kyodai ft. Stee Downes – Music Rises Up (Claptone Remix)
10. SoloWg – L.O.V.E.
11. Masquer – There Was the Smell of Grease (Florian Paetzold Remix)
12. Chaim ft. Meital De Razon – Love Rehab
13. Masker – Sempervivum (Alain Diamond & Libex Remix)
14. Niconé ft. Narra – Candelaria (Philip Bader & Niconé Remix)
15. Funkerman – Age of Love
16. Imogen Heap – Hide & Seek (Joy Kitikonti Remix)
17. Newbie Nerdz, Moonwalk & Fractales – Hysteria
18. Chris Malinchak – If U Got It (Maze & Masters Remix)
19. My Digital Enemy – Shamen
20. Joris Voorn – Ringo
21. Funkin Matt – Alive
22. Matt Goldman & Gazzo – Six Point Five
23. Veerus & Maxie Devine – My Beat
24. Oliver Heldens – Gecko