Tiesto Shocks the World w/ BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

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

Tritonians Unite: Tritonal Releases New Podcast Series —Tritonia— [HAPPY][FUNKY]

After completing the 100th episode of their radio show, our favorite electro-Texans have decided to mix it up.

The decision to end Air Up There stemmed from the expansion of Tritonal’s record label, Air Up There Recordings, as well as the popularity of their fan base known boldly as “Tritonians”. Tritonal has released the first edition of Tritonia, a newly formatted podcast, spinning the latest and greatest in all things trance.

The new podcast will take a unique, fan-based approach to traditional radio broadcasts. Tritonians will not only be featured throughout each podcast, but they will get to interact and share their EDM stories and receive giveaways, contests and new tracks. Each show will be broadcasted weekly on DJ.fm and Sirius XM’s Electric Area

Five DJ Sets for a High-Five Monday [EDM]

There’s nothing like finding a great podcast to get you through the Monday blues.

So here’s five of our favorite sets, posted recently by some of the biggest names in EDM.

Rage on fellow Onions. Rage on.

The Drop- Episode 50

The Drop is an EDM podcast that releases weekly sets sent in from some of the hottest producers around. This particular episode is in celebration of their 50th episode, and it does not disappoint. 2 hours of EDM glory.

Pierce Fulton – Get Weird Episode 9

Pierce’s latest Get Weird episode was aired exclusively on Tiësto’s Club Life Radio channel on SiriusXM. Some definite gems in this mix.

Eric Prydz – Epic Radio 007

The legend himself released his monthly radio show. Click the link for a free download.


Avicii – Le7els 10

The Swedish sensation continues his dominance with his tenth podcast. Avicii does not release these too often because of such a busy tour schedule, so get the free download while you can.


Diplo – Holy Ship 2013

Diplo played several shows on the infamous Holy Ship 2013 that took place a couple weeks ago. The trip concluded with a beachside party on an isolated island with Diplo on the decks, and he was nice enough to release the set on Sirius XM in Los Angeles for all to enjoy.