Tiesto just posted this throwback photo of him with the very talented, Danny Avila. It's nice to see that a legend like Tiesto still supports his fellow peers while never forgetting to show his personable side to fans on his social media. Just goes to show that these superstars are at the top level due to their sense of being grounded and humble in their success.
Photo courtesy of Doug Van Sant Photography. In addition to being a DJ-photographer, he is also the official photographer for Echostage in Washington, DC, as well as for EDC NY and Electric Zoo. Past clients include: Gareth Emery, Cosmic Gate, Emma Hewitt, Markus Schulz, and many others. To see more of Doug's work, check out his website.
When it comes to the revolution of electronic dance music, make no mistake that the Dutch DJs are the pioneers of it all. Amongst DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs, 6/10 of the Top 10 DJs are all Dutch, and even apart from a very calculated list, there's no denying that the most recognizable names in the industry have some of that Dutch blood pulsing through their veins.
Just to name a few, artists like Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Laidback Luke and Hardwell, were all featured in the film speaking in their native Dutch language. The film, which is available in select screenings across the US, follows the lives of these superstars as they go from one event to another explaining the sucess and influences of Dutch producers.
Thursday, November 21st
Kanye West's first solo tour in five years is coming to Washington D.C. this Thursday, and if you like Yeezus, you'd best head over to the Verizon Center and catch him while he's around. Floor is General Admission (standing, no seats), and tickets are still available here. The show starts at 7:30, so get there early.
601 F Street NW, Washington, DC
This week's Mute Thursday at Lima Lounge will host dubstep/garage artist Kastle. His bass-heavy music have earned him a considerable amount of buzz: among other things, the track "Stay Forever" from his eponymous EP reached iTunes Top 10 Best Electronic Songs of 2012. Thursday night's set is part of his first North American live tour, on the heels of his highly anticipated debut album, KASTLE, which dropped on April 23rd. Doors are at 10PM, and tickets are available here.
The new Afrojack single, "The Spark", gets hooked up with a number of remixes from some heavy hitters. With Tiesto, Blasterjaxx, Dubvision and Michael Calfan, the track, which has been criticized for its poppy sound, now has a handful of new sounds that well appease fans across the board. Check 'em all out and let us know which one is your favorite.
For all you Tiesto fans who couldn't make it to Amsterdam for their annual Amsterdam Dance Event, here is the three hour set he performed at Ziggo Dome, which he co-headlined event with Calvin Harris. So much can be said about this set but instead we'll just tell you to sit back, relax and get ready be be swept away by the sounds of the one and only DJ Tiesto.
Also, check out Tiesto's latest release "ITrance" here.
Wardt: The story behind it is probably because it says "1, 2, 3 JUMP" before the drop. It actually wasn't on purpose, he was like "I'm just going to put this here as a sample" because people don't know the tune and when you put samples in they'll like it better for the first time. And in the end it just stayed in there.
After claiming a spot on DJMags Top 100 DJ's list for another year in a row as well as a recieving their "Top 100 DJ's Legend Award", Tiësto decided to release a new song for free. The track is a collaboration with Disco Fries and is called "ITrance". Bringing it back to his roots of melodic trance, but still incorporating his newer sounds in it, we are sure that Tiësto faithfuls around the world will love this one. It is available for stream and free download on Soundcloud. Congrats to Tiësto on winning this award, and thank you for all your hard work and great music throughout the years!
Starchildren, rejoice! Joonbug recently had the honor of sitting down with none other than trance vocal legend JES before her set with ATB this past Saturday night at The Roseland Ballroom. JES, who has been involved in the scene for over a decade and has worked with fellow superstars such as Tiesto and Cosmic Gate, opened up to us about her musical style, influences, and more:
Life In Color Festival made its debut in the nation's capital this past weekend, and we used the rainy weather as an excuse to hide out in the artist trailers. Not only did we meet cool people, artists, and have the luxury of eating free Pizza Hut pizza, but we also had the chance to speak with Dutch duo, Showtek. Apparently the trailer we interviewed them in was actually R3hab's, and at some point while talking to them, Fadil walked in and told us to get out of his trailer (jokingly of course). We spoke to Sjoerd and Wouter about what it's like producing music together as brothers, and whether or not they get into arguments. It was also important to bring up their massive change in style over the years, and how they got to where they are today. Read on to see what they had to say!