Tiësto honors Avicii with 12-minute tribute during EDC

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In the month since Avicii‘s passing, DJs and producers around the world have paid homage to the pioneering artist with heartfelt tributes. And while he will no longer grace the world’s main stages playing for thousands of ecstatic fans, Avicii was there in spirit at EDC Las Vegas 2018.

Godfather of EDM Tiësto carved out more than 12 minutes of his EDC Las Vegas set to honor his friend, playing some of Avicii’s biggest hits. “Wake Me Up” collaborator Aloe Blacc even joined Tiësto on stage to contribute live vocals to the song. The set included everything from “Levels” to “Seek Bromance” as Tiësto brought some of Swedish producer’s smash hits to the Kinetic Field.

“Tonight, we celebrate his memory,” Tiësto announced to the crowd before launching the portion of his set with 2015 hit “Waiting for Love.”

Featured photo by Bridget Bennett, Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Tiesto Plays 12 Minute Avicii Tribute At EDC Las Vegas Complete With Live Vocals From Aloe Blacc

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EDC Las Vegas is a time for the electronic music community to come together and celebrate the amazing genre. But something was missing this year, as it will be for every year to come. Avicii passed away a month ago today and for many, it still seems unbelievable. While we have seen many Avicii tributes

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Ante up: stream full sets from day two of EDC Las Vegas

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Both the stakes and the temps were higher for EDC Las Vegas’ second day of production on May 19.

Attendees of Insomniac’s flagship Electric Daisy Carnival and at home viewers alike can relive their favorite sets from the festival, or catch up on the performances that they missed with Dancing Astronaut’s list of live sets from day two of the landmark electronic event, featuring showings from Marshmello, Jauz, Moksi, and more.

Listen to sets from EDC Vegas’ opening day, here.

Kygo, Kinetic Field

Jauz, Kinetic Field

NGHTMRE, Kinetic Field

Tiësto, Kinetic Field

Marshmello, Kinetic Field

Moksi, Kinetic Field

Chris Lake, Kinetic Field

 

Tiësto, Dzeko, Post Malone and Preme turn ‘Jackie Chan’ in the ultimate summer tune

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Tiesto Post Malone

It seems these days that electronic music and hip-hop have been merging more and more, from festival line-ups that flaunt an array of artists on both sides to collaborations that we might not have ever thought of before.

This is very much the case on the new collaboration “Jackie Chan” between Tiësto and Dzeko featuring Post Malone and Preme. If the title and lyrics sound familiar, you aren’t crazy as “Jackie Chan” was originally released by Preme featuring Post Malone on his album, Light Of Day. 

Tiësto and Dzeko take the minimal hip-hop track and pump doses of summer energy in the form of strumming guitar, a four on the floor beat, and a pinch of house vibes, to turn it into an irresistible dance tune. Some people are going to turn this on and want to not like it, but after Post slides his verse like butter over this lighthearted beat, you too will be melting.

This collaboration comes right in time for EDC where Tiësto and Post Malone will be performing…a coincidence? Well, that’s something our friends at EDC will have to tell us themselves.

[Q&A] Meet the artists you can’t miss at Spring Awakening: Tiësto

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This year, Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival, the largest dance music fest in the Midwest, will return to Addams/Medill Park with another packed, meticulously curated lineup, including Tchami, Virtual Self, Tiësto, Alison Wonderland, and more across its three-day span. Dancing Astronaut has teamed up with the fest to get to know its standout acts a little better, just before SAMF arrives to bid spring adieu June 8-10. 


If there was ever a single artist in dance music who truly needed no introduction, it would be Tiësto. His universal status echoes far beyond the dance circuit, into the far corners of the music industry at large. He’s been dubbed “Greatest DJ of All Time” and the “Godfather of EDM” by a number of publications, and helped to solidify dance music’s place in mainstream music in Athens in 2004 by becoming the first DJ to ever perform at the Olympics.

Tiësto’s epochal trance hooks will likely reverberate through dance floors for countless future generations. At 49, Tiësto has been wielding his now ubiquitous dance floor weapons for decades, founding Black Hole Recordings in 1997, wherein he released his earliest albums. He was nominated for a Grammy for his fiercely ambitious trance album, Elements Of Life, in 2007, and was vindicated in 2015 when his remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me” won the Grammy for Best Non-Classical Remix.

His more recent delve into mainstream territory — bringing with it another world tour and his rowdy, heavily collaborated I Like It Loud EP — has shown he has no plans of hanging up his DJ or production hats anytime soon. Before Tiësto heads back to the Windy City for another headlining performance at Spring Awakening, he sat down with DA to talk about his new collaboration with Post Malone, Preme, Dzeko, and Louis Bell, the legacy he hopes to leave behind, his recommendations for must-see acts at Spring Awakening this year, and more.

You can still buy tickets to Spring Awakening here, and the full lineup is here.


You have a new track coming out this month. What can you tell us about that?

It started with a group of friends hanging out: Preme, Post Malone, Louis Bell, Dzeko and me. Preme played the verse of what became “Jackie Chan.” Dzeko and I were like “Man, we can make something really cool and different out of this.” It took a lot of hard work to get it to a place where all of us were satisfied with it, but once it got there, we knew we had something special.

How have you seen U.S. electronic music scene evolve since your earlier days?

It went from super rave and off the radar to mainstream relevant and more popular than ever.

What is your favorite part of being on tour? least favorite?

My favorite part is entertaining thousands of people every night. It is an amazing feeling. My least favorite part is the traveling, airports, and airport food.

Who’s someone outside the EDM arena you would most want to collaborate with and why?

I just did with Post Malone! He’s so talented and fun to hang out with. Not to mention his voice is amazing.

What has been your most memorable performance thus far and why?

I have so many.. And that’s the beauty about being a DJ, every night is different and that’s what keeps me interested and keeps it fun for me.

What kind of legacy do you hope to leave for the music world at large?

I hope people think of me as the man that gave people incredible and unforgettable nights, an inspiration to aspiring new DJs and producers, and a mentor to many.

How does it feel to be returning to Chicago for Spring Awakening?

Chicago is one of my favorite cities to play, and I love the vibes this festival brings.

Which three sets would you recommend from the Spring Awakening lineup this year?

First, Dubfire – he’s a great techno act. Also, Seven Lions – he’s on his own planet and has incredible music. And finally, Mercer – he makes great dance music with a lot of variety.

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Tiësto Teams Up With Post Malone, Dzeko and Preme For Funky New Single – ‘Jackie Chan’

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Tiesto is always full of surprises. One of the most celebrated artists in all of dance music has skillfully maneuvered many transitions over the years. He started out as an icon of trance and slowly moved into the mainstream consciousness. Today he produces every genre under the sun and does so with massive success. Just

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Listen to Eric Prydz’ ‘Pryda’ EP on Tiësto’s Club Life 580

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The four-track Pryda EP debuted in full on Tiësto’s Club Life 580 Earlier this month, Eric Prydz hit us with a massive six-word teaser, “New Pryda 4 track EP. Incoming…” That was about all it took to send us into an anticipation-filled freakout. All thanks to Tiësto, our insatiable need for new Prydz was quickly subdued at the hands of the most

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Tiesto x Dzeko x Preme x Post Malone “Jackie Chan” Dropping This Friday

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With EDC Las Vegas set to take-off, some big news just dropped for New Music Friday. The Dutch Superstar DJ, Tiesto is teaming up with Preme, Dzeko and Post Malone for a single that is sure to takeover soundwaves across the globe. Putting together these names in production with one of the highest streamed artists

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Eric Prydz surprise debuts new Pryda EP on episode 580 of Tiësto’s Club Life radio show [Stream]

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It hasn’t been long since Eric Prydz announced the impending arrival of a new, four-track Pryda EP, but if Dancing Astronaut knows Prydz fans, it knows them to await the release with unremitting anticipation. Fortunately, Eric Prydz too knows the nature of his listeners, and as it appears, he doesn’t want to keep them waiting to hear the new EP — notably the first release under Prydz’s Pryda alias since 2017’s “Stay With Me,” — for too long.

Tiësto‘s Club Life radio show chugged on to reach its 580th episode, featuring not only a Moska guest mix, but a ‘Pryda EP’ mini mix at the episode’s end. The 17-minute closing slot of Club Life offers fans a first listen of the incoming EP. Those interested in hearing just what that forthcoming EP sounds like can skip right to the ‘Pryda EP’ mini mix via a fan cut YouTube video that canvasses the four new Pryda productions. The full 580th episode of Club Life can alternatively be found, here.

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Tiesto Drops Unexpected, But Incredible Remix of J Balvin’s Monster Single ‘Bum Bum Tam Tam’

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J Balvin has seen a rise to glory that is incomparable to just about currently making music. While the Latin artist has been working in the EDM paradigm for quite some time now, he is best known for his Spanish language releases as well as hip-hop cross tunes. His success has helped him become the

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