Well folks, over here in the USA, summer has officially ended. It was 55 degrees here in New York yesterday and I already saw some leaves falling. As the seasons change, I took a look back at all the massive tunes that were released this summer. What were the top EDM tracks from Summer 2018 you
Tiësto‘s latest single “WOW” finally gets an official music video, and the concept is impressively creative. This production follows the video game theme in his previously released “Jackie Chan” video, yet this one employs a slightly darker touch.
Directed and animated by Bram Knol, we follow a young backpack-clad hero navigating through a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. In the “WOW” video, it’s clear that technology has taken over and flying drones are the enemy. Our protagonist runs, climbs, and rolls through burning buildings suspended in the air — pretty impressive for a kid that looks like he hasn’t even finished grade school.
Check out the video and catch Tiësto this Fall, with a string of tour dates in China followed by a residency at Hakkasan Vegas in late September.
One of the elements that remains unique to the electronic music industry is the fact that “new” releases are oftentimes tracks that fans have heard in live performance for months — sometimes even years — before their full release. As was the case with Tiesto‘s recent single “WOW,” and more recently, with Bassjackers‘ and Sunstars’ newest single “Block.” The track has been gracing mainstages across the world for the entirety of the season, even though it is one of Spinnin‘s newest releases.
Fans have heard this cutting combination of notes throughout the entirety of festival season, with its upbeat nature and bouncy synths. Spinnin’ is known for identifying tracks and artists manufactured for great live performance, and the label has another hit festival song in Bassjacker’s “Block.”
If you have never seen Tiesto live, you are really missing out on something special. Even as the legendary artist has moved across genres over the years, changed styles, and explored new sounds, one thing has remained constant. He puts on a truly unbelievable show. This weekend at Electric Zoo, Tiesto put on arguably one
Calvin Harris and Tiesto are literally the two most successful electronic music artists of all time (at least when it comes to money earned). While both artists have revolutionized the dance music industry through their respective funk and trance sounds, in the last few years they have explored pop collaborations with commercial success. Naturally, when
After crushing 2017 with chart-topping, radio hits including “Let Me Go” featuring Hailee Steinfeld and Florida Georgia Line, and “Is That For Me” featuring Brazilian vocalist Anitta, Alesso is back again with new music. Making his 2018 debut, the famed Swedish DJ gives fans a taste of his renewed sound on “REMEDY” featuring English singer/songwriter Conor Maynard.
The new single is built on wide appeal, as Alesso incorporates a wide range of instrumentals and rhythms. He kicks it off with soothing piano riffs and a soca-inspired drum beat, all layered under captivating vocals from Maynard. The tune’s break is light, yet pleasing to the ear with melodic harmonies and echoing pitch changes, bringing together a warming, complementary collaboration for the pair on “REMEDY.”
This track is Alesso’s first release on Universal Music Group’s new imprint 10:22pm, and made its live debut on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series in NYC’s Central Park. He’ll stay in the US this fall, closing out the main stage with Tiësto at Electric Zoo‘s 10th anniversary prior to a headline set at Imagine Music Festival September 21.
Tiësto‘s summer-ready anthem ‘Jackie Chan’ saw the mega producer bring Post Malone into surefire EDM crossover territory. The track put classic Post verses over a sunny, pop house production made for top down cruising and warm weather clubbing. Now, the streaming smash gets a bag of remix heat courtesy of Lookas, M-22, HUGEL, Sebastian Perez, and the big boss himself. Jackie Chan – Remixes, Vol. 1 (Vol. 2 on the way?!) arrives via Tiësto’s own Musical Freedom imprint.
The head honcho takes the first sing with a “Big Room Mix” that flows like a mashup of radio ready flavors, with hip-hop vocal sections building into bombastic club house drops. M-22 and HUGEL take the song into more aggressive house territory with their reworks, while Lookas weaves the original into ultra distorted festival-ready trap. The remix pack ends with a standout set smasher from Sebastian Perez that manages to maintain the original’s laid back energy.
Tiesto is reaching new heights and catching the attention of news stations. In a recent special with ABC News Nightline, we go into the life of Tiesto. The news station went behind the scenes of Tiesto’s life before shows, after shows, and everything in between. The special touches on how the DJ identifies as a
Drake’s “In My Feelings” was streamed more than 393 million times between June 1 and August 20 — more than any other song during that time period. Aside from the Kiki challenge, the Toronto rapper dominated the summer charts, racking up five total tracks on Spotify’s top global songs of the summer list.
“Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B came in second with 293 million streams, falling 4 million streams ahead of the third most-streamed song of the summer: “I Like It” by Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin. XXXTentacion was the second most-streamed artist of the summer, following his death.
On the electronic side of things, Calvin Harris came in at No. 7 with “One Kiss” featuring Dua Lipa. Tiësto and Dzeko came in at No. 14 with their hit single “Jackie Chan,” featuring Post Malone and Preme.
Those who closely follow Tiësto‘s radio shows and listen to his live sets may find themselves pleasantly surprised by his latest single release, “WOW.” He debuted the track live at Ultra earlier this year, and since then, the veteran DJ has been prominently featuring the tune on air all summer. “WOW” already has found such heavy radio play since its reveal that some might have thought it was already out, though now Tiësto is gracing fans with the track’s official release.
The Dutch mega-producer is known for his ability to create music in a wide variety of genres, and its a definite contrast from recent pop-centric collaboration “Jackie Chan” featuring Preme, Post Malone, and co-producer Dzeko. “WOW” is a pulsing big room house piece with an infectious, kicking bass line that makes the track an undoubtable earworm. The single is out on Tiësto’s own Musical Freedom.