1 Ekim 2008 Çarşamba

Memory Tree

Throw this in your car stereo for a late night drive down a long road in the brush. The mood has been set for this, Mike Shannon’s third full-length artist album, Memory Tree. That is, if you’re scouring the hills for roots techno that’s soft, mellow and glitchy. This record should have a place in your collection for nights to relax by the figurative fireplace. Shannon makes his entrance unassumingly with the low crackling audio of “Beyond Incubation,” reminding us of the mood warm vinyl can set. The album carries on into cleaner and more defined sounds that resemble brilliantly shined metal. The third track, “Wolf Module,” continues down the urban road, creating a musical backdrop for a factory filled with underground mechanics and gears. “Dr X” brings in sounds cavernous and upbeat that would mix into any deep house set in a club that pays homage to the classics. Memory Tree is airy, luminescent, deep and rhythmic. It holds elements of many electronic styles — Detroit techno, ambient and house — bringing them all together in this warm place where a genre is merely a noun, and music never ceased to be real.

In what way could the music industry in Canada show more support for techno?
The industry in Canada can’t realistically support techno more than it already is. Techno has always been a relatively underground thing in Canada but recognized worldwide as a quality breeding ground for some great labels and acts. Plus 8 and Minus are technically Canadian labels, for example. There aren’t any other outlets to support techno in Canada that aren’t already being exploited. I mean, I guess editors at magazines like yours could give myself or other artists a cover once in a while [laughs]. And I guess the majors could take electronic music a little more seriously and sign something that doesn’t sound like it belongs in every other Molson Canadian commercial. Look at what the Dutch did with Tiesto. Maybe the Canadian majors can try the same thing with some good-looking kid from Winnipeg or Yellowknife.

What sparked the creation of Memory Tree?
The Memory Tree seed was planted when I was arriving in Berlin. I just set up a new studio and a lot of ideas started to flow. A lot of things personally were happening that inspired a lot of the tracks. It just made sense to compile things and work on a new album for 2008 but I didn’t know where or how it would exactly end up when I started working on it. I personally wanted to write a collection of tracks that broke some new ground for myself, shying away from the ultra-minimal and trying to write some more soulful techno.

And what was your experience finally releasing a record with Plus 8/Minus?
Working with Plus 8 was like a childhood dream of mine coming true. I always had a ton of respect for Rich, John and the artists involved with the label. Some of the first techno records I owned were on Plus 8 and to be a part of that as a Canadian was a milestone in my career. Running a label, my experience working with Rich and the Minus guys has been an interesting and inspiring. Just seeing how the whole machine works and how it’s possible to create a label like this that’s almost completely independent and compromise-free. Rich most definitely tries to follow through with things so that they work out exactly the way he had planned it. Of course, things are never perfect every time but they certainly plan them to be and go to great lengths to make sure it comes out looking that way. (Plus 8)

Up and coming Calgarian Andrew F is ready to rock MacEwan Hall with Reckless Abandon

If you haven't heard of Andrew F yet, listen up.

At just 17, he's well on his way to becoming one of the most downloaded, Googled, YouTubed and radio-requested local musicians of the decade.

He's been No. 1 on the Canadian Billboards Emerging Artists Chart for the past five weeks and assumed a comfortable spot in the Top 10 list of iTunes downloads for the past six weeks.

He's just finished filming the videos for his first two singles The End and Crash and Burn and is catching the attention of music industry insiders and execs like crazy.

On top of it all, Andrew F is an affable high school kid from Calgary with an overdeveloped interest in helping others.

Click here to find out more!

Together with his bandmates Dennis Hann, Sean Abercrombie and Matt Boutin, Andrew Franks will be lighting up the MacEwan Hall Ballroom Friday night in one of those shows that you'll surely be bragging about seeing years down the road when they make it big. Special guests Calm Asa Coma and Crystal Kid will be opening.

Friday night's concert also marks the CD release party for his debut album, Reckless Abandon. For every ticket sold to the show, Andrew will donate $5 to the Calgary Food Bank. Considering tickets are only $22 to begin with, it's an offer that tops the generosity of many older, supposedly wiser, philanthropist types.

With a capacity of 1,000 people, this rising teen rocker could very well raise $5,000 for the Food Bank without breaking a sweat.

And did we mention all who attend the show get his new CD for free? You don't even have to hear his music to like this kid. Rock on, Andrew F.

Visit www.andrew-f.com for more.


A few great things that went down in Calgary this month:

- The annual ladies-only Peanut Butter Classic charity golf classic raised $72,000 for the Youville Residence Society of Alberta and 44 lb. of peanut butter for the Food Bank, making these chicks with sticks the Charity Superwomen of September.

- Best Bash on our radar this month was a tie between the ridiculously sold-out DJ Tiesto concert at Flames Central and Amanda Hehr's 30th birthday party at La Vita e Bella.

- Notable new additions for the palates of the people in September included Rush Restaurant on 9 Ave. S.W. and Olives in Arriva. And lest we forforget our new neighbourhood favourite -- Little Lebanon Pita and Donair on 17 Ave. S.W.

- Most underrated party place of the month: The Marquee Room -- made all the more fab this month thanks to the Film Fest.

Head to Six in the City to see what's on this week.


Unless you were living under an evening-news-hour rock last week, you likely heard about CTV's Operation Renovation initiative.

The annual event sees a local non-profit group benefit from a much-needed makeover, while all sorts of generous volunteers and local businesses roll their sleeves up to make it happen.

For the fourth year in a row, reno-experts Albi Renova and president Brian Mauer stepped up to bear the brunt of the designing, planning and interior finishing for the 2008 Operation Renovation charity of choice -- the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter.

Home to as many as 40 women and children per night, the space has seen its fair share of wear and tear, and was in desperate need of an overall renovation.

After an entire week of CTV anchors, reporters, volunteers and personalities picking up a paint brush and pitching in their time, the front foyer, living room area, therapy room and kitchen were all revamped to be a place of light and hope.

While the reno has wrapped up, it's never too late to donate. To lend a hand, call 403-539-5130.

Tiesto triumphs at DJ Awards

Tiesto, Richie Hawtin and David Guetta were among the winners at last night’s DJ Awards, which took place in Ibiza.

Tiesto won the international DJ award, Hawtin triumphed in the techno category and Guetta won the house award.

Special awards were presented to those who have dedicated their services to the music industry including Bill Kelly, co-founder of the Miami Music Conference, and Beatport founder Jonas Tempel.

The awards were hosted by Capital DJ Des Paul and included live performances from Ron Carroll and Fragma.

The full list of winners can be found at www.djawards.com.

Lush! goes Elektrik...

LUSH! goes electric this Saturday night.
Or, to be precise, the venue will become an ‘Elektrik Playground"!

The genre bending Electrik Playground returns to the UK for the first event after a sell out season with Tiesto at the world’s biggest club, Privilege in Ibiza.

And that means that Riley and Durrant will be thrashing out a three hour set together with Carl Bryant and resident DJ Col Hamilton.

Few DJs and producers can claim as much diversity as Nick Riley and Andi Durrant. Their debut artist album “Research & Development” was released last summer, hitting the iTunes top 50 in the first month of sales, and receiving great critical acclaim for its unique genre-bending sound.

With support for their music coming from DJs as wide-ranging as Pete Tong to Armin Van Buuren and their tracks and remixes on record labels as far apart as trance imprints Black Hole and Maelstrom to house stalwarts CR2, Positiva and Data, the pair are one of the UKs most exciting electronic exports.

This year Andi was also awarded his second prestigious Sony Award, beating competition from Radio 1 and joining the ranks of previous winners Zane Lowe and Colin Murray as Music Broadcaster of the Year.

Riley & Durrant’s famed club night, Electrik Playground (run with Adam Sheridan) has taken the north of England by storm, and is now one of the most consistently packed-out nights at Leed’s finest venue Mission.

The Electrik Playground has just returned after a sell-out summer partnering Tiesto and hosting the infamous CocoLoco room at Privilege in Ibiza.

Last year Andi and Nick toured across Russia and the Far East, finishing off 2007 with a huge Riley & Durrant Soundsystem gig to 4,000 people on a beach in Malaysia.

Don’t miss their eagerly awaited appearance at Lush! this Saturday night...

28 Ağustos 2008 Perşembe

Tiesto Announces Release of New in Search of Sunrise 7 Asia

Tiësto announces release of new In Search Of Sunrise 7 Asia

Continuing the unique success of his geographically inspired mix compilations, Tiësto looks to explore yet another region by taking us to the Far East this time with In Search of Sunrise 7 – Asia.

In Search Of Sunrise 7 – Asia, which was mixed and recorded in Thailand, captures the peaceful and intensively passionate way of life together with the vigorous activity that Tiësto encountered during his tour through the region this spring. With past stops in Latin America, Los Angeles and last year's Ibiza, Tiësto shows that Asia gave him the inspiration to deliver a brand new, double disc mix compilation, which beautifully expresses what he experienced on his journeys.

On In Search of Sunrise 7 – Asia, Tiësto offers up a seamless trip through the latest and best trance, house and techno with an Asian flair, spread over two full length discs. 'I wanted to mix the concept behind ISOS 7 over two separate sets in such a fashion that the listeners can get a proper impression of what it means to tour Asia', he says. 'Disc one will dwell on the easy going ambience and overwhelming beauty of the continent, whereas the second disc will focus on the incredible energy of the Asian people I felt during the live sets throughout the Asian tour'.

To support the release of his new mix compilation, Tiësto kicks off a dedicated North American 2008 In Search Of Sunrise Summer Tour, with 36 club shows rolling across the States and Canada on the 13th of June. He will later on host an exclusive two month long residency at Club Privilege in Ibiza. Tiësto will be the resident every Monday, starting on the 7th of July until the closing party on the 22nd of September. Tiësto will deliver his four hour deejay sets in the style of his In Search Of Sunrise series, everything supported by a newly developed and custom made state of the art production.

Pre-order your copy of In Search Of Sunrise 7 – Asia on the brand new music site of Black Hole Recordings today!

Tiesto Announces Resitency at Privilege Ibiza

Tiësto announces residency at Privilege, Ibiza, for summer 2008

For the first time in three years Tiësto returns to the island of Ibiza to host his own weekly residency at Privilege.

Tiësto will be the resident every Monday, starting on the 7th of July until the closing party on the 22nd of September. Tiësto will deliver his four hour deejay sets in the style of his 'In Search of Sunrise' series, everything dedicated to the atmosphere that can only be found on the Balearic Islands.

To underline its reputation as biggest club in the world, Privilege has set up a Tiësto customized event for his residency; complete with a totally new and future tech production, a newly designed and customized deejay booth, a full state of the art LED back wall, and the latest new design when it comes to light and video. All this combined with the sound of Tiësto will create an atmosphere, incomparable to any of the club nights on Ibiza and it will without a doubt deliver the highest quality night this summer on the entire island.

Ibiza has always been a source of positive inspiration for Tiësto and in 2007; he named the sixth volume of his In Search of Sunrise series after the island. 'It's the place to be when it comes to the most crazy and energetic parties', he says. 'At the same time Ibiza has a lot of beautiful and still secret spots to be discovered, so my love and dedication for the island, its atmosphere and the party people will most definitely be felt by everyone who's going to enjoy my residencies at Privilege. Knowing that I will play the latest and best new tunes available, all shows backed by the highly professional production of the club and the fact that I will be able to deliver this to the people in the biggest club in the world, well, you can't afford to not come to Privilege on Monday nights this summer!'

The residencies will also feature guest DJs, all selected by Tiësto himself and some of the names that the audience can expect are Chris Lake, Andy Duguid (Ibiza debut), Mat-Zo, Cosmic Gate, Alex Kunnari and Sander van Doorn. There will be exclusive appearances by Fonzerelli (Ibiza debut), and Airbase. In the backroom of Privilege, Riley & Durant will present Electric Playground, supported by Galaxy FM.

Tiësto had two successful Elements of Life events at Privilege last year and he is looking forward to play at the biggest club in the world again. His residency will be the ultimate chance for everyone visiting Ibiza to experience the ultimate feeling of Ibiza together with Tiësto.

Armani Exchange Presents Tiesto in Search Of Sunrise Summer Tour

Tiësto will kick off his 2008 Summer 'In Search of Sunrise Tour' on May 23rd and concluding July 4th with a stop on the way at The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Friday, June 13th.
In support of the tour and upcoming release of his compilation CD, In Search of Sunrise, Tiësto is teaming up with Armani Exchange for a strategic partnership, which includes major tour sponsorship, collaborative exclusive apparel, enhanced in-store and on-line experience and a limited edition 3-CD set to be sold exclusively at Armani Exchange stores and online at www.armaniexchange.com

A collaboration between A|X and Tiësto was a natural partnership for the brand. A|X and Tiësto are both aimed at capturing the spirit of a new generation that appreciate after-dark style.

With Armani Exchange, Mr. Armani interprets his sensual and unique style to create a collection for the generation of the young, urban and sexy. Armani Exchange has created a music environment with it's A|X Music Series, working closely with top name DJs to package its sound on eleven compilation CDs spotlighting dance/electronic music, and the result is an uplifting synergy between fashion and music.

Tickets for Tiësto's In Search of Sunrise U.S. Summer Tour 2008 performances are available through our homepage. Please click on the dedicated banner on the right hand side of the screen to purchase your tickets and to keep updated on tickets sales for future shows.

24 Ağustos 2008 Pazar

Tickets for In Search of Sunrise U.S. Summer Tour now available

Throughout the whole month of June 2008, Tiësto will be touring North-America with his 'In Search of Sunrise U.S. Summer tour'. Tiesto.com is proud to announce that all members now have the opportunity to buy their tickets for these upcoming performances through our homepage.

Tickets will initially be available for the 'In Search of Sunrise U.S. Summer Tour' only. Tiesto.com is currently working hard to further develop the entire ticketing system so that it will be tailor made for a majority of future Tiësto performances. The goal is to have tickets available for new shows in other parts of the world on short notice.

Please click on the link below to register and get details of how to purchase your tickets for the In Search of Sunrise U.S. Summer Tour and to keep updated on tickets sales for future performances through Tiesto.com

Tiesto Announces Release of Elements of Life Remixed

After the success of his original Elements of Life album, Tiësto returns with a brand new remixed edition.

All eleven tracks of the original album are presented in a remixed version, where the song 'He's A Pirate' is now replaced with the previously unavailable 'No More Heroes', a track Tiësto especially recorded for the performances of the Blue Man Group during some of his Elements of Life World Tour concerts.

The remixes included were made by established artists like Cosmic Gate, Dirty South and Fonzerelli to name but a few and several of these new versions have been played extensively by Tiësto during his Elements of Life World Tour.

Track listing:

01. Ten Seconds Before Sunrise (First State Remix)

02. Everything (featuring JES) (Cosmic Gate Remix)

03. Do You Feel Me (featuring Julie Thompson) (Roger Martinez Remix) (5:08)

04. Carpe Noctum (Fire Element Mix) (5:48)

05. Driving To Heaven (Mat Zo Remix) (7:10)

06. Sweet Things (featuring Charlotte Martin) (Tom Cloud Remix) (6:25)

07. Bright Morningstar (Andy Duguid Remix) (7:36)

08. Break My Fall (featuring BT) (Richard Durand Remix) (5:23)

09. In The Dark (featuring Christian Burns) (Dirty South Remix) (5:49)

10. Dance4Life (featuring Maxi Jazz) (Fonzerelli Remix) (6:17)

11. Elements Of Life (Alex Kunnari Remix) (6:33)

Bonustrack: No More Heroes (featuring Blue Man Group)

Tiesto Wins Idma Award for Best Global dj and Isos 6

The board of the annual International Dance Music Awards at the famous Winter Music Conference in Miami announced that Tiësto won the IDMA award for Best Global DJ.
Tiësto, who won the title for the second time, also won the award in the category of Best Full Length DJ Mix CD with his successful mix compilation 'In Search Of Sunrise 6 – Ibiza'.

2008 is the 23rd year of The International Dance Music Awards and is part of the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami, which is considered the most important international business fair in the world of dance.

Official release date Elements of Life DVD announced

Tiësto's Elements of Life World Tour DVD will be officially released in the Benelux on the 29th of February and from the 7th of March onwards in the rest of the world.
The long anticipated live DVD will feature a live registration of Tiësto's concert in Parken Stadium, Copenhagen and comes in Blu Ray and regular DVD format.

Both double disc versions cover over four hours of Tiësto's concert in Denmark; the additional footage such as an exciting On The Road feature, music videos, TV commercials and a full soundtrack in MP3 of the entire live set will be available on the DVD only.

For your enjoyment we already present you the track listing of both discs. A trailer of the DVD can be viewed on www.tiesto.com.

Disc 1:
Tiësto Elements Of Life

01. Tiësto - Ten Seconds Before Sunrise
02. Deadmau5 - Not Exactly
03. Tiësto featuring JES - Everything (Cosmic Gate Remix)
04. Allure featuring Julie Thompson - Somewhere Inside
05. Tiësto - Carpe Noctum
06. Unity Street - Say Ho!
07. James Doman vs. Red Carpet - Alright
08. Imogen Heap - Hide And Seek (Tiësto In Search Of Sunrise Remix)
09. Signalrunners - Recoil2 (Mat Zo Remix)
10. Tiësto - Bright Morningstar
11. Miko - Muzaik (Marcus Schössow Remix)
12. Pascal Feliz - From Inside The Speaker (Part 1)
13. Starkillers - Killer
14. Randy Boyer & Eric Tadla - Stemcell
15. Tiësto - Elements Of Life
16. Breakfast - The Horizon
17. Oliver Smith - Tomahawk
18. Carl B. - Life Can Wait
19. Steve Forte Rio - A New Dawn (Extended Version)
20. Jedidja - Dancing Water
21. D'Alt Vila - Breathing

Disc 2:
The Sound Of Tiësto

01. Tiësto featuring Maxi Jazz - Dance4Life (Freedom Mix)
02. Tiësto - Traffic
03. Tegan & Sara - Back In Your Head (Tiësto Remix)
04. Tiësto featuring Christian Burns - In The Dark
05. Tiësto featuring Charlotte Martin - Sweet Things (Tom Cloud Remix)
06. Tiësto featuring BT - Love Comes Again
07. Tiësto - Flight 643 (Richard Durand Remix)
08. Tiësto - Lethal Industry
09. Delerium featuring Sarah McLachlan - Silence (Tiësto In Search Of Sunrise Remix)
10. Tiësto - Adagio For Strings
11. Klaus Badelt - He's a Pirate (Tiësto Remix)
12. Bart Claessen - First Light (Original Dub Mix)
13. Cold Blue & Del Mar - 11 Days (Sebastian Brandt Remix)
14. Sean Tyas - Lift (Sean Tyas Rework)
15. First State - Sierra Nevada
16. Airbase - Medusa
17. Simon Patterson - Bulldozer
18. Gareth Emery - More Than Anything (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)
19. Nenes & Pascal Feliz - Platinum
20. Cass Fox - Touch Me (Mike Koglin vs Jono Grant Remix)

17 Ağustos 2008 Pazar

Tiesto Elements of Life World Tour

Continuing his successful Elements of Life World Tour, Tiësto will soon take his upcoming performances to Asia and Australia.
Over a period of six weeks, Tiësto will visit a long string of venues from Hong Kong to Australia in a real tour de force that will give even more people a chance to be a part of the real Elements of Life World Tour experience.

The schedule for the Australasian leg of the world tour will be:

Thursday, 3rd of April – Asiaworld Expo, Hong Kong – China
Friday, 4th of April – GT Banana, Bejing – China
Saturday, 5th of April – M2, Shanghai – China
Sunday, 6th of April – Century City, Chengdu – China
Monday, 7th of April – S2, Hangzou – China
Friday, 11th of April – Vista Hall, W Seoul-Walkerhill - South Korea
Saturday, 12th of April – Ageha, Tokyo – Japan
Sunday, 13th of April – Nan-Kang 101, Taipei – Taiwan
Thursday, 17th of April – TBC, Phuket – Thailand
Friday, 18th of April – TBC, Bangkok – Thailand
Saturday, 19th of April – Alchemy: Manila's Only, Manilla – Philippines
Sunday, 20th of April – X2, Jakarta – Indonesia
Tuesday, 22nd of April – Double Six Club, Bali – Indonesia
Friday, 25th of April – Family Nightclub, Brisbane – Australia
Saturday, 26th of April – Festival Hall, Melbourne – Australia
Saturday, 3rd of May – Horden Pavillion, Sidney – Australia
Friday, 9th of May – 2 Days Off, Port Dickson – Kuala Lumpur
Saturday, 10th of May – 2 Days Off, Port Dickson – Kuala Lumpur

Online ticket outlets, when available, will be added to the schedule as soon as possible.

Tiesto Wins Dutch Buma Golden Harp Award 2007

The board of the Dutch BUMA has announced that Tiësto won the BUMA golden harp award 2007. The harp award is considered one of the most important prizes in Dutch music industry.

First assigned in 1962, the golden harp is awarded to people that have, in a special way, positively represented Dutch music throughout their career.

Tiesto announces release Elements of Life World Tour DVD

Tiësto announces release Elements of Life World Tour DVD

After more than a year of entertaining the globe with his Elements of Life World Tour, Tiësto will release his long anticipated Elements of Life DVD with a full live registration recorded during his concert in the famous Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The DVD, scheduled for the beginning of March 2008, covers over four hours of Tiësto's performance in Copenhagen and will be available in two different formats: as regular DVD and state of the art Blu Ray DVD with full DTS audio, both versions with surprising extras.
Tiësto announces release Elements of Life World Tour DVD

After more than a year of entertaining the globe with his Elements of Life World Tour, Tiësto will release his long anticipated Elements of Life DVD with a full live registration recorded during his concert in the famous Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The DVD, scheduled for the beginning of March 2008, covers over four hours of Tiësto's performance in Copenhagen and will be available in two different formats: as regular DVD and state of the art Blu Ray DVD with full DTS audio, both versions with surprising extras.

Since Tiësto's Elements of Life World Tour concerts are supported by a vast array of modern equipment, the venue for the DVD recording had to be large enough to handle the full scale of the show.

The Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark turned out to be an excellent location to shoot the footage for the DVD. With a little over 25,000 people attending the performance and enjoying the music of Tiësto, the atmosphere captured on video gives a fantastic impression of what the Elements of Life World Tour is all about.

Within a very short period of time more information on the DVD will be released.

Tiesto Guest host on Radio 1 Dance Anthems

On the 11th of January, Tiësto will host the famous BBC dance program 'Dance Anthems' on Radio 1 from 23.00 – 01.00. The regular host of the show Dave Pearce, currently on vacation, has invited several DJs to host his program during his absence.

Tiësto will be playing an hour of his favourite classics, combined with hot new tracks. To end his two hour presentation, Tiësto will deliver an exclusive 30 minute live mix featuring the latest cuts from his own collection.

11 Ağustos 2008 Pazartesi

Dance4Life, the youth of today and Tiesto Together Raising Awareness on hiv and aids

HIV and AIDS form a major problem all over the globe. Dance4Life tries to do something about this, together with thousands of students and ambassadors like Tiësto.
Currently, almost 40 million people in the world are infected with HIV and 90% of them live in developing countries. Dance4Life actively involves youth all around the world in pushing back HIV and AIDS and fighting the stigma and taboos surrounding them. Youth can participate in Dance4Life through Dance4Life School Projects and Act4Life, which isn't about books, preaching or homework; it's about dance, music, drumming, videos, and the youth of today.

Tiësto is the ambassador of Dance 4 Life and recently he visited a few projects that Dance4Life currently runs in South Africa. He considers the concept of Dance 4 Life to be very effective: 'The way Dance4Life engages young people around the world to do something about the HIV/AIDS problem is very powerful. They offer young people an attractive way to do something themselves, and reward them with a spectacular event. The combination of serious content and entertainment assures that Dance4Life gets young people on the move.'

So far, Dance4Life has achieved some major goals:

24 countries are preparing for Dance 4 Life in 2008
More than 100.000 young people danced simultaneously in 2006
More than 3.000.000 euro through fundraising
Involvement of major artists and brands
Distribution of 2.000.000 Dance4Life condoms

Make sure to check out the gallery with pictures of Tiësto's visit to the Dance4Life projects in South Africa.

Let's all help raise awareness, so 'start dancing, stop AIDS!'

Tiesto Club Life Podcast Passes the download mark of 100000 Per Show

Tiësto's radio show Podcast, 'Tiësto's Club Life', passed the number of 100,000 downloads per show this weekend.
Hosted by Tiësto himself, the radio program 'Tiësto's Club Life', was first broadcast in April of this year. The show, which airs every Friday night as a two hour feature on Dutch national radio, is also available as an abridged one hour Podcast version every following Monday. Tiësto presents this Podcast for all international users in English.

Currently running in several countries like France, USA, Russia, Poland and Ukraine amongst others, the radio show features the latest and most exclusive tracks and delivers a platform for young talent with the weekly 'Fifteen Minutes of Fame': beginning DJs from all over the globe can send in their own 15 minute live set that might be chosen by Tiësto himself for broadcast during the program. Once a month, a full hour is dedicated to an exclusive part from one of Tiësto's live sets recorded during his Elements of Life World Tour.

The ever growing amount of downloads which has now passed the number of 100,000, proves the appreciation of the listeners for Tiësto's efforts to bring them the latest and the best in his trademark sound of Tiësto.

International users can download the latest Podcast in English every Monday. Please find the RSS feed here

Tiesto and Reebok Introduce a Limited Edition Shoe in the RBK Dj-Line

Tiësto and Reebok introduce a limited edition shoe in the RBK DJ-line

The success of his Elements of Life World Tour 2007-2008 has inspired Tiësto to team up with Reebok again for the introduction of a unique new shoe that was especially designed for the Elements of Life tour.

The new Tiësto shoe is the latest in the RBK DJ-line and will be released as a limited edition of only a 1000 pairs. The shoes will be numbered (0001-1000) in reflective material and all sets will come with a white and red lace. An extra feature added to the contents of the shoebox is a special limited-edition Tiësto-RBK CD, featuring rare and exclusive remixes from the Elements of Life album.

The Elements of Life Tiësto shoe is available as of today in the online shop of tiesto.com

2 Ağustos 2008 Cumartesi

Elements of Life album reaches gold status in Romania!

After reaching the gold status in The Netherlands, Belgium and Hungary, Tiësto adds another notch to his belt with his highly acclaimed artist album 'Elements of Life', which hit the gold status in Romania this week.
The album, currently the blueprint for his 'Elements of Life' world tour, took the music industry by storm and struck gold on the very first day of release in The Netherlands. Belgium and Hungary soon followed. Now adding Romania to this list, Tiësto continues the outstanding success of his previous albums.

'Elements of Life' delivers signature trance tracks like 'Ten Seconds Before Sunrise', 'Bright Morningstar' and of course the title song. The album also includes great collaborations from established artists like BT, Maxi Jazz and Christian Burns; all of them successively responsible for the recent hit singles 'Break My Fall', 'Dance 4 Life' and 'In The Dark'.

Tiesto Elements of Life Concert in Denmark Sold Out

This weekend, Tiësto will continue his Elements of Life world tour with a sold out performance in the famous Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.

More than 22,000 people will experience the first ever DJ concert in Danish history that will take place in a soccer stadium.

The fans can expect the impressive, full Elements of Life experience with state of the art special effects, unique laser sequences, fireworks, dancing water and an enormous HD screen that will showcase the four elements in all their glory.

Combined with the best new tracks, remixes and the sound of Tiësto, the sheer size of the performance will definitely rock the city of Copenhagen.

Tiesto Atlantic City Show Solt Out New Date Added

Tiësto's Borgata Spa and Casino Event Center performance in Atlantic City has sold out! To the Tiësto fans that live in the region and have yet to buy their tickets, not to fret.

The venue has announced the addition of a second performance taking place at club Mur Mur located within the Borgata Spa and Casino property on Thursday night.
This will be an intimate show, reflecting the new location and setting, and is sure to please those who missed the first opportunity to buy tickets.
Purchase tickets at The Borgata

Tiësto's world tour for Elements of Life has been legendary with all shows in North America selling out, the next stop on the North American leg of the E.O.L tour will be the Voodoo Music Festival on 10/27.

Tiesto pahalıya patladı

Dünyanın en iyi DJ'leri arasında gösterilen ve birçok kez uluslararası alanda en iyi DJ seçilen Tiesto'nun KKTC'deki 2. konserinin bilet fiyatı rekor kırdı. Tiesto hayranları 75 & 100 YTL verip gece yarısından sabahın ilk ışıklarına kadar eğlendi.

Yaptığı müziklerle tüm dünyada fırtınalar estiren ve konserlerinde adeta yeri göğü inleten ünlü DJ Tiesto Marlboro sponsorluğunda, C&C Organizasyonu ile geçtiğimiz akşam Vogue Club'da sahne aldı.

Dünyanın en iyi DJ'leri arasında gösterilen ve birçok kez uluslararası alanda en iyi DJ seçilen Tiesto, 2 yıl aradan sonra KKTC'de canlı performansla 2. kez hayranlarının karşısına çıktı.

Tiesto'nun konser bilet fiyatları ise ateş pahasıydı. Konser öncesinde kişi başı 75 YTL'den satılan biletler kapıda 100 YTL'den verildi. KKTC organizasyonları arasında bilet fiyatı rekoru kıran konseri ülkemiz insanıyla birlikte Güney'den gelen Tiesto hayranları da izledi.

"In Search Of Sunrise 2008" turnesi kapsamında Vogue Beach Club'da sahne alan ünlü DJ Tiesto'nun konserine yaklaşık iki bin beş yüz kişi katıldı.

Tiesto'dan önce ilk olarak sahneye çıkan DJ Sied Vanriel çaldığı setlerle konser alanına gelen eğlence severleri yaşanacak olan geceye hazırladı.

Saatler 00:30'u gösterdiği zaman havai fişekler ve lazerler eşliğinde sahneye çıkan Hollandalı DJ Tiesto'nun hayranları en ön sırada resmini çekmek için bir birleri ile yarıştı.

Son albümünden parçaları ardı ardında başarılı bir şekilde çalan Tiesto kabin başında kaldığı üç saat boyunca hayranlarına doyumsuz bir konser yaşattı

Konserin sonunda ise gece DJ Sied Vanriel'le devam etti. Tiesto dün sabah özel uçakla ülkemizden ayrıldı.

Tiesto ‘metamorfoz’u

Tarkan son albümü Metamorfoz’un sekiz şarkısını dünyaca ünlü DJ Tiesto’ya yeniden yorumlattı. Eskisinden daha hareketli hale gelen albüme uyum sağlamak isteyen Tarkan imajını da güncelledi

MEGASTAR Tarkan 2007 yılının sonunda çıkardığı albümü ‘Metamorfoz’un kelime anlamı gibi ‘değişim’in hakkını veriyor. Her albümünde farklı bir imajla sevenlerinin karşısına çıkan Tarkan ‘Metamorfoz’ için ikinci kez ‘yenilendi’. Dünyaca ünlü DJ Tiesto, Tarkan’ın albümünde yer alan sekiz şarkıyı remix’ledi. Türkiye’nin tanınmış DJ ve aranjörlerin de yeniden yorumladığı şarkılar ‘Metamorfoz+Metamorfoz Remixes’ albümünde toplandı.

Birbirinden hareketli şarkılara uyum sağlamak isteyen Tarkan, yepyeni görüntüsüyle albüm kapağında yerini aldı. Sekiz şarkıya toplam 13 versiyonun yer aldığı albüm cumartesi günü müzik marketlerde yerini alacak. Avrupa turnesi kapsamında 17 Temmuz’da Bodrum, 18 Temmuz’da da İstanbul’da sahne alan DJ Tiesto repertuvarına Tarkan’ın ‘Pare Pare’ şarkısının remix’ini ekleyerek hayranlarına sürpriz yapmıştı.

18 Temmuz 2008 Cuma

DJ Tiesto, Tarkan'ın şarkısına remix yaptı

Madonna, Justin Timberlake ve Faithless gibi dünyanın önde gelen sanatçılarına prodüktörlük ve remix'ler yapan ünlü DJ Tiesto, Tarkan'ın ''Pare Pare'' adlı parçasına remix yaptı.

Konserlerine çok büyük ilgi gösteren Türk seyircisini 'coşku dolu ve eşsiz' olarak tanımlayan Tiesto, Cuma gecesi İstanbul'da vereceği konserinde çok büyük bir süprizle hayranlarının karşısına çıkacak. Tiesto, bu defa Tarkan'a yaptigi remix surpriziyle İstanbul seyircisiyle buluşacak.

Tarkan ile geçen yıl Türkiye'ye dev canlı konseri için gelişinde ilk temasları yapan Tıesto, Megastar'ın son albümündeki parçaları dinledi ve kendi tarzına en uygun bulduğu "Pare Pare" şarkısına remix yaptı.

Şarkı önümüzdeki ay maxi single içinde piyasaya verilecek. Bu Cuma gecesi ünlü sanatçı Tiesto, bu kez 2008 tarihli yeni albümünün dünya turnesi çerçevesinde muhteşem bir performansa imza atması bekleniyor.

İlk defa bir Türk sanatçıya remix yapan dünyanın bir numaralı DJ ve prodüktörü şovunu bu şarkıyla açacak.

Tarkan'da Tiesto'nun misafiri olarak konserde olacak ve yeni remix'e gençlerin tepkisini ilk elden ölçecek.

Sanatçıyı, dünya 'jet set'inden ve ülkemizden birçok ünlü isim de izleyecek. Tiesto da özel uçağı ile misafirlerini 18 Temmuz'daki İstanbul konserine getirecek.

Dj Tiesto Bodrum'a geliyor

Dünyanın en ünlü Dj'yi Tiesto, Muğla'nın Bodrum ilçesindeki Club Catamaran'da hayranlarıyla buluşacak.

Deniz üzerinde, müzik ve eğlence tutkunlarına keyifli saatler yaşatan Club Catamaran'da, 17 Temmuz'da hayranlarıyla buluşacak olan DJ Tiesto, "In Search of Sunrise 2008 Tour" kapsamında eğlence ve müzik tutkunlarına unutulmaz bir gece yaşatacak. Yoğun katılımın beklendiği konserde, deniz üzerindeki müzik şöleninin yanı sıra, ışıklı lazer gösterilerinin de sunulacağı bildirildi. Dünyaca ünlü DJ'yi Bodrum'da görme ve dinleme fırsatı bulacak olan yerli ve yabancı turistler merakla 17 Temmuz'u beklerken,

Clup Catramaran'da da hazırlıklar tüm hızı ile sürüyor.

Dünyada 2 gece üst üste 25 binden fazla trans severe solo stadyum performansı sunarak bir ilki gerçekleştiren Tiesto'ya, Hollanda Kraliçesi tarafından şövalyelik unvanı verilmişti. Tiesto ayrıca, dünyada ilk canlı konser veren DJ olarak bir defada 70 bin izleyiciye ulaşırken, Atina Olimpiyatları açılış seremonisinde de 4 milyar izleyiciyle buluşmuştu.

Ünlü DJ Tiesto Bodrum ve İstanbul'u sallayacak

Dünyanın en ünlü DJ'i Tiesto, yeni albümünün dünya turnesi kapsamında, 17 Temmuz Perşembe günü Bodrum Catamaran'da, 18 Temmuz Cuma günü ise İstanbul'daki Dünya Ticaret Merkezi'nde hayranlarıyla buluşacak.

Dünyanın, ilk canlı konser veren DJ'i Tiesto, yeni albümü 'In Search Of Sunrise'ın dünya turnesine; muhteşem bir ses, ışık, sahne ve görsel şovdan oluşan özel prodüksiyon ile çıkıyor. Ses ve ışığın birlikteliğini sahneye yansıtan, gittiği her ülkede izlenme rekorları kıran DJ Tiesto, performanslarını görsel bir şölen eşliğinde dinleyicilerine sunuyor.

2008 Olimpiyatları'nın açılış seremonisi için sipariş edilen müziklerin prodüksiyonunu gerçekleştiren ve Hollanda Kraliçesi tarafından 'şövalye'lik unvanı verilen Tiesto, 17 Temmuz Perşembe günü Bodrum'da çok özel bir şov ile dinleyicilerinin karşısında olacak. 18 Temmuz günü ise İstanbul'daki hayranlarının karşısına çıkacak. Bodrum Catamaran ve İstanbul Dünya Ticaret Merkezi'nde gerçekleştirilecek olan konserlerin biletleri, www.ticketturk. com ve gişelerinde satışa sunuldu. 16 Kasım 2007'de İstanbul'da ilk canlı konserini veren DJ Tiesto'nun Türkiye'deki tüm konserleri büyük ilgi görüyor ve katılımın en yüksek olduğu etkinliklerin başında geliyor. Bilgi için: 0212 478 06 00

11 Temmuz 2008 Cuma

The official Tiesto Remix of Justin Timberlake Available on ITunes

After weeks of anticipation and heavy rotation on his own MySpace, Tiësto finally announces the official release of his remix of Justin Timberlake's 'Love Stoned'. The completely reworked version of Timberlake's current hit single first aired on Tiësto's own radio show and PodCast 'Tiësto's Club Life'.

Justin Timberlake's 'Love Stoned' (Tiësto Remix) will be available on iTunes from Tuesday, September 11th.

The track was originally written and produced by Justin, Timbaland and Nate Hills and features the unmistakable Timbaland sound. While the song skyrocketed up the charts, Tiësto was approached for a remix, and from that moment on, things went pretty swiftly. With the original out-takes in hand, he went into the studio and would not rest until the new mixdown and additional programming delivered a genuine 'Tiësto Remix'.

Tiësto is very clear about his thoughts on remixes and recently stated: 'I'm open to doing remixes. I like to hear a track and right away know what I want to do with it, what I can make different, and whether it'll work for me in my sets – all my remixes have to be tried and tested. The best producer in the world of the moment, Timbaland, approached me to do a remix of 'Love Stoned' by Justin Timberlake. That means a lot to me, you know? It actually shows that I've grown not only as a DJ, but also as a producer.'

Exclusive In Search Of Sunrise 6 sampler available online

For those of you that have been anticipating Tiësto's upcoming release of ISOS 6, we have good news. As of today you can all listen to an exclusive sampler containing four tracks that represent the essence and feel of Tiësto's double mix compilation.

The sampler will feature the following tracks for you to enjoy:

1. Andy Duguid featuring Leah – Don't Belong
2. Global Experience - Madras
3. The Veil Kings - Searching For Truth
4. Moonbeam - See The Difference Inside (Inside Mix)

For those of you that have been anticipating Tiësto's upcoming release of ISOS 6, we have good news. As of today you can all listen to an exclusive sampler containing four tracks that represent the essence and feel of Tiësto's double mix compilation.

The sampler will feature the following tracks for you to enjoy:

1. Andy Duguid featuring Leah – Don't Belong
2. Global Experience - Madras
3. The Veil Kings - Searching For Truth
4. Moonbeam - See The Difference Inside (Inside Mix)

The ISOS 6 tracklist

Hi everybody,

as you all know from the announcement two weeks ago, my new mixcompilation In Search Of Sunrise 6 will soon be released. I am very proud to present the CD to you all. I went to Ibiza last June for inspiration after two years of absence and I have to say that the island is still very magical to me. There are so many beautiful, secret spots to discover and the parties at the clubs are still crazy and energetic. So to make sure that I would capture the love and dedication I feel for the island, I just had to go back for the proper inspiration. It's with modesty that I can tell you that now I know for sure that 'ISOS 6' earned it to be called 'Ibiza'!

I mixed the album a couple of weeks ago in the old-fashioned way, which means that I didn't use any programs or computerized gadgets for it. I worked with CD-players for the mix. Most of the tracks are so exclusive that, if I'd still be mixing with records, I wouldn't have been able to get those productions on vinyl!

Let me take you through the tracks;

ISOS 6 - CD 01

01. Es Vedrá - Hacienda
This is a real Balearic intro to put you in the Ibiza mood.

02. Glenn Morrison – Contact
I played this track at the Gelredome during my Tiësto in concert gig and people loved it. I wanted to put this one on this CD as a great memory of that night.

3. Andy Duguid featuring Leah - Don't Belong
A new talent from England from who we will hear a lot more in the future.

4. Solaris Heights – Vice (Sydenham Dub)

Hi everybody,

as you all know from the announcement two weeks ago, my new mixcompilation In Search Of Sunrise 6 will soon be released. I am very proud to present the CD to you all. I went to Ibiza last June for inspiration after two years of absence and I have to say that the island is still very magical to me. There are so many beautiful, secret spots to discover and the parties at the clubs are still crazy and energetic. So to make sure that I would capture the love and dedication I feel for the island, I just had to go back for the proper inspiration. It's with modesty that I can tell you that now I know for sure that 'ISOS 6' earned it to be called 'Ibiza'!

I mixed the album a couple of weeks ago in the old-fashioned way, which means that I didn't use any programs or computerized gadgets for it. I worked with CD-players for the mix. Most of the tracks are so exclusive that, if I'd still be mixing with records, I wouldn't have been able to get those productions on vinyl!

Let me take you through the tracks;

ISOS 6 - CD 01

01. Es Vedrá - Hacienda
This is a real Balearic intro to put you in the Ibiza mood.

02. Glenn Morrison – Contact
I played this track at the Gelredome during my Tiësto in concert gig and people loved it. I wanted to put this one on this CD as a great memory of that night.

3. Andy Duguid featuring Leah - Don't Belong
A new talent from England from who we will hear a lot more in the future.

4. Solaris Heights – Vice (Sydenham Dub)
Very warm and soulful track that fits very well on the album.

5. Global Experience – Madras
Great producer from Germany who delivers the ultimate Ibiza feeling with this track.

6. Leonid Rudenko - Summerfish (Scandall Sunset On Ibiza Mix)
The title says it all. Such a warm but still energetic track; it makes me happy when I listen to this one.

7. Clear View featuring Jessica - Tell Me
Nice, mysterious house track with sexy vocals.

8. The Veil Kings - Searching For Truth
A beautiful, happy Balearic guitar track.

9. Ohmna - The Sun'll Shine (Sunrise Mix)
Amazing track I received of one of the house godfathers Johan Groenewegen. This DJ/producer gives me only a couple of tracks a year but they are always special and he delivers high quality.

10. Moonbeam - See The Difference Inside (Inside Mix)
Very original vocals and production from Russia.

11. Allure featuring Julie Thompson - Somewhere Inside Of Me
A track we did with Julie Thompson. She does a live performance of the song in our Elements Of Life tour around the globe and it's going down very well!

12. Taxigirl - High Glow
A sparkling track with a beautiful vocal.

13. Reeves featuring Alanah - Lonely
Very warm and emotional production. I get goosebumps whenever I hear it.

14. Imogen Heap - Hide & Seek (Tiësto's In Search Of Sunrise Remix)
This song won't be released on any other CD ever. We made it especially for this volume of In Search Of Sunrise and it's a perfect track to end the first disc of the mix.

ISOS 6 – CD 02

1. Steve Forte Rio - A New Dawn
A special melody to open a set with, very original.

2. Nic Chagall - What You Need (NC's In Love With Prog Mix)
There are two great mixes of this track but this one is my favorite for the CD.
In a big room or arena I would play the harder mix.

3. Marc Marzenit - Trozitos De Navidad (Primavera Remix)
A typical Tiësto track with great string pads.

4. John Dahlbäck - Don't Speak
A special and mysterious track with a unique and moody sound.

5. Deadmau5 - Arguru
A producer and fresh talent from Canada, we will hear a lot from this guy in the following years.

6. First State featuring Anita Kelsey - Falling
Big tune on the dancefloor. House beats with trance, a perfect combination!

7. Jonas Steur featuring Jennifer Rene - Fall To Pieces
Very nice production of Jonas, it's a big hit at the moment.

8. JES - Imagination (Tiësto Remix)
My remix of one of my favorite singers. Fits perfectly on the album.

9. Tom Cloud - Mercury Room
I am getting a little more trancy and deeper at the end of this CD, starting with this track.

10. Marcus Schössow - Chase My Rabbit
Great track which has everything: it's energetic, melodic and original.

11. Maor Levi - Reflect
A warm track with great vocals. It's been around for a while but definitely worth it to be on ISOS 06.

12. Progression - Different Day, Different Light
The best track of their debut album.

13. Jedidja - Dancing Water
We made this track especially for the water piece in our Elements Of Life show. You can hear the old skool Tiësto trance sound in this track.

14. D'Alt Vila - Breathing
A perfect, beautiful melody to end the compilation with.

When I finally listened to the whole CD, both part one and two in one take, I felt I was in a different zone! I hope you'll feel the same and that you will enjoy this mix.

I gave it my best,


6 Temmuz 2008 Pazar

Ticket sales In Search of Sunrise event Heineken Music Hall started

As of today, Saturday the 4th of August 10.00 AM, the Tiësto fans have the opportunity to buy their tickets for the In Search of Sunrise event at the Heineken Music Hall online. The event will take place on Saturday the 3rd of November.

Tiësto will release the new In Search of Sunrise 6 in the beginning of September. The new compilation, titled 'Ibiza' is the latest in the highly successful series based on the places around the globe that have been a source of inspiration for Tiësto during his tours.

To celebrate the successful concept behind the In Search of Sunrise compilations, a special event will be held at the Heineken Music Hall on Saturday the 3rd of November.

Members of Tiesto.com now have the opportunity to buy their tickets online. In the upper left of our front page you will find the two dedicated banners for your purchase; you can either choose Ticketservice or Ticketonline.

Where: Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam
When: Saturday November 3rd 2007
Price: € 45,00 excluding service charge
Tickets: Pre sale from Saturday August 4th at 10am through Ticketonline or Ticketservice.

In Search Of Sunrise 6 Announced Including Special Event

After more than a year of anticipation, the fans can finally look forward to a brand new Tiësto compilation: In Search of Sunrise 6. The double mix CD is due for release early September.

In Search of Sunrise 6, titled 'Ibiza', is the latest in the highly successful series based on the places and spaces that have been a source of stimulus for Tiësto during his tours around the globe.

For his inspiration to mix this sixth release, Tiësto returned to the island of Ibiza after two years of absence. Ibiza is not only the island with the best events, the greatest venues and superb DJs, but to Tiësto it's a magical place that breathes the energy not found anywhere else. The island has many beautiful, secret spots to be discovered and still delivers the craziest parties at the best clubs known in the dance scene.

With In Search of Sunrise 6, Tiësto has captured the atmosphere of Ibiza, showing his love and dedication to the island and the party people in two sparkling CDs that will definitely make you relive the summer season all over again.

To celebrate the successful concept behind the In Search of Sunrise compilations, a special event will be held at the Heineken Music Hall on Saturday the 3rd of November. Members of Tiesto.com will have the exclusive opportunity to be the first to buy their tickets online, through a dedicated banner which will be put online on Saturday, the 4th of August at 10 o'clock AM.

Where: Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam
When: Saturday November 3rd 2007
Price: € 45,00 excluding service charge
Tickets: Presale starts Saturday August 4th at 10am
through www.tiesto.com

Tiesto Delivers Two Phenomenal Sold Out Shows to NYC

Last week, Hammerstein Ballroom was home to two of the best shows that NYC has experienced so far. Tiësto rocked the city, showcasing exactly why he has been lauded as the world's best and most widely known DJ again and again. Both nights were sold out, but that didn't stop the line of hopeful fans from queuing up early, hoping to come across a ticket or two.

This pair of Tiësto In Concert shows had stage production that could only be compared to a stadium rock concert. The evening was complete with fireworks and a tandem performance of the Blue Man Group, offering something for everyone. The music comprised in the solid five hour solo set was well programmed and seamlessly constructed, and included his latest remixes of Imogen Heap, Snow Patrol and Jose Gonzales. Throughout his set he showcased new music from his album, Elements of Life utilizing the Elements as the core of the show, submersing the entire audience in an unforgettable experience.

Next up are a string of dates for North America that line up through October of this year, with more gigs to be announced. The only other Tiësto In Concert show for this year in N. America will be in Los Angeles on August 11th at the LA Sports Arena, and if you can make it there, you should. The production, the music, the people - it is an event that must be seen to experience it - everyone should.

Tiesto Surprises Students With a Performance

On Tuesday night, June 12th, the students of the Dalton College in The Hague experienced the surprise of a lifetime. The students were in the middle of a big school party, when out of the blue one of their superiors announced that the one and only Tiësto, the ambassador of Dance4Life himself, had arrived.
For a second, the Dalton College was too small for the loud cheers of joy and happiness when the DJ showed up behind the decks on stage. A full hour long Tiësto played a massive set and gave the students a sparkling kick-off for the rest of the night, since by now their school party was in full swing.

The Dalton College was one of the first Dutch schools to participate in the Dance4Life school project, in which the students do activities to raise money for Dance4Life.

30 Haziran 2008 Pazartesi

Outstanding opening of Tiesto Club Restaurant Cineac in Amsterdam

On Wednesday, the 7th of June, Tiësto opened his new club-restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam. All the known Dutch media were there to witness the moment when Tiësto officially kicked-off by playing his specially composed new 'Cineac Anthem' called 'Happy People'.

The name of the new place is Cineac and represents the ultimate combination of Chinese high cuisine, dance music and live-entertainment. The name still refers to its previous status of a cinema theatre.

The monumental building of Cineac is based on a perfect location across the famous Tuschinski theatre, close to the Rembrandtplein and offers a superb new place to go in the centre of Amsterdam.

The dominant spot at the Cineac obviously is for the DJ booth. From every corner, whether it is the dance floor or the VIP deck upstairs, the guests will see it. Various modern and revolutionary styles of music will find their way to the audience, while at the same time a lot of internationally known top DJs will show their skills on the decks, supported by the unique acoustics of the building itself and one of the best sound systems in the world.

Cineac's unique status of club-restaurant not only offers the opportunity to have a high class Chinese diner or a skilfully prepared cocktail, but turns the night out into an unforgettable experience thanks to superb music and professional DJs.

Video of Tiesto Elements of Life Performance In Hasselt Now Available

Tiësto's performance at the Ethias Arena, last Saturday the 19th of May, rocked the city of Hasselt, Belgium. More than 18,000 fans including the complete Belgian media and press witnessed the biggest Elements of Life show set-up so far, full of spectacular special effects, during this Belgian part of the Elements of Life tour.

With the tour, that not only takes Tiësto through Europe but all over the world as well, 35 crew members and three trailers with state of the art equipment deliver a tremendous event. During the Hasselt show, two midi-driven water shows were deployed for the first time, running in full sync with the live set of the DJ in combination with a 60 by 15 meter HD screen, which resulted in an impressive light show.

Tiësto's sparkling live set had a few highly entertaining exchanges with live performances from artists like Jes, Julie Thompson, BT and of course Christian Burns, who entertained the audience with the hit 'In The Dark'.

One of the highlights of the evening was the unique collaboration with The Blue Man Group, the world famous blue headed trio, that recently recorded a brand new track with Tiësto called 'No More Heroes'.

For those of you who were there and for the ones that are curious about what to expect, we have added a short video impression in the media centre.

The Elements of Life show in Hasselt, perfectly finished with an eye for the tiniest detail, has shown what Tiësto's fans can count on: a grand event of such a scale and quality, that it hasn't found its equal in the industry yet.

Vouge eğlencede "sınır tanımayacak"

Yaz sezonunun başlamasıyla yazlık mekânlar da birer birer açılmaya başladı. Bunlardan birsi de işletmesini İrfan Andaç'ın üstlendiği Vouge Disco olacak. Vouge eğlence dünyasına yazlık mekânıyla iyi bir giriş yapmaya hazırlanıyor.

Mekânın ilk etaptaki Bora, Joker, Barış ve Broyow DJ'lerle yola çıkıyor.

DJ Tiesto Vouge'a geliyor

Vouge Disco'nun işletmecisi İrfan Andaç yaptığı konuşmada; "Bu yıl Vouge Club'ın yazlık işletmesini yapacağım. Geçen yılki kışlık mekânda konser ağırlıklı organizasyonlarla Türkiye'nin bir çok değerli sanatçılarını ağırladık.

Bu yaz clubımız çoğunlukla Kıbrıs ile Avrupa'nın en iyi DJ'lerine ev sahipliği yapacak. Bu çalışma içerisinde 7 Haziran'da yazlık Club olan Vouge'da açılışımız olacak.

Açılış gecesi mekânda Kıbrıs'ın en iyi DJ2leri arasında yer alan Bora, Barış, Joker ve Broyow sahne alacak. Perkisyonda Salahi de sahnede olacak.

13 Haziran'da Avrupa'nın tanınmış DJ'lerinden David Vandete ve kemancısı sahne alacak. Mekânımız 30 Temmuzda yaptığı müziklerle dünyayı sallayan ve büyük bir hayran kitlesi olan Dj Tiesto'yu ağırlayacak.

Bunların yanında Türkiye'nin ünlü sanatçıları Haluk Levent, Demet Akalın ve Şebnem Ferah yaz gecelerimizi canlandırmasını düşündüğümüz sanatçılar arasında yer alıyor." açıklamasında bulundu.

DJ Bora; "Vouge'a damgamızı vuracağız"

Toplantıda söz alan DJ Bora ilk olarak ses kirliliğine değindi. Bora konuşmasında "Geçtiğimiz yıl ses kirliği nedeni ile birçok mekân mağdur kaldı. Bu yıl setlerim yaz ayı boyunca Vouge Club'da yankılanacak. Ülkemizde olan ses kirliği Vouge Club'da yok.

DJ Barış ise konuşmasında: "Uzun bir aradan sonra yeniden Girne gecelerinde sahne alacağım. Öncelikle İrfan Andaç'a bizimle çalışmak istediği için teşekkürlerimi sunarım." dedi.

DJ Joker ise; "Sayın İrfan Andaç ve DJ Bora ile çalışmaktan çok mutluyum. Ben ve diğer arkadaşlarım gibi bu yıl farklı müziklerle eğlence sevenlerin karşısında olacağım." şeklinde konuştu.

Tiesto Tarkan şarkısı çalacak

İstanbul'da sahneye çıkacak olan DJ Tiesto, konserleri öncesinde ünlü DJ sorularımızı yanıtladı.

17 Temmuz'da Bodrum'da, 18 Temmuz'da da İstanbul'da sahneye çıkacak olan dünyaca ünlü DJ Tiesto, konserleri öncesinde ünlü DJ sorularımızı yanıtladı.

İstanbul ve Bodrum'da vereceği konserlerine büyük önem veren DJ Tiesto, İstanbul'da Tarkan ile çok özel bir çalışmaya imza atacağını da açıkladı. Ünlü DJ, Türkiye’ye gelince yapılacaklar listesine Türk masajını da eklediğini söylemekten çekinmiyor.

- Şimdiye kadar bir çok kez Türkiye’yi ziyaret ettiniz, Türkçe öğrenmeye başladınız mı?

Henüz Türkçe öğrenemedim ama bir iki kelime biliyorum. Şimdiye kadar dünyanın bir çok ülkesinde konserler verdiğim için her gittiğim yerden ancak bir iki kelime öğrenebiliyorum. O kelimeleri de unutuyorum hatta bazen ana
dilimi bile unutuyorum. Gerçi Türkçe konuşmak da çok iyi olurdu.

- Türkiye’ye geldiğinizde en çok ne yapmayı seviyorsunuz?

Türkiye ziyaretlerimde genelde konser takvimime göre hareket ediyorum. Eğer yoğun bir program varsa konsere kadar uyuyup dinleniyorum. Eğer boş vaktim varsa, alışverişe gidip gerçek bir Türk masajı yaptırıyorum. Bu arada lezzetli Türk yemeklerinden yemeyi de ihmal etmiyorum.

- Türkiye’yi üç kelime ile ifade etseniz?

Güzel, coşku dolu ve eşsiz.

- Her hangi bir çalışmanızda Türk müziğinden etkilendiniz mi?

Konserlerim için çok fazla ülkeyi gezdiğimden farklı kültürleri görme şansım oluyor. Bu farklı kültürlere sahip insanlar bana kendi ülkelerinin müziklerini dinletiyorlar ki bu gerçekten etkileyici. Kendi müziğime her zaman dünya çapında öğeler eklemeye çalışıyorum. Bunun en güzel örneği şu sıralar Tarkan’ın “Pare Pare” adlı şarkısına bir remix çalışması yapıyorum. Yakında piyasada olacak özel bir çalışma.

- Dünyaca ünlü bir DJ olarak bu durumdan sıkıldığınız oluyor mu?

Asla. Hiç bir zaman içinde bulunduğum duruma alışmadığım için sıkılmıyorum. Ben rüyalarımı yaşıyorum bu yüzden pek şikayetçi olduğumu göremezsiniz.

- Kendinizi en güvende hissettiğiniz yer neresi?

Sanırım herkes gibi ben de en çok evde güvenli ve rahat hissediyorum. Benim için Hollanda’da ailemin ve arkadaşlarımın yanında olmak gibisi yok.

- Sporla aranız nasıl? Tuttuğunuz bir takım var mı?

Farklı spor türlerini seviyorum. Bir de sürekli yollarda olduğum için spor yapacak çok fazla vaktim olmuyor. Fitness yapıyor ve ara sıra kaldığım otellerde tenis oynuyorum. Özel olarak tuttuğum bir takım yok ama her zaman iyi olanın kazanmasını isterim. Bu arada Euro 2008’i izlemeyen yoktur herhalde. Hollanda için üzücü de olsa Türkiye bir hayli süpriz yaptı bu sene. Devam etmesini çok isterdik ama yine de Türk milli Takımının geldiği nokta büyük bir başarı.

/_np/8664/5228664.jpg- Hayatınızda yaptığınız en iyi şey neydi?

DJ olmak.

- Son olarak eklemek istediğiniz bir şey var mı?

Türkiye’deki şovuma herkesi bekliyorum. Oradaki kalabalığı çok seviyorum. Yeni şovumu kaçırmasınlar. Benimle ilgili her türlü bilgiye www.tiestoistanbul.com ve www.tiesto.com ulaşabilirler.

25 Haziran 2008 Çarşamba

New Hot Reebok "Run the DJ Tiësto" Online

As of today, the follow-up to Tiësto's successful Reebok shoeline is available: the brand new 'Run The DJ Tiësto'.

Tiësto himself was closely involved in the design, the choice of color and materials, which resulted in a luxurious and very comfortable new pair of sneakers.

The shoes, released as unisex, can be purchased in two colors: white/metallic gold and black/metallic silver.

This time with the famous bird logo on top of the tongue of the shoe, the new Reebok shoeline undeniably carries Tiësto's signature and can be purchased in our online shop!

Tiësto's North American EOL tour will have a New York kick-off

On Thursday the 19th of July Tiësto will kick-off his North American tour at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, with two gigs in succession. To show his appreciation to the Big Apple and its citizens, Tiësto will also appear at an in-store signing session.

The two New York gigs will present the Elements of Life shows with stunning laser effects, fireworks, and a an enormous HD screen. During the event there will also be exclusive performances from the Blue Man Group.

On Wednesday, July 18th, Tiësto will do a special in-store DJ set and album signing at Virgin Records in Union Square at 8 PM. He will be on site to sign copies of his critically acclaimed and chart-topping third artist album, 'Elements of Life'.

The in-store, the day before the two gigs, will also play host to a ticket giveaway contest for fans. The first two people over the age of 18 to arrive at the in-store on July 18th will be given a complimentary admission ticket for either the July 19th or 20th dates at the Hammerstein Ballroom.


Dear fans, I am very sorry for what happened at the Marina Club in Bahrain last Wednesday. Allow me to explain to you what really took place.

The promoter disappeared after 1 a.m. with the DJ fee and the money everybody had paid for their tickets.

I still wanted to play at the party, so I was waiting for somebody to pick me up from the hotel and bring me to the venue. At 2 a.m., still nobody had arrived and we heard that police was already on the way to the venue. At that moment, I had no other choice than to stay in my hotel room.

The promoter tried to escape Bahrain, but luckily he got caught near the Saudi Arabian border. He is in jail at this moment.

Again, I am very sorry for what happened and I will definitely try to find a way to make it up with all my fans who bought tickets for the show.

Greetings From The Elements of Life World Tour

I just finished my little holiday in Ibiza between the gigs. I love this island! I've been coming here for years and it's never boring. I was a bit disappointed that they closed Amnesia and a few other clubs but everybody was very positive that they will be open soon again.

I am really happy with the way things are going now on the 'Elements Of Life' World Tour. In the beginning of this year I felt a lot of pressure because it's not easy to roll out a tour like this worldwide. My whole team was under pressure and the first couple of shows we had to get used to each other because it was new for everybody. And a last minute cancellation of shows doesn't help either! But now, after a couple of months on the road I can say I am really proud of everyone who works with me on this tour:

Jes is doing a great performance every time again and again. This girl has so much energy, she is amazing! I am working on a new song with her at this moment. Julie Thompson is a great performer as well. I love her voice and she sings two songs on the show now. We finished a new song called 'Somewhere Inside' and it's going down well. I will probably put it on my next mix compilation. Christian Burns is also doing an excellent job!! When you close your eyes while he sings, you hardly hear the difference between the track on my album and his live performance.

Tiësto surprises students with a performance as reward for their hard work for Dance4Life

On Tuesday night, June 12th, the students of the Dalton College in The Hague experienced the surprise of a lifetime. The students were in the middle of a big school party, when out of the blue one of their superiors announced that the one and only Tiësto, the ambassador of Dance4Life himself, had arrived.

17 Haziran 2008 Salı

Bonnaroo 2008: Day 3

Apologies: I was unable to blog about Saturday at Bonnaroo because of Saturday at Bonnaroo. It's Sunday afternoon now, and with the festival still buzzing and thumping all around us (am currently at our tent in the Sonic Village, with a band called Harrybu McCage doing their thing on the stage next door) I'm just now getting around to processing everything from the past thirty-something hours.
Bonnaroo had My Morning Jacket's 1 AM set listed as Friday, but it happened well after midnight so I'm counting it as the first show I saw Saturday. In the pitch-black night, with two huge floating orb-balloons suspended in air on either side of the Which Stage, the band came on in between rain showers, which picked up right along with the set. We're all convinced Jim James has personal control of the weather, which was a more moving effect than the flowy red scarf he kept swinging around when not tied to his guitar. The rain, at least, kept their cover of Sly & the Family Stone's "Hot Fun in the Summertime" from being a too-obvious celebration of the upcoming steamy festival season.

A few songs in, I followed Multimedia Intern Ashley-- who's been doing all our camerawork this weekend, and is so patient with us even though sometimes we forget to point our mics at the people we're interviewing-- over to This Tent to see the guy someone had told us was the greatest DJ in the world, DJ Tiesto. Whether or not that's an accurate superlative, I don't know-- the whole time I kinda felt like I was at Ru San's, a local sushi place in Atlanta where pulsing dance tracks are a permanent accompaniment to the lunch buffet. The highlights were Cary Brothers, Jose Gonzalez and Tegan & Sara each taking the stage at different points to perform live the DJ Tiesto remixes of their songs, which is a completely baffling idea to me that I imagine must involve the artists practicing singing remixed versions of themselves which was probably weird to do, but if the maybe-possibly-greatest DJ in the world beckons, I guess you oblige.

By the time we got back to My Morning Jacket, Jim James had turned into Jim James Brown. He was writhing around on the stage, lurching and howling, with a cape on and everything. Then there was a cape and a straw hat. Then just a straw hat. Then more rain. Then we played the Lame Card and high-tailed it through the mud to the hotel.

A few hours later, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings were the first act I saw on Saturday proper. The Kings must have been sweltering in their dapper wool suits, but they put on a great show with Sharon Jones as the sassy, soul-shuffling anchor. "I wore this dress so I could shake it!" she proclaimed after the first song, and shake she did. I grabbed a kebab and returned to the Which Stage for Gogol Bordello, the band of gypsy punks led by Eugene Hutz, whose wild flowing hair and handlebar mustache gave the look of a deranged Yanni, stripped down to cut-off marching band pants by the third song.

Later caught the Avett Brothers at the Other Tent. Didn't see them actually, thanks to awkward scaffolding-and-green-velvet-drape configuration, but they sounded great and I'm really liking the addition of yet another maniacal string-instrument player, Joe Kwon on cello. Skipped Ben Folds-- I'll love him forever but his live show hasn't changed in years-- but sang along to the bleed-over of his set as I booked it over to the Solar Stage for the Everybodyfields.

I feel like I've mentioned so many times in Paste blogs that it's becoming awkwardly conspicuous, but honestly, this is one of my favorite bands right now, maybe ever, so I get to talk about their first-ever Bonnaroo set. And also their second-ever, a few hours later. The first was besot from the left by Zappa Plays Zappa, the right by Mr. Folds, and above by a randomly circling helicopter, the sound on the stage wasn't great but the band sallied forth to a growing crowd, closing with Neil Young's "Helpless" which almost made me cry because I am a big baby. The second one was tucked into the quiet-by-comparison Troo Music Lounge, which was comparatively packed, seemingly with a lot of fans given the yelled-out song requests and hometown shouts of "Johnson City!" A few new songs were sprinkled in among others from the nearly year-old Nothing Is Okay and their earlier albums, and though they skipped "T.V.A.," my favorite, Jill and Sam made up for it by joining Ashley and myself on a strange little romp through the Bonnaroo grounds that will be available for your multimedia consuming selves sometime soon.

Beginning with Sigur Ros at That Tent, the rest of the evening is a hazy blur-- not due to any chemical alteration on my part, just sheer fatigue. After listening to Pearl Jam's set on the other side of the boneyard, we battled the mud for a few songs with Iceland's finest, then headed over to the What Stage for Kanye West as Ghostland Observatory rocked away at This Tent. And kept rocking. And kept rocking. As we staked out a spot on the lawn, waited, waited, and kept waiting. The original start time of 2:45 AM passed, then the new start time of 3 AM, then 3:15, then 3:30. When he was fifteen minutes late, folks started leaving in droves, and by the time we gave up nearly an hour after he was scheduled to go on, the crowd was livid-- a chorus of "Fuck you..!" "Kanye!" "Fuck you..!" "Kanye!" was rolling up from the back. Pretty much the only folks who were okay with the delay was the crowd in front of us with the balloons and the tank of nitrous oxide. No telling if the tank lasted them til 4:30 AM, when we hear Mr. West finally took the stage. We hear, too, that it wasn't a bad set-- just that, as the set edged towards 6 AM, the light show was a little hard to see thanks to, uh, you know, the sunrise. Can't confirm that, though, as we passed out at the hotel a mile away as the first basslines thumped across the interstate.

Today's the first bakingly hot day of the festival so I've just sought out one band: Tennessee Schmaltz. Billed as a bluegrass klezmer band, I ducked into the Troo Music Lounge to check them out but was a little disappointed. Guess it had to happen sometime.

PS, Happy Father's Day to my dad, who may or may not be reading this, but who should be fully ashamed of me for missing Levon Helm's set yesterday because, according to everyone who was there, it was absolutely phenomenal.

ETD, Pop: DJ Tiesto Kills the lights at the Palace

Electro Techno Disco Pop, one of the biggest techno events the Bay Area has to offer, has come and gone once again. My friends and I arrived a solid hour and half early, and were astounded by the amount of available parking. Though this is to be expected, as the Cow Palace can hold fifteen thousand raving fans.

Within the Cow Palace fans raved before a massive front stage area for the trance DJs, beneath a huge projector screen which played visuals above. There were four other dance stages set up with House, Breaks, Drum and Bass, and Hardcore themes.

As the palace started to fill up, it really came to life. Up in the front, I began to feel trapped within the crowd of ravers. The lights and the audience’s dancing glow sticks filled the dark room with energy. The air became thick with smoke from those who smuggled in cigarettes and marijuana.

The DJ lineup for the event was ridiculous—DJ Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Deep Voices and twenty others. DJ Tiesto has to be the single most influential DJ of our time. Having traveled all over Europe, he has played almost everywhere you can think of, including the Turin Olympics.

It was incredible to see a live DJ who was so passionate about the music, constantly remixing it live for the fans.

I was pleasantly surprised with Marcus Schultz’s performance. I had never heard any of his music and I was very impressed. One friend I went with thought the visuals on the big screen weren’t very good. Though I honestly don’t think that’s a fair way to judge a DJ. It should be all about the music.

After a while, I decided to check out the shops. I was crazy thirsty and got a large soda, but it cost me $4.75—pretty much the most expensive drink I’ve ever bought in my life—because prices were inflated for the event.

Halfway through DJ Tiesto’s set of music, the power blew out. At first, people thought it was just a pause in the music and that it would build up again in a moment, but when it didn’t, the fans got angry. Technicians came out with flashlights trying to fix it, but unfortunately the power was out for good. So, the rave was over an hour early, but overall the fans were happy with the performance.

Rarities, B-Sides, and Other Stuff Volume 2 - Sarah MccLachlan

Haunting ramblings from the Canadian singer.

Compilations can really highlight some of the different approaches artists take when trying to capitalise on an extensive catalogue.

Sarah McLachlan's Rarities, B-sides and Other Stuff Volume 2 is exactly that, a collection of live tracks and rare material including covers and (as with Volume 1) songs she has done for films.

The songs range from a reworking of the prayer of St Francis to a duet with Emmylou Harris on Angel.

Her reworking of Joni Mitchell's River is beautiful, but now pales in comparison to what Herbie Hancock did with Corinne Bailey Rae on River: The Joni Letters .

The DJ Tiësto remix of Silence is completely unnecessary. McLachlan did the guest tracks on the song for Delerium and Michael Woods' remix is a chillout standard. DJ Tiësto has simply turned Delerium's version into a doef-doef nightmare.

Other than that little faux pas, which isn't really her fault, the songs are an excellent showcase for her haunting lyricism.

Fans will grab this offering with both hands and non-fans will be converted.

DJ Tiesto treats Boston fans to rare, intimate club shows

By many accounts, the dance music known as trance has been dead since the mid-1990s.

But somebody apparently forgot to tell Tiesto and the tens of thousands of fans who fill stadiums and clubs to hear him spin.

“It’s just the writers of a lot of magazines are trying to be cool,” Tiesto said of the trance deniers. “Actually, I’ve never been bigger than I am now in the U.S. I think it’s growing.”

Call him cocky, but he’s no fabricator. Tiesto recently finished three sold-out nights at Los Angeles hot spot Vanguard. He also is playing a weekly residency this summer at the world’s biggest nightclub, the 10,000-capacity Privilege on the Spanish island of Ibiza.

Now the 39-year-old phenom from the Netherlands (real name: Tijs Verwest) comes to Boston to bring his international dance flair to the Estate Wednesday and Thursday.

Speaking from his room at Hollywood’s celebrity-filled Chateau Marmont, Tiesto credits the Internet for fans’ fervor for his hypnotic, emotionally charged party music.

“It’s more accessible now than it was five or six years ago,” he said. “I’m playing here at Vanguard in L.A. three nights in a row. Four years ago, I couldn’t do one night. Thanks to the Internet, people are more connected to the music. They are finally able to listen to it and find out where DJs play.”

Not that he needed much more exposure. He’s been named the world’s top DJ by various magazines, nominated for a Grammy for his 2007 disc “Elements of Life,” and was the first DJ to play at an Olympics opening ceremony (in Athens in 2004). He even has a Reebok sneaker named after him.

There’s more: he scored a song on the “Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest” soundtrack, was honored by the Dutch royal family and awarded a Golden Harp, Holland’s highest musical honor. And how’s this for party-animal cred: Tiesto set a Guinness World Record by drinking 31 cans of Red Bull in 24 hours, a testament to the disc jockey’s crazed energy, which he frequently taps into during marathon sets that can last up to 14 hours.

“It’s just a great feeling when you go out onstage and there’s two- or three-thousand people,” he said. “They’re happy to see you, and they start jumping and screaming.”

In Europe, Tiesto regularly fills stadiums and arenas. He also regularly plays at large festivals worldwide, making his Boston club dates a gift to fans.

“I did stadiums for the past two years,” Tiesto said. “I figured a lot of fans would like to see me back in the clubs, especially old-school, die-hard fans. They’d like something more intimate. Make it more a very simple DJ set, instead of all the craziness around it.”

Playing smaller venues also reminds the Dutchman of his roots.

“I’m just very happy where I am at the moment,” he said. “I don’t realize I’m staying at the Chateau Marmont or selling out shows. I never think about how big I am. I just want to keep going and be happy and do my best to keep everything together.”

Tiesto, at the Estate, Wednesday (tickets: $55) and Thursday (sold out). Go to theestateboston.com.

10 Haziran 2008 Salı

Electronic icon: DJ Tiësto to perform Sunday in El Paso

To say that Tiësto is an overachiever would be an understatement. The internationally renowned electronic dance music icon only has to surpass his own achievements.

The Tiësto music experience is like taking a ride on a rollercoaster of melodies, beats and vocals that will send your senses on the sort of trip that heightens them beyond your control.

Grammy-nominated electronic music pioneer and DJ/producer, Tiësto kicks off his 2008 Summer "In Search of Sunrise Tour" this month with a stop Sunday at Studio 69, 524 San Francisco Ave., in El Paso.

Following his record-breaking "Elements Of Life" world tour last year, this tour will bring Tiësto to his club roots, allowing his fans to see him up close and personal in a more intimate setting,

He said going back to the clubs was an easy decision to make.

"I have been doing lots of stadiums for the last couple of years, and this year I wanted to go small to feel that intimate vibe again. Also playing clubs is easier then touring around the world with 35 people," Tiësto said.

In support of the tour and upcoming release of his compilation CD, "In Search of Sunrise 7 Ð Asia" due to drop June 10, Tiësto is teaming with Armani Exchange for a strategic partnership, which includes major tour sponsorship, collaborative exclusive apparel, in-store appearances, exclusive online content and a limited edition three-CD set to be sold exclusively at Armani Exchange stores and online at www.armaniexchange.com.

"It's a great double CD set with two distinct sides. CD one is in the same kind of style of "In Search of Sunrise 6.' It is a high-quality, vocal-driven, warm and melodic album. CD two is totally different much more quality trancy stuff. CD two is going back to my roots, real trancy and a little faster. I stayed in Thailand for a week in a beautiful resort sorting out the records and mixing it while the sun came up. This was the first time I worked like this and it was very inspiring," said Tiësto about his upcoming release.

The Dutch superstar is much more than a DJ, much more than a producer, he's a bonafide rock star — playing for the largest audiences and living the life.

"It's a great way of living. I consider myself as the luckiest man in the world," said Tiësto of his fame and stardom.

Tiësto was the first DJ to sell out a solo stadium event for more than 25,000 people and he did it for two nights in a row.

He garnered a No. 1 hit with his single, "Traffic," which was the first instrumental track to reach the top position in his homeland, Holland, in 23 years.

His remix of "Delerium" featuring Sarah McLachlan's,"Silence," was the first electronic dance music track ever broadcast on daytime radio across North America, an unheard of accomplishment since there is no market in mainstream radio for this music genre.

Tiësto played live in front of billions of people during the Parade of the Athletes at the official opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Despite his larger-than-life successes, Tiësto remains grounded by one thing: music.

His philosophy is simple; he just likes to share music with the world. His career has been moving at the speed of light for the last decade, moving from clubs to stadiums and into the limelight of the mainstream music industry.

DJ Tiesto gets intimate

Tiesto is getting intimate. After rockin’ it in front of a record-breaking crowd (for a solo DJ) of over 15,000 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena last August as part of the mega-production “Elements of Life” tour, the Grammy-nominated Dutch DJ is toning it down a bit. Tiesto's going back to basics for his three-night residency at Hollywood club Vanguard, which is part of a 35-date club tour to promote his new mix CD, “In Search of Sunrise 7.”

Though the show will be pared-down by Tiesto’s blockbuster standards, with promoters Giant and Insomniac augmenting the venue’s already solid sound and lighting systems, Tiesto’s uplifting trance-Europe aesthetic will likely keep spirits higher than an old-school raver's hands long after the last 12-inch has been spun.

How does “In Search of Sunrise 7” differ from its predecessors?
It's not that much different. The main difference is on the second CD. The first CD is a little bit harder than No. 6, but the second CD is very trancey, like an old-school trance CD—very melodic, uplifting sounds, so it's actually a bit of back to the roots.

And this one has a little Asian influence?
I noticed that in Asia the trance sound is still really popular. When I play there, they react the most to the trance records off the second disc.

You’re coming to America to support the release of the album. This is going to be a very different tour from your previous full-production extravaganza. Why is that?
The Sports Arena is really nice to do, and it's great for film. If I want to do it again, I want to come up with something even more spectacular, even more over-the-top.

How do you top that last mega-tour?
That's what I'm working on at the moment. In the meanwhile, to get some inspiration and to play for fun, I'm going to play smaller club gigs. That's the reason why I chose to play the smaller venues like Vanguard, and that's why I'm going to play no hits at all, just very nice experimental Tiesto tracks. Not the big hits, but more a real DJ-mix, club-vibe show.

So this is going to be the equivalent of a David Bowie show post-“Sound + Vision”—a no-hits tour for the true faithful.
You could say that.

Do you miss playing in more intimate environments?
I do. There's no pressure, you just do your thing.

So how does Tiesto get intimate?
It will always be intimate. It doesn't matter if I play hard or soft. Intimate will be close to the crowd, very music-driven. I think L.A. will be a little bit more trancey, and other places will be more housey, like New York. It all depends on where I am and how the crowd reacts on the first couple of records; that's always how I decide where I go.

So how do you judge a crowd?
It's more of a feeling. You feel the room. I don't know how I feel it, but I just feel it. When the room is ready, and they wanna have a good time, I just know.

One month and seven days ago...

That was like a ten years in the blogosphere. But in my world, it was just a really long time ago. I'd like to say that I was on vacation, sunning myself in Hawaii or some other tropical locale, but no, that's not the case...

Instead, there was a semi-happy ending to a family emergency, an official radio interview, a launch party at Studio Boum and My Savvy Space, the very fashionable but worth it "Product Runway" fashion show, the "Hard A" luge (of which I did not experience) at the Yelp party, Pole Dancing and debauchery at the Girl Power Hour Red Party (please refer to page 57 in the June issue of DList Magazine), some kick-ass music by Lisa Shaw & Miguel Migs and a full band of disco househeads at Chop Suey, the viewing of Sex and the City twice in less then 15 hours, DJ Tiesto and the Crave Sample Sale all in the same weekend, A Veuve Cliquot Rose launch party at the W where I met the illustrious JJ McKay, Nick Verrios looking suave and so-not-Seattle (but better) at Twist while promoting the unsavory and almost gag-worthy Basil Hayden liquor (for a good cause), a Summer Kick-off Social in the sky that actually included glimpses of that strange and illustrious shining orb-thing that resembles the sun, a special edition of SAM:remix at the OSP, a smaller than last year but much more cosy and exciting Chinese Information Service Center gala, the acceptance and start of a full time job and a very lengthy and exhausting "adjustment period," the beginning of life as I know it with my best friend "Blackberry" - otherwise known as "the manufactured extension of my right hand," and finally....the end of a silly feud at the Times.

Boring, I know. So I won't go into detail, apologize or justify. Just know that I wasn't ignoring you in vain or on purpose....I just needed a break.

Break be had. Event listing and info sharing behold.

Get Disco Equipment And Emulate Your Heroes

If you love clubbing and great music then perhaps it is time that you gave DJing a try. Many of the basic mixing skills can be picked up in a few months and although it takes years to fully master the medium it is something that everyone with a passion for music should try. The most important thing after all if picking tunes that really gets people going. You can then work on how to build a set and work hard on the techniques involved in making the transition between tracks seamless.

Nowadays the range of DJ equipment that is accessible to beginners has never been better. Technology has caught up with the music industry and there are now new and exciting ways on which to share music. DJs can now keep their music in MP3 format and even mix the songs using artificial mixing equipment that emulates the traditional record player setup. It also means that many aspiring DJs can make a name for themselves on the internet by sharing their efforts to friends via the internet. This can result in some DJs forming a massive fan base before they have even played live.

It has as a result never been more popular and with thousands of DJs becoming household names there are a few DJs that are achieving superstardom. Here are my favourites that would fall in this category.

Armin Van Buuren

The Dutch DJ Armin Van Buuren has become one of the leading Trance DJs in the world and he regularly gains enormous crowds for his club performances. Like most DJs he started very young and was fanatical about music. He used to spend all of his pocket money on music and would create tapes for his friends and family to listen to which included his favourite tracks of the moment.

His uncle introduced him to a computer program and he was then able to cut, mix and create his own music tunes from songs that he had collated. Alongside following his passion for music he took a degree in law but was able to follow his passion as he gained an enormous fan base and began to earn some money. He now has a weekly slot in one of the most prestigious of clubs in the club island of Ibiza. Here he has residence in Amnesia.

DJ Tiesto

Probably the most notorious of all the DJs in the world Tiesto has turned his passion for music into a multi-million dollar machine. The first DJ to ever sell out a stadium of 25000 people two nights in a row he has achieved a whole host of landmarks for DJs. He has set the benchmark for DJs at unprecedented heights by DJing for enormous events such as the Athens Olympics opening ceremony. He has even managed to break into the US commercial market where his delirium song was the first ever dance tune to hit the American daytime radio stations.

He has continued to change and modify the sounds that he plays and unlike some DJs is continuously trying new things. Perhaps this is why he has achieved such longevity in the industry. He has even been nominated for a Grammy and is highly regarded throughout the world. He regularly appears on the top ten list of DJs for the mixmag magazine.

4 Haziran 2008 Çarşamba

Tiesto flies in for Planetlove anniversary

World famous dance music star Tiesto is to play at Planetlove's first ever weekend event on the banks of Lough Neagh this September.

To mark the massive dance event's 10th birthday, the organisers of Planetlove decided to extend the party to festival status with a star-studded line-up and camping.

Thousands of dance music fans are expected to descend upon Shane's Castle in Co Antrim for the two-day event on Friday, September 5 and Saturday, September 6.

Dutch DJ Tiesto — a world leader in trance and electronic music — will bring his In Search of Sunrise Tour to Shane's Castle on September 5. The last time he appeareód in Northern Ireland in March 2007 for a King's Hall show, tickets sold out within a fortnight of going on sale. His concert shows have seen him transformed from famous DJ to international superstar.

The line-up for September 6 will be unveiled on Plantlove's official website on June 6 at www.planetlovemusic.com . Radio One will once again broadcast the event.

Planetlove began life 10 years ago when husband and wife team Eddie Wray and Judith Farrell-Rowan decided to throw a huge outdoor party for dance fans. Since then, it has become one of the biggest events in the Irish dance music calender.

Eddie said: "This is the most exciting festival that we have worked on over the last 10 years. It's the first weekend event that we've run, with a star-studded line up, camping and with birthday and production surprises."

A limited number of Early Bird weekend tickets are due to go on sale today from www.planetlove.music.com/shop and usual outlets, priced £85 (plus booking fee, includes Friday and Saturday admission, free camping and car parking.)


World-renowned DJ Tiesto showed off his talents as he spun a marathon set for yet another capacity crowd at Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sunday. Actor-turned Celebrity Apprentice star, Stephen Baldwin made an unexpected appearance and enjoyed the party from the privacy of his cabana. Also spotted on property was Jamal Anderson , former Atlanta Falcons running back, who enjoyed the scene at Body English's Sunday School party. ITEM! The legendary Sex Pistols, special guest Louis XIV, play at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Joint, their only U.S. stop during their 2008 summer tour. Formed in London in 1975, Sex Pistols are one of the most definitive rock bands of all time and are widely credited with initiating the punk movement. Sex Pistols had emerged as a response to what was perceived to be the increasingly stale music scene of the mid-1970s. Sex Pistols were controversial but captivating, and although their shows repeatedly faced difficulties from Government authorities, their fans remain loyal. Some of the tracks they are recognized for include, “God Save the Queen” (1977), “C’mon Everybody” (1979) and “Pretty Vacant” (1977), all of which are included on their classic studio album Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols. Opening for Sex Pistols is American post-punk revival band from San Diego, Louis XIV, best known for music that features rough, primal rock and evocative lyrics. Tickets start at $49.50 and are on sale now.

DJs’ ride up peaks in Vegas

Partyers packed Jet and The Bank, intoxicated not only by high-priced drinks and the frenzied nightclub atmosphere but also by loud, pounding music created by DJ Tiesto.

Tiesto, an international superstar from the Netherlands, flew into Las Vegas to perform for the Memorial Day weekend.

He’s one of the new breed of entertainers who have become a dominant force in Las Vegas in the past decade. They may not get the headlines of Cirque du Soliel, Cher or Barry Manilow, but week in and week out, DJs pack dozens of nightclubs with thousands of young revelers who add millions of dollars to the local economy.

Tiesto, named the world’s No. 1 DJ three years in a row by DJ Magazine, was brought in by Light Management Group, which runs six Vegas clubs.

Industry leaders such as Light and Pure Management tap into young people’s interest in dance music that rocks their souls and makes their party memorable.

“The DJ creates the energy and the vibe of the crowd,” says Light spokesman Alex Acuna. “These DJs create an energy the crowds remember.”

As a result many DJs, especially headliners such as Tiesto, gain fame and fortune their predecessors never dreamed possible.

DJ-ing has come a long way since the ’50s, when high schools hired popular radio announcers to come to the gymnasium on a Friday night and spin vinyl records by Little Anthony, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino while teens danced the bop, the stroll and the swing (East Coast and West Coast).

DJs graduated from sock hops to discotheques in the ’70s and kicked it up a notch. Bigger, louder speakers made the lighted floors tremble and energized the young crowds that spent the night dancing beneath the glimmering silver ball. Rock gave way to the disco beat of the Bee Gees, Donna Summer and Barry White.

And DJs became celebrities — although their fame rarely extended beyond the limits of the city where they played.

But today’s top club DJs sign million-dollar contracts, endorse products, produce records and travel around the world to get the party started from Dubai to Dallas.

“Touring club DJs, that’s probably been happening since 2000,” says David Berrie, who spins under the professional name DJ Berrie.

Talking by telephone from Mexico, he sounds a little tired, maybe because he has just flown from a gig in London to perform at a hot spot in Acapulco.

“I’ve been in six different countries in two weeks,” Berrie says. “It’s amazing, experiencing all these cultures.”

From Acapulco, he’s coming to Vegas, where he’s one of the regular DJs at the Tao nightclub in the Venetian. If you don’t find him at Tao, he may be at the Marquee in New York City or playing a party in Chicago or Washington, D.C.

Corporate affairs. Private parties. Nightclubs. DJs today jet around the world and stay at the finest hotels in the most luxurious resorts.

“Basically, the DJ game is totally different now,” says Berrie, 22. “We’re traveling all over.”

He studied piano, violin and drums but was fascinated by DJs. When he was a teen he spent hours practicing his disc-spinning techniques in his basement. At 16 he began doing parties for friends and dances at high schools, working for free until he became a hot item in the New York area.

He enrolled as a business major at Boston University but was working in three nightclubs. He dropped out of school to see how far he could go as a DJ.

Today, work looks for him. He has a management team to handle all the calls.

“If you have the reputation, the venues are calling you,” Berrie says. “A DJ might make $600 a night in New York. But I know DJs who get booked for $20,000 for a job that lasts three hours. And the international scene is even more ridiculous. To play in a huge stadium you might get 60 grand. Million-dollar contracts are being handed out routinely.”

The big bucks are worth it to the venues.

“It’s an investment for the club,” he says. “A well-known DJ can play a club in St. Louis and on opening night bring in so many people because of the name on the flier, it legitimizes the club.”

Not everyone can make the big bucks, or even the little ones.

“So many things go into making a good DJ,” Berrie says. “Music selection. Technical skills. Looks. All those things and more factor into why any particular DJ is popular. And everyone has their own preference in DJs.”

Mostly, it boils down to style.

“Every DJ has their own niche,” Berrie says. “There are millions of DJs out there. All have different ways of spinning. It’s tough, standing there and making the party jump. My style is fast-paced, hip-hop infused with house music.”

Berrie says he reads the crowd and adapts his style.

“Your ability to read the crowd is what it comes down to,” he says.

Charlie Anzalone was reading crowds before Berrie was born.

In the early ’70s, he was “Captain Disco,” a club DJ in his native Buffalo, N.Y.

“Wednesday night was oldies, the hottest night in town,” Anzalone says. “Everybody went there. Beer for a buck, DJs playing ’50s and ’60s music. It had one turntable, no mixer, just put a record on the turntable.”

In the days before “Saturday Night Fever,” club DJs were experimenting and laying the foundation for what followed.

“Everyone had to find their own niche, learn how to motivate the crowd,” Anzalone says, echoing what Berrie says of today’s DJs. “That was when DJs learned how to blend the music so people wouldn’t stop dancing between songs.

“That was when DJs started coming into prominence, taking people to places they hadn’t been yet. That’s when they started making money for the clubs.”

Those clubs weren’t charging a cover but were making money selling booze. The DJs’ goal was to get the crowd dancing and working up a thirst.

DJs played just in the city where they lived, but they became local celebrities.

“We walked into a club and everybody knew who we were,” Anzalone says. “We created a vibe for the nightclubs, just like DJs today. The only difference is now some of the DJs are making astronomical money — and the nightclubs that retain these DJs are taking in astronomical dollars.

“Back in the ’70s you could make $50, $60 a night, but a new car was only $3,500, so we were doing all right. We could make $300, $400 a week cash, plus drinks, and you got to meet a lot of chicks. What else would a 25-year-old guy want to do for a living?”

If he were just starting out DJ-ing now, he says, he would be driving a Bentley instead of a Hyundai.

Anzalone, 55, lives in Las Vegas and works as a ground-service agent at McCarran International Airport. He still takes an occasional DJ gig in New York, hangs out at Vegas nightclubs and knows many of the local DJs. He used to join Eddie McDonald, the resident DJ for Light at the Bellagio and Jet at the Mirage, on Monday nights at the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.

“They get a kick out of me,” Anzalone says. “I’m like the Godfather.”

Today’s top DJs spin in a different world. They have managers and booking agents. They remix songs and produce their own tracks and hit dance CDs. They are tech-savvy.

“They have a computer program now that they load into their laptop computer and it is interfaced with the mixing board,” Anzalone says. “They carry all of their records on the program in the laptop. It’s a lot easier to bring a laptop than hundreds of records.

“But if they had to do it live, without the computer, it wouldn’t sound so incredible.”

When he has a gig, he prefers vinyl on a turntable.

When Anzalone moved to Vegas in 1996, there wasn’t much of a club scene. Drink, a club at Harmon and Koval avenues, was the hot spot. It was the only place in town that catered to the younger crowds.

“The hotels’ marketing people and entertainment people were like 50, 60 years old. They didn’t understand the young people,” Anzalone says. But they understood that young adults were leaving the casinos for the club. So they hired young people to start nightclubs in the casinos.

The nightclub scene exploded and DJs provided the dynamite.

“Las Vegas became a destination for the young and hip, 21 to 35, with disposable income,” Anzalone says. “And DJs have become the stars of the Strip.”