Nope, it has nothing to do with the refrain of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful”—but it does have to do with “you.” “Thank U for a great 16th edition of Ultra Music Festival Miami,” says the intro to the festival’s wrap-up clip, just posted on YouTube. “This video is for you, and all the rest of the Ultra fans worldwide that attended the event at Bayfront Park Miami or viewed the UMF TV live-stream on YouTube.”
Tiesto is one of the most prominent names each year on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list each year. Not only has he taken a handful of #1 titles, but since 2002 he’s never dropped below #4 on the list. To say the least, the readers of DJ Mag really like Tiesto. Fittingly, after his #4 showing on last year’s list, the magazine sat down with the man born Tijs Michiel Verwest to talk about his wins over the years, and what his first gigs were like.
Welcome to our chock-full Thursday edition of the Morning Roundup. This time out, we’ve got Breach debuting his new track “Artis,” Tiësto talks about leaving trance behind in 2008, and Coachella’s must-catch artists out in the desert. Right this way for today’s complete wrap-up.
Play fanatics! This week, we’ve got a real blockbuster exclusive tailor-made just for you. For our exclusive BT Producer Challenge, you have the unique opportunity to sign-up, download a free 30-day trial of the new BreakTweaker plug-in (a collaboration between iZotope and BT), and use it to create your own original track. Then, BT himself will pick one lucky grand-prize winner as well as two runners-up.
The Roland TB-303 was introduced in the early ’80s to help guitar players have a little buddy to play bass along with them—but they hated it. Then some cats in Chicago picked it up and started making house with it and acid was born. Fast-forward 20 years, long after the original was taken out of production, and we have a million clones on the market: from the plugin, to the one that looks like a pizza box, to the x0xb0x, and on down the list to today’s review subject, Cyclone Analogic’s Bass Bot TT-303.
The festival lineup for this Memorial Day Weekend couldn’t get any hotter. Not only are Movement Detroit, EDC New York, and Mysteryland taking place that weekend, but now Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival has also thrown its hat into the ring, and to entice you, they’ve booked Zedd, Benny Benassi, Hardwell, and Krewella to headline the event.
We know that Tiesto has played a role in the development of many dance-music artists, Martin Garrix being just one of the latest youngsters that he’s taken under his wing. Now Tiesto has partnered with soft-drink company 7UP for their Bubbling UP campaign, which sees him mentoring another six young acts in the making. Moti, Disco Fries, Danny Avila, and Moska are just a few of the Tiesto-affiliated artists who’ll be showcased in the campaign’s 7x7UP event series.
Just after having to cancel an LA gig a week back after hitting his head on an LED screen during a show in San Jose, Tiesto has announced that he’s got another cancellation on the books: his April 4 performance in Caracas, Venezuela.
Yep, it’s time for another list, this one from the venerable DJ Mag, which has named its top 100 clubs from around the world. So what do you need to know offhand? The new entries onto the list include Hakkasan, Light, Zouk Kuala Lumpur, Sky Room, and a few more; a number of Ibiza clubs populate the top 20.