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Noisetalgia Podcast 002: Tiesto (2023)

As you are all aware, if you are a regular to this page, I am a bit of a fan of the early Tiesto stuff. The stuff he made before he went and started producing EDM records. I have reviewed many mixes which were or made by Tiesto, or dedicated to Tiesto. But it's not just the last couple of years that I have been a fan: I remember him playing at Innercity 2000, and the place was packed to the max. But I became aware of him just before the end of the 20th century, and started buying everything that money would allow me. Obviously I purchased many of his top 40 hits, which you can find in this mix. I am a bit of a connoisseur, shall I say?

I do love the Millennium sound, that reigned supreme for a long time. Tiesto wasn't the only DJ and producer, there were many like him (Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Cosmic Gate, Svenson & Gielen, and the list goes on), but he led the Trance scene toward this new world. Again, he wasn't the only one, but he certainly did his bit to make it more appealing to the whole world, and the world embraced him. Especially when his first studio album 'In My Memory' came out, in 2001. He was an unstoppable force, and we were ready for him. And the tunes, oh my God, the tunes, they were extraordinary.

And that's when this mix comes in. Indecent Noise decided to come up with a new concept. A bi-weekly mix, dedicated to the finest producers to come out of the Trance scene. The first one was dedicated to Armin van Buuren, which I would have reviewed, but Indecent Noise dropped this Tiesto mix before I had the chance, and truth be told, in my honest opinion, Tiesto any day. Armin van Buuren was just a bit meh. Might be a nice guy, but I would never have him as the best Trance DJ in the world.

It's all about the music, in the end. Tiesto has now gone to the EDM world, so the only thing we've got left, is his music. And Indecent Noise made this hour and a half long mix, containing 19 of Tiesto's records. He's made more, but obviously these are the big tunes.

  1. Tiesto: Forever Today

  2. Kamaya Painters - Far From Over

  3. Schiller - Das Glockenspiel (DJ Tiesto Remix)

  4. Conjure One feat Sinead O'Connor - Tears From The Moon (Tiesto In Search Of Sunrise Remix)

  5. Paul Oakenfold - Southern Sun (DJ Tiesto Remix)

  6. DJ Tiesto - Suburban Train

  7. Delerium feat Sarah Mclaughlan - Silence (Tiesto In Search Of Sunrise Remix)

  8. DJ Tiesto - Lethal Industry

  9. Tiesto feat Kirsty Hawkshaw - Just Be

  10. Jan Johnston - Flesh (DJ Tiesto Remix)

  11. Johan Gielen presents Abnea - Velvet Moods (Tiesto In Search Of Sunrise Remix)

  12. Gouryella - Gouryella

  13. Tiesto - Nyana

  14. Tiesto feat BT - Love Comes Again

  15. Tiesto - Flight 643

  16. Yahel & Eyal Barkan - Voyage (Tiesto Magikal Remake)

  17. Tiesto - Coming Home

  18. Tiesto - Traffic

  19. Tiesto - Adagio For Strings

As the kids would say nowadays 'big tunes fam'. They were the dogs bollocks, back in the late 90s, early 2000nd. Tiesto rocked, and he rocked hard. I know exactly where I was when I bought each single CD + CD single made by Tiesto. And I can still remember how I felt. The music was so intoxicating, and mesmerizing. I was such a fan of his music. Not the biggest fan, like those who know peoples birthdays, birth place, girlfriend, etc. I knew his music, and that's all that mattered to me. I was an innocent teenager, you've got to remember.

I do still love most of Tiesto's songs to this day. And in this new mix you can find a lot of them. Especially the big ones, the very BIG ones: you cannot make a dedication mix and NOT include 'Flight 643', 'Traffic', 'Suburban Train', or the stuff he did as Gouryella. Or what about 'Lethal Industry', also another slammer. The list goes on and on. And I love hearing them again.

Carefully mixed together. Not a fan of all 19 songs though. I can still remember 'Flesh' being played at Tiesto In Concert and Jan Johnston singing it. It wasn't a great performance, and it has scarred me for life. And I never got the hang of 'Just Be'. Give me the other stuff, please. Especially his own productions, the more melodic stuff and less vocal filled anthems.

But, to pick a favourite, is difficult. And even though I do like myself a nice instrumental record, because of the songs in it, I have to pick two, and funnily enough, they aren't instrumental. 'Tears From The Moon', and 'Silence'. To me, they are the biggest ones in this mix. Those vocals actually work, and work well. Especially 'Silence'. My God, the highs she reaches, incredible. And it's a version of this song that has stood the test of time!

I really like this mix, and the concept. Paul van Dyk was the next mix in this series, right? Well, I can't wait for the third instalment, and the following episode. We need more mixes like this one. Thanks Indecent Noise, really neat.

DJ: Indecent Noise

Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance, Uplifting Trance

Mix Info: Noisetalgia Podcast 002: Tiesto

Length Mix: 01:30:02

Tracks: 19 (nineteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2023

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