Posted by Scott Willats
I really get the sense that Tiësto is trying to shed his name’s longstanding association with trance. When I interviewed him back in the spring, there was one question that really seemed to make him stop and think: “Now that you’re the biggest DJ in the world, is there ever a moment when you wish you could just be a nobody again and start from scratch?” He paused, smirked a little bit, and told me sometimes the thought crosses his mind.
I think the point he wanted to make is that he’s not a typical trance DJ anymore. The set he performed in Toronto that night in April proved it 100%. And this remix does more of the same. Joker, the UK dubstep DJ, has been chosen by Tiësto for his latest project, and I really like what Tiësto does with this track. More and more, the man is creeping into my heart — and, more importantly, staying relevant to today’s music. Brand new!
Joker feat. Silas – Slaughter House (Tiesto Remix)
Now, on the other side of that remix I have a brand new track from Joker — and funnily enough, it’s titled “My Trance Girl.” Is he switching sides with Tiësto switching sides? No, no, no. This is Joker: UK grime and grit at its purest. The track is clean and polished, but still gives you that dirty feel. It reminds me a lot of the track he did with Jess, but I don’t know that vocals would work here — they might ruin things. This has an anthemic quality around the push. If all trance girls get this dirty, I’m listening to the wrong genre.
Joker – My Trance Girl
Sticking with the dubstep feel, we move on to one of the best labels in the biz right now: Dim Mak. So yes, Aoki is a genius — and they have Canada’s pride and joy, Autoerotique, which is reason enough for us to support this label to the death. But what about those Villains? Their new EP Control the Future has been the bee’s knees on most of the blogs I check out. I tried it once, appreciated it and moved on. Then I tried it again … and this sh*t is heavy. I mean extremely well produced, well timed and killer electro dubstep house.
I hate labeling music, especially when you get an EP like this — because underneath all the names and genres, it’s just … good. Maybe that’s what the next genre should be called: good. I’m going to give you the “Control The Future” track to listen to today, but check the whole EP. It’s worth every penny.
It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means: we’re halfway to Friday, lol. I’m trying to keep my hype levels down until at least tomorrow, but it’s growing. Can’t wait to see Biz and Sam killa killa it. Get your tickets right now!!!
Don’t forget to check out the original video — featuring some dudes I wouldn’t be surprised to see pop their headz in for a quick visit on the Pioneers.
… we all believe in 1 thing, that if you’re doing something, make it big, let it bang, shout it loud, set it up, shut it down, just be sure to make us proud! … xx