Tuesday, 19 April 2011


It was only a matter of time, right? Not content with simply sharing top billing at festivals the world over, dance music moguls Tiesto and Deadmau5 have stepped into the studio together.

Last Friday 15 April, Tiësto revealed on Twitter that he was heading into the darkened den where the mau5 plies his trade (and updates Facebook). The hook-up was later confirmed by the mau5: “well, finished the groundwork for a new track with tiesto tonight… woop! gunna leave him with the stems for now while i tour around for a bit, then we’ll crack on with it later! we so excited.”

Just when the track will surface is unclear, but the results will surely be bombastic. Tiësto is on quite a collaborative streak at the moment, with recent efforts alongside Hardwell, Marcel Woods, Angger Dimas and Toolroom Knights ringleader Mark Knight on the Beatport-conquering Beautiful World.

“I’ve spent a lot of time making underground DJ tracks again, because I forgot about that a little bit,” the Dutchman enthused to MTV recently. “I haven’t been in Beatport in years. Tiësto is more ‘straight to iTunes’, so I like it that I’m back in the Beatport charts again.”

While Tiësto’s definition of ‘underground’ may be a little skewed, there’s no question that a hook-up with Deadmau5 has ‘Beatport blockbuster’ written all over it.

The reluctant superstar had this to say about Tiesto in his recent ramble “You know, he’s getting very electro-housey and he’s doing stuff with Diplo – who’s like the opposite of trance – and that’s a great thing to see an artist of that level branch out. Because I don’t want to hear the same shit all day. And I don’t want to hear 20 other guys trying to emulate that one guy’s same shit...”


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