Though no doubt something highly shitty and self-indulgent is in the pipeline. . Shirtless, off their tits, hugging one another. I have no words on the subject of his recent ill-advised collab with syrupy crooner John Legend. Choosing to follow the trends isn't a bad thing at all.
Tracks after tracks are coming in tons like a factory, quantity definitely took the place of quality. Look, vocal trance is an established sect of the genre. If you're a fan of big room house, his newer stuff may interest you. I remember hearing 'Suburban Train' for the first time, on a dancefloor chocker with Ellesmere Port pill 'eds. With each album exponentially worse than the last, it's been a serious downward spiral in quality for our Tijs.
The mighty have fallen and been rewarded handsomely for mediocrity. But i'm being generous here. The album from which that track was called, 'Close to You' is one of my faves of the trance genre, contrasting moody atmospheric numbers with roof-raisers such as '643 Love's On Fire ', as featured some serious diva vox from Club 69 alumna Suzanne Palmer. But no, that will never work. Haha, what is all this whining of his fanboys? And credit where it's due, 'Flesh' by Jan Johnston.
Everyone thinks that pestering him over and over about making trance again will actually get him to make trance again. It was a magical, mind-bending experience. What is it with groundbreaking producers who insist on warbling all over their own tracks? In 1998, Tiësto met producer and this led to a long and successful collaboration. His latest opus was a festering turd of an offering that has no business being played in your crib or in your car. I would rather listen to someone pushing out a noisome and miasmatic shit the morning after a serious curry, than hear that again. But when he changed, I didn't give a f. As for the music itself well I guess I better not use words like mediocre in case I am perceived as being bereft of credibility!! It would be more tuneful.
Tiesto is just an idolistic brand. Ciggies and glosticks on the go. Tiesto the man has always been irrelevant and should remain as such. It's no secret that this guy's output has gone to utter and complete shite in the last ten or so years, as he produces one by-numbers bag of wank remix after the next. In 1997, he founded the label with. Yeah I get it, the main consensus is that Tiesto's music has been declining since the turn of the decade, and I generally agree with that. So get over it; stop wishing for nostalgia that will never come.
And now ranting and cursing around about him because he. Tiesto has prolifically mastered this into an artform. However, don't forget that Fade laid down the blueprint for the Tiesto retake care of their dramatic, proggy epic rendition. The music is simply iconic of a celebrated epoch in trance history. Remix-wise, it's true that he gave us 'Silence' by Delerium. I don't get why 'Adagio for Strings' is so lauded.
Think of it as Team Tiesto or whatever helps you sleep at night but the focus needs to be on the music. Tiesto have always been just a hand of smelly poop packed in a fancy box, nothing else. This whole marketing machine became definitely ugly after the Kaleidoscope album in 2009, but even that was better than any rubbish crap they do nowdays. As someone else rightly pointed out, this variety of of teeny-bopper, underage-disco cheddar had started to lose its cool by the beginning of 2003. Definitely give some of his older works a listen.
Check it out for yourself. If you hate his new stuff just listen to his old stuff. I haven't listened to every Tiesto track cause i really can't be arsed, most bore the living shit out of me before i get 1 minutes into it. No one will ever know what it feels like to be you, k? It's no secret that his shift from Trance to Big Room House caused a noticeable drop in quality. However, while I'm not a large fan of big room house, his most recent works aren't terrible, just don't expect something far from the easily monetized generic music you'd find on Spinnin Records. At least Tiesto hasn't subjected us to that particular delight, as yet.