Tag Archives: Tiesto

Riptide – What You Want

Riptide is Holland’s Max Bedeker and he came to our attention back in ’09 with his grinding remix of Jennifer Delano’s ‘Amsterdam’. He followed this up with a fantastic remix of Shinichi Osawa’s ‘Love Will Guide You’ that’s still boasting multiple plays on the office stereo months later.

Shinichi Osawa feat Tommie Sunshine – Love Will Guide You (Riptide Remix)

His new tune ‘What You Want’ was featured on Brooklyn Fire’s compilation Fire House Two and recently got played out on #1 DJ In The World, Tiesto’s Club Life Radio show. You can grab a free download of it below

Riptide – What You Want

Check out the rest of the Fire House Two compilation and keep your ear to the rail track for the approach of the next release on Brooklyn Fire, coming soon.

Fire House Two compilation

Brooklyn Fire Twitter

Brooklyn Fire Facebooker

Run Riot

Don’t seem to have heard much from Tom Run Riot recently. That might be just a relative quietness, as he’s been very prolific, or it could be that he’s become a soldier of fortune and is off fighting in the African bush. Or he’s become Roy Keane’s anger management coach at Ipswich. I might have got those two confused.

He’s back now anyway and with a couple of biggies.

I think I may have mentioned before that I’m not a huge fan of Tiesto. I’ve got nothing against him or his particular scene, I just don’t feel what he’s doing most of the time. I probably heard ‘Knock You Out’ when it was released and went ‘puh’ or ‘tsk’ and turned it off after 30 seconds. It’s a bit – nothing really. I’m sure it kicks ass in a Big Room somewhere, but on my cans it does nothing for me.

Add a touch of Run Riot magic and you’ve got something much more interesting. Take the vocal, which is the best bit of the original to be honest, and stretch it over a nice dubstep and I can listen to it again and again.

Tiesto – Knock You Out (Run Riot Remix)

I’ve never been asked to remix anyone, never mind anyone of any renown. I can’t imagine what it’s like when a ‘Name’ comes to you asking for you to rework one of their tunes. I imagine I’d crap myself and get horribly self conscious, then make a load of excuses and miss the deadline. This is why I write shit and don’t produce music.

Not Tom though, straight in there, stamping his mark over this Moguai tune and making it his own. I like Moguai and I’ve got to say I was interested to see what he’d do with this. He keeps pretty close to the original, laying what I like to call the Run Riot Throb (does that sound dodgy? It’s the best I can come up with) over it and giving it a push forward, stretching the breakdown out, then dropping it down nicely – with Mel & Kim giving it some along the way.

Moguai – Get Fresh (Run Riot Remix)

Is it just me, or does the original echo Faithless ‘Feelin’ Good’ somewhat? No, just me? Righto…

C’mon

“Scottish bastards glued my hands together, hasn’t he?”

When I was a kid you used to get vinyl albums consisting entirely of sound effects. Most of them were BBC produced, full of squeaking doors, wind through trees and a sudden blood curdling shrieks. There were also compilations of birdsong, so you could sit in your front room and imagine you were in a forest, surrounded by woodpeckers. It’s suprisingly relaxing and of course you avoid actually being outdoors, bitten by bugs, mud all up your back.

I only mention this as Jarvis Cocker has gone and produced an album for the National Trust that, when I listened to it earlier, brought back all those memorys. It’s an album of sound effects, recorded in and around National Trust properties, like Belton House and Quarry Bank Mill. It’s really good, even though I was expecting…I don’t really know what I was expecting. With Jarvis you never know what you’re going to get I suppose and this really is just an album of sounds. It’s well worth a listen, not all at once; that would be a bit mental, but as a tool to unwind. You can download the whole thing for free here

Tiesto and Diplo – strange one this. Each does his own thing very well and I would never have put them together in a million years. Listening to it you imagine that Tiesto baggsied the top and Diplo took the bottom. It’s a great collaboration really, with some trancey rises before (and I’m guessing) Diplo handles the drop.

Diplo & Tiesto – Come On

My taste for bangers reinvigorated I found this Sick Boy remix of Motor’s ‘Kick It’ on RCDRD LBL. I love Motor, constantly killing it and far too underrated.

Scissor Sisters are back and though I have to admit I wasn’t a huge fan of their first albums, their new stuff sounds great. Produced by Stuart Price the album, ‘Night Work’ is out in June. There are some great remixes of ‘Invisible Light’ about (the Stuart Price one especially), but this one by Siriusmo is my fave at the moment.

Scissor Sisters – Invisible Light (Siriusmo Vocal Remix)

I was going to do a Reset! post, but I haven’t got the time or inclination at the mo. I’ll come back to them later, but for now their remix of Cassius’s 99 is funky as fuck