Category: Tiesto

DJ Tiesto headlines massive show Oct. 8 in Carson

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DJ Tiesto will headline what’s being billed as “the largest single DJ event in U.S. history” on Oct. 8 at the 27,000-capacity Home Depot Center in Carson. The Dutch deejay and producer will be joined at the show, which concludes his Club Life College Invasion Tour, by Diplo and Dada Life as well his College Invasion Tour opener,  DJ Porter Robinson.

The North American tour opened earlier this month in Madison, Wisc., and includes stops in Ontario, Canada; New York; Norfolk, Va.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Austin, Texas; and San Diego before reaching its conclusion in the L.A. area.

L.A. has always been such a welcoming city to me and it’s been a while since I've played there, so to be able to finish off the college tour with such a great show is really special," Tiesto said in a statement announcing the 18-and-over show, for which tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.


L.A. scene inspires his sound

Entranced by L.A.'s vibe

Dutch DJ breaks out of his trance

-- Randy Lewis

Photo: DJ Tiesto. Credit: Stephanie Pistel

Tiesto sets the tone for Electric Daisy Carnival at Playhouse Hollywood


To the rest of the world, Wednesday night was just a chance to catch a breath before the end of the work week. But for vigilant Tiësto fans with tight clothes and loose cash, the title of his song “Work Hard, Play Hard” was never so apropos.

The evening/early morning set by the world-conquering DJ doled out a night of hump day revelry at the Electric Daisy Carnival’s L.A. pre-party at Playhouse Hollywood. That’s right, all the midnight debauchery minus the sweaty car ride to Vegas. The undulating crush of bodies bordered on scary, but rapturous hoots and hollers of clubgoers offered reassurance that concertgoers wouldn’t be mercilessly sucked under the current of this massive dance party.

Announced only Tuesday, the packed show was touted as an “intimate” event with the world’s No. 1 DJ, with a limited stack of 300 tickets available starting at $100 via presale. Those who missed the presale were looking at a $175 price tag. Inside, a collage of jet-set partiers climbed to the top of VIP booths, surveying the crowd while others perfected camera poses on the stage with the headlining DJ  as they pushed to be next to him and an arsenal of glowing laptops and mixers.

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Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, Muse, Thom Yorke lead lineup


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The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will bring a youth movement to the low desert this year. After several years of graybeard headliners, California’s signature festival is going back to the future with younger acts including Gorillaz, Muse, Jay-Z, Thom Yorke, MGMT, Hot Chip, Spoon, Vampire Weekend and LCD Soundsystem at the very top of the bill for the three-day concert that begins April 16 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio.

There are some flashback acts, including Woodstock icon Sly Stone and the Family Stone, 1980s alt-rock group Echo and the Bunnymen and reconstituted college-rock outfit Pavement, but they're not leading the bill as Paul McCartney, Prince and Roger Waters did in past years.

The presence of rap superstar Jay-Z will raise the eyebrows of those fans who like to think of Coachella as an indie oasis on today’s live-music landscape; hip-hop stars such as Kanye West, the Beastie Boys, Lupe Fiasco and Kool Keith have performed at Coachella in the past but none of them tap into the same street imagery and conspicuous consumption ethos that defines the $150-million mogul.

Jay-Z is also a somewhat unexpected booking because he has a performance -- for which tickets are still available -- at the Staples Center on March 26. The hip-hop star will close out the opening night of the fest on Friday, when other performers will be LCD Soundsystem, rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Specials and John Lydon's post-Sex Pistols experimental outfit Public Image Ltd. 

Saturday night will be headlined by Muse, Faith No More, DJs Tiesto and David Guetta, MGMT, Hot Chip and Jack White's The Dead Weather. Sunday will close with Gorillaz, Yorke, Spoon, Parisian electronic rockers Phoenix and dance veterans Orbital.

The desert event has won a reputation among fans for showcasing artists on the comeback trail, and rock acts such as the Pixies and Iggy & the Stooges made splashy returns at Coachella. Pavement, a staple of the '90s alt-rock scene, has been an expected Coachella headliner since announcing its reunion at the end of 2009.

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Everybody dance now: Tiësto teams up with Tegan and Sara


The dance floor is getting pretty crowded these days. Between the Black Eyed Peas' current foray into electro (breaking Billboard records in the process), rappers such as Pitbull sampling the Bucketheads’ house classic “The Bomb” for his smash “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” (which the Bucketheads nicked from Chicago’s 1979 single “Street Player”) and, of course, the pants-less patron saint of commercial dance beats Lady Gaga's seemingly unstoppable rampage, recording artists far and wide are counting on beats to generate heat this season. Even Christina Aguilera has been eager to let it slip that she’s working everyone from Ladytron to Santigold to M.I.A. on her upcoming album. In 2009, it’s safe to say that dance is the new black.

Still, a collaboration between superstar trance DJ Tiësto and Canadian alt-pop wonder twins Tegan and  Sara is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows on both sides of that unexpected musical fence.

Recorded for Tiësto’s forthcoming album, “Kaleidoscope,” the song “Feel It in My Bones” is a pleasantly inspired combination. Tiësto plays it cool, crafting a subtle but effective atmospheric dance track that highlights Tegan and Sara’s signature vocal melodies.

The sisters and their DJ accomplice have teamed up with music blog Stereogum to present an exclusive stream of the song, with T&S also sending in a quick video message discussing how the song came to be from “an undisclosed shower stall.”

Tiësto’s “Kaleidoscope” (which also features collaborations with Emily Haines, Jónsi of Sigur Rós and Kele Okereke of Bloc Party) is scheduled for release on Oct. 20.

-- Scott T. Sterling

Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times


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