Tiësto is, without doubt, one of the most established DJs in the EDM scene. Apart from having his music, he dabbles into many business ventures like creating his own line of sneakers. The Dutchman is also a recipient of a knighthood from the Queen of Holland – that’s not something you get to do everyday.
Tijs Michiel Verwest, better known as Tiësto, belongs in a special place in the hearts of many EDM fanatics. Whether you like Bigroom or Trance, he’s done it all. So there’s no doubt that Tiësto likes to swing in and out of genres and his latest album titled The London Sessions is certainly no exception.
Tiësto giving the underdogs a platform
In Tiësto’s seventh album, we see how not only the 51 year old’s style has evolved over the years but also his admiration to collaborate with up-and-coming talent.
Tiësto must be a geography guy because he definitely loves naming his albums and EPs after places. From Shanghai to New York, Tiësto captures the best of every corner of the globe.
The London Sessions does its best to expose and promote local British talent including English-born singer Kamille and Welsh local Violet Skies. This is like 2015 when Tiësto collaborated with Martin Garrix and his career off from there. Tiësto has also included collaborations with megastars ranging from Post Malone to Rita Ora.
It’s worth pointing out that most of the music videos on London Sessions are based around or depict a certain London landmark/icon. In Round & Round, the video focuses on London Bridge; What’s It Gonna Be displays a dynamic image of London’s renowned Regent Street.
A blend of old and new from the Dutchman
Songs like Blue and Nothing Really Matters demonstrate the developing route the Dutchman’s musical career is taking. The whole album sounds like it took a ton of effort to produce. The way the final cuts of the vocals sound make this an album worthy of your playlists.
Popular radio hits such as Ritual, God is a Dancer and of course Jackie Chan, also make an appearance on the Dutchman’s star-studded album.