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World famous DJ Tiësto (Tijs Verwest) picked up from his “Club Life College Invasion Tour” that started early December of 2012, made a visit to the Mullins Center at University of Massachusetts Amherst. We were quick on the draw and immediately had to see this legend in action. Dutch DJ Quintino and Australian DJ Tommy Trash have also made a number of appearances here in Boston in the past few months, tagging along with Tiësto on his tour.
The Dutch superstar has come down a long road in his 20+ years producing and DJing all over the globe. His reputation is certainly one to look up too, from playing at small clubs, to later on signing to record companies. His music can bring anyone back to their childhood with old tunes like “Suburban Train” from his first album, In My Memory, to some high school throwbacks like “Escape Me” or “Louder Than Boom.” But wait, earlier last week an article from Billboard reported that Tiësto would be cooking up a new album of his own, including another installation following up his “Club Life Volume 1 & 2” that released in 2011 and 2012. A fresh new album after his Kaleidoscope in 2009 is something to look out forward to, aside from the singles and collaborations he has already recently done.
Tiësto’s journey to Amherst was a memorable event for everyone. As some may know, Tiësto had made an earlier scheduled date at the Mullins Center but unfortunately due to back injuries he had to take a month off from performing. After a few months, he was ready to get up and continue his tour where it left off. Even with the changes in schedule, there was still a “ZooMass” amount of students attending the show.
As Tiësto took the stage, he opened with the song “Chasing Summers,” that had the whole crowd taking out their cellphones and recording the countdown of a memorable show that lighted up the arena like a massive herd of fireflies. Throughout the whole show, the energy escalated tremendously. Mixing tracks from his comfort zone of House and Trance music to collaboration hardstyle tunes “Hell Yeah!” featuring Showtek and the Trap mix of Hardwell’s “Spaceman.”
Tiësto knew how to get crowd moving even with humorous, unique little dance moves he was showing off on stage that pleased the crowd. With a few decades, he has not lost his touch holding his crowds attention. Tiësto embodies the charisma while playing his tracks that keeps electro house and trance ravers going at it all night. No wonder he is considered a legend, for as long as he has been around. With songs like “We Own The Night” that has the melodies and vocals that hypnotize you in a trance state, to remixes with Afrojack and Shermanology such as the song, “Can’t Stop Me Now,” that you can’t but help mouth the lyrics to and feel the level of highness that overwhelms your entire body.
With the unique experiences that one goes through in a Tiësto concert, it’s definitely everything up to the songs, your fellow ravers, and the environment itself. Throughout hardcore and epic songs that have you raging hard, an epic laser lights show was greatly performed by Tiësto to set the scene for tracks like the remix “In My Mind” by Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay, which in my opinion is an all time favorite. Rays of moving green, purple, red, blue, and orange shined bright throughout the entire arena stage that you couldn’t help but become mesmerized emotionally by what was in front of your eyes.
You can always expect something amazing from Tiësto and with a few upcoming surprises and gifts he has in store for us for 2013, it is something to look up for. Make sure you continue to stay tune with this artist and all his contests, music, fashion and tours.