In addition to dabbling in various genres, the man has also worked with everyone. From Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren and Junkie XL to David Bowie, Bloc Party, and Busta Rhymes, Tiesto is one of the most well rounded electronic musicians making music today.
His newest release, Kaleidoscope, stands up to all that hype. It’s got this classic trance vibe with progressive beats. Heart thumping, club filling tracks that make you wanna bust out your glow sticks, like “I Will Be Here” with Sneaky Sound System and “Fresh Fruit”, to down tempo, damn near chill out tracks like “Here on Earth” featuring the Cary Brothers and the breezy opener “Kaleidoscope” featuring Jonsi of Sigur Ros.
This album was absolutely, meticulously planned and thought out. From the beats to the tour to the deliberate workings of the album. Every track on here is perfectly placed and so cleanly produced. You can hear every note, every beat, every vocal. It’s fucking flawless. The only complaint I could possibly have is some of the vocalists. For god’s sake, people, please stop using Nelly Furtado. She sounds like a singing corpse.
In addition to releasing this album and doing 150 shows on five continents during his next tour, Tiesto has also been working with Benny Benassi on a track for the upcoming DJ Hero (Frequency rip-off anyone?) and working with Three 6 Mafia on a track for their next album. A