As Electric Zoo stands as 2016’s festival closer, it’s no wonder the venue’s lineup take full advantage of the opportunity to go out with a bang. Among those included: Flux Pavilion, The Chainsmokers, Big Gigantic, Steve Aoki, and more, the festivals Main Stage was certainly the place to be this Labor Day weekend; headlining were none other than EDM giants: Bassnectar, Hardwell, and the Trance lord himself, Tiësto.
This year was a big one for the Dutch DJ as he played spots worldwide. From major landmarks like Tomorrowland, Ultra, EDC Vegas, to EZOO, his sets have been nothing but inspiring for those continuing to celebrate this ever growing industry. Serving Saturday’s top set time, Tiësto went out with a bang as he included a slue of ID’s and tended to fans wishes by going back in time to dedicate a major part of his set to his Trance roots. For over an hour, Tiësto and his fans honored the pioneer’s 20 year run, and his cultural impact that doesn’t seem to slow down.
With a slue of Spinnin’ releases under his set-belt, the set captivated concertgoers as it sampled the best on the market today. ID’s showcased included an original remix of his track “Just Be”, and others “Epic”, “Hey Brother”, and “Mammoth”. Starting the set off right however, Tiësto stunned the crowd with previews of The Chainsmokers, and a powerful salute to “Rock The Party” by Jauz and Ephwurd.
Tiësto rounded off his set with 4 pure Trance classics, “Adagio For Strings”, “Platinum”, “He’s A Pirate”, and “Silence”.
As the mastermind continues to raise the bar for what’s expected from those following his footsteps, the biggest lessons a producer should be educated on are to stick with one’s foundation. Tiësto’s set was inspiring, and hindered to the effervescent idea of one’s roots remaining in the forefront, and never set to the back burner.
Listen to Tiësto’s Electric Zoo set below and get nostalgic with us.