Back in 2005, dance music was a long way from the unprecedented heights it has now reached, but some names who have been there since the early days are still going strong today. None more so than Tiësto, who has become an iconic figure in the industry dating back to his early trance days. In the summer of 2005, Tiesto performed a groundbreaking set at Cream in Amnesia, Ibiza, which was later aired on BBC Radio One as part of their Essential Mix Live series.

Over the years, Tiësto’s sound has certainly shifted and he has delved into countless genres during his time as a producer. The evolution of his sound has received a mixed response, with some fans welcoming his new style, and others rejecting it, urging him to go back to his roots. And although he does tend to drop in some classics during his current live performances, it is always refreshing to listen back to some of his past sets to hear his trance music it all its glory.

Guaranteed to create a sense of nostalgia, check out Tiësto’s full Essential Mix from August 2005 below.

Track list:
Kosmos Epsilon – ‘Innocent Thoughts (Stel Remix)’ (Heavy Rotation)
Ijojs – ‘Physical Overdrive’ (White Label)
Hammer & Funa Bashi – ‘Moments’ (White Label)
Deepsky Feat. Jes Brieden – ‘Ghost (Filo & Peri Remix)’ (White Label)
Lucas & Beltram – ‘Trust Me’ (Anjuna Beats)
Sonorous – ‘Protonic (Leama & Moor Remix)’ (White Label)
The Drill – ‘The Drill (Tom Novy Remix)’ ( Alphabet City )
Dave Lambert – ‘Yeah’ (Mostiko)
Rachel Starr – ‘Till There Was You (Gabriel & Dresden’s “12 Step” Mix)’ (Spinnin Records)
Coldplay – ‘White Shadows (DJ Preach Bootleg)’ (White Label)
Scott Mac – ‘Damager (Mac Zimms Remix)’ (Limit Recordings)
Allure – ‘The Loves We Lost’ (Songbird)
DJ Precision vs Terry Bones – ‘Another Situation’ (Somatic Sense)
Ralph Barendse & Sander Van Dien Pres. First State – ‘ First State ‘ (White Label)
Airbiscuit – ‘Lately (Riley & Durrant Remix)’ (Zenith Café)
Tiësto – ‘Lethal Industry (TIC Edit)’ (Universal)
Bart Claessen – ‘Playmo’ (Yakuza!)



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