Having just played one of Creamfields‘ most memorable sets, celebrating a return to Ibiza after 5 years, and announcing the release of Club life Vol. 5, it might be worth looking back at what brought Tiësto to this particular point in time. For many of the fans that found him during the massive trance boom between 1999 and 2001, Tiësto will always be part of the reason the fell in love with dance music. For a younger generation, he’s the DJ that never seems to get too old to stay relevant. Either way, there’s no doubt that the pioneering DJ loves what he does, and won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
Following his collaboration with fellow Breda born DJ/Producer Hardwell, and the release of their big room hit entitled ‘Zero 76, The Dutch superstar released Maximal Crazy. The track runs down a similar path to ‘Zero 76’, with elements of electro, techno, and trance making an appearance, while clearly moving closer to the sound of the time. Undoubtedly laying the foundation for what would later be coined as big room house. Filled with detuned hoovers, hype man style vocals and stabbing leads that channel the nostalgic sounds of Roland’s JP-8000, ‘Maximal Crazy’ took influence from all of dance music’s favorite genres, and banged them together to create a track that clearly showed a new side of Tiësto.
Now turning 6 years old, the somewhat classic piece of EDM proves that those who dare to move outside the norm, certainly lead the way in an unmatched fashion.