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Tiësto’s trance classic “Adagio for Strings” turns 12 years old today


Tiësto is regarded within the entire industry as one of electronic music’s most legendary pioneers. His work behind the decks and inside the studio has truly been remarkable ever since he began his illustrious career. As a DJ, Tiësto has performed at some of the world’s biggest stage, from festivals like Tomorrowland to major events like the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympics.

As a producer, the Dutch mastermind has released an immense amount of hits, regardless of which genre the tracks fall under. From “Lethal Industry” to “Traffic” and from “Dance4life” to “Red Lights”, Tiësto’s discography has been nothing short of spectacular.

From his long list of memorable releases, one track that quite stands out is his 2005 classic “Adagio for Strings”. Listed as the fourth single from his second studio album ‘Just Be’, this track was undoubtedly one of Tiësto’s biggest releases and is also considered by many people as one of the greatest dance records of all time.

With its uplifting trance elements and up-tempo breakdowns, “Adagio for Strings” was truly a masterpiece that countless fans have come to love. Today, the track turns 12 years old and to celebrate, let us relive Tiësto’s gem below and take a trip down memory lane.