Relive Tiësto’s classic 2005 Essential Mix from Ibiza

Widely regarded as the greatest DJ of all time, Tiësto has been at the top of the dance music tree for as long as you, or I, care to remember.

With a career spanning over two decades, the Dutch producer has not only spawned a series of era defining bangers, but has built his Musical Freedom label, and helped introduced a whole new generation of artists to the dance world, including Oliver Heldens, Dzeko & Torres, and Mike Williams.

These days, the former trance superstar faces calls from his die-hard fans to return to the genre that saw him perform at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, in the face of a string of house and mainstream hits and collaborations with the likes of Don Diablo and Jauz.

With these calls in mind, let’s transport back to a time when Tiësto firmly held his crown as the true lord of trance music, taking a peak at his 2005 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Broadcast at the cathedral of trance, Ibiza’s Amnesia, exactly 12 years ago, Tiësto curated an incredible set, opening with the Stel remix of ‘Innocent Thoughts’ before launching into ‘Physical Overdrive’.

Throughout an incredible mix which saw the legend drop his very own ‘Lethal Industry’ and tracks from the likes of Coldplay and The Drill, the Dutch master kept the tempo high, packing Amnesia with an energy never seen before.

You can listen the full mix below and let us know your thoughts of this unbelievable set in the comments below:

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews. www.journojake.com

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