Waiting for a festival line up is intense. The anticipation of seeing all your favourite artists in one place is what makes festivals exciting, but what about if some of your favourite artists collaborated together? Well, the legend that is Tiësto has made that happen, with his latest track ‘Jackie Chan‘ joining Dzeko, Preme, and Post Malone to create the perfect summer anthem.
The track kicks off with a guitar riff that leads into the first slice of vocals before the track really oozes into a strong flow. A funky combination of plucks and guitars force a summer vibe on the track and find harmony with the vocals. As the build up comes, the track mellows slightly, rather than the typical snares and vocal chop loop to lead to the drop. Instead, the instrumental becomes somewhat minimal and puts the spotlight on the incredible vocals dropped on the track from Post Malone and Preme, which take the track up to the drop. The conventional ‘drop’ format hasn’t been taken in ‘Jackie Chan‘, and instead provides a huge summertime twist onto the track. Uptempo and commercial probably describes the drop in simple terms, but the sound quality is expectedly good, given the prestigious artists that have contributed. Although ‘Jackie Chan‘ is not your typical main stage banger that you may expect from the Dutch EDM God, the track certainly has a punch to it that could contribute to a festival set.
Having the ability to exploit the skill of each artist and create a track of high quality is extremely difficult, however this is a prime example for producers to observe. Tiësto and Dzeko combine sounds that reminisce ever so slightly of the old Dzeko & Torres project that is missed by so many electronic music fans. Tiësto has created a habit for remixing tracks to make them less commercial and give more of a progressive house twist, such as his remix of Lean On alongside MOTi, so that could potentially follow in the future.
For now, check out ‘Jackie Chan‘: