Monday, March 21, 2011

Ultra Fest Preview: Tiësto - #1 DJ in the world...?

Is Tiësto the #1 DJ in the world?

Well, he was named "World’s No.1 DJ" 3 consecutive times by DJ Magazine from 2002 through 2004. But 7 years later, this guy is not only going strong (he's ranked at the #3 spot in 2010), he may be bigger than ever...

Let's go over the facts:

- In January 2011, he was named "The Greatest DJ Of All Time" in a Mixmag poll.
- In 2004, he was the first DJ to play live on stage at the Olympics.
- He's got a wax statue at Madame Tussauds.
- He's reached over 130 million hits in YouTube.

And now he's crossing over to the mainstream, harder than before, with his latest collaboration with Diplo and Busta Rhymes - C'mon.

C'mon has been released on Tiësto's own brand new label, Music Freedom. Tiësto explains, “I want to be able to sign artists and release music that as a fan I would listen to. Musical Freedom allows me to do this and hopefully help out some new and exciting developing artists.” (via

Well, Diplo and Busta Rhymes aren't exactly "developing artists" - they've both been in the game for a hot minute. But this recent fusion of House with Hip Hop is certainly a "new and exciting" sound that is taking over the globe, so it's only right that the god of house music himself got in on the trend!

Tiësto will, of course, be headlining at the Ultra Music Festival this week, and Diplo will be there I think it's safe to bet that Busta will be making a "surprise" appearance...anybody want to place a friendly wager? ;)

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