Tiesto and Hardwell - Zero 76
Due to my current budget setup, I get few tracks when and where I can. Because of this, I’ll often be reviewing certain tracks, rather than full releases. I don’t like pirating music. That being said, this is a free track I got from being a member of beatport. How nice of them.
Down to business, this is a great proghouse mix. As any good club mix should do, it made me feel like dancing. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many of Tiesto’s Club Life and other tracks, this one included. To be perfectly honest, I know very little of Hardwell, other than that he, like Tiesto, is Dutch. I’ll make it my mission to listen to more of his stuff and review something of his next.
This is actually a fairly generic track, short of encompassing som of Tiesto’s signature things. I’ve got to listen to something less progressive soon. Not that it’s a bad thing, but I’m going to feel like a broken record soon. The track starts out with the beat, and you get a nice feel for the rhythm. A building sound in the background, the beat speeds up, then you get to unce unce unce. You start pumping your fist, the sound picked up, then the whole thing drops out to a little keyboard segment. Keyboard increase, the background sound resumes, a higher keyboard joins, and the unce unce is back. Everything quiets down, you get a vibrating sound that picks up speed, then it gets clubby. A solid unce unce, and nice keyboard/synth/thingymajigs play you through. Things quiet down to a loud unce, and everything builds back up again. Keyboards alone, repeat. The one thing I DIDN’T like about this mix is that it seemed a bit too… stadium club. If you don’t know what it is, it’s hard to explain. They aren’t inherently bad, I’m just not very fond of them.
Sometimes I feel like I give too much of the songs away in my reviews…