20 years ago this Essential Mix happened,and it was Tiesto's peak.

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Dj Tiesto - Essential Mix - Radio 1 - 09.09.01

Hooligan – Hear You Now (Grand Chillas Mix)
Planet Funk – Inside All The People (Deep Dish Tatastrumental)
Marc Kelso – Half Lit World (Marc Kelso Vocal Mix)
X-Press 2 – Smoke Machine
Cass & Slide – Glad I Ate Her
Iio – Rapture (John Creamer & Stephan K Remix)
Solicitous – Furthermost (Original Mix)
Chiller Twist – Stringz Ultd (Shelley Mix)
The Infernal Machine – Realistic (Original Mix)
Tiesto & Junkie XL – Obsession (Original Mix)
Midfield General – Coatnoise (Dave Clarke Remix)
DJ Tiesto – Lethal Industry (Original Mix)
Binary Finary – Niterider (Ca-Lo’s Tribal Rework)
Windsider – Hidden Flight
DJ Tiesto – Flight 643 (Original Mix)
Katana – Fancy Fair (Original Mix)
Toneking – Pneu (Housetrap Remix)
Wheed Baskin – Castle Rock (Original Mix)
DJ Tiesto – Suburban Train (Original Mix)
Ivan – Gorki
Max Graham – Sepia

 
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The fact that this thread exists makes me wonder how much 9/11 affected the international electronic music scene. Surely it would have been hard to keep on partying after the September 11 attacks happened. There was a real risk of full-blown war erupting.
 

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Even at his peak he wasn't that good. Some great tracks in there but messily arranged and he generally copied what other DJ's played months or even years after they'd first played it. Sepia is an amazing track to finish a set, mind you.
 
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Even at his peak he wasn't that good. Some great tracks in there but messily arranged and he generally copied what other DJ's played months or even years after they'd first played it. Sepia is an amazing track to finish a set, mind you.

He had the best track selection of any Trance DJ imo. Just look at the build and flow of this set - covering different styles aswell.
 
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To my mind he was always vastly over rated and this set illustrates that. No flow, incongruent and messy track selection, tracks copied which other DJ's had already played months/years before.... And of course his team copied other producers' work and reworked them into their own releases.

Hear you now, Half lit world, Furthermost, Realistic, Obsession, Castle Rock, Suburban Train and Sepia are absolutely brilliant though.
 

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I was going to mention it in the ISOS thread, but Nyana is the only Tiesto mix, including all compilations and recorded sets, that I ever return to. And even then, the flow and mixing isn't always great.

Don't think I would put him in my top 10 DJs.
 

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Even at his peak he wasn't that good. Some great tracks in there but messily arranged and he generally copied what other DJ's played months or even years after they'd first played it. Sepia is an amazing track to finish a set, mind you.

Messily arranged? How? The set builds brilliantly...not many other Trance DJs were combining chill,breaks,house,trance and into techier stuff near the end. I think people just bash Tiesto for the attention lol.
 

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Messily arranged? How? The set builds brilliantly...not many other Trance DJs were combining chill,breaks,house,trance and into techier stuff near the end. I think people just bash Tiesto for the attention lol.
Throwing a random mish mash of tracks together is bad arrangement. They are also incongruent with each other, e.g. Rapture, fairly commercial vocal house, followed by Furthermost (deep uplifting trance). Then he throws in a random techno track here and there (Coatnoise) or tech house (Smoke Machine). He follows up Coatnoise with Lethal Industry, which has a melody like something out of a Disney movie. I could go on and on.

Apart from his own productions he's largely playing the tracks other DJ's had played already. PvD played Realistic 18 months earlier. In fact, he never even selected his own records. That was done for him by his team. He just put them together randomly and without any skill in mixes like this. There's nothing good about combining different styles if they sound out of place with each other. To say it's Tiesto bashing for the attention is just silly and a personal attack.
 

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Throwing a random mish mash of tracks together is bad arrangement. They are also incongruent with each other, e.g. Rapture, fairly commercial vocal house, followed by Furthermost (deep uplifting trance). Then he throws in a random techno track here and there (Coatnoise) or tech house (Smoke Machine). He follows up Coatnoise with Lethal Industry, which has a melody like something out of a Disney movie. I could go on and on.

Apart from his own productions he's largely playing the tracks other DJ's had played already. PvD played Realistic 18 months earlier. In fact, he never even selected his own records. That was done for him by his team. He just put them together randomly and without any skill in mixes like this. There's nothing good about combining different styles if they sound out of place with each other. To say it's Tiesto bashing for the attention is just silly and a personal attack.

None of it sounds out of place at all to me. Who cares what other DJs play.
 

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Well if it works for you, great!

Theres nothing wrong with mixing something Rapture into Furthermost...DJs should be applauded for mixing styles like that...not just 138 trance all the way through. Thats where most DJs go wrong... There was so many great tracks i discovered on this journey like Smoke Machine,Strings Unlimited...i bought a load on vinyl myself.
 
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