The world’s number one DJ/producer Tiësto has set another musical milestone with a new collaboration merging his own unique sound with the prog rock of South Africa’s hottest emerging band BLK JKS.
As part of a global Smirnoff Experience™ event in South Africa called ‘Mashup Street’, Tiësto has created a new and exclusive track for download, available now on NovaNation!
“Dreaming” has the Dutch dance music superstar’s signature all over it, with a brooding synthy intro and a building bassline pulsating then breaking to reveal BLK JKS’ intense vocal.
The electro-trance breakdown follows a cinematic mix of rising strings and a chorus of call and response using a bass hook of epic proportion, infused with blips of township funk and kwaito bop.
Download "Dreaming" here:
Tiësto is no stranger to collaborations having recently worked with the likes of Nelly Furtado and Jónsi from Sigur Rós, but even the man himself admitted this one was something special:
"Over the past year, I’ve done several collaborations with artists from a variety of genres, but have never worked with an artist from South Africa. I was excited by the opportunity to work with an act like BLK JKS, who are influenced by their South African roots, but also have some dance music sensibility. I’m looking forward to playing “Dreaming” live for the first time on May 15 at Smirnoff Experience™South Africa and on tour this summer."
You can watch a live stream of Tiësto's performance at the Smirnoff Experience™ event in South Africa this Saturday 15 May here.
Tiësto's Magikal Journey - The Hits Collection 1998-2008 is released Friday 14 May.