November 27, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

UMass tight end Jean Sifrin mulls future, potential NFL career -

Thursday, November 27, 2014

UMass basketball trounces Northeastern 79-54 -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Students and staff discuss racial and social inequality following Ferguson decision -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

UMass hockey falls to Vermont, 3-1 -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

No indictment for Ferguson cop -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chancellor addresses campus regarding grand jury decision in death of Michael Brown -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Northern Illinois hangs on against Ohio, Hunt carries Toledo to victory -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SGA passes 10 motions at meeting Monday night -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Students and UMPD work together during the annual ‘Walk for Light’ -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘Conscious Consumer’ talk promotes business sustainability -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass hockey looks to rebound against Vermont following Saturday’s blowout at home -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass women’s soccer’s Sverrisdóttir balances a soccer career between two different countries -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘First Demo’ provides a fascinating glimpse of Fugazi in its infancy -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My mental illness does define me (to an extent) -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How to master multitasking -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One Direction hints at newfound sophistication on ‘Four’ -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TV on the Radio sounds rejuvenated on ‘Seeds’ -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass men’s club soccer fundraises its way to Memphis -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass hockey takes accountability and seeks redemption against Vermont on Tuesday -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Large group of males tries to forcibly enter a Hobart apartment over the weekend -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DJ Tiësto to bring Club Life to Mullins Center

On Monday, Sept. 19 at 9 p.m., world-renowned DJ and electronic dance music artist Tiësto will play the Mullins Center.

The concert is part of Tiësto’s Club Life College Invasion Tour, a highly anticipated, nation-wide American college circuit tour. The trek will conclude with a massive performance at Los Angeles’ Home Depot Stadium to a capacity crowd of 26,000 — the largest single headline DJ show in American music history.

We corresponded over e-mail with the Dutch DJ, who was voted “World’s No. 1 DJ” by DJ Magazine three years in a row from 2001-2004. He expressed excitement to be reaching out to his younger fans on this tour.

“I can’t wait,” said Tiësto. “There has been a lot of feedback on my Facebook and Twitter from college students looking for me to play their schools, and I want to reach this fan base that I had not been able to play to.”

Supporting Tiësto on his Club College Invasion Tour is Porter Robinson, an 18-year-old electronic dance music prodigy from Chapel Hill, N.C.. After being impressed by Robinson’s performance in an opening slot on his recent Canadian tour, Tiësto was thrilled with the idea of bringing along a young talent on his college tour.

“I’ve loved the sets he has played and I can’t wait to see what he’s going to bring to this College Tour,” said Tiësto. “It’s great to bring someone young along, especially as we’ll be playing to such a young audience.”

Tiësto has released four studio albums since 2001 in addition to a plethora of remix and compilation albums. His most recent studio album, 2009’s “Kaleidoscope,” spawned a gigantic world tour that spanned 175 dates over 15 months and six different continents, ultimately playing to over a billion people worldwide.

Primarily known as a trance artist in his early career, Tiësto has shown an affinity for experimenting with and changing his sound, especially in his later studio albums. In addition to his trance roots, he has been known to incorporate elements of progressive trance, electro, house, and even rock and pop into his music.

“I’ve always kept myself open to inspiration, whether from other music I’m enjoying or from all sorts of areas,” said Tiësto. “I let that inspiration dictate where my music goes.”

Tiësto frequently collaborates with other musical artists from varying genres, whether on his own solo albums or on remix and compilation efforts.

One of his first exposures to mainstream success was in 2000 when he remixed Canadian group Delirium’s song “Silence,” which featured Sarah McLachlan.

Other collaborators over the years include Nelly Furtado, Busta Rhymes, Tegan and Sara, Jonsi of Sigur Ros and Three 6 Mafia. Recent notable remixes include a trance version of Katy Perry’s hugely popular single “E.T.” The iconic electronic music artist still has a personal wish list of people to collaborate with.

“I’d love an opportunity to work with Arcade Fire,” said Tiësto. “I think we could produce something really special.”

Ever the diligent artist, Tiësto is planning to begin work on a new studio album after the finish of the Club College Invasion Tour, which he hopes to release sometime next year. When asked what fans can expect from his newest work, he simply replies, “they can expect something really epic.”

Dave Coffey can be reached at dscoffey@student.umass.edu.

 

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