instant hits

now defunct pop blog; archived

Tag: tiesto

Ladytron – Ace of Hz (& remixes)

The lovely, lovely Ladytron are about to put out their Best Of (guaranteed amazing – more on this theme tomorrow) called Ladytron 00-10, which has a nicely appropriate binary feel to it.

In the meantime, as well as working on their fifth studio, they’ve just unleashed a couple of remixes for their latest single Ace of Hz, out tomorrow. You can buy it with money, listen to it (and some remixes) below, or head over here to download an MP3 of the Punks Jump Up radio remix. Which is pretty decent.

My pick of the bunch below though is the Tiesto mix, which takes the original’s (slightly excessively) glacial vibe and drags it kicking and screaming into some massive arena. Of course it does.

Ladytron – Ace Of Hz EP

Ladytron – Ace Of Hz (Punks Jump Up Remix Radio Edit)

Tiesto (ft. Tegan & Sara) – Feel It In My Bones

In brief: Second song this week that actually featured in my Best of 2009 list. Highlight of uberstar-DJ Tiesto’s indie-starlet-heavy Kaleidoscope record, this finds Canadian twins Tegan & Sara dominating a really rather moving actually track that should, by rights, be massive.
See also: Emily Haines off of Metric lending her lovely voice to another track off of Kaleidoscope.

Read the rest of this entry »

Top 50 Singles 2009 (30-21)

Here comes part 3! Click back a few posts for parts 1 and 2. There’s a bit more obvious pop this time around, but a couple of tasty semi-obscurities and treats in there too. All good fun. 2009 has been a pretty good year in pop, I’m starting to think…

Numbers 30 to 21 are behind the clicK…

Read the rest of this entry »

Tiesto ft. Sneaky Sound System – I Will Be Here

sneaky sound system

Dutch trance dude Tiesto is generally better known for filling enormodomes (and Olympic opening ceremonies) as a DJ than for his own releases. New album Kaleidoscope should change that, packed as it is with chart-friendly tunes featuring big name guests like Nelly Furtado and Kele from Bloc Party, as well as a few more interesting choices from further leftfield. This first single is a decent slab of dancefloor friendly pop, but it’s especially worth looking out for the tracks featuring Emily Haines of Metric and Tegan & Sara.

Read the rest of this entry »