Tiesto switches to dubstep

1 04 2011

“Dutch DJ Tiësto, three times winner of the Top 100 DJs poll, played a low-key gig in Brazil last night during which he played primarily dubstep. Tiësto played a set at the intimate 150-capacity Lov.e club in Sao Paulo at a night called Tranquera, run by DJ/Producer Bruno Belluomini.

Former trance titan Tiësto switched genres last year to electro-house, and it’s thought that this latest change has come about as a result of hanging out with Diplo and visiting Brazilian favelas.

“We were approached by Diplo, who asked if we’d put his friend on for a ‘secret’ set at Tranquera last night,” Bruno Belluomini told DJmag.com “We agreed, but we didn’t know who it was until Tiësto arrived. We’d been asked to bill him as N-Tice, which I guess was a play on words on his real name Tijs.

“We thought the fact that we were having a ‘secret’ DJ down wouldn’t attract any more people down than usual. We were wrong. It was roadblocked.”

Belluomini, a pioneer of dubstep in Brazil, said he was impressed with Tiësto’s selection. “He played really underground, it wasn’t like a dubstep greatest hits set from a Ministry Of Sound CD. He had a box of dubplates that he said he’d cut himself, and he also played some Major Lazer, kuduro and a bit of baile funk.”

Once word got out on Twitter, the club was reportedly mobbed. “A few of Tiësto’s old trance fans turned up in fluoro gear, but when they asked him for ‘Adagio For Strings’ he told them: ‘Fuck off losers and get a life!’”

(via DJ Mag)




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