Club Live Vol. 3 Cover

After one year, the world’s #2 DJ, Tiësto, brings us his long-awaited third installment to the Club Life album series; this time paying homage to one of electronica’s most important cities, Stockholm, Sweden. As expected, Tiësto’s own work is the bread and butter of this compilation album. Several of these hits like “Paradise” (with Dyro) and “Back To The Acid” (with MOTi) debuted at Ultra. Aside from the original content, established hits by other DJs see some remixes in this album (Calvin Harris’ “Sweet Nothing”).

“On this compilation you can hear the influence of the new generation of Dutch and Swedish DJs. When I listen back to this mix and the tracks that I produced and remixed, it takes me back to special places and very fond memories of Stockholm. I feel like I became a little bit Swedish over the years and I can honestly say that Stockholm will always be in my heart.” – Tiësto

Below the break, you can read our take on each track, as well as the track’s original release date and label. The title will link to our original post about the track.

01. Tiësto & Dyro – Paradise
June 11, 2013: Musical Freedom
It’s no surprise that Tiësto leads off Volume 3 with his highly acclaimed “Paradise” collaboration with one of Hardwell’s rising protégées, Dyro. The original’s driving, yet gorgeous melody makes for an all-around summer anthem. You can expect a ton of vocal edits to follow this gem, although the original is powerful enough as soley an instrumental.

02. Tiësto – Take Me ft. Kyler England
May 14, 2013: Musical Freedom
The original features vocals by singer/songwriter Kyler England who has previously worked with Armin van Buuren on a few tracks. “Take Me” takes a leap towards Tiësto’s older style of production which will certainly satisfy those life-long fans.

03. Baggi Begovic – Compromise ft. Tab
May 7, 2013: Musical Freedom
Rotterdam-based DJ/Producer Baggi Begovic made his debut on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom imprint with his original prodcution “Compromise.” The track features awesome progressive melodies that sit on top of soothing vocals by Tab.

04. Hardwell – Apollo ft. Amba Shepherd (Hardwell’s Club Life Edit)
November 11, 2012: Revealed Recordings
Apollo” has an indescribable melody which overlays Amba Shepherd’s breath-taking vocals, all while packing signature Hardwell sounds. The Club Life Edit has a shorter intro, a new airy piano overlay right before Amba’s vocals, and a couple of extra drum kicks here and there. Those extremely familiar with the track should find this version refreshing. This track has also seen an official remix album.

05. Tiësto, Mark Alston, Baggi Begovic, & Jason Taylor – Love and Run ft. Teddy Geiger
June 18, 2013: Musical Freedom
Tiësto recruits the talents of Baggi Begovic yet again, this time in a collaboration with himself, Mark Alston, and Jason Taylor in “Love and Run.” This soothing progressive track is complemented by vocals from American singer/songwriter Teddy Geiger.

06. Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity (Tiësto Remix)
February 18, 2013: Interscope Records
Turning away from his typical style, Tiësto surprisingly adds a big-room house feeling to the original. Just like every other producer who produces something “outside-the-box,” he took some heat for this initially. Nevertheless, time has proven that this track is a sure-fire hit when dropped at concerts and festivals worldwide. This one also made the cut for the officialClarity” remix album.

07. Calvin Harris – Sweet Nothing ft. Florence Welch (Tiësto and Ken Loi Re-Remix)
June 18, 2013: Musical Freedom
Tiësto reworks his remix of Calvin Harris’ “Sweet Nothing” with San Francisco native Ken Loi. Amongst the numerous remixes out for this track, both official and unofficial, this one definitely puts in a top performance.

08. Icona Pop – I Love It (Tiësto’s Club Life Remix)
June 18, 2013: Musical Freedom
Tiësto takes Icona Pop’s smash original “I Love It” and twists it for the dance floor by adding an entirely new bassline, melody and massive drop.

09. Passion Pit – Carried Away (Tiësto Remix)
January 22, 2013: Columbia
Released back in January, Tiësto’s “Carried Away” remix by Passion Pit makes the cut for this years album. The big-room, high energy renditions made by the man himself extenuate the golden pop/indie vocals by Passion Pit.

10. Moguai – Champs
March 22, 2013: Size Records
“Champs” is a triumphant return for the German master. Moguai consistently delivers original pieces of electronic dance music, and this release sees him raising the bar once more. “Champs” is a dynamic fusion of progressive and electrosensibilities, playing off its irresistibly infectious synth hook against a grinding bass underbelly and powerful, driving drum line. Tiësto clearly wants “Champs” to dominate both the airwaves and the dance floors alike, leaving it untampered as the tenth track on what is possibly one of electronica’s most influential albums of the year.

11. Alesso vs. OneRepublic – If I Lose Myself
April 2, 2013: Mosley/Interscope
Alesso’s chart-topping remix to OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself” was a clear essential to include in the album. Ryan Tedder’s vocals are simply too brilliant to pass up on as well all know from “Calling (Lose My Mind).” Alesso maintains the euphoric vocals from the original and adds his signature progressive elements to create a life-long progressive beauty.

12. Pelari – Cango
June 25, 2013: Musical Freedom
Swede rookie Pelari gets a tremendous boost by being featured on this album with “Cango.” This track only saw the light of the scene just last week, but don’t let the late release date make you question this track. Pelari starts his track heavy with a beastly drop, then breaks the banger up towards the end with some brass synths. Oddly enough, the official release date is set to be after Club Life, Vol. 3 – Stockholm.

13. Tiësto & Calvin Harris – Century (Tiësto & Moska Remix)
June 18, 2013: Musical Freedom/Ultra
Premiered during his Ultra set, Tiësto releases his and Moska’s rework of “Century” which released back in 2009 off his Kaleidoscope album.

14. Tiësto & DJ Punish – Shocker
June 11, 2013: Musical Freedom
Born on the dark side of the dance floor, “Shocker” is a storm of mayhem from Tiësto and DJ Punish. A driving, aggressive intro builds towards end of the night madness; but not before a sinister drop slaps a bass bomb over the dance floor.

15. Tiësto & MOTi – Back To The Acid
June 11, 2013: Musical Freedom
The aptly titled “Back To Acid” matches Tiësto with fellow Dutch producer MOTi for a track that pays homage to the spirit of dance music’s acid house years. “Back To Acid” brings together a rubbery bassline, electro therapy and filtered vocal for a peak time groove.

16. Tiësto, Quintino & Alvaro – United (Tiësto & Blasterjaxx Remix)
June 18, 2013: Musical Freedom
As a follow-up to this year’s Ultra anthem, Tiësto has chosen to include this remix of “United.” The drop is just as bangin but is characteristically different.

Buy Club Life 3: Stockholm on Beatport (physical album out June 25th)






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