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Tiesto - Adagio for Strings

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Tiesto - Adagio For Strings

Tiesto - Adagio For Strings

Nettwerk Records
With all of the existing compositions of Barber’s "Adagio for Strings," Tiesto really needs to bring something amazing and original for this to stand out. Unfortunately, Tiesto’s version is neither. It is reminiscent of several of the other middle-ground versions of this song. The only thing that helps it stand out is the quality of the sound, which would be decent if the overdriven parts didn’t sound so muddy. If it weren’t for William Orbit’s fantastic rendition or Skip Raider and Jada’s amazing vocal accompaniment, Tiesto might have stood a decent chance. Tiesto clearly has the capability to produce some of the world’s best EDM tracks, it seems like this is just one of the few that didn’t quite make it.

The Danjo & Styles remix doesn’t even seem to include the overdriven sound that made Tiesto’s remotely stand out, which only further seems to make it lost amidst the other "Adagio for Strings."

The Phynn Remix seems to be this single’s saving grace. It is quite distinct and doesn’t follow the same format as previous "Adagio for Strings" remixes. The structure is interesting and fulfilling. I’d have to clearly say that this is worthy of joining the crowning ranks of Barber’s "Adagio for Strings" remixes alongside William Orbit and Skip Raiders. Thank you Phynn for this refreshing mix that will rock dancefloors around the world!

The Fred Baker Remix joins Tiesto and Danjo & Styles in the middle of the pack. This mix starts out in your face, promising to deliver a powerful punch. Unfortunately, that goes on for 3 minutes only to under deliver. Then, out of nowhere, in comes Tiesto’s overdriven synthlines. If overdriven, over compressed sythlines is your thing, this is your track.

If you’re wondering about buying this, do it. The Phynn Remix alone is easily worth the asking price to any Trance addict.

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