Long admired as the man at the forefront of electronic dance music’s rise in popularity, the Musical Freedom label owner brings a heavy bass feel to the production, teaming up with Sevenn, as Gucci – a headliner at 2017’s Coachella Festival – laces the release with his fast-bars, and wittily lyricised flow.
“My track “BOOM” is already a massive club hit, and I figured that it still had some room to grow with the right feature. I’ve always liked Gucci’s flow and music, so I approached him and he was down! This particular collaboration came together organically” says Tiësto. “What I’ve learned about teaming up with other artists is that everyone’s ear is different and everyone has their unique approach to working with a track. I know my sound very well, which can make collaborations difficult because I’m not willing to compromise my style. But, when my collaborations work, they really work. This track is an example of that.”
This cross-genre collaboration comes after the original track’s massive success, garnering over 100M streams worldwide and widely recognized as one of the most supported tracks among DJs in 2017. As a sign of things to come, ‘BOOM’ kicks off what promises to be a hallmark year for the dance music icon. In addition to the music, Tiësto has announced several major tour dates for 2018, including February shows at Festival Hall in Melbourne and Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, as well as a massive day-long event for Steel Yard London in May. Tickets are on sale now.
With a remarkable career spanning over 20 years, Tiësto remains one of the top dance music acts in the world. Revered for his live shows as well as for his production and remix work, Tiësto is a globally celebrated DJ that has been named “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mixmag and the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone. Through revolutionary moments such as being the first DJ to open the Olympic Games and headlining festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic, Tomorrowland, Ultra and more, he has helped pave the way for today’s modern music landscape. His 2014 album, A Town Called Paradise, yielded Tiësto his first platinum single in the United States with “Wasted” [featuring Matthew Koma] and his first gold single “Red Lights.” In February 2015, Tiësto was awarded a Grammy® in the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category for his remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me.” This was Tiësto’s first Grammy® Award and second Grammy® nomination.
Iconic Atlanta MC Gucci Mane is widely ranked among the most gifted rappers of his generation. He made a triumphant return with critically acclaimed “Everybody Looking,” an album which he completed in just six short days. “Everybody Looking” made an incredible chart debut, coming out at #1 on Soundscan/Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart. Gucci has returned with unparalleled gusto, still backed by his beloved and familiar sound, but with a new air of confidence showcased in his recent projects “Woptober,” The Return of East Atlanta Santa” which featured the platinum-selling “Both ft. Drake,” and the Metro Boomin produced “Drop Top Wop.” He has graced the covers of The New York Times, The Fader, XXL, CR Men’s Book, Paper Magazine and High Snobiety to name a few. Gucci Mane released his book titled “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane” on September 19th, followed by album “Mr. Davis” on October 13th. Gucci Mane has made a number of high profile TV appearances throughout 2017, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and an exclusive interview on MTV News. In addition, his wedding special and 10-episode reality series, Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’Oir: The Mane Event premiered exclusively via BET and received the highest ratings for a premiere in BET history. Just two months after the release of “Mr. Davis,” Gucci surprised fans by releasing his street album “El Gato: The Human Glacier.” 2017 saw Gucci Mane as one of hip-hop’s most prolific and admired artists, which will only continue in 2018.
Sevenn is the American artist/producer duo who, in less than one year, have captivated dance music fans around world with their unique and powerful sound. American brothers Sean and Kevin Brauer met Brazilian superstar DJ Alok in Portugal, and their first release together “BYOB” rapidly became a top hit of 2016, garnering over 6 million streams on Spotify and over 17 million plays on SoundCloud and drawing support from the biggest names in the electronic scene including Oliver Heldens, Tiësto and Jauz. In this short time span, Sevenn has demonstrated their talent through consecutive high-quality releases and has made their career debut at Tomorrowland. With the release of their single “Colors Of The Rainbow,” featuring vocals by their younger sister Kathy Brauer, they have quickly become one of the most sought-after artists and show no signs of slowing down!