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In his 15 years as one of the leading artists in electronic music, Australian songwriter, composer, record producer and DJ tyDi, née Tyson Illingworth, has seen, heard and done it all. Through his extensive discography, which includes five full-length albums, countless singles and remixes, and numerous EPs across diverse genres, he’s topped global charts, he’s toured the world and he’s made his indelible mark on the music world. Now, tyDi reinvents his sound once again via Collide, his new studio album out today via Global Soundsystem Records.
On Collide, tyDi bridges the worlds of electronic and orchestral music as he presents a completely new sound in uncharted territories. The album threads a gorgeous sonic narrative built on precise composition, progressive musicality, intelligent sound design, layered songwriting and grandiose orchestral scoring. An accomplished musician in his own right, tyDi enlisted 2 X GRAMMY award winning composer and seasoned vet Christopher Tin to help bring Collide to the masses.
Best known for his composing and scoring work across the concert music, film and video game industries, Tin has won multiple awards and accolades: In 2011, his choral piece Baba Yetu from the video game Civilization IV became the first piece of video game music to ever win a Grammy Award, while his album Calling All Dawns took home a second Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album that same year.
“When you watch a film with an intense score, you’re swept away to a different planet. The atmosphere, emotions, melodies and instruments captivate you. That feeling doesn’t always enter the dance realm. I wanted to capture that magic and bring it to the electronic world,” tyDI says.
Through its 12 original tracks, Collide creates an unprecedented musical journey that transports listeners off the dance floor and into the concert halls.
“Ultimately Tin and Illingworth have initiated not only the conversation, but the collaboration, that will surely dispel the stigma that electronic music is not real music. Take one listen to Collide, and it is suddenly apparent what open-minded collaboration can do to shatter the boundaries of current categories and propel music into the future.” – Dancing Astronaut
“Collide fuses progressive song composition with an alluring, multi-textural blend of symphonic and synth-drizzled notes – in partnership with Tin – to create a soundscape befit for a film.”
– DJ Mag