Published on September 7th, 2012 | by Ryan Hayes1
Steve Aoki & Tiesto – Tornado (Remixes) Out 9/11/12
In preparation for the release of Tornado (Remixes) on Dim Mak records Steve Aoki has released a music video for his collaboration with Tiesto. If you haven’t heard Tornado by now you are missing out, the track is huge (especially live) and worth multiple listens. The video is a glitch’ed roll coaster of futuristic sequences which conquer the likeness of a pixelated crossover between F-Zero and Star Fox. As Aoiki races through a dreamscape dodging walls and lasers you got to ask yourself, why isn’t Tiesto armed in bad-ass war painted and getting his hands dirty? Well, that’s because he appears as a giant floating omnipotent head which swallows everyone whole. While amazing, Tiesto still should have appeared in corporal form in the video. Nearly ten months after the tracks November 2011 release date the video was a welcome enough surprise until one realizes that it is more of a promotional tool to raise awareness for the tracks three distinct remixes which will be released on September 11th.
Helming the first remix Kill the Noise brings vocals to Tornado with artist Polina. Although the remix is almost hauntingly beautiful for a Dubstep track the only thing that Kill The Noise borrowed from the original was the theme of a tornado. That being said it is a great artistic interpretation of the original and contains the potential to hold its own as an original track. The following track by Vancouver resident Felix Cartal is more of a traditional remix. Bombastic and in your face Cartel takes Tornado’s fast paced delirium and gets down and dirty with it. Raging bass and distortions rule this ferocious remix. Finally Angger Dimas, who Aoki collaborated with earlier this year on Steve Jobs, rounds out the trio with his rendition of the track. Playing as the original on speed Dimas cranked up the tempo and tweaked out the pitch. Dimas strays the least from the source.
Tornado (Remixes) release September 11th on Dim Mak records and run at $9.99 for the four track set.