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Elements of Life

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Elements of Life

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Tiesto
Producers:
Ultra
genre:
Electronic

We gave it a B-

On Elements of Life, the Netherlands’ most famous DJ tries to spice up his trademark up-tempo trance style with fresh influences. Christian Burns, formerly of British boy band BBMak, adds appealingly poppy vocals to lead single ”In the Dark,” while a soaring, sensitive performance from L.A. singer-songwriter Charlotte Martin boosts ”Sweet Things.” Elsewhere, though, it’s back to Tiästo’s pulsing synths and insistently thwacking drum machines — an all-too-familiar combination that’s more likely to evoke apré-club exhaustion than a wild night out.

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