By Scott T. Sterling
Longstanding DJ superstar Tiesto is not taking the current onslaught of EDM lying down.
Instead of complaining about sound-alike tracks and pop music disguising itself as dance music, Tiesto and director Skinny have crafted a sexy Americana road trip with enough skin, tousled hair and euphoric nightlife energy to show EDM newbies how it’s really done.
The clip is for “Red Light,” Tiesto’s latest single released late last year that combines a melodic pop sensibility with the DJ/producer’s trademark trance sound. Tiesto himself shows up for the clip’s climactic moment, when the young ladies’ journey leads them to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, where the DJ presides over a packed club Hakkasan (and coincidentally holds a residency).