Lodato wins DJ Times remix of the year award

Lodato is an artist who, until a year or two ago, was unknown. The speed at which he has found the limelight is stunning, and his incredible ability as a producer has now been recognised by the industry. The DJ Times have announced Lodato as the winner of their ‘Best Remix of the Year Production’ for his remix of Twenty One Pilots ‘Heathens’. After an astounding six months, which has seen multiple charting hits such as the original production ‘Older’ and an official remix for Clean Bandit, he shows no sign of abating.

Real name Salvatore, Lodato grew up in New York alongside his long-time collaborator Joseph Duveen who also features on his hits ‘Breathe Again’ and ‘Older’. A producer from a young age, he has honed his talent and with his last few releases has shown just how talented he is. With his tracks being picked up by industry heavyweights such as Overdrive, Interscope and Atlantic Records, he is quickly becoming presented to the world as a production powerhouse with a huge future.

The award is indicative of how respected Lodato has already become, and is sure to be the first of many in the future. The revered DJ Times awards are notorious for giving out awards to only those most deserving and it means a lot to Lodato having won. Other winners at the Miami awards show last month included The Chainsmokers and Marshmello. The show was hosted by many artists including Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren and Steve Aoki.

Adding the Pioneer CDJ inspired award to his trophy cabinet will fill Lodato with pride, but his previous successes with his singles, including reaching #1 on the Billboard Charts with ‘Older’, mean he will inevitably be striving for even bigger wins in the future.

Tiesto wins first Grammy for his remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me”

From his tremendous original songs and remixes, unforgettable live shows and penchant for offering some of todays brightest stars their first big breaks, Tiësto is a dance music superstar in the truest sense. Voted “The Greatest DJ Of All Time” by Mixmag and the “#1” DJ by Rolling Stone, Tiësto was one of the first dance music artists to break through into popular culture having performed at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games while also having a statue at the famed Madame Tussauds created in his honor. He’s also the only dance music artist to have their own channel on Sirius XM; putting Tiësto in the company of Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Grateful Dead and Eminem.

Despite a career filled with so many achievements, there’s one award that had proven elusive for Tiësto. He was first nominated for a Grammy Award in 2007 for his album Elements Of Life in the “Best Electronic/Dance Album” category but did not take home the prize. Little did any of us know that in just a few years time Dance Music would take over the world – but there’s Tiësto on top and at the forefront of the industry. So here we are nearly ten years since his first Grammy nomination Tiësto brings home the music industry’s top award for his remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me.”
“Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to accomplish so many of my dreams and goals but it wasn’t until last night that I was able to bring home something that I’ve wanted for a very long time. It was such an honor to step on that stage and accept the Grammy for Best Remix for my remix of John Legend’s “All Of Me”. Receiving the award for this remix was even more special because I made this remix only because I loved the song and thought I could add something special to it and John agreed! I want to dedicate this award to all of my fans for their love and support,” Tiësto says

Tiësto will be celebrating his award in his typical fashion – by playing live and making new music for his fans. It will be a busy spring as Tiësto preps the fourth installment of his acclaimed “Club Life” album series. After volumes dedicated to Las Vegas, Miami and Stockholm can you guess where his heart lies for the newest edition? More on that soon.

Tiësto North American Tour Dates

2/28 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
3/1 – EDC Mexico – Iztacalco, Mexico
3/14 – Echostage – Washington, DC
3/15 – Echostage – Washington, DC
3/19 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
3/20 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
3/21 – U.M.E – South padre Island, TX
3/27-29 – Ultra Music Festival – Miami, FL
3/28 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
4/1 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
4/16 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
4/17 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
4/25 – Hakkasan – Las Vegas, NV
4/26 – Wet Republic – Las Vegas, NV

Cedric Gervais – The Look (Original Mix)

Ani Quinn – Spark The Night (Mr. Best Remix)