Tiësto releases “Work Hard, Play Hard” today + new video filmed by his fans + remix contest

A) Tiësto feat. Kay – “Work Hard, Play Hard (Original Mix)”

B) Tiësto feat. Kay – “Work Hard, Play Hard (AutoErotique Remix)”

August 15 on iTunes

Tiësto announces the release of his brand new single “Work Hard, Play Hard” out today on his Musical Freedom imprint. Featuring vocals from Kay, the package includes the original version and a remix from Toronto’s AutoErotique.

In June 2010, Tiësto announced a partnership with Sandisk – the leading manufacturer of flash memory cards for imaging, computing, mobile, and gaming devices – to create a crowd-sourced music video using mobile phone footage from concert audiences around the world. Fans who attended Tiësto concerts recorded their concert experience using mobile phones and then uploaded their footage. Tiësto then selected his favorite fan-generated clips for use in the official music video for “Work Hard, Play Hard (AutoErotique Remix).” The end result is world’s first music video made entirely by fans with their mobile phones.

In its original form “Work Hard, Play Hard” is a track that fit for megaclubs and summer car trips alike. A mix of funky electro synths, driving percussion and a killer lead line, Kay then hits us with those perfectly pop vocals. Featuring a monster breakdown that rattles the room the track is build for summer dance floors globally. The perfect companion, Dim Mak’s AutoErotique brings a rave-roc flavor to their remix and offers a filthier approach to the track. As the track featured in the music video AutoErotique’s bleeding edge remix is sure to please all around.

To celebrate both the release of “Work Hard, Play Hard” and the launch of Tiësto’s unprecedented Club Life College Invasion Tour, Musical Freedom is proud to announce the “Work Hard, Play Hard” remix contest. For this contest, Tiësto and Musical Freedom want to hear your best remix of “Work Hard, Play Hard”. Grab the stems from Beatport or Tiësto University, put your own twist on the track and your work will be in the hands of Tiësto, driving crowds wild across the globe. After you create your remix, upload it to www.facebook.com/tiesto and stay tuned to find out if you’re a finalist.

>From all the entries, Tiësto and Musical Freedom will select their top finalists and on August 22nd fans will be able to vote (via www.facebook.com/tiesto) for their favorites. The “Fan Favorites” will receive Tiësto merchandise packages, pre-paid Beatport cards and more. Tiësto will then select the grand prize winner from ALL the entrants and that winner will have their remix released on Musical Freedom along with a few other surprise rewards to be announced!

Further details about “Work Hard, Play Hard” “Tiësto’s Club Life College Invasion Tour,” contests and additional promotions are available via Tiësto Online

ABOUT Tiësto

Voted ‘The Greatest DJ Of All Time’ by Mixmag and widely regarded as the world’s biggest DJ/Producer, Tiësto has worked with global superstars like Nelly Furtado, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Goldfrapp. His recent Kaleidoscope World Tour spanned more than 175 dates across 6 continents in 15 months playing to over 1,000,000 fans. Tiësto was nominated for two 2010 Billboard Touring Awards and listed in Billboard’s Top 25 biggest grossing global touring acts of 2010.

Tiësto is busier than ever in 2011 with the recent launch of ‘Tiësto In Concert’ in Las Vegas, his monthly residency at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. He is also performing globally in support his recently released Club Life – Volume One Las Vegas mix album and in the fall will embark on “Tiësto’s Club Life College Invasion Tour;” the largest dance music tour to ever hit the American college market.

Musical Freedom, established in 2009, allows Tiësto to explore exciting new sounds from all over the musical map. Launching with the landmark Kaleidoscope artist album, subsequent Musical Freedom releases have included Tiësto vs Diplo – “C’Mon” and “C’Mon (Catch ‘Em By Surprise feat Busta Rhymes),” Tiësto & Hardwell – “Zero 76;” Dada Life “Unleash The F**king Dada,” Henrik B Feat. Christian Älvestam – “Now And Forever,” Kryder – “K2,” and most recently, Sandro Silva & Quintino – “Epic”

Tiësto’s Club Life College Invasion Tour Dates

Thursday Sept 15 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center Expo Hall
Friday Sept 16 – Ypislanti, MI – EMU Convocation Center

Sunday Sept 18 – Syracuse, NY – Oncenter

Monday Sept 19 – Amherst, MA – Mullins Center

Tuesday Sept 20 – Kingston, RI – Ryan Center

Wednesday Sept 21 – Norfolk, VA – Scopes Arena
Thursday Sept 22 – Winston-Salem, NC – Joel Coliseum
Friday Sept 23 – Charleston, SC – Patriot’s Point
Saturday Sept 24– Tallahassee, FL – Floyds
Sunday Sept 25 – Athens, GA – Classic Center
Tuesday Sept 27 – Baton Rouge, LA – River Center
Thursday Sept 29 – Austin, TX – Cedar Park Center

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