As far as music production goes, Tiësto has always been quite a tastemaker. He is, after all, the “swag” of the electronic dance music industry.
Recently, in anticipation of his Budweiser STORM Music Festival gig, the esteemed DJ/producer quickly whipped up a little something special. Tiësto took his “Change Your World” single (that previously appeared on his “Club Life Vol. 4: New York” compilation) and gave it a little Chinese flavour. He enlisted Chinese pop star Jane Zhang to reimagine the track, which originally featured the male vocals of Nashville-based singer/musician Morgan Karr.
Now, in case you don’t know who Jane Zhang is, she’s a pop singer who has made a name for herself in the Chinese music market, having collaborated with the likes of Jacky Cheung and Wang Leehom in the past. More recently, she contributed a song for the soundtrack of American sci-fi action film “Terminator Genisys” with hip hop recording artiste Big Sean, titled “Fighting Shadows.”
In the Chinese version of “Change Your World”, Jane Zhang sings new verses and what sounds like a different chorus, and totally aces it. Proving that she could probably be one of the rare few non-English speaking vocalists who can make a dent in the now highly saturated electronic dance music sphere.
Listen to it here:
So, do you think that his foray into the Chinese music market is successful? Do you like the track or not so much? Feel free to discuss that in the comments box below!
There’s also a behind-the-scenes clip where both Tiësto as well as Jane Zhang talk about their “Change Your World” collaboration.
The Budweiser STORM Music Festival 2015 in Shanghai is slated to happen on 2nd and 3rd October. Also happening in conjunction with the festival is none other than the world’s most influential and forwardthinking platform for electronic music, IMS China.