Tiesto Just Be

Tiesto has earned his title of "biggest DJ in the world” by assuming the position of the Tony Robbins of trance. You couldn’t find dance music more thinly ethereal, fluffily uplifting and overtly cheesy if Yanni, John Tesh and Kitaro met up with Chris Sheppard and Vengaboys to record a three-disc Buddha Bar mega-mix. The album opens with a string arrangement that would fit nicely in a Hollywood action flick, right at the end when the hero’s crying and raising his fists to the raining sky. And with an introductory lyric like "You have become what you have always been,” you know you’re in for some vague shit on the literary front. Most of Just Be finds Tiesto trying to recreate his remix of Delerium’s "Silence” (painfully featuring Sarah McLachlan), the soaring ecstasy-soaked hit that brought him to pay dirt and ruined TV commercials for years. This is spiritual music for people who don’t know what a proverb is. (Nettwerk)