In his 15 years as one of the leading artists in electronic music, Australian songwriter, composer, record producer and DJ tyDi, real name Tyson Illingworth, has seen, heard and done it all. Through his extensive discography, which includes five full-length albums, countless singles and remixes, and numerous EPs across diverse genres, he’s topped global charts, he’s toured the world and he’s made his indelible mark on the music world. Now, tyDi reinvents his sound once again via ‘Collide', his forthcoming artist album set for self-release early 2018 via Global Soundsystem Records.
His latest single ‘Closing In' is the 1st single off of the upcoming album and is a wonderful mix of orchestra and dance music. The beautiful voice of Dia Frampton blends beautifully over the dreamy synths that float over soft piano melodies and dance atop a beautiful brass section with a bed of majestic strings.
On ‘Collide', tyDi bridges the worlds of electronic and orchestral music as he presents a completely new sound in uncharted territories. Collectively, the album threads a gorgeous sonic narrative built on precise composition, progressive musicality, intelligent sound design, layered songwriting and grandiose orchestral scoring. Through its 12 original tracks, Collide creates an unprecedented musical journey that transports listeners off the dance floor and into the concert halls. Four years in the making, Collide unveils tyDi’s latest artistic evolution. It’s a hefty undertaking reflecting his developed skills as a songwriter and producer and traversing many styles and sounds.
“I wanted to make something larger than life,” explains tyDi of the inspiration behind Collide.
“I needed to impress myself by making an album that’s so detailed, so thorough, so musically complex that you couldn’t copy it. This album is so uniquely me; it cannot be duplicated.”
An accomplished musician in his own right, tyDi enlisted 2 X GRAMMY award winning composer and seasoned vet Christopher Tin to help bring ‘Collide' to the masses. Best known for his composing and scoring work across the concert music, film and video game industries, Tin has won multiple awards and accolades.
“To make my dream album, I needed someone experienced who was a king in the composing world,” says tyDi of his collaboration with Tin.
“This is the type of composition you can only get from an entire orchestra, and I owe so much to Christopher.”
For tyDi, it all now comes full circle on Collide, his most ambitious and most challenging project to date. “When you watch a film with an intense score, you’re swept away to a different planet. The atmosphere, emotions, melodies and instruments captivate you. That feeling doesn’t always enter the dance realm. I wanted to capture that magic and bring it to the electronic world.” Still, all the minute details, all the long hours in the studio and all the sleepless nights that went into the album are clearly evident throughout Collide. And, according to tyDi, this is only the beginning.
“I’m at a point at my career where I’m not satisfied doing the same thing. All the ambition, all the drive behind this album comes from the need and internal desire to combine every single thing I’ve ever learned in my musical career and put it into this project, to show everyone what I’m capable of.”