In my humble opinion, Tiesto is having one of his best years in recent memory. While the trance legend has spent the bulk of his time since his iconic LP Kaliedoscope working outside of trance, it seems that in 2018 he has REALLY found his flow. His last release, ‘Jackie Chan' was entirely surprising. He was able to combine several different artists from various genres under the umbrella of a track that just really worked. Now, this week Tiesto has released an AFTR:HRS remix of Ed Sheeran's massive hit, ‘Happier'.
For those not in the know Tiesto's AFTR:HRS label is a deep house imprint, so when he releases under it, we can expect some more pensive, relaxed cuts. So how does his deeper edit of Sheeran work?
Ed Sheeran – ‘Happier' (Tiesto AFTR:HRS Remix)
A lot of artists have tried their hand at reworking Ed Sheeran. He is easily one of the most popular musicians of our generation after all. Some have found success with their endeavors like Kygo, others fell short in a big way. Tiesto seems to have cracked code of how an artist should tackle a Sheeran track.
His edit is minimalistic in nature, but the driving house beat and small tension builds throughout add an element of euphoria to a song which originally focuses on some sad subject matter. Overall Tiesto did something really fun to this hit and helped make it club ready. Check it out below.