Australian songwriter, composer, record producer and DJ tyDi, also known as 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 continues to make an indelible mark on the music world.
tyDi is no stranger when it comes to trying new things and is constantly experimenting with his sound. His most recent and highly anticipated single, “Start Again” is a country influenced track highlighting life during lockdown and features country vocalist, Brennley Brown. While, his most recent album “Collide” is a beautiful fusion of orchestra and EDM featuring 2 x Grammy award-winning Composer and seasoned vet Christopher Tin which received high accolades from Dancing Astronaut, DJ Mag, The LA Times and more. Now, tyDi once again proves he is not bound by genre with his latest pop infused single, “Nerve” featuring American Idol finalist Geena Fontanella. Take a listen down below!
TyDi is able to effortlessly bridge the worlds of electronic and pop music using bright analog synthesizers and punchy 808 drums for his latest single. TyDi manages to blend elements from the 80’s dance era with an attitude-laden performance conducive to today’s pop to create an uplifting dance pop track just in time for summer. TyDi enlisted American Idol finalist and songwriter, Geena Fontenella for “Nerve” to help bring the lyrics to life. “Nerve” is a beautifully balanced dance pop track that's easy on the ears and a radio ready track just in time for summer! The vocals are bright, energetic and emotionally evoking while the lyrics are thought provoking and so easy to resonate with during these times of civil unrest and life under quarantine. TyDi’s “Nerve” is also accompanied by a fun and easy to follow colorful lyric music video to sing along too. You can view the music video down below:
“As songwriters we sometimes speak for other people and what they might be feeling. We wrote this song for people who don't always stand up for themselves. The ones who might feel taken for granted. The people who are the loudest say they’ve “fallen on their sword”. But the people who are the loudest shouldn't be the only voice in the room. We added the line “I know that we want the same” as a nod to our shared humanity — sometimes it helps to remember we're all just human in the end.”
“Nerve” is a song bound to resonate with the masses during these unprecedented times while giving a voice to those who cannot always stand up for themselves.
Through his extensive discography, which includes five full-length albums, countless singles and remixes, and numerous EPs across diverse genres on various labels from Republic to Armada, tyDi has topped global charts, toured the world and made an indelible mark on the music world. Last year, the prolific Australian producer/DJ made waves with his acclaimed collaboration with Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin, resulting in the epic album Collide, ‘a masterful navigation of orchestral and electronic elements’ according to Dancing Astronaut. The album also received accolades in DJMag, The LA Times, and hit both the Billboard dance and classical charts. tyDi’s tracks have received placement in the New Music Friday, Chill Tracks, Young Wild & Free, Dance Rising and Cratediggers Spotify playlists, as well as Apple’s Trance & Progressive playlist. 2019 has found tyDi going from strength to strength, collaborating with the Grammy-nominated singer JES, progressive sensation Mat Fax, and remixing trance legend Andy Moor and Norwegian pop sensations Rat City, with a track that received airplay on Sirius XM BPM, Music Choice and C89-Seattle.
tyDi has also contributed his own reimagined arrangements of some Disney most beloved anthems for the current ‘Disney on Ice' world tour. He has also composed music for Stella Artois (for a Webby Award winning ad), Quickbooks (their 2019 Oscars ad) and Swarovski. He’s composed music for an acclaimed PSA campaign for The Make-A-Wish Foundation and his music has appeared in Fox’s ‘Almost Family’ TV series. For his film/TV/ad work, tyDi is represented by Fortress Talent Management. tyDi has over 1 million aggregate social followers, over 25 million Spotify streams and over a million YouTube views.
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