Elements of Life
Label: Dj Beat Records
Start with "Driving to Heaven." Turn it up. Way up. A simple enough ditty, but at 3 minutes the big drums kick in, the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and you're there. Trance is the genre many love to hate, but good trance (and that's not an oxymoron) can be as exhilarating as the best the rock gods have to offer. This is Tiesto's third self-produced album, and while there are plenty of neck-tinglers, he's also exploring more traditional song structures and inviting his mates to help with the vocals -- Maxi Jazz on "Dance4Life" is a particular standout.