Released 19 Years Ago: Tiësto – Traffic

Released 19 Years Ago: Tiësto – Traffic

Appearing in Tiësto’s 2004 album ‘Just Be’, ‘Traffic’ is an undisputed trance classic from one of the most influential DJs of all time. The track, which has amassed over 20 million streams online and is often described as one of the best trance tracks of the 2000s, was also featured on Tiësto’s album ‘Parade of the Athletes’, a mix of his set performed during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. 

Clocking in at 134bpm, ‘Traffic’ has long been a go-to tune for ravers and dance music fans alike, lifting up dancefloors all around the world for over 15 years. With its thumping kicks, groovy basslines, and irresistible melody line, this tune will undoubtedly keep being played out for a long time to come. 

In 1994, Tijs Verwest donned his pseudonym: Tiësto. Today, the DJ and dance music producer is a GRAMMY Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon. He is the only artist to ever hold the titles of “The Greatest DJ of All Time” courtesy of Mixmag“#1 DJ” according to Rolling Stone, and “The Godfather of EDM” as proclaimed by Billboard. After making history in 2004 as the first DJ to open the Olympic Games, he remains a sought-after headliner everywhere from CoachellaElectric Daisy CarnivalUltra, to Tomorrowland. From his high-profile residency at Hakkasan to his crossover success, Tiësto created the blueprint that defines what it means to be a success in today’s dance music world.

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