[New Music] The Chainsmokers gets out of its comfort zone in a free downloadable set
If you're not yet privy to what "Musical Freedom Radio" is, it's a series of releases dropped from the label of the same name (and owned by Mr. Tiësto himself) where artists are invited to mix whatever the hell they want to into a nice long set. Past participation includes Oliver Heldens' classic disco set, Bassjackers taking on house and Don Diablo slowing it down in a chill hour-long ride. To wrap up 2015, The Chainsmokers came in to drop its contribution featuring a little bit of funk, some uncharacteristic down-tempo, spacey blip vibes and classic pop — all frappe'd into a seamless gift.
Says the duo of the mix: “When we were asked by Tijs (Tiësto to come up with a theme mix for Musical Freedom we actually struggled a bit with what we wanted to do. We both have huge collections of music but didn’t want to do something boring or expected of us! So we decided let’s try and make a mix that really embodies the sounds, textures, and melodies that really influence us. SO we strung together this mix, a compilation of songs that really draws you in. We wanted this mix to really flow, one song into another almost so you aren’t sure when one track ends and another begins, obviously not in all cases, but its about creating that pattern of sounds and great vocals ...”