Who knew Tiësto’s current style would mesh so well with Da Hool’s longtime rave classic?
Da Hool knew he had a hit on his hands with 1997’s “Meet Her at the Love Parade,” but he surely couldn’t have guessed that the track would keep getting rinsed in DJ sets today. Now, Tiësto is helping keep the song’s legacy alive. After test driving his remix of the single at this year’s edition of EDC Las Vegas, he’s finally given it an official release.
We know what you’re thinking, but “Meet Her” isn’t the forced callback to a rave classic that you might expect from a superstar DJ and producer. It manages to build on the source material’s instantly recognizable lead synths without betraying this crucial motif. With big room vocal samples in the buildup and a tech house-inspired drop, it manages to pay homage while remaining current and true to Tiësto’s style of late.
Tiësto (real name Tijs Verwest) was born in Breda, Netherlands and began DJing in the mid-’80s. His repertoire first consisted of house and Belgian new beat before he began playing hardcore under the alias Da Joker nearly a decade later. Verwest achieved superstar status during his trance era — notably for his In Search of Sunrise compilations, which debuted in 1999. He switched up his style once again during the EDM explosion of 2010, adopting the big room and electro house sounds popular at the time.
On the other hand, Da Hool (real name Frank Tomiczek) found success in his home country of Germany as early as 1990. “Meet Her at the Love Parade” was easily his biggest commercial hit. The single sold over six million copies and charted in Germany, France and Ireland.
Listen to “Meet Her” (Tiësto vs. Da Hool) on Spotify or your preferred platform, and look out for more from Tiësto before 2024 draws to a close!