Dutch superstars Tiësto and R3HAB recently released their collaboration “Run Free (Countdown),” a track both artists have been dropping in sets since February on the main stages of EDC, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields, Amsterdam Music Festival as well as clubs such as LIV Miami, Zouk Las Vegas, and Ushuaïa Ibiza.
Tiësto shares, “R3HAB and I have been waiting eagerly to share ‘Run Free (Countdown).’ We’ve seen the energy it ignites in our live sets all summer, and now, we’re thrilled to finally share it with the world. This track encapsulates freedom and boundless energy, a true anthem for Mainstage lovers.”
While R3HAB says, “Tiësto defines the global club culture, and I’m excited to finally join forces. I shared the idea of ‘Run Free (Countdown)’ with him early this year, and he loved it. We’ve played it over 50 times on iconic stages, including Tomorrowland, Ultra, EDC, and Creamfields, honing the production to its final form. The countdown call-to-action and drop energy combo is special. This is my biggest 2023 club record, and fans have been going wild. I’m hyped to finally share it with the world.”
GRAMMY® Award-winning and platinum-certified, Tiësto has over eight billion global streams across platforms, 36M+ Total Record Sales, 30M+ Social Audience, and over 160M TikTok Video Views. Called “the Godfather of EDM” by Billboard, Rolling Stone named him the #1 DJ in the world.
Multi-platinum DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has collected over nine billion streams to date, including 1.1 billion in 2022 alone. He founded his label CYB3RPVNK in 2016, which has passed four billion streams across platforms since its inception.
He is Spotify’s Most Discovered Artist, one of Spotify’s top 300 most streamed artists, ranked #13 on the prestigious DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart, and has earned over 70 Gold and Platinum certificates. He’s performed at the world’s top festivals, such as EDC, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Balaton Sound, Coachella, Summer Sonic Festival, and
“Run Free (Countdown)” opens oscillating tones atop a potent, syncopated beat as strident synths slice through the atmosphere. Dramatic drops shift the song’s flow, leading to deliciously hypnotic washes of sound as the vocals count down to blast off. Vaguely reminiscent of Mau P and Cheyenne Giles, the track thrums with heady energy.
With “Run Free (Countdown),” Tiësto and R3HAB blend their talents, providing listeners with dance music that wallops from head to toe.
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