With a collaboration like this anticipated by the majority of the EDM community, you know that expectations are going to be high. On our latest visit to Musical Freedom we are checking out “Run Free (Countdown)”, the latest from Tiësto and R3HAB.Tiësto, a globally renowned DJ and producer, has achieved remarkable milestones in his illustrious career. With over 8 billion global streams, 36 million record sales, and a massive social media following exceeding 30 million fans, he stands as a true international icon in the music industry. His influence doesn’t stop at music, as he’s garnered over 160 million TikTok video views, showcasing his ability to engage with a diverse fanbase through digital platforms. Tiësto’s accolades include being a GRAMMY® Award winner and earning platinum certifications for his work. He holds esteemed titles like “The Greatest DJ of All Time” according to Mixmag, #1 DJ by Rolling Stone, and “The Godfather of EDM” as proclaimed by Billboard. These honors reflect his profound impact on the dance music world, where he’s not only created underground dance hits but also achieved crossover success and set the standard for success in today’s ever-evolving dance music scene. Tiësto’s legacy is one of innovation, influence, and legendary status in the global music industry.
R3HAB has toured some of the best clubs in the world and amassed more than 300 million streams of his debut album. What is actually amazing however is that R3HAB was able to accomplish this with no major label backing, only working through his CYB3RPVNK imprint. Through his expanded efforts to increase CYB3RPVNK’s roster, R3HAB has been recruiting a fantastic variety of up-and-comers to provide a major range of music to his audience. With R3HAB consistently popping up on our radar, we have absolutely no idea what he is going to do next and can’t wait.
“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.” – Tiësto
“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.” – R3HAB
Dutch electronic music giants Tiësto and R3HAB have unleashed their highly anticipated collaboration, “Run Free (Countdown),” in a grand spectacle of festivals and clubs throughout 2023. The track has been the talk of the EDM world, with both artists teasing it since February and dropping it at major events like EDC, Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, and prestigious clubs like LIV Miami and Ushuaïa Ibiza. This isn’t their first musical rendezvous; they previously joined forces on successful tracks like “Maximal Crazy” and “Wasted.” “Run Free (Countdown)” is an electrifying anthem, known for its driving beats, big room appeal, and captivating vocals, ensuring it remains a timeless gem in the EDM scene, setting the stage for a sizzling end to the year.
The collaborative track exemplifies the enduring power of electronic dance music, promising to be the ultimate anthem to close out 2023. Tiësto and R3HAB’s rich history of successful collaborations and the immense popularity of “Run Free (Countdown)” underscore their remarkable musical chemistry and ability to continually captivate audiences with their energetic and mesmerizing tunes, making it a must-listen for dance music enthusiasts around the globe.
Make sure you check out “Run Free (Countdown)” on YouTube below and over on Spotify!
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