Tiësto and R3HAB, two of the Netherlands’ biggest stars, have finally come together for their first official collab, “Run Free (Countdown)”. Tiësto has been using this track as the opener in his sets for months, including at EDC Las Vegas and Tomorrowland. While the two artists have previously remixed each other, this is the first proper collab between the two Dutch legends.
The track opens with some blocky synths fading up into the foreground along a siren and the instantly recognizable countdown from 10. Are you ready!!??? The synths and the beat take over, again, if you’ve seen either of these artists over the past six months, you’ll definitely recognize this tune. It all repeats again for a second, even heavier drop. It certainly feels like the bassline rolls even thicker the second time around.
“R3HAB and I have been waiting eagerly to share ‘Run Free (Countdown).’” Tiësto says. “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 defines the global club culture, and I’m excited to finally join forces.” R3HAB adds. “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
Check out the latest from Tiësto x R3HAB “Run Free (Countdown)” out now on Musical Freedom.