Women in Music 2019

Exclusive Video Premiere: TST & Moguai & Amba Shepherd, 'Real Life'

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DJ Tiesto performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  

Earlier this month, Tiësto donned his TST alias and tapped close friend Hardwells “Apollo” accompaniment for a peppy big room production with fellow dance veteran Moguai.

Featuring lingerie models seductively eating cereal and engaging in a ludicrous series of bowling and chess games, the single’s new music video may only reflect real life for a star of Tiësto’s caliber. Nevertheless, the fantasized sequence is somehow fitting for its larger-than-life musical backdrop.

Watch the full premiere of the music video for “Real Life” exclusively on Billboard:

Moguai says the project can trace its roots to 2001, when he first met Tiësto at a Paul Van Dyk party in Miami.

"Tiësto and I go way back," says Moguai. "After becoming friends, we always wanted to work together but never really found the right project. Tiësto then approached me one day and told how much he enjoyed playing 'Champs' and 'Mammoth' and that we should do something together, so then we worked together to create the instrumental of 'Real Life.'"

While “Real Life” initially took form as an instrumental collaboration, Tiësto later obtained vocals from Amba Shepherd that the artists adapted to the single.

“Those incredible vocals ... fit the track greatly and gave it the last couple of percent to make it perfect," says Moguai.

“Real Life” was released on July 14th through Tiësto’s Musical Freedom imprint.


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