View Full Version : Totilas' New Freestyle Music

Mike Matson
Jun. 16, 2011, 12:06 PM

Dressage record-breaker Totilas has teamed up with a superstar of a different kind — world famous DJ Paul van Dyk.

Paul has created the music for Totilas' new freestyle routine, which will be seen for the first time at Balve, Germany, this weekend.

The Grammy-nominated DJ said: "To produce music for such an international star is a great honour.

"I started off by looking at the movement of Totilas when he was training with Matt [rider, Matthias Rath]. This allowed me to set the timing, tempo and pace for the composition."

Paul then spent a week in a London studio producing the track before doing the final recording in Berlin. And the end result has thrilled Matthias.

He enthused: "When I first heard the music, I got goose bumps. This musical masterpiece fits so well with Totilas and his movements, I hope the crowds will be smiling when they see our routine on Sunday."

Clip of music here (see audio at top left):


Sounds good - now we need to see how it works with Totilas.

Jun. 16, 2011, 01:31 PM
I like it!

Jun. 16, 2011, 04:09 PM
Goose bumps.

Jun. 16, 2011, 06:04 PM
I like it. I look forward to seeing it in use - I question if it will possibly make him look too "heavy" as he moves. I can't really say without seeing him while listening to it!

Jun. 16, 2011, 08:10 PM
Ohhhhh I really like that. Just imagine how nice it will be when ridden to! This is the type of music I would want to hear when watching a freestyle, especially for such a powerful horse.

Jun. 17, 2011, 11:05 PM