Tiësto is still riding high off married life, having tied the knot in 2019, and this year has learnt “that there’s actually also a life outside the DJ touring life!” That said, the enduring Dutch titan has continued to evolve and adapt his sound, worked on various remixes as well as start a new project VER:WEST, “which has allowed me to explore the deeper melodic side of my musical interests.”
He adds that although many great things have happened in his career so far, “the greatest is yet to come.” He hints at new music which “will be perfect to drop when the clubs and festivals are back”, though says it’s hard not to be road-testing material as he goes.
He has also just signed with Atlantic Records and released ‘The Business’, the first single from his debut album, currently planned for release next year. As a parting shot, he says: “I’m sending my love to everyone, stay strong and stay positive!”
What three things have most helped you through Coronavirus Lockdown?
“Being able to focus on new music, some fun live stream events, and most importantly more time with family.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“Don’t take anything for granted.”
What steps need to be taken to address the racism in the dance music scene?
“Dance music is all about PLUR!”
What industry changes are you personally pushing for to make the dance music scene more inclusive?
“I try to support as many upcoming new producers as possible and guide them in the right direction if needed.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all time?
“The Age of Love ‘The Age Of Love’.”