Tiësto is headlining Sunset Music Festival in Tampa this Memorial Day Weekend along with Skrillex, Armin Van Buuren and more. The Dutch DJ and record producer recently released his latest mix album, “Club Life – Volume Four New York,” via Musical Freedom Label Ltd / PM:AM Recordings. “ClubLife 4” features 9 new and exclusive Tiësto tracks, collaborations, edits and remixes, along with tracks from Dzeko and Torres, ZAXX, KSHMR and more. Available now on various outlets including Spotify, iTunes, Google Play: http://tiesto.lnk.to/CL4.
In light of his latest achievements, we talked with Tiësto about the upcoming SMF show, touring the globe, and his incredible work ethic.
What have you been working on since last summer’s release of “A Town Called Paradise”? We see you posted a picture on FB from a New York studio.
Good eye! My new mix album “Club Life – Volume Four New York” is out now and it has a ton of new music I’ve been working on.
Would you say you’re a perfectionist? Does your creative process involve a lot of revision, or does everything come out right the first time?
I think it really depends. Sometimes the idea comes to you and the flow is natural. Other times, the production process takes a while. It varies with each project.
What is a typical day like for you?
There really is no typical day because I’m often in a different city each day. It’s pretty typical that I’m on an airplane though.
When is the last time you had a day just for Tiësto, or possibly a vacation, and what did you do?
I’m traveling a lot but I always make it a point to find sometime for myself and to relax. I’m usually just hanging out with friends in some manner.
Do you have a count of how many shows you’ve performed? If not, what would your guess be?
I don’t. At some point I lost track but it’s a pretty large number.
This interview is for Sunset Music Festival in Tampa. What do you think of the lineup?
It’s a solid lineup with lots of my friends!
If someone is seeing your show for the first time, what can they expect?
They can expect a musically diverse set with music from several different genres. The energy doesn’t let up from beginning to end. It will be the biggest party Tampa has seen.
What are some differences you’ve noticed when touring in the United States verses other countries?
Each country is different and that reflects on the crowd. At the end of the day, the dance floor unites us all and we come together.
Tiësto will be headlining SMF’s Sunset Stage on Saturday, May 23rd from 10:30pm until 12:00am. The full schedule can be viewed here.
About Sunset Music Festival:
Disco Donnie Presents & Sunset Events present The 4th Annual Sunset Music Festival this Memorial Day Weekend. Fans from around the world will gather to hear over 50 artists perform on three stages, over two days, Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 2015 at Raymond James Stadium (north lot) in Tampa, Florida. Tickets, travel packages and additional festival information are available now at SMFtampa.com.
Date: Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, 2015
Ages Limit: 18+
Venue: Raymond James Stadium (north lot), 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607
About Disco Donnie Presents
Disco Donnie Presents, an SFX Entertainment Company, is an award-winning and recognized leader in electronic dance music event production, founded by veteran promoter James “Disco” Donnie Estopinal. Since the company’s inception in 1994, DDP has generated over 5,000 live events, arena shows and outdoor festivals in over 100 markets around the world, including the US, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. DDP, both on its own and through partnership, develops innovative and strategic business opportunities in live entertainment. Disco Donnie Presents was acquired by SFX Entertainment, Inc. in 2012. Additional information is available at www.discodonniepresents.com.
About Sunset Events
For nearly two decades, Sunset Events has dominated the electronic dance music scene in Tampa Bay and Central Florida by producing top-tier events, which feature a winning combination the right artists and timing to achieve extraordinary results. Additional information is available at www.sunsettampa.com.
Words by Jen McKinnon
Photo by Jordan Loyd
Special thanks to Disco Donnie, Magnum PR & the SMF team