There’s been a lot of talk this year about dance icon Tiesto’s dabblings away from his traditional trance roots, which has seen the powerhouse DJ take up with a band of merry indie types as well as Dizzee Rascal and Sneaky Sound System. Whilst the man’s most recent album Kaleidoscope has managed to divide opinions, there’s definitely one thing that fans can agree on unanimously, and that’s that they’re over the freaking moon to have Tiesto coming back to Australia for his first tour since 2008’s Elements Of Life shows.
Punters have shown their unflinching support for the Tiesto live experience, with tickets for his spectacle-heavy dance marathons already selling out fast around the country, and as such, when inthemix got a little time to chat with Tiesto recently, we pressed the trance legend for details on what fans can expect from his Kaleidoscope tour come 2010.
“When I get back to Australia next year you’ll hear me play shows completely different to when I was there two years ago,” Tiesto explained to inthemix over the phone just a few weeks ago. “When I DJ now, it’s a lot more eclectic. I try to tap into everybody, y’know? There’s a bit of house, a bit of techno and a bit of everything,” he laughs. “It’s a very diverse set.”
Whilst fans might be worried they’ll hear one too many curveballs thrown down from Tiesto’s booth on the Australian dates, the DJ assured us he hasn’t lost the essential essence of the Tiesto style.
Speaking about the hybrid-trance on Kaleidoscope, Tiesto emphasised this point, saying “If you listen to the songs a couple of times you can hear Tiesto in there. And when you come to the shows and hear the songs live you’ll see what I’m trying to do with them.”
The proof is in the pudding, as they say, and judging from crowd reactions on his current worldwide tour, Tiesto’s shows are still as brilliant as ever. “The reaction so far has been amazing. I’ve only just started playing more of the tracks off the album live and it has been really good so far. I can’t wait to come back to Australia and play to the crowds there.”
For further evidence of Tiesto’s epic chops, just check out the video below of the DJ slaying festival revelers at Creamfields in the UK. If it looks like your kinda thing, then you can win yourself flights to London and VIP passes to Creamfields 2010 by entering ITM’s exclusive competition right here. Otherwise, get set for Tiesto’s arrival in Australia in January.