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As superstar DJ TiŽsto returns with a brand new album titled Elements Of Life, read on for our exclusive interview with him courtesy Times Music, this month in DJ Speak.

The Record: When did you start DJing?

DJ TiŽsto: I started DJing in a small club in my hometown in the Netherlands where I played six hour sets four times a week. That was in the early nineties.

TR: What is your most prized record?

TiŽsto: I guess that would be my remix of Delirium ft. Sarah McLachlan ~ Silence. This was the first dance track that was ever broadcasted on daytime radio in North-America.

TR: Where do you usually source music from, any cool small shops from anywhere in the world?

TiŽsto: To be honest, I do not go shopping in physical record stores anymore since the digital era. I am in the great position that producers just send me their newest tracks straight from their studios. If I do search for a specific track then I do this through the specialised online record stores.

TR: Share with us the most memorable venue that you have played at.

TiŽsto: The most memorable venue and moment was my performance during the official opening of the Olympic Games in Athens back in 2004. Billions of people were watching that ceremony and simultaneously the athletes were enjoying my music.

TR: What is the longest set youíve ever played?

TiŽsto: I have played a 12.5 hour set in a club in the Netherlands a long time ago. It was a Guinness Book Of Records attempt at that time.

TR: What is the craziest thing youíve seen in the crowd from on stage?

TiŽsto: A few years ago when I was playing in Argentina, the whole crowd sat down on the floor during the break of a track. When the highlight of the track was there straight after the break everybody jumped up and went crazy.

TR: What is the most ridiculous amount you have been paid for a gig?

TiŽsto: Absolutely nothing. (Laughs) It was a private party for a personal friend. (Smiles)

TR: What is your personal fashion style, as a DJ? Is fashion important at all for a DJ?

TiŽsto: As a DJ you are always in the spotlight and people are watching you. Therefore fashion and clothing is an important item during my performances. I have a couple of brands which I really like and which I wear almost all the time.

You can read the rest of our feature on DJ TiŽsto in the November 2007 issue of The Record Music Magazine available at your local newsagent.


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