Tiesto on Ibiza residency: "I can't do it anymore"

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“You can’t plan the future. You never know what’s going to happen. But as long as I always enjoy it and don’t see it as work, I’m going to continue and as soon as I feel like now it’s getting boring or annoying, I’m definitely going to stop.” Those were the words of Stereosonic’s 2012 headliner Tiesto as he opened the recent Electronic Music Conference in Sydney.

During his keynote interview, conducted by Grant Smillie, the man also known as Tijs Verwest covered his preference for “indie” collaborators like Sigur Rós and Tegan and Sara over R&B superstars, starting parties on private jets with the Swedish House Mafia, working with 35 full-time staff on Team Tiesto and the Forbes ‘Electronic Cash-Kings’ list.

As previously reported on inthemix, he also shed light on what happened to that Deadmau5 collaboration. “I never like to talk about [possible collaborations], because people are like, ‘Oh, when is it coming out?’,” he told the room. “Sometimes it just doesn’t happen. [Deadmau5 and I] made a track, it was OK, so we didn’t release it. But we Tweeted about it, so everyone was asking when it was coming. I don’t like to say that stuff anymore.”

Perhaps the most candid moment of the conversation came when Smillie asked about Tiesto’s decision to take up a residency at Pacha in Ibiza this year, leaving his post at the colossal Privilege, where he had been since 2008. So, is 2013 locked in at Pacha? “Next year I’m not sure if I can do it, because it takes a lot out of me to play there from the end of May till the end of September,” he revealed. “That’s four full-on months. So I don’t think I can commit to another residency in Ibiza next year. I’m probably not going to end up anywhere, maybe just a one-off show here and there. I’ve played there every week for ten years and I can’t do it anymore, I think.” You can watch the full keynote interview below, and head here for more Electronic Music Conference content.

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mighty toy

mighty toy said on the 13th Dec, 2012

Rubbish at Pacha Ibiza , Tommy Trash on support outplayed him ... terrible to see Tiesto heading in the direction he is of late

Wowk

Wowk said on the 16th Dec, 2012

He became annoying years ago, but unfortunately he didn't retire :(

LavyP

LavyP said on the 17th Dec, 2012

i'm worried I will play the same tracks avicii and calvin harris did... YOU ARE TIESTO DAMMIT!
Silence! Walking on clouds! Adagio! Elements of life! not freaking levels maximal crazy, what a downer

josh_goods

josh_goods said on the 17th Dec, 2012

^^ he doesn't play trance

ankursinha

ankursinha said on the 18th Dec, 2012

Its not the fact that he isn't playing Trance that is concerning; fact is the guy killed it and he's moved on.. Its what he has moved onto is shit... but hey its just stating the obvious.. C'est la vie

StellaRamirez

StellaRamirez said on the 24th Dec, 2012

IBIZA Music .... the island where DJs and house music rule ! Because of their love of electronic music, the duo have built a production studio on the little Balearic island where they are connected with the best DJs in the world and at the centre of the underground music scene. The two frenchmen have played the famous QUEEN CLUB PARIS for Eric Capone (where all the star DJs have played) and had a residency with NIKKI BEACH for Julien Roussel. Their music colorful, captivating invite you to a musical journey "caliente" the taste of IBIZA with Julien Roussel & Eric Capone ! Check it out at: youtu.be/VR1qzNkMpjQ