Tiesto - In search of sunrise 5 (late April 2006)
Living in Los Angeles
I moved to Los Angeles temporarily to get some rest and work on new music in January. In the first 2 weeks it was really strange for me to be in one city for so long but now I am really soaked in this lifestyle. Every day during the week I go to the studio and occasionally I go out in the weekends. I sleep 8 hours a night, eat 4 times a day and go to the gym 3 times a week. My body doesn't know what's happening! No crazy late nights or spending hours and hours in planes. So I feel like a champ at the moment!
I am working in several studios in Hollywood and with several producers and singers/songwriters. Hollywood is full of them! So much talent in one town... One of them, Brian Transeau (BT) is one of the best producers in the world. I've been a fan of his music since he produced Mercury & Solace, so for me it's a great honour to work with him and also very inspirational. He is a crazy multitasker, working on tracks with me, meanwhile doing 2 movie soundtracks, circuitbend kids' toys to get the most crazy sounds out of them, directing visuals for his experimental album and taking care of his sweet daughter of 2! It's amazing to work with somebody who is just as crazy about house music as I am. We have real love for it and that shows off on the tracks we make. We have a lot of fun, and that is essential for creating music. To be happy about what you're doing and really mean it. Brian and I are both very extremely enthusiastic people, and so we are able to show that to our crowds, just because we love it so much!
We were talking the other day about some other famous dj's who have the privilege to travel around the world, but when behind the decks look like some family member just passed away . While spinning your music for a great crowd, how can you look so miserable? The only way you can stand behind the decks and look like that is when you're not happy with yourself or with the music you play.
I had just a few gigs where I was not that happy last year, and of course people saw that on me. But the reasons for that are always technical, and never emotional. If my monitor sucks (which happens quite a lot), or my equipment doesn't work properly then I get pissed off. But never because I don't like the crowd or what I am doing. I found out I still have the same passion for dj-ing as when I started. Of course it feels a little bit different the first time you play for 25.000 people or the 10th time. But that's more about the expectations people have, then about me not loving it. I still love dj-ing more then anything in the world!
Meanwhile I am also compiling my new 'In Search Of Sunrise 5' mixalbum which will be released late April. I get send sooo many great tracks from producers from all over the world, it's crazy. I am gonna mix it here in L.A. in the next 2 weeks, so I am very excited for that as well...
So, love to you all from me in Los Angeles, and if you bump into me on the Hollywood Boulevard, don't be a stranger :-)!
Laßt uns hoffen auf eine Releaseparty in der Heineken Music Hall !!!