Tiësto: Sound Wave's Block Party "Will Definitely Be Hot In The Shade"

Categories: Q&A

Sound Wave is on its way. Will the fourth time top last year's 'third-time charm'? Could a block party be better than a party at Big Surf Water Park? Only time will tell.

Saturday, September 21, headliner Tiësto will be one of a number of stars to hit the streets of Scottsdale, submerging it with currents of electronic vibes. Tiësto was able to chat with us about what this year has in store and how his music really has no blueprint--things just happen.

Up On The Sun: There are some changes to this year's music event--this year, instead of at a water park, it's been transformed into a block party. Now I know you have probably preformed in several different settings, but how does this whole block party idea sound to you?

Tiësto: It's very cool and provides a different kind of experience; it's more social and communal. Block parties are usually taking place in a community with people who all know each other, and in many cases it's almost like an extended family. So I'm really looking forward to performing in such a setting.

It's all growing every day. It was in the clubs, then festivals and now non-traditional venues like the block party experience. I think that's what keeps things fresh.

I remember the Tiësto sound once being purely trance; since then your sound, and maybe your interests within music, have progressed and evolved. Could you explain the evolution of your sound?
There's really no blueprint at all. I've always been a fan of dance music, and I've always wanted to play the music that I personally love. Things have progressed through the years and evolved for me personally; I don't try and be different for the sake of it, but I do like to experiment with music. So I suppose it's all a natural progression.

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