Magazine article Variety

Tiesto Traffics in Hits on 'Paradise'

Magazine article Variety

Tiesto Traffics in Hits on 'Paradise'

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A CONSISTENT PRESENCE NEAR THE TOP of forbes' rankings of the most fiscally successful DJs, and a tireless performer at fests and residencies, Dutch veteran Tiesto released "A Town Called Paradise" this summer, his first proper album since 2009's "Kaleidoscope."

On the Importan« of albums: An artist album five or 10 years ago had a lot more impact than nowadays. Nowadays I feel most people just do one-off singles all the time. No one really seems to be making real albums anymore, and people don't take the time to listen to them either. That's hard to fight against, when you have people who are surrounded with music all the time now. I just try to make the album as interesting as possible, to make every song the best song I can. When I think of this album, there's 14 hits on there. It's not a journey like the old albums used to be.

On aucHen« expectations: It all depends on what kind of gig it is. …

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