Interviews

Tiesto on His Next Album, "Red Lights," and Why He'll "Never Stop Challenging" Himself

Whoa, bro. The world's biggest DJ is finally about to drop a new studio slab?

That's right. And though he has continued to let loose a steady supply of Club Life mixtapes (not to mention a full-length as Allure), it's been almost five years since Tijs Michiel Verwest, best known to EDM fanatics as Tiësto, put out 2009's Kaleidoscope, his last proper artist album.

Now, he won't tell us the upcoming record's title ("I don't even know it," he jokes) or its exact release date. But Tijs does admit that he's growing just as impatient as his most obsessed fans. "I'm going crazy!" he laughs. "I can't wait."

Last week, in the run up to Winter Music Conference, Miami Music Week, and Ultra Music Festival 2014, the $32-million-per-year man chatted with Crossfade about being immortalized in wax, prepping the next album, and why EDM isn't pop.

See also: Pete Tong on Commercial Dance Music: "The Craft Has Gone Up to Another Level"

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