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© PLANETARY CONSCIOUSNESS - 1998
DJ TIĖSTO - Interview
How did you get into music?
My father was a jazz musician, so in our family we always
listened to music. Later on, when I had bought a new
album or single I always wanted to everybody hear it.
What was your first Clubbing
It was in a club where all kinds of music were played -
like disco hip hop and pop music.
How did you get into djing?
I always had the urge to play my music for as many people
as possible, so why not become a DJ?
You remember the first time you
played to a crowd - what was it like?
The first time I played to a crowd was in a club where
all kinds of music were played. I was completely nervous,
but in spite of that it went well and so they hired me
Where do you find yourself djing
Mostly I play in various clubs in the Netherlands. A few
times a year I play also in Hungary, Norway, The United
Kingdom and Israel.
Where have your best clubbing
It was at the release party of my second "Magik
Compilation" in Oslo, Norway. The crowd went crazy
each time I played a new record !!!
What makes a good DJ?
In my opinion a good DJ has his own style, but keeps
entertaining his audience.
What inspires you if you're
working in your studio?
I always like to make tracks that reflect my emotions. So
when I'm sad I produce a sad song, when I'm happy I make
a party track.
Describe the style of music you
play and produce?
I play progressive trance with all kinds of emotions...
What are you doing if you're not
spinning records or producing in your studio?
In my spare time, which is not much, I like to get a
drink with my friends, do some exercise or go into the
Where do you go on holiday?
I always try to go on holidays when I'm playing abroad.
I'll try to stay a few days longer and get to know the
You've worked with several persons
in the music business who did you enjoy working with
Lars from "MNW", Norway, Hardy/"HH"
from "Planetary Consciousness" / "Under
Cover", DJ Limit from Hungary and Dikla from
Do you listen to other music
except modern electronic dance music - if so name your
three favourite artists?
I listen to all kinds of music. I like George Michael,
Smashing Pumpkins and K's Choice for example...
What are your thoughts about the
future (regarding "modern electronic dance
I think that there are lots of young creative people
around... our movement is getting better every year...