It’s been a bumpy ride for Tiësto die-hards in 2009, with the trance kingpin testing the resolve of his fans with a series of eclectic career moves that have seen him collaborate with the likes of Dizzee Rascal and BDO rockers Muse, not to mention his indie-leaning artist album Kaleidoscope.
By now we reckon some fans would be praying for Tiësto to keep his mouth shut for a little while, but that doesn’t look to be on the cards, with Tiësto recently announcing his desires to continue down his collaborative path and work with the likes of MGMT and Good Vibes headliners The Killers.
As reported by Data Transmission, Tiësto dropped the curveball (though we’re not sure what to expect from the guy these days!) in a recent interview, explaining that he has craved the freedom to follow the creative pull away from the trance scene. “I want to be the biggest indie band producer in the world. I want bands like MGMT and The Killers to come to me with their new albums and ask me to produce them. That’s the dream.”
In a bid to attain said artistic freedom, the Dutch producer has decided to splinter from his renowned Black Hole Recordings imprint, to set a brand new record label, Musical Freedom.
“I always had my own label with Black Hole Recordings, but I wanted to move on, and the only way you can do that is to start all over again,” he said. “Because it’s a whole new point in my career, I wanted to be 100% in control of a new label too. Black Hole was a 50/50 partnership and I think I lost a bit of control with it towards the end, to be honest. I’m going to do whatever I feel like with Musical Freedom. I’m going to put out the music I like.”
As eccentric as these moves seem to be, looking at the broader picture one has to commend Tiësto for his actions. By striking out as he’s done, Tiësto’s keenly ensured he’ll have creative challenges ahead of him, refusing to stagnate in his past successes. We just hope it works!