Tiësto: I Like It Loud

Apr 23, 2018
Tiësto: I Like It Loud
 
Following another incredible, groundshaking performance at Ultra Music Festival this year, Tiësto unveiled his new I Like It Loud EP featuring four brand new tracks from his Ultra set. The four star studded collaborations saw him explore a diverse array of sounds, all while maintaining the mainstage magic Tiësto needs for his sets. To celebrate the milestone set and his work with John Christian, Mesto, Matisse & Sadko, and MOTi, we sat down with Tiësto to get an inside look at the EP and, of course, some more of the huge IDs he dropped!
 
Let's start our discussion of the I Like It Loud EP with a look at how you approach your Ultra Miami set each year. What can you tell us about the prep work and months of effort that go into the creation and selection of music for that set?
I think my DJ sets are an ongoing, day-to-day process. I try to add something new every time. Obviously in January and February I am less busy and have more time to be in the studio, so I feel I am more productive musically. But I do save up tracks to play especially at Ultra because people expect me to. It’s also a great way to test new stuff and see how the reactions are since the whole world is always watching that set!
 

Before we dive into each track individually, an easily identifiable thread between the tracks is that all were played in your Ultra set and that you can tell you love playing these tracks out! Can you speak a little bit to that and any other uniting themes amongst the tracks?
I always love what I play, otherwise it wouldn’t be in my set! And the same goes for the music I put out… every single track I’ve made, I love.

“I Like It Loud” together with John Christian looks like a track you’ve been playing out in one version or another for quite some time now. Can you tell us a bit about the history and evolution of the collab from the first play to the version that we hear today?
We made this track a year ago just for fun, but it took a while to clear the rights and get permission from Marshall! We switched from re-sung vocals to the original ones as well! The final version is the one I played at Ultra and is out now.

“Coming Home” sees you collaborate with one of the hottest young talents out there, Mesto. He’s been known for pioneering a future bounce sound and you guys seem to have found a really nice balance between your sounds in the collab. Can you take us through the track?
Mesto is really talented and makes a lot of great tracks! When he sent me the original idea, I was like, “yes, this is something I can add and change things to.” So I stripped the whole track and rearranged it. He sent me many rough demos before “Coming Home,” but this one felt special right away. I just follow my gut and when I feel it, I feel it... It’s hard to explain what exactly… I guess it has to sound a little different than anything else out there!
 
Things get much more cinematic and epic with “Dawnbreaker.” The track definitely works as a nice change of pace and gives some room to breathe and soak in emotions during the breakdown. You played it late into your Ultra set, so was that the intention with this production – one you could play later in your sets? 
I still love big melodies and melancholic music. This track has the perfect melody that sounds kinda like an old school record, but it’s from 2018! Matisse & Sadko are super talents and can pretty much produce anything! I am always very impressed with their melodies and beats. It wasn’t a conscious decision to play it so late. I still play and plan my sets on the go. I know the first three records that I will play just to settle in, but after that it’s a mystery. That’s why my sets are never exactly the same.

You’ve had a lot of success with MOTi in the past with collabs like your “Lean On” remix and “Blow Your Mind,” which was actually premiered at Ultra four years ago. What’s the secret to your chemistry? How are you guys always able to turn out the bangers?!
With some people I work with, it can feel effortless. MOTi is one of them! He just gets me and together we always find a way to create something special. I also really like how you can feel the soul and originality of his work. I am still super proud of our “Lean On” remix and Snake still uses it in his sets now – even at Ultra this year!

We always set the task first: what kind of track are we going to make for what time in the set? And then it always works out! “Break The House Down” is obviously built for the end of the set!
 
If you had to pick a favorite of the four tracks on the EP, which would it be and why?
Ahhh that’s a tough question… sorry I like all four of them the same! If I liked one less than the others, it wouldn’t be on the EP ;-)

And lastly, you’ve still got some massive IDs in your Ultra set! Are you able to shed any insight into any of those especially for us?
Yes. Two of those are just tracks by me testing the waters haha and the third one is a collab, but not with Alan Walker ;-) Although, Alan Walker is on my wish list to do a track with someday. We had such a good time together in Norway, I like him a lot!
 
You can buy or stream the I Like It Loud EP on your platform of choice today!
 
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Full tracklist info available at Tiësto @ Mainstage, Ultra Music Festival Miami, Miami Music Week, United States 2018-03-24
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0:07
Tiësto & The Chainsmokers - Split (Only U) (Intro Edit) [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Pjanoo (421.3k)
637x 5x 1x
02
3:12
Tiësto - WOW [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
159x 3x 2x
03
6:00
Tiësto & John Christian - Scream [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Pjanoo (421.3k)
104x 2x 1x
04
6:53
Tiësto & KSHMR ft. VASSY - Secrets [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Pjanoo (421.3k)
802x 4x 2x
05
8:24
Tiësto & DallasK - Show Me [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
767x 2x 1x
w/
9:30
Tiësto & DallasK vs. DNF & I.GOT.U - Show Me Sick (David Puentez Mashup) [MUSICAL FREEDOM / XONI]
kcl71188 (7)  /  Pjanoo
15x 0x 0x
Tiësto & DallasK - Show Me [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
767x 2x 1x
DNF & I.GOT.U - Sick [XONI]
34x 0x 1x
06
10:55
SWACQ - Guerilla [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
sndvl (27.9k)
44x 1x 1x
07
13:28
Dani L. Mebius & Alvaro - Beatback [SPINNIN' PREMIUM]
Marcito (17.7k)  /  darcy98
12x 0x 1x
08
14:15
Kid Cudi - Day 'n' Nite (Crookers Remix / Moksi Switch Up) [G.O.O.D]
Pjanoo (421.3k)
85x 1x 1x
09
17:42
Drake - God's Plan (Holy Goof Bootleg) [OVO]
LaFunkk (9)
80x 0x 1x
10
19:04
Tiësto & John Christian ft. Marshall Masters & The Ultimate MC - I Like It Loud [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
sndvl (27.9k)
89x 3x 1x
11
20:46
Tiësto & W&W - The Sound Of Rotterdam
Ruckelmusik (336)  /  1810jesse1
1x 1x
w/
21:28
Mightyfools - Footrocker (Get Your, Get Your Hands Up Acappella) [REVEALED]
ganimstyle (934)
598x 3x 2x
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21:55
Chardy & Kronic - S.W.A.T. Team (Everybody Fucking *Beep* Jump Acappella) [HUSSLE]
Pjanoo (421.3k)
437x 1x 1x
12
24:45
Noisecontrollers & Showtek - Get Loose (Tiësto Remix) [SPINNIN']
Pjanoo (421.3k)
557x 2x 1x
13
26:37
KURA - Lambo [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
djpqz (628)
118x 1x 1x
14
27:36
MC Fioti & Future & J Balvin & Stefflon Don & Juan Magan - Bum Bum Tam Tam (Tiësto & SWACQ Remix) [ISLAND (UMG)]
gutsy (350)
35x 1x 0x
15
28:52
Martin Garrix & Tiësto - The Only Way Is Up [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Pjanoo (421.3k)
422x 2x 1x
16
30:35
Tiësto & Don Diablo ft. Thomas Troelsen - Chemicals [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Pjanoo (421.3k)
467x 4x 3x
17
32:05
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage - Rockstar (Chemical Surf Bootleg) [FREE/REPUBLIC]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
33x 1x 1x
18
33:58
Tiësto & Sevenn - BOOM [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Pjanoo (421.3k)
575x 4x 1x
19
36:25
Tiësto - Grapevine [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
238x 3x 1x
20
38:35
Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. LMFAO & Chuckie - Otherside In Miami (Da Brozz X DOME Bootleg) [CR2 / WARNER UK]
Pjanoo (421.3k)  /  Guest
12x 0x 0x
LMFAO vs. Chuckie - Let The Bass Kick In Miami Bitch [CR2]
67x 1x 1x
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside [WARNER UK]
402x 2x 1x
21
39:58
Ill Phil & Mesto vs. Sikdope vs. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - Seven Nation Army vs. Snakes vs. Can't Hold Us (Martin Garrix Mashup) [MACKLEMORE / FLY EYE / FREE]
sndvl (27.9k)  /  Pjanoo
51x 0x 0x
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us [MACKLEMORE]
281x 0x 2x
Sikdope - Snakes [FLY EYE]
495x 1x 1x
Ill Phil - We're Guna Fight Em Off (Seven Nation Army Re-fix) (Mesto Remix) [FREE]
204x 1x 2x
22
43:34
Tiësto & Mesto - Coming Home [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Pjanoo (421.3k)
119x 2x 1x
23
45:05
Mesto - Give Me Love [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
83x 2x 1x
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45:10
P!nk - What About Us (Acappella) [RCA (SONY)]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
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24
46:12
Post Malone ft. Quavo - Congratulations (Dzeko Remix) [FREE/REPUBLIC]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
125x 1x 1x
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48:29
Tiësto & Oliver Heldens - Wombass [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
gutsy (350)
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25
Dynoro & Gigi D'Agostino - In My Mind [TIME REC.]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
529x 1x 1x
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49:00
Sikdope - My House [FREE]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
35x 2x 1x
26
50:15
Delerium & Sarah McLachlan & Dzeko vs. John Christian vs. Tiësto - Silence vs. Things Started vs. Lethal Industry (Tiësto Mashup) [MAGIK MUZIK / NETTWERK / MUSICAL FREEDOM]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)  /  metoxys
45x 0x 0x
Tiësto - Lethal Industry [MAGIK MUZIK (BLACK HOLE)]
617x 1x 3x
Delerium ft. Sarah McLachlan - Silence (Dzeko Remix) (Working Title) [NETTWERK]
45x 1x 0x
John Christian - Let's Get This Thing Started [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
62x 1x 1x
27
53:38
W&W & Blasterjaxx - Rocket [REVEALED]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
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53:42
Nitti Gritti - Crack [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
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54:05
Aazar & Kovalenco Gennadi ft. Lil Jon - 2 Lit [INTERSCOPE]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
173x 1x 1x
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54:33
Slushii - Level Up [SELF RELEASED]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
106x 1x 1x
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54:59
WiDE AWAKE & MEMBA ft. XO Man - Vexed [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
39x 2x 2x
29
56:16
Tiësto & Aazar - Internet Revolution (Working Title) [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
18x 0x 1x
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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Martin Garrix - Tremor (Sensation 2014 Anthem) (3, 2, 1 Go Acappella) [SPINNIN']
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
171x 4x 1x
30
58:20
Julian Calor - Charge Me Up [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
13x 1x 1x
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58:21
The Vamps & Matoma - All Night (Acappella)
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
15x 0x 0x
31
59:16
San Holo vs. Kanye West - Lights (Nitti Gritti Remix) [ROC-A-FELLA / BITBIRD]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
226x 1x 1x
Kanye West ft. Rihanna - All Of The Lights [ROC-A-FELLA (ISLAND DEF JAM)]
288x 1x 0x
San Holo - Light [BITBIRD]
429x 3x 1x
32
1:00:37
4B & TEEZ - Whistle [PREMIERE CLASSE]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
337x 4x 2x
33
1:01:54
Hardwell & Timmy Trumpet - The Underground [REVEALED]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
117x 2x 2x
34
1:02:46
Tiësto & ZAXX ft. Olivera - Affliction [ASTRALWERKS (EMI)]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
5x 2x 1x
Marshmello On Stage
35
1:04:18
Marshmello ft. Khalid - Silence (Tiësto Big Room Remix) [JOYTIME COLLECTIVE]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
86x 1x 1x
36
1:07:35
Ed Sheeran vs. Hardwell vs. Sebastian Ingrosso - Perfect Apollaktos (Rudeejay & Da Brozz & Luis Rodriguez Mash-Boot) [REFUNE / REVEALED / ASYLUM]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
57x 0x 0x
Sebastian Ingrosso - Laktos [REFUNE]
390x 0x 1x
Hardwell ft. Amba Shepherd - Apollo [REVEALED]
518x 4x 1x
Ed Sheeran - Perfect [ASYLUM (WARNER)]
79x 0x 0x
37
1:10:10
Tiësto & Matisse & Sadko - Dawnbreaker [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
sndvl (27.9k)
62x 3x 1x
38
1:11:30
Excision & Space Laces - Push It Up [ROTTUN]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
50x 1x 1x
39
1:12:45
Showtek & Justin Prime - Cannonball [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
757x 1x 1x
40
1:14:00
Calvin Harris - C.U.B.A [FLY EYE]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
613x 1x 2x
41
1:15:18
Tiësto & MOTi - Break The House Down [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
37x 3x 1x
42
1:16:50
Ummet Ozcan - Omnia [OZ (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
121x 3x 1x
43
Dzeko vs. Riggi & Piros - Anthem [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
34x 1x 1x
44
1:19:42
Tiësto ft. Stargate & Aloe Blacc - Carry You Home (Tiësto Big Room Mix) [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
86x 3x 1x
45
1:21:30
Tiësto ft. Matthew Koma - Wasted [PM:AM (UMG)]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
156x 3x 1x
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1:22:20
Tiësto ft. Matthew Koma - Wasted (Ummet Ozcan Remix) [PM:AM (UMG)]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
173x 1x 0x
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1:22:55
Garmiani - Bomb A Drop [DIM MAK]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
520x 1x 2x
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1:23:06
Stoltenhoff - Boozy [BARONG FAMILY]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
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46
1:23:50
Reece Low & SCNDL - Sprungkraft [HUSSLE]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
89x 1x 2x
47
1:24:55
Tiësto - Adagio For Strings [MAGIC MUZIK]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)
405x 3x 1x
48
1:27:19
Tiësto & Sevenn - BOOM (Brennan Heart Remix) [MUSICAL FREEDOM (SPINNIN')]
Luigi.edm7 (98.8k)  /  Rorsrach
62x 0x 0x
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