HomeNewsTiesto Discusses New Record Label, Swedish House Mafia’s Reunion And Much More In Latest Interview Pranav Gupta December 28, 2016 News 2016 has been a rather tumultuous year for Dutch veteran Tiesto. While he released 6 new singles over the course of the year, he also had to cancel his headlining performance at Creamfields Peru due to safety reasons. In a recent interview with Billboard, the electro house gargantuan talks about his personal highs and lows of 2016, his deep house record label AFTR:HRS and the new compilation, a possible Swedish House Mafia reunion and much more. Check out some excerpts here below. Discussing his motivation to start a new deep house record label, he said: The motivation is that this is so different than what I normally do on festivals. I feel like when I play a big festival or a big concert, I play musical freedom. And musical freedom stands for everything I can play, but everything is still very uplifting and it could be an indie track or a rock track and it’ll still be that uplifting energy. And for AFTR:HRS I really wanted to make a mellow, chill kind of vibe, so more like warmer and relaxing house music. Speaking about the rumours of a Swedish House Mafia reunion, he said: I think it would be great for dance music. The guys are doing pretty well solo but together they are pretty special so I would think, yeah if they can make more tracks like they did — like “One” and the “Don’t You Worry Child” it would be great for dance, absolutely! Speaking about the AFTR:HRS compilation and the process of putting it together, he said: It’s not necessarily music that I’m going to play out but I like to listen to it when I’m on the beach, or on holiday or in my car. It’s more like a mellow kind of dance music, but it still kind of has a bit of a beat so it’s still kind of uplifting in a way. So that was like my first thought, like, “I want to put out a compilation like that because no one really does that.” And it’s always been my hobby so it’s like a little side project for me. It’s been like a process for a year. Just every month I find a new track and sign them on to my label and that’s the stuff I’ve collected over the last year I think, so it’s like an ongoing process. And it reminds me a little bit of like the older trance tracks I used to make back in the day — the same melancholic feeling in the tracks and it’s like more a little bit emotional and warm. So yeah, more melancholic music I think. Listen to the full mix here below. Check out the full interview here. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.