Last week, Giorgio Moroder posted the above picture to Facebook, showing himself knocking back shots with the one and only Tiesto at what appears to be a Hakkasan gig. A few days later, Tiesto was still feeling that liquid courage, and spoke to Huffington Post about meeting Giorgio Moroder and spoke on Moroder’s boys, Daft Punk:
“We didn’t have much conversation but we exchanged numbers after the set. We are going to sit together soon in L.A. or Vegas and we’re really going to talk. We need to have a conversation but something will happen. I mean, he did a collaboration with Daft Punk, so why not with me?“
“It got so much attention because it’s so different and it’s an attitude album. It’s cool to like Daft Punk. Even if you’re not into the song, as soon as you hear [“Get Lucky’”], you see all the cool people go, ‘Oh yeah, this is cool, that’s my song,’ and they don’t really even enjoy it.
“I’m destroying them now. Sorry Daft Punk.
“But the ‘Tron’ soundtrack wasn’t that great and this is not great, either. But because it’s Daft Punk and they’re supposed to be cool and they had the amazing pyramid at Coachella a couple of years ago and the helmets — they’re fucking cool. But the music doesn’t deliver on the hype so much.”
Is there truth to what Tiesto is saying? Sure. Music fans can be sheep, especially if they aren’t as nerdy about music as we can be. The question then becomes: Was this made for the “cool” people that Tiesto is referring to? And on top of that, what’s to say that the music Tiesto’s playing isn’t thought of in the same light? Are the people in the stands really giving a fuck about the music, or are they simply dancing to what’s being played because that’s what they feel they should be doing, primarily because they’re in the goddamn club?
And damnit, we have other questions; was Tiesto a fan of Human After All? Does Tiesto do a lot of listening to music that’s not on some “club” shit? Does he feel that people fuck with him even if his “music doesn’t deliver” because he’s a “DJ god” and is seen to be “fucking cool?” And what the FUCK would a Tiesto/Moroder collaboration sound like?