Trance music is undergoing something of a turbulent time. In the wake of EDM, the form has grown less popular with new producers and even some of the established old guard are jumping ship. Tiddey, who celebrates 10 years in the game this year and a return to the poll after a five-year hiatus, is not one of those.
“My plan is to continue to work in trance,” he says resolutely. “Armin released 'Who’s Afraid of 138BPM' this year, which is a sign for producers to carry on.
I don’t want to change style just because something else is more popular at the moment.” As well as releasing his own trance concoctions, he is also on a mission to bring more of the euphoric stuff to his homeland. “The Polish scene is very commercial. 2002-2008 here were the best years of trance. My dream is to bring trance back to mainstream clubs and I think being back in the Top 100 will help me do this.”
His next release will be another life-affirming trance anthem, this time on Ron van den Beueken’s “legendary” label. “I’m just glad my fans still believe in me and still believe in trance,” he says proudly of his return to the poll.