Tiësto has called Sven Väth the first DJ that inspired him in a new interview with In The Mix. The trance producer and DJ also stated that more recently, he’s been inspired by everyone from Martin Garrix to Madeon. Speaking ahead of a show Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Tiësto also explained he doesn’t party as much as he used to but “I still go pretty hard on the weekends”.
Cocoon will start a new residency at Pacha in summer 2018 after an 18 year-year spell at Amnesia.
Sven Väth's legendary weekly party will be moving from its slot on Monday nights in Amnesia to the equally iconic Pacha. The statement was made by the DJ today over social media.
"Ibiza will never stop changing and nor will Cocoon," he said via Facebook. This is metamorphosis multiplied by two and I am so excited about this collision of visions. Lets turn this page and get on the dancefloor."
Arcadia has confirmed details for its 10th Anniversary plans which we first reported on in November, namely a London weekender at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with Sven Vath, Leftfield, Boys Noize, Groove Armada, and Eats Everything all on the bill for the first day alone, Saturday 5th May 2018.
Tomorrowland has locked the first wave of artists for its 2018 festivals, which are set to run across two weekends.
Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann, Sven Väth and Charlotte de Witte are all on the techno-heavy line-up, which also features Claptone, Solomun, Kölsch, Rampa and &me.
Weekend one of Tomorrowland is set to run from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July, whilst weekend two takes place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July.
Caprices has revealed the first phase of the line-up for its 15th anniversary edition, taking place from 12th-15th April in the ski resort of Crans-Montana.
The Swiss festival will feature Paul Kalkbrenner, Âme, Henrik Schwarz, Luciano, Ben Klock, Cobblestone Jazz, Dewalta & Shannon, Monika Kruse, Amir Javasoul, Archie Hamilton and more.
Caprices regulars Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth and Sonja Moonear are also set to play.
Tickets and information is available from the Caprices website.
Celebrated German documentary We Call It Techno! has been made available to watch with English subtitles for the first time.
Movement Torino completed its 2017 bill with the talents of Robert Hood, Rødhad, Denis Sutra and Modeselektor amongst others. The event is split across 28th and 31st October.
Hood and company join previously selected artists including Apollonia, Sven Väth, Octave One, Sonja Moonear, Jeff Mills, Derrick May and Nastia.
DIYnamic’s Solomun and Cocoon’s Sven Väth did musical battle last Sunday (10th September) during Solomun’s sell-out + 1 party, with the pair turning in a night of epic proportions inside Pacha Ibiza’s hallowed walls.
Solomun’s + 1 concept sees the legendary DJ/producer invite a new selector to Pacha each and every week for an explosive round of musical action, with the DIYnamic boss spinning alongside Joseph Capriati, Damian Lazarus, Dubfire and many, many more since the party fired up again back in May.
Dockyard Festival returns to the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) on Saturday 21st October. Sven Väth, Âme, Eats Everything, Ben Sims, Kirk Degiorgio, and Octave One are among those to take over the decks during the 12-hour event.
Returning for the third year in a row, the Dockyard Festival is honoured to test the virgin facilities of N1-Park in Westpoort. The lush park was commissioned by the Amsterdam government to host similar international evets.
During an interview with Billboard Magazine — where he looks back on his 20-year career — Dutch superstar Tiësto has admitted it was a chance encounter with Sven Väth that inspired him into a life of music and DJing.
"When I was in the scene first, I heard a DJ from Germany play [named] Sven Väth, and I listened to him for six hours and there was not one single record I recognised," explained Tiësto.