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"He called me and said, 'I always wanted a remix from you because I'm a big fan, but never had the right track for you to remix, but this is the one,'" Tiësto tells Spinner. "To hear that from Kanye West is pretty exciting, especially because I'm a fan."
"He's one of my most-respected artists," he adds. "I like his creativity, his lyrics, his sounds, and it's amazing to do a remix for him."
Touted as one of the most famous people in dance music with various accomplishments like being named World's No. 1 DJ three consecutive times by DJ Magazine and opening the 2004 Olympic Ceremonies in Greece, Tiesto attributes collaborations like his track with Kanye (which still needs a few tweaks from Yeezy) for helping to enliven the dance music genre.
"I have more passion now than a couple years ago," he admits. "At the end of the trance period, I felt like I'd seen enough of this. I was falling asleep more, but now I feel totally refreshed and so inspired by all the excitement. It's growing so fast now; everybody wants to collaborate with each other."
"It's amazing to see all these new, young talented DJs come through," he continues. "Everybody is into dance music now. It's ten times more popular now than it was a couple years ago."
Still constantly touring and releasing new mix series like his latest, 'Club Life, Vol. 1 -- Las Vegas,' the 42-year-old dance extraordinaire says he's excited to see what will come next for dance music.
"That's the big question for everybody at the moment because everyone can make dance music now so it's very hard to stand out. It's an interesting time to see what's going to be next. It's so easy to copy each other; as soon as somebody comes with a great song, all the others are kind of making the same thing."