Happy Halloween everyone!! So… the most obvious opening line would be: ” Trick or Treat? ” and what we have for you today is a very special treat !
We’ve got the honor to have a chat with tyDi about his life and latest projects; in his 15 years as one of the leading artists in electronic music, Australian songwriter, composer, record producer and DJ tyDi, née Tyson Illingworth, has seen, heard and done it all. Through his extensive discography, which includes five full-length albums, countless singles and remixes, and numerous EPs across diverse genres, he’s topped global charts, he’s toured the world and he’s made his indelible mark on the music world. Now, tyDi reinvents his sound once again via Collide, his
forthcoming artist album set for self-release early 2018 via Global Soundsystem Records.
TBA: Hello Tyson, thanks for supporting TheBackstageAccess, (we’re great fans of you here), any plans about coming to Italy any time soon?
T: Hi! Thanks for the support! I love Italy, my new album is coming out early next year so I’d love to look at doing a European tour, would be amazing if I could perform in Italy.
TBA: You’ve been teasing us about your new single Closing In for a while can you tell us something more about the idea behind it?
T: Closing In is a huge change in my music style, it’s a mix of electronic music and an entire orchestra!
TBA: Any insights you could give us about Collide?
T: Yes, the album is a collaboration with 2 X GRAMMY award winning film composer Christopher Tin. The whole album is dance music with a complete orchestra throughout it.
TBA: Since it’s taking you something like 3 years of work for it, and you said it’s gonna be nothing like we’ve heard before, we are REALLY thrilled about it, how many tracks are going to be there and how did you select the ones that fit into an album?
T: It actually took closer to 4 years of writing, there are 12 songs on the album but I started with about 250 songs to narrow it down to the final amount. I obviously chose the best ones 😉
TBA: How does the creative process start in your studio?
T: It usually just starts with me, a piano and some red wine. I come up with melodies and go from there.
TBA: What’s the track that challenged you the most during its creation and why?
T: All of them, it is extremely difficult mixing hundreds of instruments into an electronic song and making it all sound clean, but I got there!
TBA: What’s your superpower, or what’s your spirit animal?
T: My superpower is sitting in front of a computer for 12 hours without losing my mind.
TBA: If you have to name one tune that never gets old for you?
T: Sasha – Mr Tiddles
TBA: What are you listening in your car in these days?
T: Usually orchestral music and film scores – I really want to be writing music for movies in the future.
TBA: Ups and down of traveling a lot?
T: Long nights, no sleep, amazing fans, falling asleep in airports… It’s all worth it.
TBA: What do you always carry with you in all your travels?
T: A treasure map, one day I will find it.
About Collide, tyDi’s most ambitious and most challenging project to
On Collide, tyDi bridges the worlds of electronic and orchestral music as he presents a completely new sound in uncharted territories. Collectively, the album threads a gorgeous sonic narrative built on precise composition, progressive musicality, intelligent sound design, layered songwriting and
grandiose orchestral scoring. Through its 12 original tracks, Collide creates an unprecedented musical journey that transports listeners off the dance floor and into the concert halls.
“I wanted to make something larger than life, I
needed to impress myself by making an album that’s so detailed, so thorough, so musically complex
that you couldn’t copy it. This album is so uniquely me; it cannot be duplicated.”
“To make my dream album, I needed someone experienced who was a king in the composing world”
“When you watch a film with an intense score, you’re swept away to a different planet. The
atmosphere, emotions, melodies and instruments captivate you. That feeling doesn’t always enter the
dance realm. I wanted to capture that magic and bring it to the electronic world.”
“I’m at a point at my career where I’m not satisfied doing the same thing. All the ambition, all the drive
behind this album comes from the need and internal desire to combine every single thing I’ve ever
learned in my musical career and put it into this project, to show everyone what I’m capable of.” (tyDi)