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Tytanium Sessions: An Interview with Sean Tyas

Sean Tyas‘ Tytanium Sessions is one of the hottest  trance podcasts available right now. New episodes drop every week on Monday, with the podcast and Soundcloud versions ready to go on Tuesday. It also hits SiriusXM Radio every two weeks ONLY on Electric Area.

Besides the success he is seeing from the podcast, he is also on the road hitting cities all over the world spinning his beats for everyone to dance to. He is promoting a new release on Big Fish Recordings titles Diamondback. He worked with Naes on the new release and is now available on Beatport.

Sean Tyas pres. Tytanium Sessions Podcast Episode 174

While on the road, Sean Tyas will be swinging by the Valley of the Sun at Wild Night on Friday, December 14, 2012. Come see Tyas live so you get a taste of what Tytanium Sessions is all about. I sat down with Sean to chat about the new release and his tour.

Ricky Potts: You dropped a few spots this year, but you are still on the DJ Mag Top 100 list. Does that list mean anything to you as an artist, or do you forget about lists like and that focus on your music?

Sean Tyas: Oh now I certainly can forget about it. This year more than ever it was really noticeable how sad an underground scene of electronic music now depends on this 100 person list with data assembled by who has a greater media reach. I don’t want this to affect what I am doing in the studio and how good I do it. Disappointment and frustration do not help one out in the studio, and to separate myself from caring will be liberating, and much better for my output.

RP: Electronic dance music has never been as popular as it is right now. But it is still more popular overseas. Do you find yourself playing more shows outside of the US because of the scene?

ST: Outside of the US has always been my strong point. In other years, of course my BPMs were much higher, and many countries such as Holland, Argentina, and Australia for example, seriously embraced these crazy tempos. These days, the world of dance music is slowing down a lot, and I don’t mind at all. It’s finding a new middle ground, where people can dance their ass off but not leave a sweaty disgusting mess.

RP: I’m headed to Las Vegas in a few weeks. Sin City seems to be overflowing with EDM. Clubs like XS and Marquee are seeing massive success. How often do you play in Las Vegas? Do you have a favorite club?

ST:I haven’t been there many many times apart from twice at Rain for Perfecto and the once at Electric Daisy Carnival in 2011.  Many of the clubs there actually still think I’m “too fast” but they haven’t listened to me lately, so I hope to be back soon.

RP: You are coming to Scottsdale soon. You will be at Wild Knight on December 14th, 2012. Have you played Wild Knight before?

ST: Nope, and in fact I have only been to Arizona a handful of times, but it was always a blast.

RP: The Valley is really looking forward to seeing you again. I haven’t seen you live yet, so that will be a great show. Do you have anything special planned for the show?

ST: Definitely some new stuff to play, and hoping to have even more within the next two weeks.

RP: When I fly, I like to sleep. You live in Switzerland, so when you fly over here, I bet you have a lot of time to snooze! What else do you do when flying to stay entertained?

ST: I always load up my iPad and iPhone with new games, and on super long trips I get TV show seasons loaded up. I’m huge fans of Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, and Breaking Bad. But now I’m all caught up with all of them, so I need a new one.

RP: You have seen a lot of success with your podcast. Do you have a process for creating that each week, or do you have several of them lined up ready to go as the weeks pass?

ST: I simply do each show a week early.  So if a show is airing tonight for example. That morning I’ll already have NEXT week’s done. It takes more time actually just going through music to play and sorting out the good and bad.

RP: Dance music has never been as popular as it is right now. What do you attribute to the growth of EDM?

ST: I think Insomniac Events was a huge component of this with their HUGE events. Right around the last couple of years when it was still held in LA something just clicked in the world and LA had the world of electronic music’s attention.  And had held it until now.

RP: I recently covered Life In Color (formerly DAYGLOW). Have you ever been to a paint party?

ST: Nope; I have to look into what that is!

RP: Earlier this year, you had to get stitches. You had three of them, to be exact. Can you tell us a little bit more about what happened there?

ST: (Laughs.) Well researched! Typical clumsy me of course. In a rush to get back to the hotel after a set in Minsk out in the wilderness (no lights), I fell on my face in gravel (felt pretty nice too).  Here’s the best part about all that, when entering Belarus, foreigners are forced to pay two Euros per day for medical insurance while there. Most people think this is a scam but you can’t enter without it, so whatever. Well its not, that receipt saying that I paid my two euros got me ambulance service, EMTs to my hotel, and stitches including local anesthetic. Best money spent ever!

RP: You had a pretty good year. What do you have in store for 2013?

ST: I’m working pretty fast again so lots of new tunes, and now Tytanium is running again, more streamlined, so more releases under my own label as well.

RP: Thank you so much, Sean. Really excited about seeing you in Scottsdale. In all of the interviews I do, I always give the artist the last word. Go.

ST: I’m just THRILLED to be coming to the states during the best time in the year to come there, the holidays. Never do I get a better sense of feeling at “home” than December in USA!

Learn more about Sean Tyas. Buy tickets for his December 14 show at Wild Knight.

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