Skip to main content

Tiësto and Kanye West almost collaborated on "Fade." Let that sink in for a moment.

In a new interview with GQ, the dance music legend waxed poetic about a number of topics, like his taste in memes, the Ableton-themed design of his new home, and the likelihood of house music's survival if clubs were to permanently shut down due to COVID-19. It was his revelation about the polarizing hip-hop legend West, however, that served as a needle in a haystack.

When asked if he had ever been starstruck by anyone he'd met, Tiësto dropped Kanye's name. "One time he had just done an award show in Vegas and after we went to his dressing room. He sat down and he played some new tracks. He played me the whole [Life of] Pablo album, from start to finish," Tiësto said. "It was extremely loud. We didn't have a conversation. P. Diddy was there and some other people, The Weeknd. We were all dancing on that album and I was just like, wow, this is surreal."

After "Fade" was brought up due to the dance music influences on Kanye's seminal The Life of Pablo LP, Tiësto revealed that he was offered a hand in the production of the song, which went on to become a Platinum-certified hit and one of the rapper's most illustrious tracks. However, he had a hunch that Ye's demo didn't need any more work. "He wanted me to do something on 'Fade,' Tiësto continued. "I was like, 'Well, I think it's good the way it is. I don't think I could add anything. I think you should just leave it like that.'"

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

the chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers To Share Stake In Album Royalties With 5,000 Of Their Biggest Fans

The "iPad" producers are partnering up with 3LAU's Royal to make it happen.

PEEKABOO

PEEKABOO Unites With Caspa For Brain-Melting Collaboration, “RELOAD”

The massive release comes just before PEEKABOO embarks on his Hide & Seek Tour.

pjimage (86)

Revisiting Daft Punk's "Silhouette" iPod Ad: May Its Memory Never Die

The Robots' song "Technologic" was featured in a 2005 iPod ad and kicked off a longstanding tradition of electronic music in Apple ads.

FOLLOW TIËSTO:

Facebook: facebook.com/tiesto
Twitter: twitter.com/tiesto
Instagram: instagram.com/tiesto
Spotify: spoti.fi/3dVvySo

Related

Tiesto-HD-Tiesto-Wallpaper-Black-and-White-Arms-Raised-Live

Tiësto Reveals a New Album in the Works

The dance music vet spilled the beans to Apple Music's Zane Lowe.

Kanye West & Jay-Z

Kanye West is parting ways with Jay-Z's Tidal

Kanye has so far been beneficial to Tidal, so why this?

gesaffelstein kanye west

Gesaffelstein Produced a Song on Kanye West's Upcoming "Donda" Album: Listen to a Preview

"No Child Left Behind" will drop on Friday, July 23rd on Kanye's hotly anticipated 10th studio album.

2578994E-6B7F-412C-BCA1-ED73AF5510C6

Kanye West and Tidal Slapped With $84 Million Lawsuit for Fraud

After two odd years, the case is now going to trial and still hasn’t been settled!

Kanye AI rapping bot

Kanye West Ghosts, Deactivates Twitter and Instagram Accounts

Kanye West was about due for another meltdown, wasn't he?

gesaffelstein kanye west

Gesaffelstein Revealed as Producer of "Jesus Lord" From Kanye West's "Donda" Album

"Jesus Lord" joins “No Child Left Behind” as the second track graced by the iconic French producer.

Diplo

Kanye West and Diplo Just Went Head-to-Head on Twitter and Heres Why [Watch]

Ye uploaded a video a few hours ago with Diplo's track from 2004 "Sarah" playing in the background and producer Dame Dash making claims about how he "Cooked some shit up" and to say the least, Diplo responded and we're all just as confused.