Published Nov 02, 2009While there's no way of knowing what the "DJ" prefix stands for in his name, it's pretty much guaranteed that DJ Tiësto doesn't consider himself a "disc jockey." The world-weary techno star recently told The AV Club that he doesn't enjoy the beloved format.
"I have a lot of records with me, no vinyl though," he said. "It's not a matter of convenience, it's just that vinyl is so outdated nowadays. I can make a track in my hotel room today and play it for the crowd tomorrow. That never happens with vinyl. I played a lot of acetates at the end of my vinyl period - I used to make tracks and get them pressed in four or five days - but the quality was always so bad and they would skip all the time. The vinyl days for me are over. I still buy vinyl, but only albums, and just to play. For DJing, vinyl is a nightmare."
In other words, there's a really good chance that DJ Tiësto is using the same mp3 Serato set up as the high school kids down the street from you.