Kanye West likes to collaborate. Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Raekwon, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and John Legend are only a handful of the guests featured on his latest studio album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.’ But for his most recent collaboration ‘Ye stepped out of the box, dialing up renown Dutch DJ Tiësto.
“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 the BoomBox sister site Spinner. “To hear that from Kanye West is pretty exciting, especially because I’m a fan.”
After being given the OK by the “I’mma let you finish” rapper, Tiësto sampled ‘Lost in the World,’ a standout track on ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ featuring indie crooner Bon Iver. The DJ — voted the World’s No. 1 DJ three consecutive times by DJ Magazine — debuted the track at the Ultra Music Fest 2011 in Miami this past March, and has been regularly including the song in his DJ set, along with a reworked version of Dirty South’s take on Diddy–Dirty Money‘s ‘Coming Home,’ which Diddy commissioned himself.
“He’s one of my most-respected artists,” Tiësto says of West. “I like his creativity, his lyrics, his sounds, and it’s amazing to do a remix for him.”
West is currently prepping ‘Watch the Throne,’ his joint album with ‘Big Brother’ Jay-Z and it won’t fall short on collaborations either. So far, rumored features on the album include Beyonce and Bruno Mars.
For the full story on Kanye working with Tiësto head over to Spinner.com.