Luciana on her awkward introduction to global superstar DJ Tiesto

Electro queen Luciana is certainly no stranger to working with the biggest names on the dance scene. But five years ago, her friend forced her to introduce herself to global superstar DJ Tiesto because she was too nervous to say hello.

When Luciana finally plucked up the courage to begin a conversation with the Dutch producer, using her iPhone notepad as a communicative crutch, her previously stored messages made the ice-breaker a potential verbal dead zone.

Thankfully, this rather awkward greeting was the start of something great – a brilliantly hooky collaboration called ‘We Own The Night’.

After working with other production giants such as Hardwell, Dave Aude and 3LAU – to name a few – Luciana is back with a new joint effort alongside young producer Tom Budin. The result of their work is a brilliant new single, ‘X With U’.

I spoke to Luciana in her home in L.A. via the wonders of Skype, to chat about her new music and hear the full Tiesto story!

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Phil Marriott

The author Phil Marriott

As well as holding the Head of Music position, Phil currently presents the Sunday mid-morning show on Gaydio - the world’s biggest LGBT dance radio station. As a DJ, he has supported Tiesto and played for clubbing brands Fierce Angel and SupermartXe. He is one half of a remix duo with DJ Rich B and also produces the PMKEpodcast with singer Katherine Ellis, the LDN Vegans YouTube channel with Polly Harvey, and produces and presents Boys On Film with Raj Rudolph from EQ Music Blog.