Tijs Michiel Verwest, better known by his stage name Tiesto is a worldwide known musician, DJ and record producer of electronic dance music. He has many incognitos but he is especially known as DJ Tiesto. He was born on 17 January 1969 in Breda, Netherlands. On his latest production he dropped DJ label and now simply known as Tiesto which is a twist of his childhood nickname.
His interest in producing music is developed at the age of 14. When he was 15 years old, he started making mixtapes with the best tunes and gave these tapes to his friends and clothing store. After this he started playing at small parties of college student. This is not yet he started playing his music in De Lente, a Dutch club. In De Lente club he entertained the crowd with hip hop and house music.
He is the first DJ in the world who sells a solo stadium event for more than 25,000 people. He moved on to become a resident DJ and playing in many clubs in Netherlands at the age of 21. It was at the club ‘The Spock’, a small club in Breda where he played only house music on weekends. In the beginning of his DJ career he played new beats and Mandonna songs.
In 1997, he started his own record label, Black Hole Recording with his close friend Arny Bink which provided the genre sound of Tiesto. He went to many famous Belgium clubs in his free time where he listen the sounds and in these clubs he first discovered the great magic of Trance music.
In 2001, he released his first solo album ‘In My Memory’. This album launched Tiesto’s career and became his major hit. In this year he reached from #24 to #6 on DJ magazine’s Annual top poll. Later in this year he won famous Dutch ‘Silver Harp Award’. Because of this award he became the most famous Dutch DJ ever.
In 2002, he has been nominated for the DanceStar USA award, but didn’t win the award. In this year he won many awards also did a concert tour together with Moby. Later in this year he was made #1 DJ of the world according to the DJ magazine’s Annual top poll.
At the end of 2002 he decided that he won’t release any Magik’s CD anymore. In 2003, he won two awards. One is Radio 538 Artist of the Year 2002 and second one is DanceStar USA award.Later in this year, Tiesto gave a concert in Football stadium. This was the first time in history one DJ gave this concert and that was the best day of his life.
He also became the first DJ to host the Olympics Opening ceremony for the Athens 2004 Olympics. The main aim of Tiesto is to improve and produce more and more albums. Tiesto proves his talent in both as a Solo artist and DJ. We are expecting many more fascinating sound produced by Tiesto in future.