Born Tijs Verwest in Holland back in 1969, Tiesto's aim from the start was 'to share his music with others'. By first gaining experience with his residency in Dutch club The Spock all while perfecting his producing skills in the studio at the start of 1995, he was always searching for the next best set to play. By 1997 it all came true when he and close friend Arny Bink founded the now legendary Black Hole Recordings. Spawning numerous hits such as the trance music classics 'Suburban Train', 'Flight 643' and 'Lethal Industry', DJ Tiesto's debut album 'In My Memory' became one of Holland's best selling dance albums in 2002 while also being voted DJ Magazine's World No. 1 DJ beating of former holder John Digweed in the same year.
“Wilco produces great video’s which will keep your attention until the end. Love his detailed work.” Tijs Verwest, DJ/Producer –
Mr Tijs verwest is a busy man : Owning a record-store, various labels, producing & remixing of records, touring through the Netherlands and abroad (UK, US, Denmark, Norway, Israel).
Tiesto is one of the most well known electronic DJs in the world. While Tiesto is basically a household name today, he hasn’t always been known as such. Born in 1969 in The Netherlands, his given name is Tijs Michiel Verwest, but he has also been known as Da Joker, DJ Limited, and more recently, DJ Tiesto. Tiesto first started DJing for school events at age 14, and by 1985 he was already a resident DJ for a local club. In 1997, he founded his own record label, Black Hole Recordings. In 2001, he released his first solo album and began to experience world-wide fame and recognition. He was named #1 DJ on this list three years in a row. In 2004 in Athens, Greece, Tiesto became the first electronic music DJ to ever play at an Olympic event. In 2008, he became one of the first electronic artists to be nominated for a Grammy. In 2014, Tiesto released his fifth album named A Town Called Paradise. He is notorious for his extremely long six hour solo sets and can be seen at major festivals, and he regularly DJs in Las Vegas.