Tiësto performing in Winterworld at Palazzo in Bingen, Germany, on February 25, 2005.
Birthname Tijs Michiel Verwest
Also known as DJ Tiësto, Allure, Da Joker, Drumfire, Handover Circuit, Paradise In Dubs, Passenger, Roze, Steve Forte Rio, Stray Dog, Tom Ace, Wild Bunch
Born January17, 1969 (1969-01-17) (age 42)
Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands
Genres Trance, Progressive Trance, Neo-trance, House, Progressive House, Hardcore Techno
Occupations Musician, DJ, Record ProducerYears active 1994–Present
Labels Noculan (1994)
Basic Beat (1994–1997)
XSV Music (1997)
Black Hole (1997–2009)
Ultra Records (2007-Present)
Associated acts Gouryella, Kamaya Painters (more)
Tijs Michiel Verwest, OON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɛi̯s miˈxil vərˈʋɛst]; born 17 January 1969), known as Tiësto (Dutchpronunciation: [cɛsto]), is a Dutch musician, DJ and record producer of electronic dance music. Although he has used many aliases in the past, he is best known for his work as DJ Tiësto. On his latestproductions, however, he has dropped the "DJ" label and is now known simply as "Tiësto", an alias which is a twist of his childhood nickname.
In 1997, he founded the label Black HoleRecordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. Tiësto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers in 1998, and the two have worked together extensively since then. Reijersis credited as producer, writer, composer, or arranger on many of Tiësto's releases. Then, in 1999 and 2000 he collaborated with Ferry Corsten to create Gouryella. His 2000 remix of Delerium's"Silence" featuring Sarah McLachlan exposed him to more mainstream audiences. In 2001, he released his first solo album In My Memory which gave him several major hits that launched his career. He was...