Tijs Verwest, known worldwide under the pseudonym Tiesto was born on January 17, 1969 in Holland. In his early years, Ben Librand had a huge influence on his love of music and the choice of genre. The first steps and his own compositions appeared in Tiesto at the age of 12. It was at this time that he began to engage in DJ business, working at discos and parties.
Already at the age of 16, Tiesto becomes a resident of The Spock. In addition to practicing music, young Tiys tried many professions from a postman to a seller in a music store. It was at this time that the unique and unique DJ Tiesto style began to take shape. After a very short time, he begins to play in other clubs.
The year 1995 marks the first DJ's own compositions and great success for the DJ. And in 1997, together with Arnie Bink, he founded his own label Black Hole Recordings, on the basis of which in 2001 the whole enterprise Magik Muzik was born.
The real fame came to Tiesto after 1998, when he performs at the Dutch festival “Innercity”, and the disc recorded for this event had a circulation of more than 100,000 copies. Soon, fame comes to Tiesto, not only at home, but around the world. He performs at famous venues and festivals, is a welcome musician in many clubs. Also at this time he gives the world's first solo long sets, sometimes lasting more than 13 hours continuously!
In 2000, the joint track “Silence” was released with Sarah McLachlan, which blew up the world charts and only lasted more than 4 weeks in the UK.
In 2004, she appeared in front of billions of people around the world on the live broadcast of the Olympic Games in Greece and played tracks of her own composition for more than 2 hours.
2007 was marked by performances in Latin America in front of thousands of audiences.
According to the version of DJ Mag, from 2002 to 2004 it occupied the first place in the TOP 100 best DJs, and then for more than 11 years it has not left the top three. In addition, according to the International Dance Music Awards he also receives the title of best DJ from 2007 to 2009.
In addition to writing tracks and successful remixes, DJ Tiesto is known as the host of his own radio show “Club life”, as well as the face of the fashion brand GUESS. Forbes magazine calls him one of the highest paid trance artists.
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