Today’s the birthday of Tiësto – born on January 17, 1969 – his real name is Tijs Michiel Verwest. He is a Dutch DJ and record producer and a Grammy Award Winner in 2014 for the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remixed version of John Legend’s hit “All of Me”, at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
In 1994, he began releasing material on Noculan Records‘ sub-labels Chemo and Coolman. During these years, he produced hardcore and gabber tracks under such aliases as Da Joker and DJ Limited. Tiësto was later discovered by the general manager of Rotterdam-based Basic Beat Recordings. In late 1994, Tiësto signed to Basic Beat where he met Arny Bink. Tiësto released records on the sub-label Trashcan, founded by Arny, and later created the Guardian Angel sub-label with Arny in which they introduced the popular Forbidden Paradise series. From 1995–96 he released four extended plays on Bonzai Jumps and XTC, sub-labels of Lightning Records. In 1997, he joined his friend Yves Vandichel on his sub-label, DJ Yves, a division of the now-defunct Human Resource label XSV Music. In the fall of 1997, Bink and Tiësto decided to leave Basic Beat and create their own parent label, Black Hole Recordings.
Just after releasing his second studio album Just Be he performed live at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens, the first DJ to play live on stage at an Olympics. In April 2007 Tiësto launched his radio show Tiësto’s Club Life on Radio 538 in the Netherlands and released his third studio album Elements of Life.
In 2020, Tiësto became the father of a beautiful daughter – Viola Margreet Verwest.
1.Tiësto – Adagio For Strings
2. Tiësto – Red Lights
3. Tiesto – Tomorrow ft. 433
4. Martin Garrix & Tiësto – The Only Way Is Up
5. Tiësto – The Business
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