DJ Tiësto

Real Name:
Tijs Michiel Verwest
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DJ Tiësto (born 17 January, 1969, Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands), also known as Tiësto, is a Dutch electronic dance music producer and DJ. In 1997, he founded the Trance label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink. In 1998, Tijs met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers and this led to a long and successful collaboration. Tiësto's fame rose in the 2000's as his music was exposed to mainstream audiences. He was named "the Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mixmag magazine in a poll voted by the fans. In 2001, Tijs founded an another label called Magik Muzik. In 2004 became the first DJ to play onstage at the Olympics in Athens - the recording of the event has been released as Parade Of The Athletes.
After the Kaleidoscope album in 2009, he decided to move towards more popular fields of Dance-pop, Big Room and Electro House. After selling his part of Black Hole Recordings, he founded his new label Musical Freedom (2) (known as Musical Freedom Records nowdays).
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Albums

0 6700 30230 2 3 In My Memory — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto In My Memory (Album) Magik Muzik 0 6700 30230 2 3 US 2001 Sell This Version
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VCRLPX 11 In My Memory (The Remixes) — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto In My Memory (The Remixes) VC Recordings VCRLPX 11 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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0 6700 30364 2 9 Just Be — DJ Tiësto Tiësto* Just Be (Album) Magik Muzik 0 6700 30364 2 9 US 2004 Sell This Version
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Magik Muzik CD 03RD Just Be (Remixed) — DJ Tiësto Tiësto* Just Be (Remixed) (Album) Magik Muzik Magik Muzik CD 03RD Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
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Magik Muzik CD 07, 7MMCD Elements Of Life — DJ Tiësto Tiësto* Elements Of Life (Album, Comp) Magik Muzik Magik Muzik CD 07, 7MMCD Israel 2007 Sell This Version
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177366-9 Elements Of Life Remixed — DJ Tiësto Tiësto* Elements Of Life Remixed (Album, Comp) Magik Muzik 177366-9 Poland 2008 Sell This Version
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BUI 0402 Kaleidoscope — DJ Tiësto Tiësto* Kaleidoscope (Album, Comp) Musical Freedom (2), [PIAS] Entertainment Group BUI 0402 Brazil 2009 Sell This Version
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UL 2728 Kaleidoscope Remixed — DJ Tiësto Tiësto* Kaleidoscope Remixed (Album, Comp) Musical Freedom (2) UL 2728 US 2010 Sell This Version
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B0020891-02 A Town Called Paradise — DJ Tiësto Tiësto* A Town Called Paradise (Album) PM:AM Recordings, Musical Freedom (2), Universal Music B0020891-02 Canada 2014 Sell This Version
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UICO-1319 The London Sessions — DJ Tiësto Tiësto* The London Sessions (Album) PM:AM Recordings UICO-1319 Japan 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

XTC 018 The Tube — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto The Tube XTC XTC 018 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
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Black Hole 101-5 Tales From The Album Magik — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto Tales From The Album Magik (EP) Black Hole Recordings Black Hole 101-5 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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Black Hole 104-5 Tales From The Albums Magik (The Remix Edition) — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto Tales From The Albums Magik (The Remix Edition) Black Hole Recordings Black Hole 104-5 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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BLACK HOLE 102-5 Space Age Inventions — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto Space Age Inventions Black Hole Recordings BLACK HOLE 102-5 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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RFT 003 Gimme Some Sugar / Bleckentrommel — DJ Tiësto Tiësto*, Montana* & Storm* Tiësto*, Montana* & Storm* - Gimme Some Sugar / Bleckentrommel(12") ReflecT Records RFT 003 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
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XSF 001 Subspace Interference — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto Subspace Interference XSF Recordings XSF 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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BLACK HOLE 103-5 Tales From The Album Magik – Story Of The Fall — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto Tales From The Album Magik – Story Of The Fall (EP) Black Hole Recordings BLACK HOLE 103-5 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
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PC 9915-6 Magic Volume III — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto Magic Volume III(12") Planetary Consciousness PC 9915-6 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
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Black Hole 110-5 Endless Wave / Theme From Norefjell (Remixes) — DJ Tiësto Kamaya Painters / DJ Tiësto Kamaya Painters / DJ Tiësto - Endless Wave / Theme From Norefjell (Remixes) Black Hole Recordings Black Hole 110-5 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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none Theme From Norefjell — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto Theme From Norefjell (Single) Black Hole Recordings none Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
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TP9033MX Sparkles — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto Sparkles (Single, Maxi) Black Hole Recordings TP9033MX Spain 1999 Sell This Version
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SB CD 03 In Search Of Sunrise 1 — DJ Tiësto Tiësto* In Search Of Sunrise 1(CDr, Single) Songbird SB CD 03 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
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CVS001 Wonder Where You Are? / Wonder? — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto & Armin Van Buuren Present Major League DJ Tiësto & Armin Van Buuren Present Major League - Wonder Where You Are? / Wonder? (Maxi) Black Hole Recordings CVS001 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
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ARM004 Eternity — DJ Tiësto Armin van Buuren And DJ Tiësto Present Alibi Armin van Buuren And DJ Tiësto Present Alibi - Eternity (Maxi, Single) Armind ARM004 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
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Magik Muzik 800-5 Magik Journey — DJ Tiësto DJ Tiësto Magik Journey (Single) Magik Muzik Magik Muzik 800-5 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version

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doktorotto1967

doktorotto1967

January 8, 2023
First of all, I'm not a 138-140 BPM uplifting trance snob. Change is the only constant thing in music generally, I can 100% approve that.
The main problem with Tiesto is NOT the change, and I'm not crying after the "trancey" Tiesto. The soul and well-cared originality, sound design and exciting arrangements he's done together with Denzel D all those years before - those just disappeared from his music. Oh yes, in the money-oriented business everything has to be simpe, fast-fashioned and threwable away in a minute. THAT IS the real problem with the Tiesto brand - yes, it's just a brand of a businessman, not a real musician.
Just like the bandwagon, outdated and boring kind of uplifting trance, big room and electro house can be also completly boring and lacking creativity (and that's what called PRoGResSiVe HoUsE and EDM by the idi0ts haha). And that is the bandwagon that Tiesto sat on after 2010 completely.
The only hopeful thing was the VER:WEST project that poped up from him during the Covid 19 pandemic, co-produced by the CamelPhat guys. But he definitely saw that project doesn't bring so much audience than the commercial Pop stuff he primarly doing, so he quickly abandoned that kind of "melodic house" and "future rave" (which are both progressive house actually, just saying, not mater what fantasy stickers we are gluing on - if we even take those boundary-making caps seriously).
And THIS is the guy who "warns young artists against being ‘robbed’ by industry cowboys (!)" at the CNBC TV. Hah, he's one of if not the the biggest of those cowboys in the industry for so long.
The illustrational symbol of all the problems in today's Electronic Dance Music - that's far enough to say. But on the other hand, it's absolutely pointless to directly bag himself for this. He doesn't even care about the criticism until he earns his money with being a pop star. The more we rant him, the later he "comes back to Trance" - likely never.
hinsen

hinsen

July 15, 2022
Tiesto is one of the biggest cheats on the Trance scene!
Behind his success were ghost producers who did all the work for him in the studio.
A guy without honor. As it all came to light, after such a scandal, he should disappear from the stage like Milli Vanilli once and for all and give back all the awards he has won.
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1

January 4, 2022
Sheep follow this man, there is no case or doubt about it. WACK from start to finish.
Simply_Craig

Simply_Craig

February 27, 2021
So I will say this. I saw Tiesto play his first live set in North America in Toronto, CA at a venue known as "The Docks". It was April 2000 and the crowd had little idea what was in store for them. All I can say is to find it on YouTube and look at the track list. Sure, the mixing isn't the best you'll ever hear, but the track list is why it was an instant classic. I'll never forget hearing those 3 and a half hours of classics. Man we had it so good back then! 😍😎
Midnight-City

Midnight-City

September 10, 2020
I first heard of Tiësto back in 1999 when I was in Virgin Megastore shop and saw his first In Search of Sunrise sitting in the rack. I recognised a lot of the tracks so decided to buy it, and immediately loved it. I was a big fan for the next couple of years, and probably the best memory was travelling from London to Bournemouth to see him DJ in early 2000.

We arrived at 22.00 expecting him to be the main DJ (playing at around midnight or something), instead he started at 22.00 and so we missed the beginning, but enjoyed the rest of his set. Once he'd finished, I noticed him standing at the back of the venue, sipping a drink and watching the next DJ. No one really knew who he was and so he was able to enjoy the music on his own for a while, before eventually leaving.

I loved Magik 6 Live In Amsterdam, but that mix album was probably the beginning of the end, in terms of me listening to his music. I can't really comment too much on his music since about 2003, as I haven't listened to much of it, but those early memories were great, and were part of the reason I starting buying records and learning how to mix.
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_skyline_

_skyline_

August 17, 2020
One of my favourite DJ's / producers of all time... That is what i thought it was. I know since a few years that none of alle the productions or remixes that are 'made' under the name "Tiësto" were made by him.
The ghost producers that like Ronald Van Gelderen, Dennis Waakop Reijers, ... are the real ones behind the scenes. He has chosen for the money and popularity. Some underrated guys like M.I.K.E. Push, Ferry Corsten, Daniel Kandi, Fred Baker, ... should get more respect than this guy...
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DaveTheGreat

DaveTheGreat

August 15, 2020
Probably one of the most overrated Trance DJ's of all time.
Yuukaa_Sa

Yuukaa_Sa

July 4, 2020
edited over 3 years ago
The new Insomania track is the first track in so many years that actually sounds superb from Tiesto! Great vocal progressive house!
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Bourbonman

Bourbonman

January 14, 2020
Shocked to come in here after a few years to see how commercial this guy has become. Just a bunch of complete wank of electro big room house and dance pop. He has become washed up and flushed out so it is sad to see an artist like Tiesto do whatever he can to maintain in the game by leaving his old fan base and produce commercial dance-pop hits for 12 year olds.
sad sad sad.. But that is the price of going to the top. You have to come down at one point.
JFC92PX

JFC92PX

September 1, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
best tunes he has ever made "Just Be/Love Comes Again/Break My Fall/Silence" anything other past last decade sucks. the last tune last heard from tiesto was iTrance. and it sucked Dog Turd. since he hasn't made anything trance. my ears don't wanna care to know him much today. i tried to listen somethin trashy he created a few years back. was like WTF is this Horse S***...
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