DJ Tiësto

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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 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.
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DJ Tiësto - In My Memory album art DJ Tiësto In My Memory (Album) Magik Muzik US 2001 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Just Be album art Tiësto* Just Be (Album) Magik Muzik Taiwan 2004 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Just Be (Remixed) album art Tiësto* Just Be (Remixed) (Album) Magik Muzik Netherlands 2005
DJ Tiësto - Elements Of Life album art Tiësto* Elements Of Life (Album) Magik Muzik Israel 2007 Sell This Version
SONGBIRD10S1CD DJ Tiësto - In Search Of Sunrise 6 - Ibiza album art Tiësto* In Search Of Sunrise 6 - Ibiza(CDr, Smplr, 1) Songbird SONGBIRD10S1CD Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
SONGBIRD10S2CD DJ Tiësto - In Search Of Sunrise 6 - Ibiza album art Tiësto* In Search Of Sunrise 6 - Ibiza(CDr, Smplr, 2) Songbird SONGBIRD10S2CD Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Elements Of Life Remixed album art Tiësto* Elements Of Life Remixed (Album, Comp) Magik Muzik Poland 2008 Sell This Version
SONGBIRD11S3CD DJ Tiësto - In Search Of Sunrise 7 - Asia album art Tiësto* In Search Of Sunrise 7 - Asia(CDr, Smplr, 3) Songbird SONGBIRD11S3CD Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
none DJ Tiësto - In Search Of Sunrise 7: Asia album art Tiësto* In Search Of Sunrise 7: Asia(28xFile, AAC, 256) Songbird none 2008
SONGBIRD11S4CD DJ Tiësto - In Search Of Sunrise 7 - Asia album art Tiësto* In Search Of Sunrise 7 - Asia(CDr, Smplr, 4) Songbird SONGBIRD11S4CD Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
SONGBIRD11S2CD DJ Tiësto - In Search Of Sunrise 7 - Asia album art Tiësto* In Search Of Sunrise 7 - Asia(CDr, Smplr, 2) Songbird SONGBIRD11S2CD Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Kaleidoscope album art Tiësto* Kaleidoscope (Album, Comp) Musical Freedom (2), [PIAS] Entertainment Group US 2009 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - In Search Of Sunrise 7: Asia album art Tiësto* In Search Of Sunrise 7: Asia (Comp) Songbird Russia 2008 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Kaleidoscope Remixed album art Tiësto* Kaleidoscope Remixed (Album, Comp) Musical Freedom (2) US 2010 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - A Town Called Paradise album art Tiësto* A Town Called Paradise (Album) PM:AM Recordings, Musical Freedom (2), Universal Music Australia 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ Tiësto - The Tube album art DJ Tiësto The Tube XTC Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
RFT 003 DJ Tiësto - Gimme Some Sugar / Bleckentrommel album art Tiësto*, Montana* & Storm* Tiësto*, Montana* & Storm* - Gimme Some Sugar / Bleckentrommel(12") ReflecT Records RFT 003 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Control Freaks album art DJ Tiësto Control Freaks XSF Recordings UK 1998 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Sparkles album art DJ Tiësto Sparkles (Single, Maxi) Black Hole Recordings Spain 1999 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Theme From Norefjell album art DJ Tiësto Theme From Norefjell (Single) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Endless Wave / Theme From Norefjell (Remixes) album art Kamaya Painters / DJ Tiësto Kamaya Painters / DJ Tiësto - Endless Wave / Theme From Norefjell (Remixes) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Eternity album art Armin van Buuren And DJ Tiësto Present Alibi Armin van Buuren And DJ Tiësto Present Alibi - Eternity (Maxi, Single) Armind Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Wonder Where You Are? / Wonder? album art 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 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Flight 643 album art DJ Tiësto Flight 643 (Maxi, Single) Magik Muzik Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto - Suburban / Urban Train album art DJ Tiësto Suburban / Urban Train (Single, Maxi) Magik Muzik UK 2001 Sell This Version

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JFC92PX

JFC92PX

September 1, 2019
edited about 1 month 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***...
aliu12021

aliu12021

January 4, 2019
SO much salt in this comments section. Yeah I get it, the main consensus is that Tiesto's music has been declining since the turn of the decade, and I generally agree with that. Everyone thinks that pestering him over and over about making trance again will actually get him to make trance again. But no, that will never work. So get over it; stop wishing for nostalgia that will never come. Choosing to follow the trends isn't a bad thing at all. If you hate his new stuff just listen to his old stuff.

*gets completely pestered for having a differing opinion*
SpaceFenix

SpaceFenix

December 6, 2018
Used to make some incredible House and Trance music. Contemporarily, not terrible. It's no secret that his shift from Trance to Big Room House caused a noticeable drop in quality. However, while I'm not a large fan of big room house, his most recent works aren't terrible, just don't expect something far from the easily monetized generic music you'd find on Spinnin Records.

Definitely give some of his older works a listen. If you're a fan of big room house, his newer stuff may interest you.
the1uncle

the1uncle

May 8, 2018
It's no secret that this guy's output has gone to utter and complete shite in the last ten or so years, as he produces one by-numbers bag of wank remix after the next.

In my view, he started to lose it during/after 'Elements of Life', which featured a sprinkling of vocal belters from usual suspects Jes and Christian Burns, but had little else to offer.

His latest opus was a festering turd of an offering that has no business being played in your crib or in your car.

I remember hearing 'Suburban Train' for the first time, on a dancefloor chocker with Ellesmere Port pill 'eds. Shirtless, off their tits, hugging one another. Ciggies and glosticks on the go. 'We're breaking through the clouds again', they roared, in a Scouse lilt. It was a magical, mind-bending experience.

The album from which that track was called, 'Close to You' is one of my faves of the trance genre, contrasting moody atmospheric numbers with roof-raisers such as '643 (Love's On Fire)', (as featured some serious diva vox from Club 69 alumna Suzanne Palmer).

I don't get why 'Adagio for Strings' is so lauded. As someone else rightly pointed out, this variety of of teeny-bopper, underage-disco cheddar had started to lose its cool by the beginning of 2003. Our friend Tiesto was simply piggybacking onto the success of the Orbit/Corsten collaboration, which was vastly superior.

Remix-wise, it's true that he gave us 'Silence' by Delerium. However, don't forget that Fade laid down the blueprint for the Tiesto retake care of their dramatic, proggy epic rendition. And credit where it's due, 'Flesh' by Jan Johnston. But i'm being generous here.

And don't get me started on the tracks with BT. What is it with groundbreaking producers who insist on warbling all over their own tracks? BT does it. Moby does it. At least Tiesto hasn't subjected us to that particular delight, as yet. Though no doubt something highly shitty and self-indulgent is in the pipeline.

I have no words on the subject of his recent ill-advised collab with syrupy crooner John Legend. Check it out for yourself. I would rather listen to someone pushing out a noisome and miasmatic shit the morning after a serious curry, than hear that again. It would be more tuneful. And more creative.

With each album exponentially worse than the last, it's been a serious downward spiral in quality for our Tijs.

The mighty have fallen and been rewarded handsomely for mediocrity. For shame.

cyalataque

cyalataque

April 27, 2018
Tiësto fan since 2000. years 2009 / 2010 the changes were not easy but i accepted it! Tiësto FOREVER!
Scanner

Scanner

November 8, 2017
Haha, what is all this whining of his fanboys? And now ranting and cursing around about him because he...."changed".
Yes, I also liked tracks and mix-CDs. But when he changed, I didn't give a f...ish and moved on myself! There are so many good producers and DJs out there, I don't care if he changed or not.
All of you grumbling and accusing his "betrayal", get over the fact that your hero doesn't want to be your hero any more - or the hero for others :-D
slltmsc

slltmsc

April 22, 2017
The biggest twat ever existed in the electronic music scene! Everything he "made" became successful thanks to his all-time producer Waakop Reijers. Tiesto is just an idolistic brand. Waakop produces the "music", and Tijs presents it to the crowd, the money comes, and worth for everyone. THAT'S ALL.
This whole marketing machine became definitely ugly after the Kaleidoscope album in 2009, but even that was better than any rubbish crap they do nowdays. Tracks after tracks are coming in tons like a factory, quantity definitely took the place of quality.
Tiesto have always been just a hand of smelly poop packed in a fancy box, nothing else.
transition-metal

transition-metal

March 30, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
First of all I am not a Tiesto Fanboy and never have been but I feel compelled to comment In response to the rather nauseating comment below by "Waywardwaters" quote "blatantly asinine statements like how the music associated was “never good” and how it has always been “repetitive and mediocre.”It makes the sources seem like salty, scorned lovers with anvil sized chips on their shoulders, not to mention bereft of credibility.
Really, so if a DJ Mag reviewer described his latest release as mediocre or repetitive , in your eyes that reviewer would then be deemed to have a chip on his or her shoulder & bereft of credibility.
If someone finds Tiesto's music mediocre & repetitive (most of his releases most certainly are) then words like mediocre & repetitive are apt descriptions,. So what then should someone comment on if not the music itself, if one can't critique a piece of music & describe what they don't like about it then what the fuck is one meant to comment on, his hair style for fuck sakes!!! get over yourself Waywardwaters, your comment reeks of pretentious bullshit!!!
As for the music itself well I guess I better not use words like mediocre in case I am perceived as being bereft of credibility!!
Tiesto's famous "Adagio for strings" that fans laud as a masterpiece is nothing more than a pile of cheesy pseudo trance, the kind of fake trance that did a lot towards trance music losing it's credibility in the early 2000's, to me it is not trance, those cheesy synths he comes in with at the breakdowns are fuckin terrible, after 98 actually was when i first starting hearing this mass produced formulaic trance,exposure to one track like this means exposure to all!!! & then there is the god awful theme music from the movie Platoon, whoever thought that movie theme music like that would sound good in a trance track should be exiled from the music industry, Adagio for strings scores a - 0/5
I do own a tiesto record which i bought for 1 track only, the other 3 off the album were putting it bluntly FUCKED!!! as aforementioned, formula driven pseudo garbage trance that sounds dated upon it's release. I haven't listened to every Tiesto track cause i really can't be arsed, most bore the living shit out of me before i get 1 minutes into it.
On a final note, to describe describe his music as iconic blahhh, iconic maybe to people who never heard any real trance & have based there entire so called trance music experience on a few select very commercial, talentless, mediocre producers.
Krokussify

Krokussify

August 9, 2016
TIESTO WHY DID YOU ABANDON US :((( YOU WERE THE BEST!

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