DJ Tiësto

DJ Tiësto

Real Name:
Tijs Michiel Verwest
DJ Tiësto (born 17 January, 1969, Breda, Netherlands) is a Dutch electronic dance music producer and DJ. In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink. In 1998, Tiësto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers and this led to a long and successful collaboration. DJ 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.

DJ Tiësto Discography


DJ Tiësto In My Memory (Album) Magik Muzik US 2001 Sell This Version
Tiësto* Just Be (Album, Single) Magik Muzik Taiwan 2004 Sell This Version
Tiësto* Just Be (Remixed) (Album) Magik Muzik Netherlands 2005
DJ Tiësto Elements Of Life (Album) Magik Muzik Poland 2007 Sell This Version
Tiësto* Elements Of Life Remixed (Album, Comp) Magik Muzik Scandinavia 2008 Sell This Version
Tiësto* Kaleidoscope (Album, Comp) Musical Freedom (2) US 2009 Sell This Version
Tiësto* & Sneaky Sound System Tiësto* & Sneaky Sound System - I Will Be Here (Single, Maxi) Ultra Records Poland 2009 Sell This Version
Tiësto* Kaleidoscope Remixed (Album, Comp) Musical Freedom (2) US 2010 Sell This Version
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 XTC Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
RFT 003 Tiësto*, Montana* & Storm* Tiësto*, Montana* & Storm* - Gimme Some Sugar / Bleckentrommel(12") ReflecT Records RFT 003 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto Control Freaks XSF Recordings UK 1998 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto Sparkles (Single, Maxi) Black Hole Recordings Spain 1999 Sell This Version
DJ Tiesto* Theme From Norefjell (Single) Black Hole Recordings US 1999 Sell This Version
Kamaya Painters / DJ Tiësto Kamaya Painters / DJ Tiësto - Endless Wave / Theme From Norefjell (Remixes) Black Hole Recordings Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
none Coast 2 Coast Featuring DJ Tiësto Coast 2 Coast Featuring DJ Tiësto - Home(2xAcetate, 12", S/Sided) RGB Records none UK 2000 Sell This Version
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 & 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 (Maxi, Single) Magik Muzik Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto Feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw DJ Tiësto Feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw - Suburban / Urban Train (Maxi, Single) Magik Muzik Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Magik Muzik 800-5 DJ Tiësto Magik Journey(12", W/Lbl) Magik Muzik Magik Muzik 800-5 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
BATTLE 1 DJ Tiësto Battleship Grey(12", Promo) Nebula BATTLE 1 UK 2001 Sell This Version
BHMM 804-4 DJ Tiësto Lethal Industry / Suburban Train(12") Magik Muzik BHMM 804-4 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto Featuring Nicola Hitchcock From Mandalay* DJ Tiësto Featuring Nicola Hitchcock From Mandalay* - In My Memory (Maxi) Magik Muzik Canada 2002 Sell This Version
DJ Tiësto Lethal Industry (Maxi, Single) Magik Muzik UK 2001 Sell This Version

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June 4, 2016
Anyone with two brain cells rubbed together can perform a google search / or look at writing credits and see that the name Tiesto is a BRAND while the man himself is the (marketing) FACE. This is public knowledge. Think of it as Team Tiesto or whatever helps you sleep at night but the focus needs to be on the music. Tiesto the man has always been irrelevant and should remain as such. Wasn’t there a certain “universal” message in the west which warned the ills of false idolatry?

Now, it’s completely understandable and justified the amount of feces flung at Tijs, who undoubtedly has douche vibes coming out the wazoo and did sell out the movement due to his position of popularity. But let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater with 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.

Look, vocal trance is an established sect of the genre. Yes, it’s pop but much of it is quality pop so who gives a fuck? (and arguably the only worthy form of pop as it commentates and parodies the modern, technocratic consumerist culture from the vantage of a humanistic soul struggling to find itself). Tiesto has prolifically mastered this into an artform. Get over it, especially since it doesn’t negate the more underground styles with merit. Hating on a genre due to aesthetic is hipsterism 101 (if you’re going to be a bigot, at least do it philosophically). Aesthetists are excused to slap their single bongo drum in mommy’s basement and bask in their own “tr00ness.” You’re a unique snowflake. No one will ever know what it feels like to be you, k?

There is nothing “mediocre” or “formulaic” about the expertly written heart-warming ballad ‘Close to You,’ the suicidal, aquatically submerged ‘Flesh,’ the cosmically sexual ‘Venus,’ or the modernist-rendered daoist ‘Just Be’ just to name a few. Then, there’s eminent melodic gems such as ‘Nyana,’ ‘Sparkles,’ the Handel cover ‘Elements of Life,’ not to mention ‘Adagio for Strings’ (artistically superior than the Barber original despite popularity), the criminally underrated ‘Coming Home’ and of course, ‘Suburban Train’ (want me to go on?). The music is simply iconic of a celebrated epoch in trance history. End of story.


February 29, 2016
edited 7 months ago
Totaly agree with vibrasphere... Also, we must don´t forget another anomaly on mainstream scene: DJ...Crappy-David Ghetta!!!


February 18, 2016
edited 2 months ago
People need to understand that Tiesto was never good, he never did anything good nor produced. Name Tiesto is the most successful EDM marketing trick of all to times that has been running since late 90s.

Tiesto you remember from late 90s-2000s was actually multiple works of Dennis Waakop Reijers and Geert Huinink (all the trance anthems and albums you remember were made by these two and some others). Even Tijs himself refered to 'Tiesto' as a band. Just Google if you don't believe it.

And the Tiesto you know today in the Electro-House/Big Room scene didn't change at all, he's the same dude just like from 15 years ago. Except that today he has 10 ghost producers instead, and he switched to Electro House because it's way more marketable than Trance.

All those new singles you see today with collabs and featuring other less-known names or how they just put (Tiesto Edit) at the end of the track from unknown artist - is all marketing, because when you see the big name, you click the bait and that's how $$$ is made. Without realizing that Tijs himself prolly never heard of that new 'Edit' he supposedly made.

Just check the sources, submissions of releases and look under the Credits, there's always someone elses name. Just like Armin van Buuren with his last albums and Gaia alias, pretended it was all him until the internet found out it was all produced by Benno (from Rank 1) then Armin played it off that Gaia now is a 'duo'.

I know that now the ignorant teenager fanboys going to hate me and pretend that this is ALL FILTHY LIES, Tiesto's music is godly and Tiesto himself is best producer of all times and he poop rainbows and when I grow up I want to be just like my god DJ Tiesto.

But facts tell different story.

Source: Me, years of experience in the biz, still own early Magik/ISOS comps and early Tiesto's albums. No, I'm not the real Vibrasphere. I guess I just love trance. At least I used to...


November 14, 2015
everyone whines about how good he used to be and how shit he is now

but go back and listen to his earlier stuff and it's just as repetitive and mediocre as the stuff he makes now. the thing is we're only just now noticing because of how fucking rich he has gotten.

in my opinion? he was always lazy and nothing has changed except now he isn't just djing small well known clubs but is djing huge festivals for thousands of dollars.


September 19, 2014
I am grateful to you, Tiesto.
Let me start by saying that the music you make nowadays is über crap and garbage - the lowest u can get!
But, thanks to your "hayday" productions, melodies & grooves, I am listening to cv313 today,
Enjoy the cash, bitches & coke .. haha


June 17, 2014
Tiesto is a Dj and Producer, he just goes the Mainstream way, whats wrong about this, everybody makes Money :-)
he has a perfect Marketing and he know to sell out his work, better give respect than hate, be realistic and take your emotions in the Garbage,
Techno Music is dead since 10 years, this is Money Music

Tiesto is a Money machine "Respect and Love" is the way to live


June 1, 2014
bad producer. electro-crap-star. maybe 10 years ago,he was ok (maybe not: ),but now... OMG. money money money!! yeah! fck trance !!!


December 12, 2013
edited over 2 years ago
When trance and techno began it was not only a musical movement, also ideological, one of the core ideas was to remove the ego from the performer (see rock) nothing more stupid than a rock band with a bunch of slaves worshiping them well, the idea of the dj was like in early disco, just someone playing music while people were the true protagonist having a good time, in other words, the people not the artist were central.

People like him and many others took good care of turning electronic music into the same shit as rock turned out to be, also musically wise most if not all dj superstars are lacking as well, GO UNDERGROUND to hear the true sound of trance and techno.


March 20, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
I don't get the hate for Tiesto.
How can you possibly hate him after all those wonderful tracks in the past and some recent ones?

Brilliant tracks now (new Tiesto 2009>):
Maximal Crazy, C'mon, Las Vegas, Kaleidoscope, Century, Young Blood remix, Feel It In My Bones

Brilliant tracks in the past (old Tiesto <2009):
Suburban Train, Adagio For Strings, Forever Today, Parade Of The Athletes, The Silence remix, In My Memory, Nyana, Theme From Norefjell, Traffic, Flight 643, Athena, Just Be, Elements of Life, Love Comes Again, Lethal Industry

And those are just from the top of my head.

Also, let's not forget the legendary compilation albums, like Magik and In Search of Sunrise.
Or his live sets, like his 2004 and 2008 DVD's. Perfect sets with cool side acts.

Of course he is very popular and famous now, so to some people he's automatically a sellout. Which is sad, because you have to appreciate an artist on the quality of music that he makes. And 90% of his tracks just are objectively good.

Some people hate him because he switched styles over the years. How can you blame him for that? He's in electronic music for 20 years now, and that music has evolved. He gets with the times, like all producers an DJ's should do.

Long story short, like an artist because of the music, not the person.

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