Dutch Progressive Trance-DJ and -producer.In 2002, 2003 and 2004 he was chosen as "Best DJ in the World" by DJ Magazine (UK).On May 10 2003 he was the first DJ ever to give a solo stadium concert.Music has been the biggest passion in Tiësto`s life and has always felt the need to share that passion with other people. A mainstay in his native Holland, Tijs Verwest aka DJ Tiësto, recounts his first brush with bringing forth his passion for music at the tender age of 8 years old. In the early days of his career, he played records at drive-in disco shows where his sound focused on club music from the Dutch chart parade. Narrowing his scope to a fusion of house beats laden over a bass heavy groove, Tiësto then started playing out at a well known club in Breda called The Spock. Resisting the sounds and trends of the time, he caught the attention of the GM of Rotterdam's based label, Basic Beat Recordings, by creating his own distinctive style and sound. From this, Tiësto's first mixed series entitled Forbidden Paradise was born. Shortly after, he formed his record label, Black Hole Recordings and released his own Magik cd series. He also mixed the first two Space Age volumes and the much respected In Search Of Sunrise 1, 2 and 3. Through these imports, Tiesto was raised to mythical status in the States by his cult following.
Aliases: Allure, Da Joker, Drumfire, Paradise In Dubs, Passenger, Roze, Stray Dog, Tijs Verwest, Tom Ace, Wild Bunch
Name Variations: DJ Tiësto / DJ Tiesto / Tiësto / Tiesto