Tijs Michiel Verwest was born on the 17th of January 1969. Named the no #1 3 years in running between 2002 – 2004 in DJ Mag, Tiesto is one of the most recognised DJ’s the EDM world. The Dutchmen had an interest in music since he was 12 and has been DJing since he was 14 years old, progressing from school dance parties to gaining residencies at several local clubs.
Tiesto is best known for the “In Search of Sunrise” series and “In My Memory” – two shining examples of what trance truly is. With amazing classics such as “Suburban Train”, “Lethal Industry”, “Flight 643″ and “Obsession”, In My Memory shot Tiesto into the limelight.
There’s no doubt that the trance community has a love-hate relationship with Tiesto after his decision to stop being a trance DJ and go for a more mainstream house sound. All that can be said is, hear the man playing live and not sitting at your computer before passing judgement.