Tiesto, AKA Tijs Verwest, was born in Breda, Holland. He is one of the world's leading trance DJs, having been voted best DJ in the world by DJMag for three consecutive years from 2002-2004. Since then, he hasn’t strayed outside of the top three. Tiesto is world known for his hit remix of the Delerium single Silence, and for his rework of Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings.
Tiesto's ability’s and enduring popularity has not only earned him a string of popular releases, remix work and mix compilations but he was also invited to play at the 2004 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Athens with an estimated global audience of two billion people.
In recent years Tiesto has continued to explore electronic music, and has worked with a number of pop artists including Nelly Furtado and FloRida. In 2008 his third album Elements of Life was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Electronic/Dance Album category. Tiesto’s fourth album, Kaleidoscope, was released in 2009 and explored a more diverse range of sounds within the electronic palette as well as trance.
In 2010, Tiesto released a greatest hits album, Magikal Journey: The Hits Collection 1998-2008, featuring his most popular original songs and remixes. This was followed by Kaleidoscope Remix, which featured alternative versions of the tracks featured on the original compilation. Both albums were hugely popular with mainstream dance fans.
Since then, Tiesto has continued to play sell-out shows at huge venues and festivals around the world, while releasing music on his own Magik Muzik label. These include two mix albums, Club Life: Volume One Las Vegas and Club Life: Volume Two Miami. The third instalment of the Club Life series is said to be in the works.