The Dutch DJ releases his new album A Town Called Paradise on June 16, 2014. Here you can find his latest hits: Red Lights, Wasted and Take Me.
Born on January 17, 1969 in the Netherlands, Tiesto is a music producer and remixer. Considered one of the masters of techno music, he raged in the hardcore scene under the pseudonym of “Da Joker” and “DJ Limited”, before moving towards trance in the mid-1990s. In 1997, he founded the Black Hole Recordings label. International recognition came in 2001 with his remix of a Delerium song carried by the voice of Sarah McLachlan, Silencewhich aired on American radio and remained at the top of the UK top 10 for 4 weeks, a record for an artist on the electro scene.
In 2002, shortly after releasing his first album In My MemoryTiësto is designated “World’s No. 1 DJ” by many specialized magazines. He is also the first DJ to perform in front of 25,000 people. It was at the Gelredome in Arnhem, in the Netherlands, where he mixed for 8 hours in a row… Just Be (2004) and Elements Of Life (2007), each of which will increase its popularity. His participation in the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games, when the athletes entered the stadium, also contributed a lot to his notoriety. Watched by 2 to 4 billion viewers worldwide, he thus became the first DJ to play live at such an event.
After the giant tour Elements of Life which will extend over nearly 75 dates, the Dutch artist embarks in 2009 on a new worldwide singing tour during which he presents the titles of his fourth album entitled Kaleidoscope, available in France in February 2010. With us precisely, the DJ distinguished himself in 2008 during the evening Unighted by Cathy Guetta at the Stade de France, then the following year by signing a remix of the single It’s in the air by Mylene Farmer.
Following the trend launched by our national David Guetta, Tiësto chose to surround himself with prestigious vocal guests on his album Kaleidoscope. In addition to Calvin Harris, Kele Okereke from Bloc Party, as well as Jónsi from Sigur Rós, we find Nelly Furtado who puts her voice on the title Who Wants To Be Alone. The two artists had already collaborated in the past: the Dutch DJ had notably remixed the single Manos Al Aire…
Other publications followed: Magical Journey (2010), a compilation of his best hits released between 1998 and 2008, then the compilation summerbreeze (2011) featuring a track by Allure, a remix by Armin van Buuren, and a new version of the hit Silence of Delerium. On the live side, the DJ was in France on September 23, 2010, for a mix at the Queen, the famous club on the Champs-Elysées.
On June 16, 2014, Tiësto released his fifth album A Town Called Paradise. The DJ-producer took care to include his recent hits (Take Me, Red Lights, Wasted), as well as the participation of Matthew Koma, Ladyhawke, Icona Pop, or Krewella. Started in the middle of 2013, this record had the declared aim of innovating. “I always try to bring new things and it shows in half of this albumsays the DJ on his official website. In the second half, I just try to please the fans, give them what they expect. It’s dance, melodic, with a touch of indie rock, it’s very happy too. These songs will make you smile and dance. They will make you want to go out.”