Tiesto welcome to Phuket Island Radio.
Tiesto’s Club Life is currently not scheduled on our playlist.
Tijs Michiel Verwest, aka Tiësto, was born in Breda, Netherlands on 17 January 1969. In 1994, he began releasing material on Noculan Records’ sub-labels Chemo and Coolman and was signed on by the General Manager of the massive Rotterdam-based Basic Beat Recordings.
Three years later he founded his own label, Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink and there has been no slowing down since.
In 1999, Tiësto teamed up with fellow Dutchman Ferry Corsten to form the trance based duo called Gouryella, which proved to be very successful. In 2001, Tiësto released his first solo album titled In My Memory and this is considered the record that launched his career.
Tiësto ranked #1 on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJ’s Poll consecutively for three years from 2002 to 2004 and managed to make the top 5 in 2014’s addition as well as becoming the first DJ to play live on stage at an Olympic Games when he performed at the 2004 Summer Games.
If that wasn’t enough… on May 20 of the same year he was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands!
On January 6, 2005, Tiësto performed in an outdoor fundraiser in De Dam, Amsterdam to provide financial aid to those who suffered in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which holds a big place in our hearts here in Phuket. Tiësto continued to stay busy and in 2007 he released his third studio album Elements of Life, which received a nomination for a Grammy Award!
This was a busy year for Tiësto because it was also the birth year of his radio show Club Life on Radio 538 in the Netherlands. A Town Called Paradise is his fifth album and was released on 13 June 2014 featuring massive hits Red Lights and Wasted.
Tiësto has a loyal following with 15 million friends on Facebook, 2 million followers on Twitter and over 400 million views on YouTube… Tiësto is slowly taking over the world.