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January 17, 1969 in Breda
Tijs Michiel Verwest, DJ Tiësto
Tijs Michiel Verwest (Dutch pronunciation: ËˆtÉ›iÌ¯s miËˆxiÉ« vÉ™rËˆÊ‹É›st, born 17 January 1969), better known by his stage name TiÃ«sto (/tiËˆÉ›stoÊŠ/ tee-ES-toh; Dutch pronunciation: ËˆcÉ›stoË), is a Dutch DJ and record producer. Formerly known as DJ TiÃ«sto, he is now known simply as "TiÃ«sto", an artist name which is a twist of his childhood nickname. In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. TiÃ«sto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers in 1998, and the two have worked together extensively since then.
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I am far from resonating with the "PLUR" vibes and the hipster movement that has swollen the EDM scene. I mean sure, them lyrics are about "setting yourself free" and "living the moment" however we can't neglect the fact that this is coming from die-hard money-counters -it's Tiesto and Krewella for Christ sakes! I am not trying to be negative on purpose, well I guess all genre explosions throughout the years had an industry backing them up whatsoever, it's just that things were carefree in the past....