Tiësto is a Dutch DJ and music producer from Breda. He was voted “the Greatest DJ of All Time” by Mix magazine in a 2010/2011 poll amongst fans. In 2013, he was voted by DJ Mag readers as the “best DJ of the last 20 years”. He is also regarded as the “Godfather of EDM” by many critics.
Tiesto founded Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink in 1997, where they released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. Tiesto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers in 1998 and they’ve been working together a lot since then.From ’98 to ’00, Tiësto teamed up with Ferry Corsten as Gouryella. His 2000 remix of Delerium’s “Silence” featuring Sarah McLachlan got him more exposure to mainstream audiences.
In 2001, Tiësto released his first solo album, In My Memory, which gave him several major hits that launched his career. He was voted World No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine in its annual Top 100 DJs readership poll consecutively for three years from 2002 to 2004.