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Tijs Michiel Verwest is a Dutch born musician popularly known as Tiesto. He is popularly known as a DJ, musician and producer of a music genre referred to as electronic dance. Tiesto has used several aliases in the past with his most recent being DJ. Tiesto. He has however dropped the DJ tag to his name and his most recent works simply bear Tiesto. Tijs Michial Verwest is originally from Netherlands. He was born on the 17th of January 1969 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Tiestos love for music began quite early from about age 12. At age 14, he was already serving as a DJ in school parties and small gigs. By 1985 he was already a resident DJ and continued up until 1994, working at several Netherlands clubs. He began releasing music in 1994, when he released some material under Chemo and Coolman labels (subsidiaries of Noculan Records). At this time he mainly produced gabber and hardcore tracks under aliases like DJ Limited and DJ Joker. He kept busy releasing several materials along with various people under various labels. In 1997, he established Black Hole Recordings with his friend, Arny Bink. He met Dennis Waakop Reijers, a producer, composer, writer and arranger and they have been working together since then. He also worked with Ferry Corsten in 1999 and 2000 to release Gouryella. His first major claim to widespread fame was his 2000 remix of Silence that featured Sarah McLachlan. His first solo album came in 2001 and it was titled In My Memory. The album contained several great hits and music video that helped to springboard his career. The DJ Magazine has named him as the Worlds number 1 DJ 3 (2002 through 2004) consecutive times.