Longevity depends on evolution.
In 1994, Tijs Verwest donned his pseudonym: Tiësto. Today, the DJ and dance music producer is a GRAMMY® Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon. He is the only artist to ever hold the titles of “The Greatest DJ of All Time” courtesy of Mixmag, “#1 DJ” according to Rolling Stone, and “The Godfather of EDM” as proclaimed by Billboard. After making history in 2004 as the first DJ to open the Olympic Games, he remains a sought-after headliner everywhere from Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra, to Tomorrowland.
From his high-profile residency at Hakkasan to his crossover success, Tiësto created the blueprint that defines what it means to be a success in today’s dance music world. Despite his sonic evolution, he says he has never lost his connection with the crowd. Tiësto has ushered dance music into one new era after another. He began as an originator of the genre known as “trance,” but bringing an entire genre into the global spotlight wasn’t enough. His music evolved from Progressive House to more club-centric hits, and now to an exciting new blend of radio-ready dance music.
2018 is no exception for Tiësto. Venturing into uncharted waters again, he kicked off the year by teaming up with Atlanta trap royalty and hip-hop superstar, Gucci Mane, and artist/producer duo, Sevenn, for a rework of his legendary club banger, “BOOM.” On its heels, he is releasing the up-tempo, future-smash “Jackie Chan” with Post Malone, Dzeko, and Preme. For as much as he is a legend, he is as current as ever. In the end, Tiësto’s next evolution may very well be his biggest, boldest, and best yet.
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