Tiësto- After nearly 25 years as a DJ, Tiësto continues to take it to the next level. In 2007 he was nominated for a Grammy for Elements Of Life, closed the main stage at Coachella, played to over 200,000 people at one show in Ipanema Beach, Brazil, had one of the biggest tours in tours in North America, including selling out 15,000 tickets in LA Sports Arena and remixed artists including José González, Tegan & Sara, Imogen Heap and Justin Timberlake.
A crowned knight of Holland, Tiësto has been chosen three times as the world’s Number One DJ, since his career began in 1994. He was the first DJ to sell out a 25,000 person stadium event and had the first ever house track smash on North-American radio. His world tours and record releases remain some of the most anticipated events around the planet.
“A wax statue at Madame Tussaud’s. A memorabilia case at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Playing for a crowd of 200,000 on a beach in Brazil. Closing this year’s Coachella Saturday night after Red Hot Chili Peppers. Selling out two 25,000 ticket Amsterdam shows in less then two hours. It sounds like the resume of a classic rock band or red-hot pop star. But it actually belongs to a DJ/Producer: Dutch phenomenon Tiësto.” Reuters, 2007
“On August 11, the Dutch DJ performed a 5 1/2-hour set in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 15,000 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. It was the largest-ever single-DJ show in North American history, featuring full-production and arena-scale theatrics the likes of which the dance community has never seen.”
The Hollywood Reporter, 2007
“Trance DJ Tiësto dominated from his main stage position. All hands were in the air as he put his own stamp on Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek” and Moby’s “We Are All Made of Stars”
Los Angeles Times, 2007
“DJ. For most people, the name conjures images of a mysterious figure hidden away in a booth high above the dance floor, spinning the current crop of chart-topping tunes. International dance maestro Tiësto is determined to change that image forever.” Pollstar, 2007
“In this post-post rave world, how does a Dutch DJ demand such adoration that his fans drown out The Cure’s encore at the Ultra Music Festival with repeated shouts of the man’s name? From the sound of it, Tiësto does it by giving the people all of what they want, and none of what they don’t…No use fighting it then. Join in the chant.” URB, 2007
Live On Stage:
This one's for all you late night dancers out there, Tiesto handles the late night duties on Friday night at This Tent...
Here's Elements Of Life...
For more on Tiesto head on over to his official website.
Saturday, June 7, 2008