“I've always wanted to be a DJ so I could play the music I love for other people. That feeling hasn't changed, but my sets are always evolving. In terms of tailoring to a specific crowd, certainly I do play differently depending on the situation. It's a different feel, for example, in a small club versus a festival.”
“I like a challenge. I need to feel passionate about something. If I'm not passionate about it, I can't stand it. It has to feel real. DJ'ing, touring, charity work - anything.”
“DJs are the new rock stars.”
Tiësto (born Tijs Michiel Verwest on January 17, 1969 in Breda, Netherlands) is a Dutch DJ, musician and producer of electronic music. He is widely known in the music scene as DJ Tiësto. His first solo album “In My Memory” was released in 2001. He became the first DJ to perform live on stage at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Tiësto also started a YouTube channel in 2012 titled “In The Booth.” His fifth studio album is set to be released in June 2014.
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Tiësto is a very well-known DJ in the electronic music industry. He has had four successful albums and was the first DJ to perform live at the Summer Olympics in 2004. He is also a highly-regarded philanthropist, contributing the AIDS cause and natural disaster cleanup efforts.
Tiësto dated Dutch model Monique Spronk until 2006. He became engaged to girlfriend Stacey Blokzijl in January 2008, but called off their wedding in October 2008 and again in December.