Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Words by Niche Dumlao

On his third time in Manila, Tiesto began his set with Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful” off “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack. And it seems that was the perfect descriptor of how the night went. From 11pm to the wee hours of the morning, everything were lights and lazers, beer and vodka, young and beautiful.

As master of ceremonies and pumper of energy, Tiesto sure knows how to keep the party going. Well what would you expect, with years in the dance scene, the man is sort of a veteran already. Tijs Michiel Verwest, more popularly known as Tiesto, began his DJ career by playing mostly New Beat and House Music in small clubs in his hometown in Breda,
Netherlands. He then rose to popularity in the early 2000s after his performance at the Live at Innercity: Amsterdam RAI party, and the release of his first solo album entitled In My Memory. Since then, the Dutch musician has been making and producing award-winning EDM hits and albums, holding concert tours and parties all over the world, and receiving countless recognition for his music – Manila included. The legendary EDM record producer was also the very first DJ to rank No. 1 in the Top 100 DJs list by DJ Magazine for three consecutive years. He also received the Best International DJ Award in 2008 at the DJ Awards, and earned other titles such as the No. 1 DJ of 2008 and the Best DJ of All Time, both given by Mixmag magazine; the 40th Greatest Dutch Citizen of All Time and Officer of the Order of Orange -- Nassau by the Dutch Royalty in 2003; and International Dance4Life Ambassador in 2006.

With a well-proven track record, there's no doubt that Tiesto is one of the most sought-after DJs in the world. In fact, in the Philippines alone, the man has played his tracks in front of his fans - the country's hottest dance enthusiasts and personalities in two of the biggest and hippest dance arenas last 2008 and 2009. And his 2013 return with Tiger Lily is no different. Infusing pop hits, trance bits plus scoops of house favorites, the award winning producer weaved in a great mix of hyperactive fun. And everyone sure loved it – especially the young and beautiful.

Tiesto Live in Manila is presented by
World Wide Womb, Ovation Productions, Driven Manila and Republiq.
October 3, 2013 | Smart Araneta Coliseum

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