Tijs Michiel Verwest known professionally as Tiësto is a Dutch DJ and record producer.
In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. Tiësto met producer Dennis Waakop Reijers in 1998; the two have worked together extensively since then.
From 1998 to 2000, Tiësto collaborated with Ferry Corsten under the name Gouryella. His 2000 remix of Delerium’s “Silence” featuring Sarah McLachlan exposed him to more mainstream audiences. In 2001, he released his first solo album, In My Memory, which gave him several major hits that launched his career. He was voted World No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine in its annual Top 100 DJs readership poll consecutively for three years from 2002 to 2004.
“Suburban Train” was produced by DJ Tiësto and Kid Vicious (Ronald van Gelderen). The vocal version, titled “Urban Train”, contains vocals by Kirsty Hawkshaw written by Kirsty and Tom Greenwood.