¿Quién es DJ Tiësto?

Tiësto (17 de enero de 1969, Breda, Países Bajos), cuyo nombre real es Tijs Verwest, es un DJ de música dance-trance y un productor de renombre mundial. Actualmente es considerado el mejor DJ del mundo por TheDjlist, según las votaciones de 2008; así como el segundo mejor DJ del mundo según las votaciones realizadas en el mismo año por DJmag, la cual le concedió el primer lugar en los años 2002, 2003 y 2004.

Su lema es:

"I feel the energy from the crowd and I try to give it back, to create a unity."

(Siento la energía del público e intento devolvérsela para crear una unidad)

Tijs Verwest, mejor conocido como DJ Tiësto, nació en Breda, Holanda (Países Bajos); el 17 de enero de 1969. Empezó su carrera en su ciudad natal, demostrando su arte en una disco local y continuando más adelante como DJ en el club llamado "The Spock”. DJ Tiësto comenzó produciendo música hardcore y hardstyle bajo sobrenombres como "Tom Ace", "West & Storm", "Stray Dog", "TB X-Press" y "Da Joker". Pero inició su camino hacia el éxito con la compilación de las series "Magik", 7 CDs donde la técnica y el estilo del DJ se ven reflejados, produciendo sus propias mezclas con su sello "disquero" "Black Hole Recordings". Firmó con un agente especializado en la escena de la electrónica y fue así como se fue haciendo cada vez más conocido en el ambiente nocturno. En el año de 1999 se presentó en el famoso festival holandés "Inner City", en donde literalmente fascinó a sus espectadores e hizo que fuera una experiencia inolvidable para otros. Hay quienes aseguran que fue la mejor presentación de DJ Tiësto, quien plasmó ahí mismo su sudor y sus lágrimas de emoción al observar a sus fans en un viaje fantástico por los suburbios del maravilloso trance al que la mezcla de sus manos y la música los transportaba. DJ Tiësto se ha convertido en uno de los DJs de trance favoritos en el Reino Unido, por su versatilidad para mezclar y producir su propia música.

Anteriormente DJ Tiësto fue junto con Ferry Corsten parte del proyecto "Gouryella", sin embargo, con tan poco tiempo y por la ocupada agenda que manejan estos dos DJs, les es imposible reunirse para producir más música, este proyecto quedó a cargo de Ferry Corsten en solitario. Han realizado grandes éxitos como "Gouryella", "Tenshi", "Walhalla", "Power mix" y "Ligaya", para el sello Tsunami, discos que han perdurado entre los favoritos a nivel mundial. También trabajó con Benno De Goeij del dúo Rank 1 bajo el nombre "Kamaya Painters".

DJ Tiësto ha producido un enorme repertorio de mezclas, algunas de las cuales lo han hecho muy popular. Entre sus temas más exitosos se encuentra "Lethal Industry". También ha sacado muchas compilaciones célebres como "In Search Of Sunrise" y "Nyana". DJ Tiësto también ha sido conocido por su reciente asociación con Armani Exchange y con Mercy Corps con la venta de una playera de edición limitada (10000 unidades), con el fin de aliviar el sufrimiento y opresión de los países desarrollados con los no desarrollados; desarrollando seguridad, producción y comunidades justas.

(Fuente: http://es.wikipedia.org , http://www.tiesto.com/)


¿Qué está haciendo en la actualidad DJ Tiësto?

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Las imágenes de arriba pertenecen a la performance de Tiesto de su magnífica obra "Adagio for strings", escrita por Samuel Barber






¿Quién es Frankie Knuckles?


Francis "Frankie" Nicholls (January 18, 1955[1][2] – March 31, 2014), better known by his stage name Frankie Knuckles, was an American DJ, record producer and remix artist. He played an important role in developing house music (an electronic, disco-influenced dance music) as a Chicago DJ in the 1980s and he helped to popularize house music in the 1990s, with his work as a producer and remixer. In 2005, Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievements as a DJ.


Career

1970s-1980s

While studying textile design at FIT in Manhattan, Knuckles began working as a DJ, playing soul, disco and R&B at The Continental Baths with fellow DJ Larry Levan. When he became better known, he DJed at the club Better Days. When the Warehouse club opened in Chicago in 1977, he was invited to play on a regular basis. He continued DJing there until 1982, when he started his own club, The Power Plant.

It is possible that the term 'house music' surfaced in reference to the sounds played at the Warehouse by Knuckles. Initially it was a catch-all term to describe the wide range of music being played at the Warehouse. It soon became the word used to define the raw, drum machine based edits and tracks that Knuckles was playing in the early 1980s. Knuckles bought his first drum machine from a young Derrick May who, regularly made the trip from Detroit to see Knuckles at the Warehouse, and Ron Hardy at the Music Box.

Knuckles also had a musical partnership with Jamie Principle, and helped put "Your Love" and "Baby Wants to Ride" out on vinyl after these tunes had been regulars on his reel-to-reel player at the Warehouse for a year.

As house music gained momentum, pioneering producer Chip E. took Knuckles under his tutelage and produced Knuckle's first recording, "You Can't Hide", featuring vocalist Ricky Dillard. Then came more production work, including Jamie Principle's "Baby Wants to Ride", and later "Tears" with Robert Owens (of Fingers, Inc.) and (Knuckles' protege and future Def Mix associate) Satoshi Tomiie.

When business difficulties caused the Warehouse to fold, he moved back to New York, and was the featured resident DJ at The World, and also had numerous subsequent residencies, including at The Choice club.

In New York, he immersed himself in producing, remixing and recording.

1990s-2000

Knuckles did a number of popular Def Classic Mixes with John Poppo as sound engineer. Knuckles partnered with David Morales on Def Mix Productions, and both men's mixing styles became similar for a period in the early 1990s as they honed the formula for a "Def Classic Mix" sound. With several important original productions and remixes to his name, by the early 1990s, Knuckles was becoming a well-known name in the increasingly popular house music genre.

In 1991 he released his biggest hit to date, "The Whistle Song", which bears a slight similarity to Van McCoy's "The Hustle" in its whistle-like refrain. The Def Classic Mix of "Change" by Lisa Stansfield done around this period also featured the whistle like motif.

Knuckles' debut album - Beyond the Mix, released on Virgin Records also contained "Rain Falls" and featured vocals from Lisa Michaelis. Key remixes from this time include his rework of the Electribe 101 anthem "Talking With Myself" and "Where Love Lives" by Alison Limerick.

As his productions and remixes were becoming more popular, and he was also breaking new ground. When Junior Vasquez took a sabbatical from Manhattan's The Sound Factory, he took over and launched a successful run as resident DJ until Vasquez made his return, at which point Knuckles became the resident DJ at The Sound Factory Bar. Knuckles remained part of the underground scene. In 1992, Billboard 's Larry Flick commented "He's probably the best dance music producer we have in America. He understands the groove, but he understands songs, and the whole picture." Knuckles won the 1997 Grammy Award for Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical.

Knuckles continued to work as a remixer through the 90s and into the next decade, reworking tracks from Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross, Eternal and Toni Braxton. He released several new singles, including "Keep On Movin'" and a re-issue of an earlier hit "Bac N Da Day" with Definity Records. In 2004, he released a thirteen track album of original material - his first in over a decade, entitled A New Reality, which was critically well received. In October 2004 "Your Love" appeared in the videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on house music radio station, SF-UR. On 19 September 2005, Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement as a DJ.

Knuckles is featured in the 2006 documentary film, The UnUsual Suspects - Once Upon a Time in House Music by Chip E., and the 2005 documentary film, Maestro by Josell Ramos.


Web de Frankie Knuckles


Selected discography


Releases


"Rains Falls" - Single

"You Can't Hide from Yourself" - CBS Records

"Tears" - Single - Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie - FFRR

"Your Love/Baby Wants To Ride" - Trax Records

"Beyond the Mix" - Virgin Records

"The Whistle Song" - Virgin Records

"Sessions Six - Mixed by Frankie Knuckles" - Ministry of Sound

"Choice: A Collection of Classics" - Trax Records

"Keep on Movin'" - Definity Records

"A New Reality" - Definity Records

Remixes


"This Time" - Chanté Moore

"Happy" - Towa Tei

"Let No Man Put Asunder" - First Choice

"Ain't Nobody" - Chaka Khan

"Watcha Gonna Do with My Lovin'" - Inner City

"Talking with Myself" - Electribe 101

"The Pressure" - Sounds of Blackness

"Where Love Lives (Come On In)" - Alison Limerick

"I Want A Dog" - Pet Shop Boys

"Notgonnachange" - Swing Out Sister

"Because of Love" - Janet Jackson

"Love Hangover" - Diana Ross

"Bring Me Love" - Andrea Mendez

"Rock with You" - Michael Jackson

"Scream" (remixed by Knuckles and David Morale) - Michael Jackson

"Thriller" (remixed by Knuckles and David Morale) - Michael Jackson

"You Are Not Alone" - Michael Jackson

"Closer Than Close" - Rosie Gaines

"Unbreak My Heart" - Toni Braxton

"Sunshine" - Gabrielle

"I'm Going to Go" - Jago

"Blind" - Hercules & Love Affair

"You've Got the Love" - The Source ft. Candi Staton

"Million Dollar Bill" - Whitney Houston.

(Fuente: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Knuckles)



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