Watch This: Tiesto makes his television debut in 1998 — on vinyl
Hop in your time machine and take a trip back to the rave scene in 1998. It’s a strange place but eerily similar in a lot of ways to the EDM culture of 2014. Outlandish costumes and pulsing beats define the culture – but one thing was distinctly different… DJs had to do a lot more than just push play.
One of dance music’s most recognizable icons, Tiesto, consistently catches flak from dance snobs who attack his most recent pop-focused incarnation but what they fail to realize is that back when he got his start there was very little technology helping him succeed. Check out this 20 minute set from his first TV appearance where a much younger Tiesto picks through vinyl, drops needles, and rocks his signature grin for a crowd at Belgium club, Danssalon.