tyDi (born Tyson Illingworth on May 31, 1987) is an Australian DJ and producer. He is currently listed as Australia's #2 DJ, losing out in 2010 to Aston Shuffle after holding the #1 spot for the previous two years.
Introduced to dance music in his mid teens, it took only a few short months before tyDi had traded in his drum kit and bought his first set of turntables. By the time he was sixteen, he had won his first competition, Brisbane DJ Wars.
At the age of 17, tyDi moved from his hometown of Mooloolaba Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, to the state's capital, Brisbane. There he began performing at premier nightclub The Family, who were so impressed with his skills, they made him a permanent resident in 2004.
Following his move to Brisbane, tyDi's touring schedule increased, with his music and style sparking the interest of promoters and peers alike. The young DJ was invited to play nightclubs and festivals across the country, including the famed Slinky and Godskitchen events. Throughout this time, tyDi also pursued a more traditional musical path, studying a Bachelor of Music Technology at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
In 2006, just two years after completing high school, tyDi competed in his first Sony inthemix Top 50 DJ Poll, and came in at #12. The following year, he placed at #4, before reaching the top spot for the first time in the 2008 competition.
2008 proved to be a big year for tyDi. Aside from his win in the Sony inthemix competition, he also received acclaim from fellow DJs around the world. His track 'Meet Me in Kyoto' was the first track to be signed to record label Armada and also featured on 'Amsterdam 08' by Markus Schulz. Schulz also featured tyDi's track Russia on his 'Ibiza 08' release.
That same year, tyDi was involved in the Queensland Government's anti-binge drinking campaign Every Drink Counts, producing the soundtrack for a series of hard-hitting advertisements. He also created the theme track for Sunshine Coast mixed-use luxury development Emporio and was involved in the music production of several yet to be released video games.
At the end of 2008, tyDi was invited by dance event giant ID&T to close Melbourne's Sensation NYE party. Following that performance in front of 42,000 fans, ID&T extended a further invitation for tyDi to play the Trance Energy festivals throughout Australia and Holland in March 2009, the latter of which saw him share the Main Stage with trance heavyweights Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk and John O'Callaghan.
tyDi released his first full length album 'Look Closer' on April 25, 2009. In May of the same year, it debuted at #2 on the AIR Dance Album Chart. In August 2009, tyDi cemented his place in Australia's dance music scene by taking out the #1 position in the Sony inthemix Top50 DJ poll for the second year in a row.
tyDi has recently remixed Nadia Ali's 'Fine Print' as well as 4 Strings' 'Take Me Away'.
* Hide/Closer Than my Breath (AVA Recordings)
*Never Seems So/Starcrossed (Trancetribe Recordings)
* Somehow (feat. Dennis Sheperd feat. Marcie) (Armada Music)
* You Walk Away (feat. Audrey Gallaghar) (Armada Music)
* Is it Cold? (Armada Music)
* Foolish (Armada Music)
* MinD Games
* Russia (Armada Music)
* Fool (Armada Music)
* Under the Stars (Armada Music)
* Kopi Susu (Armada Music)
* Meet Me in Kyoto (Armada Music)
* Look Closer (EQ/Stomp)
* Nadia Ali - Fine Print
* 4 Strings - Take Me Away
* Adam K & Soha - Long Distance (Generationext)
* Rank 1 - L.E.D. There Be Light (High Contrast Recordings) with Trent McDermott
* Yamin feat. Marcie - Forward Motion (Motion Music)
* D:Folt - I Come Running (Armada)
* Andy Hunter feat. Christine Glass - Amazing (EMI)
tyDi (born Tyson Illingworth) is an International Dance Music Award (IDMA) award winning Australian song writer, music producer and DJ. Born and raised on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, tyDi was discovered as an artist in his mid-teens. After a rapid rise in the dance music world he was signed to Armin Van Buuren’s Armada label at just 17, he was crowned Australia’s No.1 DJ for the first time in 2008 – the youngest ever winner of this award. He went back-to-back with the title in 2009.
After graduating from high school tyDi studied at the prestigious Conservatorium of Music where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music Technology. In 2009 he released his eagerly anticipated debut album, Look Closer, which reached #2 on the Australian Dance charts. A year later he won ‘Best Break-Through DJ’ at the 2010 International Dance Music Awards in Miami, awarded personally by none other than dance heavyweight Tiesto.
After two years of travelling the world and developing his sound, tyDi released his second album 'Shooting Stars' in 2011, a production that crossed genres, featured numerous collaborations and reached No.1 on the Australian, Canadian, Finish and UK iTunes Dance Charts as well as No.4 in the USA. For the past four years straight tyDi has been ranked well inside the top 100 DJs in the annual DJ Mag Top 100 poll.
In October 2012 tyDi signed a worldwide publishing deal with Rondor/Universal Music and signed his first major label record deal with Universal Republic Records in April 2013. His next album, a chillout album called Hotel Rooms is due for release in November 2013, with the eagerly anticipated follow up to Shooting Stars set for release in early 2014.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
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