Sean Tyas

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Sean Edwin Tyas
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Sean Tyas 2009 in Melbourne
Background information
Born 1979
New York USA
Origin New York, New York USA
Genres Trance
Years active 1999 - present

Sean Tyas /ˈtəz/ is an American DJ and electronic music producer.[1][2] The genre of his productions and DJ sets can be broadly categorized as trance.

A proud New Yorker now living in Switzerland, Sean Tyas burst onto the scene in 2006, after Sander van Doorn selected him as the winner of the “Punk’d” remix contest. Shortly after releasing his debut single and first #1 record (Lift), Mixmag & Beatport named him “Best New DJ” and “One To Watch,” marking the beginning of Tyas’ journey to becoming one of the most celebrated names in trance music. Throughout his 8-year career, he’s racked up a multitude of landmark achievements, including a much lauded BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix to his credit—a rare feat by any trance artist. His discography is filled with 5 mix compilations and an impressive amount of #1 hits, such as his unforgettable remix of Dash Berlin and Emma Hewitt’s “Waiting,” and his ground breaking single “Seven Weeks,” which spent an astounding 12 weeks at #1. Often known for turning a great track into a monster hit of ‘tytanic’ proportions, his remix credits include reworks for early Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin, Lange, Gareth Emery, and a co-production (Intricacy) with Armin van Buuren to name a few.[3]

Tyas’ 5 recent consecutive high rankings within the highly coveted DJ Mag Top 100 poll are a result of his dynamic DJ performances at some of the best clubs and festivals in the world, including Tomorrowland, A State Of Trance, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Ministry Of Sound, Judgement Sundays, Digital Society, Zouk Singapore, Beyond Wonderland, Pacha NYC, Avalon Hollywood, Exchange LA, Webster Hall NYC, Privilege Ibiza, and many more.[4]

In 2013, Sean saw the release of his two biggest singles since 2011, "Lose My Logic" and "Now You See." The latter reached #2 yet dominated the Top 5 of the Beatport trance chart for 6 consecutive weeks.[5]

In 2014, Sean signed a highly publicized, exclusive multi-album deal with iconic dance music label, Black Hole Recordings. His debut LP is scheduled for a 2015 release on Black Hole Recordings.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Originally from Long Island, New York, Sean's interest in electronic music began in 1991 when he heard a tape containing various electronic interpretations of "O'Fortuna." From then on, he began listening to what was then known as "techno." He took his first steps into music production in 2000/2001, using software called "Impulse Tracker"[1] on the Microsoft DOS operating system.[7]

In 2004, Sean moved to Germany to begin work producing for DJ Beam, followed by a move to a more appealing set-up in Switzerland, where he produced several successful singles for Dave202. Sean continues to live in Switzerland, now with his Swiss wife, Mirella. The father of 3 resides in small Swiss village, Teufen.


Sean presents an internet radio show entitled Tytanium Sessions (Rebrand of The Wednesday Whistle & Phased Out Phriday program) which airs on the first Monday of once a month on Digitally Imported's trance channel []. Digitally Imported. This show is also distributed via the iTunes Store in the form of a podcast.


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