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In 2006, he entered Junkee's Australian Top 50 DJs at No. 12, and No. 4 the following year. In 2008, he reached No. 1, becoming the youngest person to top the chart.
In 2009, TyDi released his debut album Look Closer, which reached No. 2 in the Australian Dance Charts. It featured 15 predominantly trance tracks. A review from Junkee's In The Mix stated, "Look Closer is an absolute belter of a debut, and displays a musical maturity way beyond Tydi's years." Electronic music website Trance.nu wrote that Look Closer was "of world class quality the likes of some of the best trance and progressive artist albums out there." A few months later he mixed a disc for the annual Ministry of Sound Trance Nation release and continued at No. 1 for the 2009 Junkee DJ chart.
During 2009 and 2010, Tydi released singles such as "You Walk Away" (featuring Audrey Gallagher), "Good Dream", "Vanilla" (featuring Tanya Zygar), (again featuring Audrey Gallagher) and the anthem "Half Light" (featuring Tanya Zygar). In February 2010, he won "Best Break-Through DJ" at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA), against Boys Noize, Chuckie, Joris Voorn and Super8 & Tab. On 16 April 2011, TyDi made first appearance at the annual A State of Trance (ASOT) at Sydney's Acer Arena. He also appeared during ASOT 550 in Kiev, Ukraine in 2012.
In February 2010, tyDi won the "Best Breakthrough DJ" award at the International Dance Music Awards.
TyDi's second album, Shooting Stars, in August 2011. The album explored several genres of electronic music, unlike his trance-heavy debut album. It featured collaborations with vocalists such as Tania Zygar, Brianna Holan, Audrey Gallagher and DJ Rap. Talking Reviews said "For want of a better description, this musical journey is nothing short of astounding and breath taking". Meanwhile, Beat Magazine described the final track, "Ariana," "could be rated the best album outro of 2011." About half of the tracks have been released in extended club mixes or remixes. After the album release, TyDi continued touring, playing many shows a year in London, Macau, Sydney, and his hometown of Brisbane.
From November 2011 through to June 2016, tyDi hosted a weekly radio show/podcast of world electronic dance music called Global Soundsystem. All up there were 331 episodes. On 10 May 2012, the show was shortened from a two-hour to a one-hour format. It was syndicated to more than 30 countries weekly and is still available for download via iTunes and some episodes are also available on SoundCloud.
In October 2012, TyDi released, "Glow in the Dark", a collaboration with Ultra Records artist Kerli, which played on over 10 Top 40 radio stations. The accompanying music video was premiered on VEVO.com and shown on MTV's Clubland. Later that month, tyDi signed a worldwide publishing deal with Rondor/Universal Music. He signed his first major label record deal with Republic Records in April 2013. His EP When I Go was released in January 2013 containing two trance tracks, a progressive house number and a chillout track as well as multiple remixes.
His third album, a chillout album called Hotel Rooms, was released 22 November 2013. TyDi worked with American producer and DJ BT to collaborate on two tracks on BT's ninth album A Song Across Wires: "Tonight" (with JES) and "Stem the Tides" (with Tania Zygar). In August 2014, he released "Stay" with Dia Frampton, the runner up in The Voice's debut season.
TyDi's fourth album, Redefined, was released on 30 September 2014. The project features vocals by Chris Carrabba and Jordan Witzigreuter. The album reached No. 5 on both the US and Australian iTunes dance charts on day of release. According to TyDi, Redefined represented a change in his approach to music creation, focusing more on songwriting rather than just hooks and rhythms. The album took three years to write and produce, during which time approximately 300 songs that were started were whittled down to the final 20. The album was not genre specific with house, progressive house, pop (ish), trance and chillout tracks all making the final cut. The title track, "ReDefined", reach number one on the dance airplay charts in the US in April 2015. Following the making of the music video for the song, it was revealed that Redefined was the final piece in a planned sequence. The trilogy begins with "Live This Lie" and ends with "Stay" but "Redefined" was the missing middle piece completing the story.
On 20 November 2014, TyDi announced that he had made a promise to all of his trance fans and would be producing an EP in time for Christmas with all money being donated to children in need. That EP, The Promise, was released on 14 December 2014. It features five trance tracks in his "old" style (circa 2008) and features not only solo tracks but collaborations with Audrey Gallagher, The Ready Set, Dennis Sheppard and Jennifer Rene.
On 18 September 2015, tyDi released his single "Tear Me Up," a pop track featuring vocalist Nash Overstreet, who is also the lead guitarist in the band Hot Chelle Rae. The track peaked at No. 49 on the Dance/Electronic Billboard chart.
On 14 July 2015, tyDi revealed that a new artist that had appeared on Soundcloud early in 2015, was in fact his alter-ego. According to the post, Wish I Was was his "darker" side. The post also suggests, Wish I Was came about because Tyson had entered an extended creative block when trying to write songs as TyDi. However, after writing about half the tracks that eventually came out on the debut Wish I Was EP, internet publications began to report on the producer, at first suggesting it might be the work of Galantis before TyDi eventually owned up to the project himself. On 6 May 2016, the first Wish I Was EP was released on iTunes featuring 15 tracks.
In 2015, tyDi was awarded the Griffith University Young Outstanding Alumnus of the Year for his contributions to the music industry.
In October 2015, tyDi appeared as a guest on the Herd Mentality Podcast with host Adam Reakes to discuss his personal love of science, critical thinking in the music industry, and the hidden scientific meanings embedded in his song titles. tyDi reveals himself to be a proponent of secular scientific research, and a critic of Homeopathic medicines and treatments,
Collide is TyDi's sixth feature album and is a collaboration with composer Christopher Tin. Released 8 March 2018, it took 3 years to create. The album featured 12 tracks. TyDi stated in July 2018 he had been asked to work on some songs in the worldwide Disney on Ice production.
Currently, tyDi is 35 years, 9 months and 27 days old. tyDi will celebrate 36th birthday on a Wednesday 31st of May 2023.
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