Tiesto on 'Wasted' Hot 100 Success, John Legend Remix & EDM's Nex Trend

You've been a recording artist since 2001 and a trance DJ since the late 1990s. How does it feel to have your biggest hit with "Wasted," featuring Matthew Koma?

I never expected to have a crossover pop/indie-rock track like "Wasted." It's really nice to see. It says something about the whole genre and how EDM has blown up around the world, especially in America. Matthew has worked with a lot of other DJs already, and my label manager from Universal was like, "You should meet him, he's such a great songwriter." So I went to L.A. and we connected really well. He had a big influence on my album.

You've also been on the radio a lot this year with your remix of John Legend's Hot 100 chart-topper "All of Me." How did that come about?

That was a funny fluke. I first heard the song around Christmas, and it was my birthday on Jan. 17. I always wanted to make something for my birthday to give back to the fans, and I had this connection to the song about how I give all of me and they give me all of them. I messed around with it to give it more of an uplifting energy.

What's next for EDM as a genre? Which trend will we be talking about six months from now?

The deep house movement is getting big. In the U.K. you have No.1 hits from groups like Disclosure, who are the leader of the pack, but you're also starting to see artists like Robin Schulz. This track "Bullit" by [French DJ-producer] Watermat is going to be huge. It's the kind of music you'd listen to at home or in your car.


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