This week in his second home, Las Vegas, Tiesto shared his opinion of what EDM has become and why there is so much adverse discussion about the popular genre.

At the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas, Tiesto told Billboard, “ EDM used to be a term for all electronic dance music, but now it just means all the music that you’re not supposed to play. It became the new trance. It got popular, so now we’re all into deep house. And soon we’ll be over that.”

“You can’t win. I wish we could have just stuck with EDM, honestly, because we finally had a term that captured everything in one big family, like jazz. But, no. We had to be hip.”

Tiesto also explained his current projects including branding with 7UP, the renewal of his two-year residency at Hakkasan, and how he’s been mentoring young DJ/producers like Oliver Heldens and MOTi.

“I always, always look to the younger generation. They’re eager to check out new music and have fresh ideas. And, you know, for whatever reason it seems like some older generation artists can be jaded, or just not as open minded. It’s very satisfying to be there at the start of a young artist’s career and get to ride together a little bit.”