Tiesto on Ultra: "It's Been Very Good to My Career"

It's easy for EDM snobs to hate on Tiësto.

The Dutch DJ/producer's house and trance records are nuggets of music easily consumed by the masses. They aren't always risky or forward-thinking, but they seem to get the job done and, more important, make a lot of people happy.

Sure, Tiësto didn't do himself any favors when he joined forces with Guess last year to launch a collection of men's and women's apparel as part of the iconic brand's Capsule collection. (Critics quickly tried to label him a sellout.) But if pop tarts like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga can slap their visage on goods, why can't Tiësto?

See also:
-Ultra 2013: Ten Acts We're Excited to See
-Top Five Trap Stars on Ultra Music Festival 2013's Trapped Stage
-Ultra Music Festival 2013 Releasing Official Soundtrack From Tiësto, Avicii, 28 Others
-Tommie Sunshine Says America's Youth Needs EDM: "It's Keeping Them Alive"

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