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Yeah, what if the Clash, Minutemen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Public Enemy, Marvin Gaye and other artists who addressed political and social issues decided to "take a journey out of everyday life" instead of addressing society's problems head-on and helping to affect change in their worl? Musical escapism is fine in small doses but we're losing meaningful commentary. Somebody needs to vocalize (literally and figuratively) "what's going on."

Nick Derosier

Very few can listen to EDM without being on drugs. All great music has it's place, but how can you feel any ounce of pride as an artist when the majority of your fans have to dumb themselves down with chemicals that eat away at their brain just to listen to your music. EDM is a catalyst of death without giving a lesson to learn from. I think people often forget that computers have no soul and neither do the sounds they create. And where are the dancers in this scene? The people dancing at EDM shows are just butt humping zombies hoping to score with a coked-out, MDMA-filled, mindless equal. Not a talented person in the whole arena. The musicality of the majority of EDM is so low, musicians that play instruments (sad that we have to make a distinction) are shamed to even be put in the same field as these money making monsters. Escaping your reality to better yourself involves dynamics, evokes emotions, inspires. EDM is cheapening your high.


Those are all stereotypes you just noted. Electronic music is more a lovely union between math and music that allows for limitless possibilities. And saying that very few can listen to the music without being on drugs? What is your reasoning for this? Do you have any concrete proof? I'd agree that there is a good chunk of festival goers that do drugs, but normal listening? No way. And the dancing: not everyone has slick moves. these are just regular young people, NOT professionals. I went to a Swedish House Mafia concert, and managed to get through the whole 4 hour event without any drugs. That isn't saying no one else used, but there is drug use at any concert with younger fans. People listen to this music every day, and don't necessarily get high.

Nick Derosier

The proof is in the continuing deaths at these shows that go un-mourned. The "artists" that have come to expect a death or few at each stop of the tour and just roll to the next city. MUSIC IS MATH already having limitless possibilities, always has been. Electricity is an aid that has, in this scene, replaced the core component of creating great music...talent. When the power goes out, what are the EDM kids gonna do? The answer will be tragic.

And If you're going to call it dance music....someone in an arena of thousands should probably be able to dance, or at least want to learn how to dance. Dance music fans put effort into learning how to dance to the music they love. EDM fans put effort into getting better drugs. And whats the point if you're gonna get so fucked up, out of your mind, and not able to even remember to drink water. There's a reason no (instrument)musicians are concert-goers to EDM shows. Same reason no actors watch reality TV. DUMB MEDIA CREATES DUMB ASSES. It's almost a better IQ test than an IQ test. Would you go to an EDM show for hours if there were only 15 people there? I doubt it. The music is not what keeps you there...the kids on drugs are the entertainers.

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