With the endless kerfuffle over the legitimacy of EDM over the past year—from Deadmau5 and Guetta to Madonna and Paris Hilton—leave it to stalwart A-Trak to bring a major dose of clarity to the debate.
In a blog for the Huffington Post, the turntablist champion turned crossover hit-maker and festival headliner calmly explains the difference between a DJ and a producer when it come to performing live—and how expectations on both have evolved with the growth of crowd sizes. He also addresses several of the scandalous claims made by and against his fellow EDM stars like Deadmau5 and Steve Angello, and even challenges the growing audience for EDM.
Most refreshingly, A-Trak also confronts the dangers all the splash being made by EDM in 2012 with the brilliant line, “The hair metal soap opera of EDM risks devaluing a culture that has waited for its big break for 30 years.”
Read the entire blog post here.