Kaskade on the EDM Story: ‘Came out of nowhere? New to the scene? Please.’
Kaskade continues to tread on Deadmau5’s turf with another article on his shiny new Tumblr page, This Is A Dynasty. While last time he attempted to untangle the free mashup mess, his latest piece talks about the “super slow burn” of the scene, and constantly reminds us that “EDM is not the new kid on the block.” Kaskade cites Brian Eno as the “Super Grandfather/Godfather of Electronic Everything” and recounts the days of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love.” According to Wikipedia, Eno came to David Bowie enthralled with the track, proclaiming that the single is “going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years.”
In his diplomatic fashion, Kaskade reminds us that “EDM has been growing, changing, molding, and molting for well over four decades.” To Raddon, “the scene is strong because it has been a super slow burn,” and despite “turf wars” and fears of a burst, “we’ve been lurking and making back alley pushes to help music as a whole for ages.” There’s a refreshingly honest admission that “we don’t all play well together, but we all have the right to play” — a statement about the inevitable competition that arises from an increasingly popular subsection of the culture, but is founded in getting along and providing something for everyone.
“Out Of Nowhere” is a great read for its simplicity and its level-headedness, so be sure to check out the full post on Kaskade’s Tumblr. If you’re looking for more of a history lesson on the evolution of club culture, be sure to watch How Clubbing Changed The World as well.