‘It makes me want to vomit,’ James Murphy chimes in on EDM
Former LCD Soundsystem frontman and pragmatic electronic music pioneer, James Murphy, has little patience for the current trend of dance music in the States. Most well known for his work as the face of the alt-dance icons and the founder of DFA records, Murphy has spent the past few years producing, DJing and managing his tastemaking label.
“What I see in the commercial side of it I find repellent. It makes me want to vomit,” Murphy explained during a Red Bull Music Academy interview, “I just don’t like it, it’s not for me but it’s also not designed for me. I’m old and it’s very maximalist and I’m not a maximalist guy. I’m sure there’s great stuff happening but it’s just not reaching me and it probably shouldn’t. I’m not excited about new stuff that much.”
Lamenting his chosen genre’s direction in recent years, Murphy has one wish for the future of dance music;
“This past month I’ve been really hoping that there’s two people DJing to a room full of 150 people that think what I did was stupid and are making something awesome and having a great time. I won’t hear it until they do a shitty sell out track and I never hear what’s great about them, but that’s what I’m hoping.”