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Skrillex shares optimistic view on current state of dance music with UK’s The Guardian

There seems to be a trend these days of producers sharing their opinions on the current state of the ‘EDM scene.’ While most regurgitate the same worn out viewpoints, Skrillex recently ended his media hiatus and opened up to The Guardian with a fresh perspective. The widely respected musician – often described as ‘a truly nice guy’ – takes an optimistic view, saying:

“This dance music thing is not a bubble. Because it’s not about dubstep, or techno, or house, or any other sound: those things coexist and support each other. It’s not like when grunge or nu-metal or whatever became the new trend and everyone was chasing one sound and that scene turned in on itself and lost what it had to begin with. There’s room for everything.”

The dubstep king is insistent with his words, stating that this year’s Ultra Music Festival was safer and better-organized that most music or sporting events of a comparable size, not mention the fact that it had an awesome crowd. He later speaks of the high sense of camaraderie within LA between labels like Mad Decent, Wedidit, Fool’s Gold, Body High, Smog Records, OWSLA and Nest, Low End Theory and Brainfeeder, stating, “all these people are connected – we’re all doing things together, so it’s creating this really powerful energy.”

The publication moves on to express how Skrillex truly embodies the internet culture as a “rampant techno-utopian – a sci-fi dreamer” whose stage shows “represent the sights and sounds of a generation for whom global networking is like breathing.”

“I think there’s a whole new voice and a whole new energy,” he says, “aesthetically and culturally, coming from the internet, but you can feel it all around. The internet is weird, and people use it in freaky ways – we’re going to have to go through this learning curve as a civilisation about what it is to have these things. But now you have kids growing up with things like homophobia just seeming ridiculous, or with this willingness to think about space exploration and aliens, these are just part of the youth culture, younger kids are being educated in this whole different way, like ideas spreading through Tumblr – do you know Tumblr?. I guess I echo that in a sense, that’s my culture, I’m still that kid.”

Read More: The Guardian 

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