The dance music world reacts to Brexit
Topics that “break the Internet” are generally exceptional or horrifying phenomena that are simple to comprehend. From the tragedies of mass shootings to the je ne se quoi of massively viral memes like the “Damn Daniel” video, topics that spread like wildfire tend to contain instantly comprehendible information that trigger strong, almost visceral reactions within people (though those reactions are almost always wildly polarizing).
Brexit is one of the most complex events to ever break the Internet. Britain’s decision to exit the European Union was passed in a referendum vote by the narrow majority of 52-48, but the majority of reactions to this shocking course of action denote fear, condemnation, and a vast amount of misunderstanding. Because of Brexit’s magnitude and the lengthy timeline of it’s execution, even those who are well-versed on the matter aren’t entirely sure of the long term effects this vote will have. At a more fundamental level, there is a huge dearth of international understanding regarding what Brexit even is, as is chillingly reflected by the massive influx of searches within the United Kingdom inquiring about what the EU is just hours after the EU Referendum.
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Just like any other demographic,many electronic music producers and DJs gave impassioned reactions to the results of the referendum vote: