Anthony Bourdain points out the level of bullshit with EDM


I am a DJ.  I have played in many rooms, various clubs, various places, but when you’ve been around for many years, you should always understand the phrase “you get what you pay for”, so I find it a bit strange that with all of all the multitude of channels and the upteen amount of broadcasters and correspondents out there, it takes a middle aged chef with a basic cable TV show about places and food to step forward and point out the overrated and misconceived level of talent, known as EDM DJs.  I have always considered playing amazing sounds coupled with a true skill of mixing music a divine artform and talent,  but I hate to admit that it is slowly being misconstrued by the masses in the last few years.  EDM has glorified DJing for all the wrong reasons.

According to the segment, he dines with magician Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller, where he learns that EDM DJs have eroded the nightly venues of Las Vegas by taking center stage and slowly casting out musicians and other “live” performers from getting paid for their level of talent.  Apparently, it kind of makes DJing itself seem like a horrible trend.  Nothing more than one who stands behind a table full of gadgets and does nothing more than raise his hands and pumps up a mindless drunken crowd.   Based on what I’ve seen, isn’t he right?

Interesting…but this could get uglier over time.


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