In the wake of Paris Hilton’s debut DJ performance in Brazil, blandness, regularity and boredom reign. This might just be a problem with pop culture in general but I digress from my “awesome point”.
I can’t just see it as sexism, although there seems to be a lot of it involved. I’m no fan of Ms. Hilton, I did watch her porno, she seemed into it. It’s nice when people are in love. Isn’t it? Passion is nice, no? So aside from accusations of “She doesn’t even like music” type comments, “I quit” dramatics, “LOL. Slutty Lady” quips and similarities drawn between Peter Hook’s magic equation: Mix CD + Mad Filter Skills = I’m Awesome. The most disturbing observations come suffixed with three letters: E, D and M.
I was born in the 80s, I remember seeing Altern-8 on Top Of The Pops, I remember Normski, I liked the dancing girls, I liked the fact the video’s made my mum say “I’m getting a headache” – Yet, I didn’t like Dance Music as much as other types, perhaps I didn’t observe something. Yet somehow between the Dance Chart on The Chart Show and now I missed out on the prefix of the Electronic to Dance Music, presumably this was to make a distinction between this and disco, which was real people playing Electronic Dance Music (Might I suggest REDM for this, I mean it would be such a fucking crime to get Daft Punk and Ganymed mixed up now wouldn’t it?).
Aside from this the use of EDM seems to be from people who don’t really like fun, or as I suspect blindly tune out the reality of the situation.
So please, of course you’re entitled to your opinion, of course Paris Hilton as a DJ was going to be an exercise in “I’m so fucking rich” mixed with a huge helping of musical banality. But before you start crying on your knees, arms raised to the sky screaming “This is a disgrace to EDM” or “EDM is over!” Let’s spare a moment for these awesome moments of Electronic Dance Music you either don’t fucking know about or wilfully ignore, and then shut the fuck up.
Whatever D.M – They liken it to a nuclear attack – Damn right
Do you beliiiiiiieeeeeeeevvveee.D.M.
Oh no! EDM IS DAD!
You just change ‘Baby’ to ‘Jesus’
EDM! Escucha me!
E-Rotic D.M. – She won’t let your dreams get wet. Max doesn’t want you to be sad, and his name is Max.
Yes. What IS going on? Hay sales. Drop That E! (D.M)
To quote Homer Simpson: “I hate Traffic, both the band and the phenomenon”
I heard they were addicted to crack, which means that yes Bass does lead to harder substances…
So let’s calm down…