Reading the Chicago Tribune’s article on Perry Farrell’s interview comments about EDM has us scratching our heads, we couldn’t just sit on our hands and let this out dated old fashioned rocker knock the millennials music for peace, unification, freedom and enlightenment that he knows nothing about.
For those who dont know Perry Farrell is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the frontman for the alternative rock band Jane’s Addiction.
In a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune Perry stated that
I hate EDM. I want to vomit it out of my nostrils. I can’t stand what it did to what I love, which is house music, which was meditative, psychedelic — it took you on a journey. … I sometimes cringe at my own festival.
Perry Farrell states “I Hate EDM”, wait what?
You hate EDM?
How could you hate electronic dance music?
Perry goes on to say:
“I can’t stand what it did to what I love, which is house music”
… Yeah? and what’s that? House music is still house music.. It didnt go anywhere.
In fact we have some great house music right here in our house music group for you to enjoy Perry. Hell, if you dont like the sounds being played at a festival you control why dont you do something about it?
We cant stand that you dont know what EDM is.
Perry are you also aware that there are many different genres of house music? Surly a man of your status in the music industry is aware of this. For some one who started the Lollapalooza music festival I would think you would be aware of this.
So when you say you hate EDM, We dont know what that means.
But maybe the true problem at hand here is that you are just listening to shit music? Did you ever think to maybe book some underground Techno, Deep House, progressive house, minimal or dubstep artists out to play? Or just the top 100 radio hits? Underground EDM thrives if you just turn off your radio for one day and explore other sources for EDM songs.
On the other hand maybe you are looking for free publicity? As surely one of your status would understand speaking and saying a statement like this would bring you headlines and attention. Either way.. you got it.
Because at the end of the day lets not forget that EDM is simply an umbrella term for electronic dance music.
So when you say “I HATE EDM” .. what your really saying is you hate electronic dance music.
Underground EDM Thrives
Underground EDM is thriving lately, Overpriced EDM Festivals; Beware Of Underground EDM, Insomniac’s Pasquale Rotella Urges Authorities to Not Send EDM ‘Back Into the Unregulated Underground’, and The Great Wall of China Hosts Underground Dance Music Festival, we can go on but that will do for now.
There are thousands of EDM festivals hosted all over Europe in parks and parades on the streets. If you have never been you can start with the street dance festivals in Berlin, Germany or Vienna, Austria.
With the access to digital music software readily available all one really needs to make great music is a creative mind, computer and headphones.