Ur hair caught on fire!
If only all of ur close friends #sidestage
[via bros selling footage to TMZ]
helped u 2
drop [via the bass]
and roll [via on #molly #e #shouldatakenacidwithyall]
I would dump water on ur hair, Skrilly
even if it shorted ur entire on-stage visual audio system
BC I don't want the fire 2 get in2 ur brain
I don't want 2 lose u
Ur a living alt legend
And even though the rise of dubstep and ur sideshave
were exploited as a meme that positively contributed
2 the rise of dubstep
They don't <3 u like I <3 u [via 'wait']
I remember in 2k12,
EDM stormed the world
U ascended 2 the throne
as the true Prince of Dubstep
invigorating the scene with positive vibes
making tons of old music critics be all like
"U know what, the dubstepping kids are having fun, and god bless em"
But ur hair caught on fire
on ur Birfday.
Is that some sort of
Is this symbolic 4 the attack on dubstep/EDM?
Where will all the DJs go?
Will EDM culture become too 'middle american'?
Are we still in <3 with the singular DJ as the symbolic image of the vintage rocknroll lifestyle?
Do we need 2 #SaveDubstep?
Can EDM continue 2 grow, or will there be a recession?
Are all of the Civil War Re-enactment Wave Bands 'fighting against' dubstep and EDM?
Is 'dubstep' dying?
Is it true that TRAP MUSIC is 'taking ovr'? [TRVP]
Can raves stay alive?
Will raving youth mature
much like boring cool dads who listen to honkie indie 'grew up'
and 'indie music' turned into 'adult contemporary'?
What's next 4 the dubsteps?
Is Skrillex's hair getting set on fire a bad sign / omen?
Paris Hilton is widely known as the worst DJ in the world after she did some shitty DJ set in Brazil a few weeks ago. She even has a DJ coach who had to come on stage to 'rescue' her set from TANKING. Many ppl say that she should stick to BJ-ing instead of DJing. Sigh...
Anyways, it seems as though EDM purists are PISSED at Paris Hilton for ruining the scene. Raves used to be a happy, fun, safe place where counterculture. Now, famous ppl like Paris Hilton and Elijah Wood are ruining the scene with their crappy DJ vibes.
One EDM purist had enough, a hefty latino bro, who was like "GTFO, Paris BB! U do NOT look good with ur bedazzled headphones!" He seems to have attacked Paris Hilton in a parking garage, presumably after she threw down a pre-recorded DJ set.
While no one deserves to be hurt or attacked, it is clear that EDM purists are angry about Paris Hilton's DJ career launch. We can only expect to see more attacks and protests against the controversial slutwave DJ. The EDM crowd is usually pure and chill, rolling, mollying and vibing. But now they've found an evil force trying to ruin everything that they've build.
R u on #TeamLatinoEDMBro?
Paris is all like 'GET OFF ME! I BELONG IN THIS SCENE! I SLEEP WITH DJS!'
Here is some video of the incident.
Do u support the attack on Paris Hilton?
Will she have a thriving career as a DJ?
Will the EDM scene embrace her?
Is she the #1 DJ in the world?
R u ashamed of Paris Hilton?
R u on #TeamParis [via pro-slutwave BBs]?
Should she DJ topless and play her sextape in the background?
May his revolutionary soul never go quietly into that dark nite....
In Sonny Moore's name we pray, Amen.
Paris Hilton is worthless. She was truly put on this Earth to be a 'cum receptacle', but also does other things that are annoying to satisfy her ego [via 'making her feel FAMOUS']. As has been documented, Paris Hilton made her DJ premiere that was terrible and the entire internet hated, because the only thing we really want to see her do is create POV gonzo sex tapes.
She was SO BAD that her DJ Coach had to come on stage to twist knobs for her. It is truly a shame that the knob wasn't in the shape of a penis, so she would just know that you have to tug and twist at it a little bit until it 'shoots out the magic juice.' She truly cannot do anything for herself, even something as simple as DJing. This is a dark moment 4 DJ culture, EDM, festivals, pop culture, and even for all former sex tape stars who are just trying to make an honest living.
Here is video of her playing more lamestream 'dance songs' while pumping her fists. The DJ Coach guy comes out about halfway thru because he can hear her sounding like shit.
Did she disgrace the great nation of Brazil with her bejeweled/bedazzled flag?
Should festivals ban her 4evr?
Can she truly 'do anything'?
Is she the greatest DJ of all time?
IS she so bedazzled that she might in fact have permanently vajazzled her vajayjay?
Does Paris Hilton suffer from Imminent Death Syndrome?
From what I understand, old men have to eat a snack during the middle of the day. Usually something salty. Some nuts, some pretzels, some popcorn, maybe even yogurt covered raisins or pretzels. Maybe some trail mix. Maybe the wife that they cheat on packed them a Kirkland Farms product from Costco. So what if we took the Snack Time of a New York Times reporter/columnist/critic, and turned it into a digital content video segment?
These old NYTimes ass honkies decided to talk about the kewl new cultural trend of EDM. Did u know that raves are cultural events where young ppl go? Businesses want to make money off this new culture that kids r interested in. These old ppl have ventured into raves and lived to tell about it. They even think that electronic music might be the new rock n roll, but then realized that rock n roll is just a spirit, and times change, even though we get older, and the only joy we can experience as we get older is a midday smart snack.
Do u like Fritos?
Do u like Iced Coffee?
Do u like Pirate's Bootie?
Do u like culture?
There's nothing worse than honky ass honkies talking about culture. They talk as if they know everything because they've been alive, watching TV, going to events. That's what we all do. No1 knows anything. The industry of ppl who pretend 2 be 'cultural commentary specialists' is a huge sham, and every1 should be fired and paid no money. Hopefully it all 'goes under' soon.
R u interested in watching old squares talk about 'raves' and 'EDM'?
Did they totally explain how EDM is a big biz now?
Will all of these ppl get laid off from their 'high paying cultural commentary jobs' soon, or is the NYTimes a successful blogspot?
What kind of snacks do ur dads/granpappies eat? pistachios?
Is Pirate's Booty 'effing bullshit'?
Did this 'capture the spirit of EDM' or just look like some old honkies celebrating their perfect life, with their perfect job, in the NYTimes building breakroom where they get free snacks?
Have honkies ruined the internet?
Rolling Stone Magazine is like a blog, except on paper, and for some reason it carries 'cultural weight' because this blog existed before the internet. I'm new to 'the industry' so don't ask me to tell you the difference between content farm methodologies. Anyways, DeadmauFive is a popular DJ and producer in 'the EDM dupsteb scene.' He is on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.
The reviews of the cover have been mixed.
Now, we can ask the question, "Has ______ finally received the recognition it deserves because it was on the cover of ________, a magazine that is sold to tweens and uncool dads who will probably pin the cover up in their garage as they dream of escaping from suburbia?"
"This is truly a great moment for EDM. Finally, we are being recognized. WE are more than just ravers."
-some1 who went to Electric Daisy Carnival and survived
"Who is that Mickey Mouse DJ guy?"
"Remember the time Skrillex was on the cover of SPIN Maggyzines? We covered EDM first."
Has EDM 'finally' arrived?
Is this the moment where it crosses over beyond the mainstream?
Can Deadmau5 outsell Adele now that he has been on the cover of RS?
Is the guy in the DEadmau5 mask 'a jerk/prick'?
Or should he show off his HOTTIE HUNK BODY more often when he DJs?
Who is the most relevant DJ in the world?
Do u <3 dead mow five?
Ryan Schreiber is an indie blog innovator behind Pitchfork Media. He started his blogspot, it blew up and replaced dying magazines, and now he just pays people who are desperate 2 be associated with the Pitchfork brand 'content farm prices', attempting to produce branded alt content. Schreiber recently decided to descend from his stacks of buzz bucks in order to 'get his hands dirty', doing the work of the content farmer. He decided to give the popular EDM DJ act "AVICII" Best New Music.
Is this a 'turning point' in Pitchfork history, abandoning the traditional 'indie sound'?
I didn't actually read the review, but it probably just tried to explain why p4k was blogging abt EDM because ppl mainly read P4k to hear that people died or to spooge over the honky band of the month in a more tasteful way than NPR's advertorial voice.
As genre names go, EDM is about as vague as "indie." While it's useful shorthand for the post-millennial rave movement's superstar DJs and producers, it doesn't give much insight into the stylistic diversity of the music. Its artists may share an affinity for dramatic, wind-up builds and earthquaking drops, but there's still a world of difference between Skrillex's glitched-out mayhem, Diplo's baile-funk bangers, and David Guetta's big-tent trance.
Then there's Swedish producer Avicii, who essentially makes straight-up house music with an ear for the kind of universal, candy-coated pop melodies that his homeland seems to produce with astonishing ease. More than six months after its official release, his 2011 electro house anthem "Levels" is still gaining momentum as one of EDM's defining singles.
U vibe 2 LeVeLs, too, bro?
Listen 2 the track. Does it sound 'relevant', 'best', and 'new', or just the usual chords that make ppl on molly 'go crazie'.
This is a bold move by P4k, and it certainly adds to the rumors that there WILL be a dance tent at next year's Pitchfork Music Festival in order to capitalize on EDM markets. The Online Mag recently 'crossed EDM lines' in order to interview Skrillex.
Is EDM more relevant than indie?
Has the EDM bubble already burst?
R u more into this song than Majestic-Coma-Wave Beach House?
Should music not have labels/genres?
Don't u wish we could all vibe?
Is EDM the future of the indie blogosphere?
Does all white man's honky indie sound the same anyways?
Remember that time when Avicii was interviewed by some1 who had no effing clue who he was?
Did you know that raves, electronic EDM music, and rave culture are 'totally hot right now', and represent a lucrative industry that rich people are looking to make money on? Even though 'rave culture' is often affiliated with 'low + middle class society', the EDM scene has become more interesting than rocknroll because rocknrollers are all old, boring white men with fake hair. It sorta makes sense. So now every1 is trying to 'get in on EDM'. Magazines. Venues. Promoters.
Even 'big business' live event conglomerates like AEG, Live Nation, and the Corrupt Mainstream Music Machine are trying to acquire big name independent raves and RUIN them by making money off a 'hot cultural event'? Anyways, the New York Times wrote about it, and there are also some hilarious 'explaining DJs, raves, and EDM to old people' moments.
Did u know that DJs are the new rock'n'roll icons? Raves are here 4evr!
Long considered a marginal part of the music business that subsisted in clubs and semi-legal warehouse raves, dance has now moved squarely into the mainstream, with a growing circuit of festivals and profit margins that are attracting Wall Street.
For an industry increasingly reliant on aging headliners — like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and the Rolling Stones — the appeal of a genre with fresh stars and a huge young audience is undeniable.
“If you’re 15 to 25 years old now, this is your rock ‘n’ roll,” said Michael Rapino, the chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s largest concert promoter.
DJs are scamming festivals and casinos for millions and millions of dollars. Wish I was part of that scene. :-(
Two weeks ago, 165,000 fans went to the Ultra Music Festival in Miami to revel in the pulsating bass and wave glow sticks in the dark. Similar numbers have turned out for events in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Dallas. With the boom, artist fees have exploded. Top D.J.’s like Deadmau5, Tiësto and Afrojack can earn well over $1 million for a festival appearance and $10 million for a Las Vegas nightclub residency, talent agents say.
Did u know that the mainstream concert promoters are about to steal/buy independent promoters, and basically 'ruin' the rave experience 4 every1?
Having developed on the margins, electronic dance music — high-energy waves of mechanized sound that, at its best, creates a communal experience for a sea of strangers — is dominated by a network of independent promoters.
They include Insomniac, which presents Electric Daisy Carnival; Hard Events, another nationwide promoter; Ultra, whose namesake festival in Miami has expanded to Brazil, Argentina and Poland; and Made Event, behind the Electric Zoo festival in New York.
Their success has attracted a clutch of potential investors from inside and outside the music world. The insiders include Live Nation and A.E.G. Live, the two biggest corporate promoters.
“It feels like the dot-com era,” said Joel Zimmerman, an agent at William Morris Endeavor who books many of the top dance acts. “There’s a little bit of a gold rush going on, with outsiders looking in.”
I thought Joel Zimmerman = Deadmau5, not a big business agent!
Did u know that DJs actually 'don't spin records' any more, they just control bleep bloop machines?
Electronic dance music, or E.D.M. for short, has been common in one form or other for decades, but only in recent years has its audience become big enough to sustain large-scale touring. Last December, Swedish House Mafia became the first D.J. act to headline Madison Square Garden. (D.J.’s do not spin records so much as command computerized sound systems, playing snippets of songs and using them to create their own protracted rhythms.)
This statement was written for honkies, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers to 'understand' just how popular EDM artists are:
Whoa! EDM collab-ing with mainstream artists? Kewl!
At the Grammy Awards in February, Skrillex won three prizes and Mr. Guetta and Deadmau5 (pronounced like “deadmouse”) jammed with the Foo Fighters, L’il Wayne and Chris Brown.
Do u think the rave promoters should 'sell high', or 'ride it out' in the name of preserving the authenticity of the EDM music brand?
“I have been approached by all the big boys you can imagine,” said Gary Richards, the founder of Hard Events. “I’ve been working in this for 20 years and nobody cared. Now it’s so massive that everybody wants a piece of it.”
Is every1 giving up on indie?
Would u invest in 'raves', or are u afraid of druggies and teens dying on ur festival grounds?
Is EDM here 2 stay?
Are raves the new 'festivals' / 'concerts'?
Will this new dot-com bubble burst?
Do all of these DJs and promoters need to be 'saving money' 4 when the trend ends?
Will this trend last 4evr?
Which DJs will survive the EDM apocalypse?
Which 'raves' will turn in2 'mainstream festivals'?
Will old ppl ruin EDM culture?
Will big business ruin EDM culture?
Do u think old ppl 'get' rave culture after this article?
Pitchfork does feature interview on Skrillex. Has he 'crossed over' 2 indie audiences after being ostracized?By Carles on 28 Mar 2012
Up until today, Pitchfork has taken an anti-Skrillex and anti-American dubstep stance. In the early days, they supported James Blake's minimal bass version of dubstep, but then his buzz sorta died. Now, Skrillex has 'taken over' the modern American music zeitgeist, managing 2 appeal 2 mnstrm vibes AND moderately alt vibes. There's been a whole wave of old ass indie journalists doing dumb 'pieces' where they 'went to a Skrillex show', 'felt old', then 'gave Skrillex his due' for recapturing the authentic essence of music, even though it clashes with the old live-music-experience paradigm that is basically just 'white dudes with guitars, now with a few more bleep bloops.'
Anyways, he was 'featured' in a Pitchfork interview, so u have 2 wonder if P4k is going to start 2 'bail' on fringe/fake buzzbands, and instead focus on dubstep, music that ravers listen 2, and everything else that cool dad, white, indie NPR listeners are not really used 2. In a way, u have to say that Pitchfork is moderately responsible for the memefication of Skrillex into some 'joke meme', just the face of a rave scene for people who wanted to do molly and dress in small clothes, disregarding his art over the course of his rise to post-relevancy, Grammy wins, and mainstream fame.
Pitchfork: Do you have any theories about why you've been singled out as somebody that people hate?
SM: If you try to understand, that's diving in and reading what people say about you, and you can't do that because, fuck man, it's strange. It causes a stigma. For a long time, I was so oblivious to it because I play these shows and everyone's having a great time. I remember doing my first big Skrillex interview, where I talked with the writer for hours. We touched on everything. And then they chopped it down to a one-minute thing with the headline: "Skrillex Talks Back to the Haters" and it got like a million views. They made it look like I was just defending myself the whole time. It's strange because, before someone has a chance to have their own opinion about you, they already have an opinion about you. That's the thing about press and media, it's out of your control.
It's a shame. People are like, "Oh, I heard about him, he's the crazy dubstep guy," and they listen expecting that. But if you take a step back from the different connotations and you observe things for what they are... there are a lot of artists that might be misunderstood. If anything, I just want people to actually have their own opinions about me. I don't care if people hate me. I mean, I get it. When you were young, you were like, "The Backstreet Boys are gay!" And kids are on computers now. I'll post something on Facebook, and then, within two seconds, there are comments: "Fuck you dude... you suck... pussy... bitch... faggot... you ruined dubstep... emo." But if you look at their profiles, they're so young. To everyone else on the street, there's this really elitist, big group of haters everywhere. But fine. No offense to young kids.
To me, it's all about making music and playing shows. I think it's healthy to talk about why something is better or worse, but everything's connected with that, too. Like, I see someone take a photo of me and they [start typing on their cellphone] and they're putting it on Twitter and Facebook, and it's tagged "Skrillex," and now there are more people talking about me right away. It creates this discussion about so many things, but I guess that's just how it is.
Why didn't Skrillex initially appeal 2 Pitchforkian NPR markets? Is it just a matter of a new generation of 'young people' getting into something new that 'old people' can't call their own?
Has P4k 'caved' 2 the fame and success of Skrillex?
Does this mean random ass Brooklyn buzzbands are in danger of no longer being covered?
Is EDM 'taking over the world'?
Has Skrillex + America 'prevailed'?
Has Skrillex been 'ostracized' unfairly from the white man's indie scene?
Will Skrillex get a 10.0 from P4k?
Are they just being nice to him because he has a song with Kanye West coming out in the immediate future?
Is EDM 'kicking out' indie music?
Is 'indie' over/a dead dream?
Was Skrillex discriminated against?
R u going to listen to EDM so that you are no longer forced to listen to NPR and boring stuff like Bon Iver?
Has Skrillex 'grown on u' after unfair ostracizing him based on internet meme hatred?
Did 'indie music' get boring and overhyped anyways?
Is indie music 'too honky'?
Is Skrillex OFFICIALLY the Prince of Dubstep?
Is Skrillex the current sound of America + rocknroll?
I guess Skrilly was right... rocknroll will take us 2 the mntn top...