“Am I Supposed To Dumb Down To The Idea That All I'm Doing Is Pressing A Button?” –Carl Cox

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“The Dumbing Down of Electronic Dance Music,” reads the Wall Street Journal headline. The article, written by the Journal’s rock and pop music critic Mr. Fusilli, goes on to talk about how electronic dance music is now sloshing around in a mainstream waterbed and the possible “corrupting effect” all this could have on the music.

I completely understand why Carl Cox would say that he wouldn’t play “The Time Of My Life” for $10 million. I also understand why Richie Hawtin is optimistic about it all. Why he feels like this is just the new generation of producers turning on a new generation of people to the sounds of electronic music. I see it from both sides. You can read the article here.