Detroit Techno Pioneer Derrick May Says The Club Scene For Dance Music In America Is "Bad Just Bad"

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Flyer From Derrick May's 1/31/14 Show In NYC

Detroit Techno Pioneer Derrick May Says The Club Scene For Dance Music In America Is "Bad Just Bad"

Early Saturday morning, Derrick May, an early pioneer of the Detroit techno and house music scenes took to Facebook  and stated "The Club Scene For Dance Music in America Has Been Lowered To A Standard That Has Become An Out Of Body Bad Experience. Bad, just Bad!"

The night before, May played an event in New York City at a nightclub called 42 West.   The event promoted by Jet Set and S. Calo.

The status update quickly generated over 800 "Likes" and 98 "Shares", as well as a substantial amount of comments. Many where statements about how Europe had better parties or how "EDM" culture was killing dance music scene, or how it was better "back in the day".

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There were also a few post supporting the underground and suggesting that May play other venues in New York, like Output, which bans photos at the club to ensure people focus on the music.

Judging by the marketing for the event, it just looks like a bad booking, with the promoters not being aware of the underground culture associated with May and his fans (There's a giant football behind May, which should have been a tell tale sign).

What are your thoughts? Is 'EDM' killing the electronic dance music scene?

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