To start this week's EDM news mash up, did you hear that Anthony Bourdain shared his disdain for EDM on his CNN show for THREE whole minutes. Bitter maybe, but why not make it 4 minutes so I can play this Madonna song instead:
It get’s even funnier, even though Anthony has a sophisticated and adventurous palate for food, maybe he should try it for music? But his waggish quote about raves and festivals is, "Come ye lords and princelings of douchedom,"Hear my clarion call. Anointeth thyself with gel and heavenly body spray. Maketh the sign of the devil horns with thine hands. Let there be high fiving and the hugging of many bros, for this is the kingdom and the power." Clever Shakespearian. Food for thought (no pun intended of course) to Bourdain: When you want to really talk to an artist that is a DJ/Producer try not to hit up a local DJ at the Marquee for your research and interview. By the way, I like your food.
This paves the way to the bigger balloon in the room that needs to eventually be popped (didn’t want to say the big elephant). The age old debate has now shifted to a “ social media war” between acoustic, instrument playing bands vs. electronic music synthesized by CPU’s, midis, sequencers and drum machines. One recent incident that reminds us of the struggle between deadmau5 and Arcade Fire. Honestly I haven’t heard of either them before this (kidding).
I guess Arcade Fire would have a problem Depeche Mode, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eurythmics, Duran Duran, shall we go on? Yes, they are considered bands but they all used electronic means to make their music. Guess what Arcade Fire? You do too! You know that thing called the sythesiser? Wow, shocker right?
SFX- that mega EDM events producer has now teamed up with Simon Cowell. Remember two years ago when Simon announced his X-Factor type DJ show and then it didn't happen, well, it looks like it’s a go. I hope they use judges that are real DJs - not just some celebrity wannabe a-la Paris Hilton! I am kind of curious what does Simon really know about EDM? I should ask him.
So in other news, Avril should leave the Japanese-cultured themes to Gwen Stefani and EDM/bad haircuts to Skrillex. But thank God, Ariana Grande is teaming up with Zedd. I can say this.... girl has amazing pipes and I consider her the love child, if Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey could have one.
So yes until next time, enjoy your weekend! Yes, I have to say don’t forget to shop for your mom, baby moms, grandmoms, godmoms and whoever else mom’s you want to here. Mother’s Day is around the corner. It’s my boutique got a shout it out.