Somewhere in the world a hipster wearing a deep v-neck is crying, as DJ Pierre has just said "EDM culture is not separate from house music".
The quote comes from a recent interview with the Fader, where he was asked how acid house help shaped the electronic music landscape. His full response is as follows:
I think it definitely shaped techno and trance, you know, especially techno. All the rougher sounds didn’t start coming about until after acid house blew up. It brought a different way of thinking into the house music scene. So, I think it influenced those things, and out of those things, I think dubstep came and trance. You’ve got the whole tougher, so-called EDM side—I think you could say the origins of that sound start from acid house and, you know, acid house stemmed from house music. It all stems from Chicago, to be honest. That’s why I don’t agree with people acting as though this whole EDM thing started a few years ago. EDM culture is not separate from house music. It’s fine if people want to call it EDM, but I do believe if people take on championing the whole EDM cause, they need to know their history so we’re not killing the origins of where this music started. People are starting to think it didn’t start in Chicago, that it started somewhere else. It started here!
We can't agree more - know your history. EDM did not start just a few years ago- to believe so is to reject the entire history of electronic dance music.
Speaking of knowing the history, we highly recommend you read the entire interview with DJ Pierre. He is a pioneer of the acid house sound, all created off of the now infamous Roland 303 drum machine
Read the full interview on the Fader here.