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  • Exclusive Premiere: Paul Oakenfold + More Discuss EDM in America

    Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:41:09

    Exclusive Premiere: Paul Oakenfold + More Discuss EDM in America - Watch these EDM stars, DJs and producers break down the genre

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    ARTISTdirect.com has partnered with Electrospective, and Paul Oakenfold, Arthur Baker, Giorgio Moroder and Wally Lopez, to premiere this exclusive video in which they discuss their unique and individual experiences with the recent explosion of EDM in America. EDM is all the rage in the U.S. in 2012 and these luminaries break it down, sharing and offering their first-person perspective.

    The four-minute video is part of Electrospective, a multi-platform celebration of electronic music. Electrospective combines the catalogues of EMI, Virgin and Mute, highlighting the history of electronic music and even going as far back as 1958. Along with a radio show on KCRW, Electrospective released a compilation album and remix album.

    Oakenfold talks about living in Las Vegas and his direct experience, and how Sin City is the hub of electronic music, asserting that the popularity of the style is good for everyone who traffics in the genre. He says EDM is about having a good time, so embrace it.

    Producer and DJ Arthur Baker prefers to call it "dance music," since it is dance music made while using electronic instruments. He also doesn't think dubstep will stand the test of time, either. He considers it a passing phase. He also declared that he didn't make albums; he made 12 inches in the '80s, since he didn't have the patience or the focus for full platters.

    Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, who worked with Donna Summer and on Flashdance, talks about his history with this style of music.

    DJ Wally Lopez's reaction to EDM in America? "Wow!" He noted the quick change and rise to prominence for the genre, and how it blew up.



    What was your favorite part of this history-intensive interview?

    —Carly Costello
    10.30.12





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