Friday, March 8, 2013

Afrojack & Diplo heat up the.. Indy 500???

What an odd pairing indeed, it seems that EDM sellout producer Afrojack and the very talented Diplo have been booked to play at the Indianapolis 500. I had to read that twice myself, just to be sure. The word EDM has started to really annoy me, because the umbrella effect leaves the door open to question exactly what an EDM act is. If you would have asked me 4 years if Afrojack is an EDM producer, I would have said HELL YEA without question. Now he seems more like a pop artist to me, a pop artist creating dance music strictly for pop radio. Diplo on the other hand, even after crossing over has held onto what made him so unique, a fearless attitude when it comes to production. He isnt afraid to take risks and still creates incredible tracks for the dance music audience. Once Afrojack got big, he sort of just left the dance word behind for expensive cars, private jets and no changes to his sound. However, I dont want to turn this into a "lets bash Afrojack" post, I still think he is talented, I still think he could bring us decent music, I just dont think he wants to. I wont knock his hustle but damn, I miss the genuine guy that did amazing bootlegs and crazy sets. So would you go to the Indy 500 just to see these guys? Thats the question at the end of the day.

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