Welcome back to “The Smack“. As the school year drifts into our sights, the never ending question of “Who is coming to play near us?” lingers. So far we have Bassnectar Greensboro in late September and a few other around the triad area.
As little-to-none of you know, I took summer classes at HPU. Every weekend I was greeted with a new batch of freshman that clearly were so far oblivious to what was going on it was incredible. Every one of them enjoyed EDM music and were always quick to jump on a conversation about their favorite artists…Skrillex, Avicii…I couldn’t have guessed those, fucking idiots. It seems the conversation about EDM and its direction changes daily with the uprising of mau5 on twitter calling out DJ’s that, “push buttons”. Regardless of what any of them say, the trend is that it continues to get bigger. Looking at it from the outside point of view I think that is true, in sense of numbers. But as the crowds continue to get larger, the people that have been listening from the start seem to vanish and immediately get replaced by immature and inexperienced 16-18 year old kids. The older-timers just don’t want to deal with the constant bullshit that we deal with at festivals and concerts, this isn’t a Chris Webby concert kid. These kids are not the kind of representation that EDM needs, in my opinion. I guess it comes with age, the whole blatant disregard of everything, but I’ve been there before and I understand the learning process that needs to come through these kids heads. My advice? Rage….ask questions, don’t be a idiot, and most importantly…listen and….enjoy the music.
Enough of the bs. Here is the weekly mix of tracks that have been played over and over in my iTunes.
DJ Trademark – Drunk Dial (Alice Deejay x Sultan & Ned Shepard x Carly Rae Jepsen)
Hardwell & Showtek – How We Do (Original Mix)
Hard Rock Sofa – Starlight (Original Mix)
Avicii – Last Dance (Original Mix)
Kap Slap- Nothing Inside Molly (ft. The Wanted, Sander Van Doorn, Cedric Gervais)
Zedd feat. Matthew Koma – Spectrum (Arty Remix)
M-3ox Ft. Heidrun- Beating Of My Heart (Matisse & Sadko Remix)