So……. Calvin Harris is performing with Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Afrojack…… What the actual fuck is going on in this picture? I’m not really sure what to think about a whole bunch of Bieber and Pitbull fans attending an event with such huge names in EDM. The cluster fuck of musical acts that seem to be thrown together for entertainment purposes is really beginning to throw me off. I guess I understand Calvin Harris was always pretty mainstream with his productions, making chart topping hits with the likes of Rihanna and Florence Welch. I just never thought I’d see him headline a concert where there were beliebers present. I guess there’s not much to say, “rave culture” has been dead for at least 4 years, it was only a matter of time before underground EDM and mainstream acts starting performing on the same stages. I’m not sure what this means for Afrojack and Calvin Harris. As far as I’m concerned, Afrojack started sucking major ass after his hit “Take Over Control” and gave a less than amazing performance at EDC Las Vegas. He’s been dead to me for quite sometime. It seems like mainstream music is beginning to take baby steps into what it thinks is the world of raving and EDM. It is what it is, maybe EDM is just a big trend and it will delve back into the depths of the underground one day, but for now it looks like mainstream EDM is here to stay. I love Calvin Harris to death and this doesn’t make him any less of an amazing dj and producer, I’m just confused as to what is going on with music culture in America….
November 21, 2012