The Best and Worst Things About Electronic Music Today
THUMP traveled to the BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, and asked some top DJs performing at the festival to describe the best and worst parts of electronic music today.
BPM is a festival dedicated to house and techno, so the answers are expectedly skewed to reflect that, but there are some interesting points that apply across all styles of electronic music. Some express frustration with the uniformity of major festival lineups, but also acknowledge that the huge booking fees of headliners have started to trickle down and smaller artists are doing a bit better.
The highlight, IMO, is Lee Curtiss's acapella imitation of poppy dubstep(?). The video is worth the watch for that alone.