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'The Dirty Little Secret' of Dance Music, According to an Icon [WATCH]

One of dance music's most revered forefathers Richard Melville Hall aka Moby recently appeared on Larry King Now, where he discussed everything from working with Gwen Stefani to Donald Trump to the prevalence of drugs in dance music culture.

In a discussion of the commercialization of dance music, Moby recounts his first performance at Electric Daisy Carnival back in 2007 or 2008. Having watched the culture go from underground raves to events like EDC that are "a cross between Cirque du Soleil and the Olympics," he explains his perspective one why drugs have become so closely associated with dance music.

"Immediately I understood, if you're an 18-year-old kid and you're given the chance to be with 75,000 other 20-year-olds or 19-year-olds and take ecstasy and dance and be exposed to the best sound and the best visuals you've ever seen... it's hard not to get caught up in that."

Calling it the "dirty little secret" of the dance music world, Moby described the number of attendees not on drugs at EDM events "a statistical anomaly." Do you agree? Share your thoughts in the comment section directly to the right.

Photo by Moby