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EDM Kristian Nairn Shapeshifters

Nairn: ‘EDM damaged music’

23 Jul, 2014

Nairn says the rise of ‘EDM’ has taken dance music away from its underground club and rave roots:

It’s great to see EDM become so big, but I think dance music is better in clubs. Dance music is an underground thing. I think house music in the early 2000s ate itself.

Mainstreaming dance music hasn’t helped the genre develop:

Shapeshifters had a song called Lola’s Theme and it kind of really accelerated house music into the charts over here and started a lot of clones. It kind of damaged music and I’m not blaming Shapeshifters for that by the way — they’re great — but it was just a public trend.