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.