Wolfgang Gartner on the “EDM Apocalypse”

In an interview with “White Raver Rafting” – electro/progressive artist Wolfgang Gartner 169088_494484723235_51203778235_5843521_5261070_nhad this to say about the current state of EDM…

“To be perfectly honest, and I hate to sound negative, cynical or condescending in any way but that’s probably how this will come off, I’ve been really bummed with most of the new music that’s been making waves in 2013. I feel like the “big” sound in dance music right now is just this mashup of every single subgenre possible, to try and appeal to the most people possible, with these cheesy played-out trance pads and vocal hooks, it all sounds exactly the same and it’s really bad for the most part, and the scariest thing is that people are reacting to this stuff, crowds at festivals and clubs are wanting more of it. A few of us have deemed it the EDM Apocolypse. Dance music is in a really weird place right now. I don’t know where it’s going to go. In some way I’m hoping Daft Punk single-handedly destroys this phenomenon we’re experiencing and un-brainwashes everybody into realizing that real music should have some soul and authenticity to it, and not just be a big kick drum and a trance breakdown with a cheesy one-liner and a “big drop.”

True or otherwise, we at The Overload are always listening for something NEW, something DIFFERENT and something AUTHENTIC! Tune in to The Overload for REAL EDM every week on your favorite station – Check listings on the “radio” page.

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