Uh-oh! So it looks like there has been another critical rift in the world of electronic dance music once again, with The Chemical Brothers very own Ed Simons having a rather particular choice of words to say about the Swedish House Mafia.
Recently, Simons has publicly aired his thoughts on one of SHM’s biggest tunes ‘Don’t You Worry Child‘.
Last night, Simons became involved in an argument with a SHM fan and high profile DJ, Tommie Sunshine.
Sunshine attacked Simons by saying, “Why is everyone from the roots of this music so fucking salty about the ones who are going mainstream?“. To which Simons then replied, “this post modern everything’s ok attitude is killing interesting dance music, it’s an awful awful record, that’s all“.
This is not the first time there has been divided opinion within the ranks of the current state of electronic dance music.
Veterans like The Chemical Brothers, as well as many others, have criticized some artists within the past few years (more notable targets being Skrillex, DJ Sneak, Scuba, and more) for its generic value and homogenization of dance music.
What are your thoughts on the current state of the electronic music scene? Is the new wave of EDM not pushing the boundaries enough, or is it the saviour for modern dance music?