Electronic musicians like The Chainsmokers and Diplo attract tens of thousands to festival shows. Despite this EDM artists still face criticism from a large audience that say that “electronic music isn’t real music”.
There is obviously a very different mindset for those who do choose to follow the genre as Rave goers have been studied as the most active group of music listeners in interacting with their genre. Raves, Festivals, the dancing, the lights and sounds. It’s all about the experience.
I talked with an EDM producer that goes to Fanshawe College to gain some insight on his art.