It seems like ever since EDM really started to take off there’s been a persistent notion that its popularity is unsustainable. If you keep up with the dance music blogosphere, you’ve likely read plenty of headlines about the “bubble bursting” over the last few years, and it seems like the industry is always on the brink of the end times. Not everyone buys into the doom and gloom, however, as Kaskade made clear in a recent interview that he’s not afraid of the future as it pertains to his career in EDM.
Kaskade is well aware of the notion that a dance music apocalypse is impending, but he’s not buying the hype.
I don’t think that at all, obviously. I’m busier than I ever have been and I think, really, we just kind of scratched the surface. As far as the impact that it’s had on the music culture, we’re kind of just beginning still.
He goes on to elaborate in the interview that his career has only continued to gain steam, a fact that helps him rest easy at night. Back in May, Kaskade became the first DJ to perform at the Los Angeles Convention Center and went on to sell out the venue.
There’s a lot of naysayers out there who are like, ‘It’s done. It’s happened.’ Whatever. I’m like, ‘25,000 tickets later, I think we’re OK.
As ticket sales for his performances remain strong, Kaskade notes that the production values of his live shows continue to get bigger and better.
Just technically where things have gone, I mean from a disco ball hanging in the middle of the room to what Omnia has this multi-million dollar chandelier that moves around and like, I don’t know, will shine your shoes at the same time. It’s just really unbelievable how far the experience has gone from just like a disco ball and like a laser to this massive, all-encompassing experience at these world-class venues.
The sensational headlines proclaiming that EDM is dead will probably still remain a facet of the scene as long as it’s thriving, but it’s good to know that Kaskade still has faith in the community. And let’s be honest, as long as there are DJs willing to spin and crowds waiting for the beat to drop, dance music won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Source: Crossroads Today