DJ Gets Death Threats for Playing Dubstep
Trance in the traditional sense is not the same. It's different now. Music is literally one hot mess. Everything is influenced by everything. It's all crossing over. Dubstep DJs play moombahton, trance DJs play tech house -- one of the exciting things we have going on is the melding. Artists are not scared to express their creativity. It's really inspiring.
Does dubstep get a bad rep?
I don't think so. It's huge right now. People like to label genres. Arguing about what's real dubstep, why is there a need to do that? There are lots of different styles and plenty of other producers and styles to listen to. People love to complain. You can have a thousand people who are so into it, and the five people who hate it will speak the loudest.
So you weren't intentionally trying to drum up controversy?
I wasn't trying to intentionally. No, I wasn't! I was just doing what I do. To even get to play at this was such an honor and afterwards I was like, what is going on? I guess the response is good. They either loved it or hated it, but I took them on a crazy ride. Even after the event, after Armin was done playing, I went to his trailer and thanked him and he was cool. He wasn't like, "OH MY GOD YOU PLAYED DUBSTEP."