What's the Difference Between the EDM Scene and the Beat Scene?
EDM: Audrey Napoleon
The Beat Scene: Tokimonsta
Toki is a Low End staple, while Napoleon graduated from a waitressing job at Geisha House to gigs at Avalon to a spot on the billing of this year's IDentity Festival.
The Beat Scene: Daedelus
A man in a three piece suit typically works no matter what kind of music he's playing. (Honorable mention to Dillon Francis).
EDM: Fatboy Slim, You've Come a Long Way Baby
The Beat Scene: J Dilla, Donuts
Dilla's 2006 instrumental hip hop album Donuts, (released three days before his death), provided deep beat inspiration for a generation of producers. Old school rave fav Fatboy Slim was one of EDM's first crossover successes when 1998's "Praise You" scored major MTV play.
Non-EDM Musician Friend
EDM: Usher, Rihanna, Madonna
The Beat Scene: Thom Yorke
Low End Theory's Twitter feed exploded when the Radiohead frontman DJ'ed a set there in March, 2011. Yorke also appeared on Flying Lotus's last two albums. Meanwhile, big name pop stars have gotten in on the EDM glory via collaborations with David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Avicii.
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