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Diplo & Kandi: Why Bans Are Not The Solution

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By now, almost anyone who listens to electronic dance music somewhat regularly probably knows what kandi is. With all of the recent media attention placed on banning it, it’s clearly a hot topic. Recently, Diplo made a statement about kandi,  banning the plastic bead creations from Mad Decent Block Party because he only wants people there for the music. (We would like to know what else he thinks kandi kids are there for.)

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There have been a few arguments circulating around in defense of the banning of kandi at shows and festivals, and Dance Music Northwest is here to dispute them.

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[button color=”white” size=”normal” alignment=”none” rel=”follow” openin=”samewindow” url=”https://www.dancemusicnw.com/diplo-kandi-bans/2″]Argument #1: It’s all about the music.[/button][button color=”white” size=”normal” alignment=”none” rel=”follow” openin=”samewindow” url=”https://www.dancemusicnw.com/diplo-kandi-bans/3″]Argument #2: Drug use reduction.[/button][button color=”white” size=”normal” alignment=”none” rel=”follow” openin=”samewindow” url=”https://www.dancemusicnw.com/diplo-kandi-bans/4″]Argument #3: Just deal with it.[/button][button color=”white” size=”normal” alignment=”none” rel=”follow” openin=”samewindow” url=”https://www.dancemusicnw.com/diplo-kandi-bans/5″]Summary[/button]

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