The dance music industry is full of opinions and people sharing their thoughts on the current state of EDM, and where they think things are headed. In the wake of Shambhala Music Festival, and his annual 90-minute bass-music bonanza, Excision took to Facebook to air out his feelings on Dubstep, and the genre’s place among the cacophony of sub-genres in dance music. Hitting home harder than he does with his filthy drops, the Kelowna, B.C.-native also known as Jeff Abel showed once again why he’s a fan-favorite of bass-heads everywhere.
Abel sees the current state of Dubstep as incredibly healthy, surviving it’s massive rise into one of the most popular sounds of a generation and finding it’s role within the beast that is ‘EDM’. Looking at his own increasing sales, and the energy and passion the veteran artist has witnessed at dance-floors across the world, Abel cites the decrease in Dubstep’s popularity as the (surprising) main factor.
The reduction in popularity, according to Abel, has lead to a reduction in the quantity, and an increase in the quality, of Dubstep available, as well as creating a more accurate picture of the genre’s passionate fan-base. He continues to talk about the influence Dubstep has had, and is having, on other genres throughout dance music, as well as the continuous sub-genre naming that takes place all over EDM.
The thoughts from Abel come shortly after fellow bass music figurehead Bassnectar, who isn’t shy about sharing his feelings on dance and bass music, shared some thoughts on the usefulness of debating about genres. As fans of dance music, especially those of us who go wherever the bass takes us, we’re lucky to have artists like Excision and Bassnectar leading the way from behind the scenes. It’s easy to see something as popular as Dubstep, or EDM in general, finding their way into the wrong hands. With guys like this at the fore, the future for bass music is as bright as it’s ever been.
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