Skrillex To Howard Stern: EDM Culture Is ‘A Lot Like A Phish Show Or A Grateful Dead Show’

first_img[Via Dancing Astronaut] Skrillex appeared on a recent episode of The Howard Stern Show, discussing the EDM genre, Deadmau5’s recent shit-talking, Paris Hilton as a DJ, and more. Here are a few choice quotes from the segment, with the full audio streaming below:About EDM Music and popular culture:“I guess naturally because it’s so new, but it’s the cool thing about it. There hasn’t been a genre or platform in music in a long time that’s been so criticized. Because it’s new and people don’t understand it, it makes people look old when they criticize it. The thing about electronic music, as far as the culture goes and the way the kids connect with the music, it’s a lot like a Phish show or Grateful Dead show; we’re constantly producing and making new stuff every single day on the road, and they want to hear all the new records. It’s almost like what a radio DJ does.”About Deadmau5:“The thing about Joel is that he’s kind of in his own lane. His attitude is very specific. He criticizes everybody. He talks shit about everybody. He was posting about me when I was first releasing music and helped a lot, released one of my first EPs on his label. He talks crap about everybody. You can’t take him that seriously or personally. I don’t know what his intentions are, or why he is the way he is. I never felt the need to be competitive with him.”About Paris Hilton:“It is what it is, if people want to go out and pay to see her. I don’t think she makes a million dollars a night I think that’s just a rumor.”The full audio can be heard below:All in all, Skrillex comes across as well-spoken, and attuned to the EDM movement that he represents. What do you think: is the EDM culture a lot like a Phish or Grateful Dead show?The EDM superstar was a panel member at November’s 10th Annual Billboard Touring Conference in New York City for a Keynote Case Study on The Grateful Dead. last_img

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