Legendary Producer Sasha Talks Current State of EDM

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By: / March 19, 2013

Legendary Welsh DJ-producer Sasha (born Alexander Coe) has seen his fair share of music styles and trends throughout his long career, giving him a thing to say (or two) about the current state of dance music and how much it has changed. Check out his interview with our friends over at Beatport, where he talks about his new music, the evolution of EDM, and where the industry is heading. Here are some of our favorite quotes:

“Nowadays, the new wave of so-called EDM has turned everything on its head again. The underground is strong and we now have a massive commercial end and it doesn’t look like it is going anywhere anytime soon. That stands for the global market as well.”

“Trends will invariably change and people will get sick of those cheesy keyboard riffs that make up every EDM anthem. Dance music always evolves and mutates.”

“I think it will come to the point of saturation, much like what happened in the UK back in the ’90s, with poor dance music taking over the charts—people just had enough. History could well repeat itself.”

“My ethos to DJing came from going out to Hacienda and illegal parties, listening to DJs build sets.”

“Labels are interesting and usually misapplied or bastardized. Some people simply outgrow labels and I think my problem is I don’t know how to describe what I play.”

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