I’m about to make a really abstract argument in favor of electronic music and DJ school.

Recently I started reading lots of biographies of archetypal figures in history and studying some of those timeless lessons that appear over and over again. I’m sure all of these things are simply a function of growing up, but I realize they were all an extension of figuring out where I come from and finding my place in a larger picture. Knowing that I’m part of a lineage.

So what the heck does this have to do with EDM, you’re probably asking.

The other day I was listening to Breakbot. I absolutely love Breakbot. He’s heavily influenced by Disco and Funk, and when I listen to him I often find myself looking up the songs that he samples and listening to the originals. It’s crazy hearing a song that just fires you up and then realizing that it’s 40 years old, and in some cases the DJ has barely altered it if at all.

If I was still 15 I would probably look at Breakbot and think “this guy is just stealing other people’s music! People think they like Breakbot when really they should say they’re fans of insert 70’s funk band here.” But now I see him in a totally different way.

Breakbot is like a bridge to our musical ancestors. When you look at the spectacle that pop music today has become, and the absolute train wreck that is our most popular pop stars, it kind of makes you yearn for a time when musicians were more talented. And that’s what I love about EDM.

Obviously it’s a huge genre and not all musicians sample old acts the way Breakbot does, but I think it’s a powerful thing to be able to take songs from past generations and turn it into something new that at the same time pays homage to our musical roots.

So while some people might not understand the art of electronic music, and might see sampling as a kind of plagiarism, it really is a great art form that in my opinion fulfills our natural curiosity to figure out how we fall into the bigger picture that stretches back generations.

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