Its amazing to see how some of the most commercially succcessful artists right now such as Skrillex, A-Trak, Boys Noize, Diplo and the like have not tried to succumb to the pressures of mainstream music fans by just playing the hits. Skrillex and Boys Noize release their first episode of the infamous POTATOwillEATyou series, a series centered around educating dance music fans about where this music started and how over the last three decades it has evolved into a multi-faceted form of music and history.
Kevn Saunderson, a pioneer of the Detroit Techno movement, talks about the roots of Techno and how back then it was inspired by the African American community and was seen as an underground movement.
We hear from Sam Fotias, the man who was at the forefront of the Detroit Movement Festival, which was probably the most anticipated festival in the summer because of its drawing of old school and new school DJs alike. He’s headed many parties out at the Packard Plant, starting off with legends like Richie Hawtin, doing the first ever Plastikman (Dubfire and Richie Hawtin duo) parties.
Boys Noize really helps to bring everything all together in this episode and shows how artists need to produce and perform the music that they love as opposed to adhering to the crowd’s wants always. He says,
“I make music for myself, I make the music that I like, I don’t make music because I want to make you happy or whatever, of course if I make you happy in the end thats cool…but you make music to inspire yourself and inspire the people”
This series of episodes is sure to help educate us all on the roots of dance music and the real culture that brought rise to this “EDM” scene that we are now so enthralled by. Make sure to keep looking out for more episodes of POTATOwillEATyou on their youtube channel, which you can find below