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The Great EDM Debate kicked off at the weekend. Fans and DJs weighed in on whether EDM is killing or giving a new lease of creativity to dance music, with some interesting opinions being aired. Here are some of the best reactions, plucked from our Twitter feed.
DJs and artists
Dimitri From Paris: SNATCH street culture at maturation, RIP its guts out, stuff it w/ FLUFF & cash, BUY out some of its fathers, REBRAND & SELL as nu #EDM
Sasha: Most EDM is made by douchebags for douchebags. Do i care if lots of douchebags buy it? Not really, But it pollutes.
Mat Zo: theres nothing new about the wave of pop-dance and the battle of old and young
Dimitri Vegas: I suggest spending the energy of hating on eachother into creative work!So we wouldn't need to be having this discussion alltogether
Luke Solomon: They will be burning MP3's at the Milton Keynes Bowl soon Just u watch #lastdaysofdisco
Felix Da Housecat: Who Cares...Shut up and Dance! @Mixmag #EDM
Neil Cromwell: What the **** is EDM? Do you mean HOUSE music?
Shane McKenna: in all genres of music you have good and bad artists. EDM is no different than any other music. It is all about taste.
Music Info: if I'm a douch bag for buying EDM then I'm a proud douch bag who loves everything about it and the amazing producers who inspire me
KngtRdr: I know it's a hotly debated topic -- but WOW is it more polarizing than I imagined. Can't we all just dance along?
Pavel Leontev: I think we must respect one another,no matter what genre,mainstream or underground.We are all involved in making MUSIC.
Andi Jay: No debate needed! If the music makes people dance = Job Done who cares if it commercial or not!