As one of the most illuminated (not Illuminati) members of our beloved electronic world, Laidback Luke doesn’t have a problem exposing things firsthand to give his own opinion about the hottest topic out there. After discussing in the last months about real-djing and the highly debated ‘We are Your Friends’ movie, yesterday he came up with a new letter on Billboard where he pushed on his battle about the lack of passion in the industry by talking about ‘Pay to Play’ practice, Dance Music’s Payola, festival bookings, Beatport Chart and many other big issues. Thanks to his decennary career, the Dutch dj and producer didn’t just talk from the point of view of the artist but he could range significantly, evolving in the discussion even (and specially) the ‘dark side’ of the music business, namely agents, managers and promoters who, nowadays, seems to be the real core characters of the ‘dance rollercoaster’.
It’s unuseful to say that I strongly suggest this lecture to any persons who calls him/herself a electronic music fan, because, it’s obvious that the focus of our passion must be the music, but we also don’t have to be blind about what is going on around us, merely behind the ‘mainstage’.
To read the original Op-Ed you just have to click right here.