The term “sellout” is thrown around everywhere in the music industry, and this is especially true in the EDM world. Devoted EDM fans accuse big name stars, like David Guetta, Avicii, and Afrojack, of “selling out”. But what constitutes “selling out”? If an artist maintains their signature style but has a pop singer or rapper featured on the vocals, does that mean they have ”sold out”? Wouldn’t that be the same as having EDM vocalists, like Nadia Ali or Amba Shepard, sing for their track? Fans generally describe “selling out” as an artist changing their style to appeal to the mainstream industry. Is that really “selling out”? It depends on how you look at it. Yes, they are changing to get more money, but at the same time, they are tweaking their style to appeal to a greater number of people. At the core of most producers and DJs is the desire to create something that makes the most amount of good for the most amount of people. Appealing to more people by changing your music does increase the amount of money you make but it also allows more people to enjoy what you do.
Afrojack is a powerhouse producer in the EDM world. The Dutchman has also been a major point of controversy He has a unique style that blends Progressive House with Dirty Dutch. He currently sits at #9 on DJ Mag’s TOP100 poll. Much of his success can be attributed to his collaborations with David Guetta and the pop music world. His massive hit single “Take Over Control” which featured Eva Simmons stormed the US Billboard 100. The song catapulted Afrojack to the forefront of the EDM world. Afrojack is at it again with the new production “As Your Friend” that he created for Chris Brown. Right off the bat you can definitely tell this is an Afrojack song. He uses his signature dirty dutch leads to make a Pop anthem. However, the release of this track has created some flak for the Dutch house master once again. People are calling him a “sellout” for working with Chris Brown and the pop industry. He keeps his signature style; this song through and through sounds like an Afrojack hit. You decide. Is he a “sellout”? Or is he just bridging the gap between the already blurred lines of EDM and the Pop industry? The song will appear on Afrojack’s 2013 album.
Finally a good copy of this track has been released. David Guetta & Avicii‘s “Sunshine” might be the most hyped song of the summer with two superstar producers collabing together to create one massive bomb. You can’t really describe this song in words so take a listen and enjoy the anthem for the summer of 2011.
Its almost guaranteed that a million and a half remixes/mash-ups of any Avicii track will come out sometime in the rest of the year, and most likely after the year is over. David Guetta & Avicii’s unreleased track ‘Sunshine‘ was posted on Pachaholic 3 weeks ago, but today we have a mash-up of Laidback Luke’s “Till Tonight” along with the full version of ‘Sunshine‘. Enjoy!
NYC’s very own Fareoh will soon be releasing his new remix to Wynter Gordon’s “Buy Me Love” under Atlantic Records. We all know Wynter Gordon from such bombs as Laidback Luke’s “Dirty Talk”, and Dan Castro’s remix of “Till Death” and this track is sure to be up there soon. With an awesome Avicii like drop to go along with some amazing vocals this beat will not disappoint. The 19 year old New York native has been coming up as of late releasing track after track and getting some attention from some big names. He has been and currently is opening for such DJ’s as Erick Morillo, David Guetta and Avicii. Definitely keep an eye on this kid he’s a superstar in the making and also be sure to check him out at Electric Zoo, Fareoh will be spinning on Day 1 at the Hilltop Arena.
Buy Me Love(Fareoh Remix):
Calvin Harris- Flashback(Fareoh Morning Remix)
Fareoh- Right On Time(Original Mix)