Posted in dance | music on January 3, 2013

by Andrew Sacher


UK producer Zomby took to his twitter today to rant about EDM and called it "the garden gnome of music."

He first asked, "What the fuck is edm ...euphemism ?," and soon followed with "Need to be a bit more specific than the fact at some point electricity might have been involved in the making of the music." He continued saying, "Edm sounds corporate....nothing to do with the art of music," then "Music is art like sculpture is except u don't want to put garden gnomes in a gallery do you edm is the garden gnome of music not artistic." He then said "I'd sooner be called a dubstep producer than edm at least dubstep was something to be proud of at one point," but also noted, "I don't make dubstep." He then clarified, "Btw I'm no hater. I love what's good so much ill spend time defending it its nothing."

In other news, Skrillex released a new EP today. Some people are saying it sounds like Burial (we don't think so though). What do you think? You can listen below.


Skrillex - Leaving EP



Comments (16)

slow news day huh

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 4:37 PM

^ zomby

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 4:41 PM

Skrillex sounds like getting an MRI

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 4:57 PM

Wearing masks while twittering the knobs

Posted by Zomby woof | January 3, 2013 4:57 PM

Zomby may call "EDM the Garden Gnome of Music"
But in a related story, they also have been on record saying, "Hummus is a damn good substitute for Wood Glue"

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 4:59 PM

What the fuck is this guy pissing and moaning about? Who cares what genre people classify your music? Just make your fucking music if you're so proud of it. Not to mention I'm pretty sure he produces sounds that are electronic in nature, people dance to it, and well some people call it music...

Skrillex sounds like someone sticking a drill into my head. I'm sure all the bro dudes will eat this shit up. Go back to your emo band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 5:11 PM

important stuff

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 5:15 PM

zomby ranting on twitter #whatelseisnew

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 5:18 PM

To my immediate right is a picture of Kristen Stewart.

Posted by wretch-thop | January 3, 2013 6:20 PM

New Skrillex EP sounds like Burial.

Posted by Brrrrap | January 3, 2013 9:24 PM

He makes sense if you think about it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2013 6:06 AM

less dissecting of everything, more shutting the fuck up

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 11:45 AM

"the reason" over tired sounds n beats over and over. genius

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 11:49 AM

He should have made songs like this on Recess, I was all hyped for this genre being on his album but nope xD

Posted by Valverde | September 11, 2014 7:09 AM

My mom has a podcast show now. This scares me.

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