"EDM is more of a lifestyle than a genre"

Jan 10, 2014, 12:36 IST | Hassan M Kamal

3 questions with Joshua Steele aka Flux Pavilion, English producer and DJ

1. This is your first gig in India. What kept you away for so long?
I’m not too sure what to expect. I’ve never been to India but of what I’ve seen or heard about it, I’m aware of the differences in music culture... Bollywood is much bigger in India than the rest of the world. And I am interested in seeing how my music, which comes from a Western perspective, will be perceived by people in India. I’m very curious.

Joshua Steele aka Flux Pavilion, English producer and DJ

2. Every sound is thought of as a representation of the mindset of its listeners. What does Dubstep say of our generation? What is making EDM so popular?
Dubstep stood for individuality at a time where music was becoming too manufactured as a whole. It was created by people who were passionate about it, and I feel our generation needed something like that; something that they could be a part of, by choice and not by obligation. It’s good music and it’s great that a large amount of people enjoy listening to it. As for EDM, as a term it’s more of a lifestyle thing than a genre itself. I love electronic music and it makes me happy that other people do too.

3. Is it the best time for Indie artistes to make a mark for themselves, without depending on the big labels?
Good music always gets heard no matter what time it is made. We are living in a time where everybody has a voice so it’s easier for good music to reach the people. I do think that people care too much about getting heard and not enough about what they want people to hear 
sometimes though.

On January 12, 5 pm onwards 
AT Juhu Hotel Lawns, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu Beach

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