Feed Me Quits EDM: "It's a Fun Social Experience, But Not Art"

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Feed Me is a genius.

In a bold move that shows wisdom, courage, soul, and respect for his craft, the beloved dubstep and hard electro DJ and producer announced his departure from the scene via Twitter, effectively quitting EDM.

Citing the current scene's lack of creativity and meaning, Feed Me leaves fans disappointed and confused. But he's got Crossfade's virtual high-five for doing the right thing. We'd even say he's a hero.

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The resignation speech came in the form of six consecutive tweets, which reveal the sequence of events and experiences that led to his decision. The 140-character messages are a snapshot of a man coming to terms with underwhelming surroundings. Also, we'll just point out that his Facebook's "About" reads simply "outrageously bleak."

Now a lot of people may be upset that Feed Me claims DJing isn't an "art," but look at the situation from his point of view.

Every night he tries to put himself out there as an artist. Meanwhile, he's looking at a sea of faces who don't even understand what he's doing and are probably too fucked up to care. On top of that, he's performing in some absurd, giant, glowing mouth that takes all emphasis away from his craft and plants it on a pretty distraction meant for people on drugs.

We won't put words in Feed Me's giant glowing mouth. But we applaud him for this move. The scene is a festering pile of bullshit, and he can see through it. He wants to create beauty in the world that will fulfill his needs and last decades, and EDM just isn't doing it anymore.

We'll concede that we believe DJing can be an art, but 95 percent of these "DJs" are nothing but gimmicky hacks. As an artist, you should substract the glitz, the lasers, and the substance abuse, and if what's left is nothing but emptiness, something is seriously wrong.

It's time to walk away. Kudos to Feed Me for the honesty and the courage to be himself in the face of success.

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17 comments
djsubvice
djsubvice

"we aren't going to put words in Feed Me's giant glowing mouth"

Then how did you get "quits EDM" from "probably going to dj less"

Adam Burgins
Adam Burgins

but....this guy was and is still awesome

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

"... absolutely no idea what was going on."
"... absolutely no idea what was going on."

Ok, this is a pattern. Maybe the problem is that he has "absolutely no idea what was going on." ? EDM isn't deep music, in a way it's like Woodstock but musically it's not.

alsdfjasdfasdf
alsdfjasdfasdf

Because DJing and prouducing are are the same thing right?... who wrote this????  Sounds like a disgruntlement teenager. 

alsdfjasdfasdf
alsdfjasdfasdf

Because DJing and prouducing are are the same thing right?... who wrote this????  Sounds like a disgruntlement teenager. 

alsdfjasdfasdf
alsdfjasdfasdf

Because DJing and prouducing are are the same thing right?... who wrote this????  Sounds like a disgruntlement teenager. 

tylert93
tylert93

i get the feeling the writer of this article does not understand the ocean of difference between the terms "producing" and "DJing". producing is the ART; creating the sounds, writing the music. DJing is playing those songs out to an audience at a venue, and beatmatching the end of one song to the beginning of another. Feed Me is not leaving the scene, hes going to continue to create his artful music, but he will stop playing at clubs for a while.

tylert93
tylert93

i get the feeling the writer of this article does not understand the ocean of difference between the terms "producing" and "DJing". producing is the ART; creating the sounds, writing the music. DJing is playing those songs out to an audience at a venue, and beatmatching the end of one song to the beginning of another. Feed Me is not leaving the scene, hes going to continue to create his artful music, but he will stop playing at clubs for a while.

khal
khal

I don't think the issue is that they're "Making up news from what they saw on twitter," I think it's just not understanding what you're writing about. No where did Feed Me say he was quitting EDM. He said he was going to stop DJing after this autumn. He doesn't DJ in the TEETH stage setup, that's for his live shows. His DJ sets are non-TEETH. The feeling is he's going to stop the DJing, focusing on making music, and we imagine he might still do live PAs via the TEETH. but you know, snark on.

z.leviathan
z.leviathan

whoever wrote this article is an idiot. he never said he wanted to quit making music he said he wanted to quit DJing.

Adam Burgins
Adam Burgins

I have seen more than a few popular acts through the last 17 years and in both large and small intimate venues....the best shows were in the small venues where all the hype was leveled and focused to just the crowd and the artist. It seemed more real and personal so to speak

Adam Burgins
Adam Burgins

As an "artist" You can control the venues You play at period. You also can make specific demands on what you want at the venue to perform your "Art". So walking away is his choice...But maybe changing direction and focus would be the other "wise"choice.If you get too big for your britches,so to speak ,then either upsize and grow some more, or downsize and simplify.

construct
construct

When did he say he was gonna stop making music?!?! He didn't. So stop making up news from something you saw on TWEETER. GEEEEEZZ.

You don't need to DJ to be part of the electronic music community.


Todd Dawson
Todd Dawson

If you treat a club experience like a concert, that's half the problem. The artists should have never been the focus of the club scene; the experience should be the focus. The current EDM scene has tried to take the club experience and put a concert price tag on it. If you want art, got to a concert; if you want to party, go to a club.

Jose Diaz
Jose Diaz

ok but what if.... i actually listen to edm while completely sober, in my room, and i actually enjoy it there. does that still count as art? when i go to clubs, they're concerts to me, not dance clubs.

xxxraiderxxx
xxxraiderxxx

Ever heard of Amon Tobin? He uses his DJ'ing as an artform which showcases his work in a beautiful way, where the visuals only compliment the art, not overwhelm it. And people don't go to his shows to be "fucked up".

I agree with Feed Me's opinion on the "EDM scene" in it's current state, but he doesn't have to quit DJ'ing; he just has to find a unique way to showcase his work.

Don't abandon the scene, make a change. He has such a large following, he could actually make some sort of impact all by himself.

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