EDM's Five Biggest Hacks

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We like Hardwell as a person, but we think he might be a robot built by marketers to make them money.

What makes someone a hack? A hack purports to be something he's not. It's a person who holds himself above others on false grounds. The entertainment industry is full of them, and tons of people get into the music industry for the wrong reasons.

We can't help ourselves from feeling that a highly paid musician should probably, we don't know, give a shit. If you just want to be an entertainer, that's cool, just say so. Afrojack said he just wants to be a pop star. And he is! That's being upfront with yourself and others. But there are tons of people in this game who just suck. They're in it for ego. They may or may not actually contribute anything but a face.

Here are EDM's five biggest hacks.

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Hardwell
This fresh-faced Tiësto protégé is sweeping the charts and topping the lineups of every major festival in the world. He started DJing at the age of 12 (what?) and got signed to his first record label a year later (calling shenanigans). His music is critically meh, but worse things have been released. He's a nice enough guy, so what makes us say he's a hack? We had the chance to interview the kid before one of his sets at Story Miami, and we asked the rather basic question, "What was the hardest thing you faced on your road to success?" Unbelievably, he couldn't think of a single hardship. Not one obstacle came to mind. What are you, Hardwell? A fucking robot? Are you a human being at all? Did someone in a suit just find you and think, "He's got a good face for billboards Times Square, let's sign him and make some money"? Since no one is perfect, the only reasonable explanation is you're not emotionally invested in music at all. Or you're scared of being honest because your handlers run your life. In either case, you're just a tool.

See also: Five EDM Child Stars


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27 comments
baza
baza

pathetic article 

thekid92584
thekid92584

just another jealous blogger who isn't reaching his own goals

gutterbutterpr
gutterbutterpr

lol like sickboy says  "It's not bad, but it's not great either, is it?

ebooshworld
ebooshworld

I'm a up and coming DJ/Producer, I love what I do a lot, it's my life.  I feel like the article may be a bit off on Diplo here.. He's a trendsetter if anything, not a follower, I'm pretty sure he could have been a more pop success if he wanted to but instead he's making music with small time artists and helping them build a career like Nicky Da B, Big Freedia and Dominique Young Unique.  The other dudes.. I can't say anything for them.  Carnage is so full of himself, Hardwell has like 2 songs I can name, "D-Guetta" (Thanks Flo Rida) sold his ass out and didn't have the decency to tell people he wanted to be a pop star like Afrojack.  Man, I'm just disappointed with EDM right now, I want to love it but these guys make it difficult for me.

Like Skrillex said when he won his first grammy, his success raised up every other electronic artist out there, I feel that's what the community should do, never hold yourself above the others in it.  It's when we work together that we achieve the most.

Michael Hummel
Michael Hummel

Joel Eric Brian Chiaino I know you'll appreciate this

scott1072
scott1072

A writer writing what's been written 100 times? I think that's the definition of hack. How about an original idea and something that supports music instead of crapping on it. 

homo99kissez
homo99kissez

Kat has big boobs and I want to motorboat them. 

Tim Kling
Tim Kling

You meant to write EVERY DJ since the death of vinyl turntablism, right?

Elvira Astorga-Cisneros
Elvira Astorga-Cisneros

I knew this ... When what's his name cancelled his tour cause he lost his flash drive !!! So sad!!

ind3lible
ind3lible

Kat said "your handlers run your life"

lol


Shots fired.

Giovanny Flores
Giovanny Flores

Vanessa Rolon Brenda Bonnie Luisa Maria Gomez Elvira Astorga-Cisneros

garylu
garylu

He's mentioned in the very first part of the article. 

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