DJ Pierre has disputed the opinion that EDM only started a few years ago, saying the culture is not separate to house music.
In an interview with The Fader, the Chicago pioneer, whose ‘Acid Tracks’ EP as part of Phuture has been branded as the first acid house recording, was asked how the sub-genre had shaped the electronic music landscape.
“I think it definitely shaped techno and trance, you know, especially techno. All the rougher sounds didn’t start coming about until after acid house blew up. It brought a different way of thinking into the house music scene.
“You’ve got the whole tougher, so-called EDM side – I think you could say the origins of that sound start from acid house and, you know, acid house stemmed from house music.”
He also went on to brand Chicago as the city it all started, asking anyone who doesn’t to learn their history of the origins of the genre.
“I don’t agree with people acting as though this whole EDM thing started a few years ago. EDM culture is not separate from house music.
“It’s fine if people want to call it EDM, but I do believe if people take on championing the whole EDM cause, they need to know their history so we’re not killing the origins of where this music started. People are starting to think it didn’t start in Chicago, that it started somewhere else. It started here!”
[Via: The Fader]