Axwell/Ingrosso claim Underground Music is “Amateur”
Yet another reason not to like Axwell and Ingrosso.
In an interview with the New York Times, former members of Swedish House Mafia, Axwell / Ingrosso, took a shot at underground dance music while defending themselves against critics of their mass appeal.
“Obviously we don’t expect a deep techno purist to appreciate our music,” said Axwell.
“That’s totally understandable.”
But in response to the idea of the duo “dumbing down their sound” to remain popular, Ingrosso defended their mainstream allure:
“Underground dance music — in the nicest way possible — it’s amateur.”
If Axwell / Ingrosso believe underground music is amateur because the artists producing it are less privy to creating archetypal build ups and massive drops that get the crowd fist-pumping — then maybe they’re right.
“The most important thing is not what we play, but the personality and how we interact with the crowd.”
Wow. There it is.
So, is the number of times the duo shouts, “How are you guys feeling tonight [insert city]?” more important than the music itself?
When will we be rid of fist pumping, push button Dj’s?