AT THIS POINT I’M absolutely lost with the direction of dance music. It’s at an all time high as far as the fanbase is under the umbrella of EDM, but at an all time low as far as quality and genuine appreciation. I feel and hope things will come full circle back to the underground mentality sooner than later. Quality always prevails to the heads as they take the time to do their homework and they’re into the music for the love and not the trendiness of the scene.

Rees Urban, Rubb Sound System

 

What The Future Looks Like: 12 predictions by 12 industry insiders on the future of dance music

Joey Negro: “Writing a decent song is still pretty hard, despite all the new tech we’ve been given.”
Terry Hunter: “In three years we will have a drastic shift in music as we know it.”
John-Christian Urich: “It seems like it could be corny, but it’s not. It works.”
Joe Shanahan: “It will be as it always has been for decades: about community.”
Mark Farina: “Good music will still be good music and bad will still be bad.”
Roy Davis, Jr.: “Streaming avenues will become a major source of income for most artists, if done correctly.”
Mark de Clive-Lowe: “We can’t be more than a few years away… from the average consumer not owning any music at all.”