Ultra fest just ended yesterday and apparently there was a surprise guest appearance from Madonna during Avicii’s set. Her album is entitled MDNA, referring to the active chemical ingredient MDMA, in ecstasy. She shouted to the audience “has anyone seen Molly?” (which is slang for MDMA) further suggesting the implications of drugs with house/electronic music. Some fans are lovin this ‘lifestyle,’ but famous and legendary Deadmau5 is outraged by Madonna’s actions. Huffinton Post has a good article on it and you can read it right here. I haven’t been to an electro festival (I’ve been to more rock oriented fest’s and hope I can go to Outside Lands this summer) but I definitely would like to attend one in the future because I’ve heard that they can be very fun without necessarily resorting to illegal substances. It really is interesting to hear the opinions from someone who’s established in the scene and remember what music is really about.
“It really hurts me to see rampant ADVOCATION of extreme bullshit lifestyles to a genre that spans pretty much any age gap these days …
I just feel like ive been kicked in the balls for a dollar. I’ve always been into electronic music, as far back as i can remember… and around the beginning, i really do remember the times the events i loved were pretty much outlawed by my city simply due to its speculated over-excessive drug use, and the media coverage that everyone loves to lap up around it. Yeah, that bummed me out… kinda made me feel like… how could something so damn interesting, artful, fun and just plain cool, be frowned upon by most….
but look at us now, allthough not completely, and never like to be completely, the dark veil has been lifted slightly and the music and good times and technology is starting to shine through more and more than “the latest breaking news about such and such a drug found only at these underground TECHNO RAVES – Tonight on fox!”” — Deadmau5