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Posted on Jul 17, 2014 12:40 pm
Veteran DJ Fatboy Slim has confessed that he thinks today's dance music is "too commercial."
The "Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat" hitmaker feels that pop stars give their tracks dance elements in order to make more money. In an interview with the Daily Star newspaper (via Gigwise), the DJ claimed that dance music has "got way too commercial and a lot of that electronic dance stuff really just sounds like pop music with squelchy noises."
The DJ added "Before the internet it only happened after midnight in nightclubs and no-one really knew what went on."
Also mentioning his opinions on the fame that DJ's receive today, Slim said "We've been put on a pedestal that possibly we don't deserve and it might have gone too absurdly in the other direction now."
However, the DJ expressed how proud he is when seeing the success that DJs such as Calvin Harris have been receiving.
"People like Calvin Harris come up to me and say, 'When I was a kid you were my inspiration', and that means a lot," he said. "I'm really chuffed that I'm still around and invited to the party. I kind of feel like a proud uncle when I see people like Calvin."
Slim recently revealed that he was approached by Simon Cowell to star in a new reality show called Ultimate DJ, but declined telling him to "f--k off."