Mark Knight Speaks Out On Beatport Top 20 and “The dusk of EDM”
As a man who is armed with a ‘musical library which knows no boundaries’, Mark Knight’s opinion on the Electronic Music scene just cannot be ignored. After all, a decade long career, a Grammy nomination and flurry of hits, surely give an artist the liberty and credibility to shell out his two cents on his working environment.
The UK based DJ and Producer, recently made a most on his Instagram account and then shared the same with his followers on Facebook. In the post (picture below) Mark Knight talks about the reduction of records which use the infamous “3,2,1 jump” or “throw your fu#!&n hands in the air” samples and a sense of imminent change.
He separates “EDM” from what he believes talented producers are capable of making and the separation is spot on as there was an inclination among young producers to align themselves with tracks which are popular in stead of developing their own sound. But Mark hopes that that is not the case anymore. The pictured Beatport Top 20 showcases all kinds of talent. From the headliners such as Martin Garrix, Matisse & Sadko, Hot Since 82, Oliver Heldens to established ones like Green Velvet (whose song with Technasia is on Number 1), Kevin Knapp, Martin Solveig and Mark Knight himself, the list has music from all corners of the sub genres of ‘House’.
The question about the direction in which the scene is heading is on everybody’s mind. Hopefully, Mark’s intuition is correct and we can expect more innovative and exciting music from not just rising producers but also from the bigger names. Out with the old and in with the new!