Electronic Cash Kings 2013: The World's Highest-Paid DJs

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    Aug 16, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    Ya know, there was a time STRAIGHT people only listened to rock music and plunged themselves in mosh pits and DJ's playing and mixing house, dance and trance were exclusively gay or within our bars, clubs and community. Our pioneers such as Thunderpuss (who gave these new superstar DJ's floor space and something to write about) are not even credited with the 'movement', were these new straight DJ's playing and mixing Madonna say back in the early 90's? Fuck no. Even the straight pioneer Paul Oakenfold has not received his credit.

    So when exactly did the straight community capitalize on the gay communities turf? Commanding outrageous sums...has anyone been to Deadmau5 concert? (I use the term 'concert' lightly because no real dancing happens when you attend one of these DJ's venues) The gay communities experience with dance, house and trance is much more communal than our counterparts who think they are at a KISS concert, the experience and art of 'clubbing' was born in our back yard and straight people have bastardized it. These DJ's heads are so far in the clouds, do they now think they invented the art form?

    It really pisses me off that they are taking credit for the genre when we were there first, when 'gay' was underground

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2013/08/14/electronic-cash-kings-2013-the-worlds-highest-paid-djs/

    Straight people are sooooo late to the party, A circuit party is a large dance event, (that is dance event, not concert)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_party



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    Aug 16, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
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    It really pisses me off that they are taking credit for the genre when we were there first, when 'gay' was underground



    Black people feel the same way when others take credit for our accomplishments.













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    Aug 16, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]Dekiruman said[/cite]
    failscarf said
    scruffLA said

    It really pisses me off that they are taking credit for the genre when we were there first, when 'gay' was underground



    Black people feel the same way when others take credit for our accomplishments.













    They're not gonna let you get away with saying that.

    They will be here soon.


    arm yourself.











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    Everyone feels the same way when credit is not given when it is due. And yes people will criticize you for it because this is no the topic of this thread Also posting examples and backing yourself up would prove your point.
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    Aug 16, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    I still can't believe Walt Disney hasn't tried to sue Deadmau5..

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    Aug 16, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    Not everything is a straight vs. gay battle. It's ok to let people enjoy what they enjoy.


    By the way, gay people didn't invent electronic music. Nor were they the reason it became popular. There was no secret meeting where "straight people" decided to steal the idea of circuit parties. Have you ever been to a EDM show? They're flooded with gay people. It's more of a generational thing rather than a attack against the gay community. So if you're going to get mad at anyone get mad at my generation.
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    Aug 16, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    failscarf said
    scruffLA said

    It really pisses me off that they are taking credit for the genre when we were there first, when 'gay' was underground



    Black people feel the same way when others take credit for our accomplishments.


    Yes. The origins of Jazz, probably the only original American music form, are rooted in black American culture.
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    Aug 16, 2013 10:52 PM GMT
    Ckfeezy saidNot everything is a straight vs. gay battle. It's ok to let people enjoy what they enjoy.


    By the way, gay people didn't invent electronic music. Nor were they the reason it became popular. There was no secret meeting where "straight people" decided to steal the idea of circuit parties. Have you ever been to a EDM show? They're flooded with gay people. It's more of a generational thing rather than a attack against the gay community. So if you're going to get mad at anyone get mad at my generation.




    gay people didn't invent electronic music. Nor were they the reason it became popular?

    Yes, it is the ignorance of your generation that believes this, where do you think this genre comes from? I am going to have to go back to the disco era as I remember it was the straight people who coined the term 'disco sucks' forcing everyone to burn and break their disco records even when we didn't want to, it was because the majority had power over the minority (where have we heard that before?)

    Sure, Studio 54 was mixed gay straight but when disco sucked and died so sayeth the majority, the only die hards who kept listening was the ever so hidden gay community, here we are 35 years later and straight people (who were not even born yet) are bringing back something that which their generations abandoned?
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    This sound is the basis for todays straight audience and these DJ's spinning Trance. Any one of these new over paid DJ's could add in I Feel Love in their set and it would blend perfectly but because its 'disco' something that straight people hate and is 'gay', its considered a no no to play into thus losing a whole generation of listeners who don't know where this sound comes from creating ego driven 'Gods' who will claim as their own creation because 'its new to you'. Your generation has fallen prey to opportunists if you don't know the musics history. As far as the gay community, Trance style anthems had there day in the early 2000's. We and our DJ's are way ahead of these straight counterparts, by some 30 years.




    The electronica genre has many legs, straight people like trance, gay men in particular like their dance, tribal, vocal and house anthems



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    Aug 16, 2013 11:27 PM GMT
    failscarf said
    starboard5 said
    failscarf said
    scruffLA said

    It really pisses me off that they are taking credit for the genre when we were there first, when 'gay' was underground


    Black people feel the same way when others take credit for our accomplishments.


    Yes. The origins of Jazz, probably the only original American music form, are rooted in black American culture.


    Among other things.


    Wasnt this said of Elvis?
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    Aug 16, 2013 11:30 PM GMT
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    Aug 16, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    RadRTT saidGirl, who pissed in your lucky charms this morning? icon_eek.gif



    as we get ever so closer to gay straight gentrification.....

    after they take over our once exclusive fashion via metro sexual, our exclusive nice protective neighborhoods and our once exclusive decades old music, what is next for them to cannibalize upon? Am I the only one who thinks that straight people have envied the gay community? Or am I a prude for not sharing?

    I swear, at this gentrification rate, my next husband is going to be a straight man who is married to a women and is bisexual and his wife is ok with him marrying a man, sharing is best!!,..... just call me an old fashion gay icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 16, 2013 11:49 PM GMT
    I think you have a problem with straight people....

    I don't get why we need to have differences besides who we sleep with.

    I mean with the way you are thinking you just want to segregate straights and gays. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 16, 2013 11:56 PM GMT
    RadRTT saidI think you have a problem with straight people....

    I don't get why we need to have differences besides who we sleep with.

    I mean with the way you are thinking you just want to segregate straights and gays. icon_neutral.gif



    um, what space time continuum are you living in? yes, its always been this way, because of straight people, duh
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    Aug 17, 2013 12:54 AM GMT
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    RadRTT saidGirl, who pissed in your lucky charms this morning? icon_eek.gif



    as we get ever so closer to gay straight gentrification.....

    after they take over our once exclusive fashion via metro sexual, our exclusive nice protective neighborhoods and our once exclusive decades old music, what is next for them to cannibalize upon? Am I the only one who thinks that straight people have envied the gay community? Or am I a prude for not sharing?

    I swear, at this gentrification rate, my next husband is going to be a straight man who is married to a women and is bisexual and his wife is ok with him marrying a man, sharing is best!!,..... just call me an old fashion gay icon_rolleyes.gif


    You'll be fine.....


    maybe if they were to apologize for this and come clean about how they feel about the music now

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    Aug 17, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    failscarf saidMy plans to failtroll this thread seem to have backfired.



    well, 46 million dollars yearly to spin a disco trance 'concert' to straight people and take their money when the parents of this generation are the ones who demolished the sound, I think its quite ironic, dont you? Im sure these DJ's are laughing all the way to the bank and a way to get back at the previous generation, I would be laughing too icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 17, 2013 1:15 AM GMT
    scruffLA said
    maybe if they were to apologize for this and come clean about how they feel about the music now


    So all straight people are the "they" who should apologize for what some people did to disco? And how do you know that no gay people were involved in the end of disco?

    This is what happens when people insist on stereotyping and generalizing (and it's not at all surprising that scruffLA is the source of this stereotyping, generalizing, and lumping people together since he does it not only with gays and straights but also with races). When you stereotype, generalize, and lump folks together you reach false conclusions and get worked up and angry for no reason.

    It's not true that gay people alone invented electronic dance music. I happen to know Giorgio Moroder personally through his children, and he was there at the VERY beginning, along with the very straight Brian Eno. It's not true that disco was gay only or even gay dominated, it was highly mixed. It's not true that only straight people opposed disco. It's not true that the pioneers of house music are mostly gay, nor is it true that they don't get any credit. It's certainly not true that straight people only listened to rock music -- not even close. It's not true that Paul Oakenfeld is unheralded and uncredited -- he has been tapped by some of the current superstars of house to collaborate on remixes. It's not true that clubbing is now "bastardized" (from what?), it's not true that house music was born in any specific group of people's backyard as the genre is an amalgamation of styles from all over, and it's not true that current DJs think they invented the genre.

    The premise of this thread is a #fail, the predictable results of a selfish, stereotyping mind prone to us vs. them, black-and-white thinking.
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    TroyAthlete said
    scruffLA said
    maybe if they were to apologize for this and come clean about how they feel about the music now


    So all straight people are the "they" who should apologize for what some people did to disco? And how do you know that no gay people were involved in the end of disco?

    This is what happens when people insist on stereotyping and generalizing (and it's not at all surprising that scruffLA is the source of this stereotyping, generalizing, and lumping people together since he does it not only with gays and straights but also with races). When you stereotype, generalize, and lump folks together you reach false conclusions and get worked up and angry for no reason.

    It's not true that gay people alone invented electronic dance music. I happen to know Giorgio Moroder personally through his children, and he was there at the VERY beginning, along with the very straight Brian Eno. It's not true that disco was gay only or even gay dominated, it was highly mixed. It's not true that only straight people opposed disco. It's not true that the pioneers of house music are mostly gay, nor is it true that they don't get any credit. It's certainly not true that straight people only listened to rock music -- not even close. It's not true that Paul Oakenfeld is unheralded and uncredited -- he has been tapped by some of the current superstars of house to collaborate on remixes. It's not true that clubbing is now "bastardized" (from what?), it's not true that house music was born in any specific group of people's backyard as the genre is an amalgamation of styles from all over, and it's not true that current DJs think they invented the genre.

    The premise of this thread is a #fail, the predictable results of a selfish, stereotyping mind prone to us vs. them, black-and-white thinking.



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    Aug 17, 2013 1:21 AM GMT
    scruffLA said


    Except that this song, often cited as the birth of modern electronic dance music, is a collaboration between producer Giorgio Moroder (a very straight husband and father) and singer Donna Summer (a very religious straight wife and mother).

    Incidentally, the end of Donna Summer's creative career, which helped bring about the end of disco, was because she stopped working with the STRAIGHT Moroder at Casablance Records to work instead for the very GAY David Geffen who wanted to move her away from the dance genre.

    #generalizationfail

    It's unfortunate for stereotypers when the real narratives of history don't fit into neat, nice us vs. them boxes.
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    Aug 17, 2013 1:24 AM GMT
    ^

    Facts are a bitter pill for dishonest people to swallow. So, yeah, your "the evil straights are stealing electronic music from gays" narrative has been hijacked...by facts.

    Whoopsy daisy!
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    Aug 17, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    Anocxu saidI still can't believe Walt Disney hasn't tried to sue Deadmau5..

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    i agree, copyright infringement?
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    Aug 22, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
    Did we create a monster? One of these over paid DJs (Tiesto) spins this party regularly, but who came first?


    more examples of gentrification.............


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    Aug 22, 2013 8:31 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    scruffLA said
    maybe if they were to apologize for this and come clean about how they feel about the music now


    So all straight people are the "they" who should apologize for what some people did to disco? And how do you know that no gay people were involved in the end of disco?

    This is what happens when people insist on stereotyping and generalizing (and it's not at all surprising that scruffLA is the source of this stereotyping, generalizing, and lumping people together since he does it not only with gays and straights but also with races). When you stereotype, generalize, and lump folks together you reach false conclusions and get worked up and angry for no reason.

    It's not true that gay people alone invented electronic dance music. I happen to know Giorgio Moroder personally through his children, and he was there at the VERY beginning, along with the very straight Brian Eno. It's not true that disco was gay only or even gay dominated, it was highly mixed. It's not true that only straight people opposed disco. It's not true that the pioneers of house music are mostly gay, nor is it true that they don't get any credit. It's certainly not true that straight people only listened to rock music -- not even close. It's not true that Paul Oakenfeld is unheralded and uncredited -- he has been tapped by some of the current superstars of house to collaborate on remixes. It's not true that clubbing is now "bastardized" (from what?), it's not true that house music was born in any specific group of people's backyard as the genre is an amalgamation of styles from all over, and it's not true that current DJs think they invented the genre.

    The premise of this thread is a #fail, the predictable results of a selfish, stereotyping mind prone to us vs. them, black-and-white thinking.



    Thank you....seriously OP has no clue. I didn't even know where to start...you covered most of it.

    Disco never truly died, it just became less popular with the masses and was now called HOUSE.

    Also....who seriously is so narrow-mineded all they listen to is electronic music/house. pop, or whatever,.,,,,I was going to raves in 1991 and Ramones concerts, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane's Addiction, GWAR, Grateful Dead, etc.


    Most gay parties have the worst, corniest dance music, IMO. No substance at all.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Aug 26, 2013 1:09 AM GMT
    vindog said
    TroyAthlete said
    scruffLA said
    maybe if they were to apologize for this and come clean about how they feel about the music now


    So all straight people are the "they" who should apologize for what some people did to disco? And how do you know that no gay people were involved in the end of disco?

    This is what happens when people insist on stereotyping and generalizing (and it's not at all surprising that scruffLA is the source of this stereotyping, generalizing, and lumping people together since he does it not only with gays and straights but also with races). When you stereotype, generalize, and lump folks together you reach false conclusions and get worked up and angry for no reason.

    It's not true that gay people alone invented electronic dance music. I happen to know Giorgio Moroder personally through his children, and he was there at the VERY beginning, along with the very straight Brian Eno. It's not true that disco was gay only or even gay dominated, it was highly mixed. It's not true that only straight people opposed disco. It's not true that the pioneers of house music are mostly gay, nor is it true that they don't get any credit. It's certainly not true that straight people only listened to rock music -- not even close. It's not true that Paul Oakenfeld is unheralded and uncredited -- he has been tapped by some of the current superstars of house to collaborate on remixes. It's not true that clubbing is now "bastardized" (from what?), it's not true that house music was born in any specific group of people's backyard as the genre is an amalgamation of styles from all over, and it's not true that current DJs think they invented the genre.

    The premise of this thread is a #fail, the predictable results of a selfish, stereotyping mind prone to us vs. them, black-and-white thinking.



    Thank you....seriously OP has no clue.


    Par the course.