Hot Since 82 Talks Closing Coachella 2017, The Rise of the Underground & PostCarl Cox Ibiza: Exclusive
publish date: 2017-04-20
When Hot Since 82 started coming to America in 2012, EDM was king and only a few handfuls of black-clad tech heads were coming to check out his sets. Fast-forward to his closing set at the Yuma stage of Coachella 2017, and the giant air-conditioned stage was jam-packed with deep music lovers, smushed at its legal capacity.
It's a trend the DJ and producer has noticed across the festival fields of American music. He spoke to Dance's Matt Medved about the shift.
“I think the progression that I've seen is the EDM stages seem to be dropping off a little bit now and the underground stages seem to be getting a lot busier,” he says. “Especially at EDC Vegas last year, I did it the year before. Let's say the (underground stage capacity) was 5,000 and maybe there was 3,000 in there. I did it last year, and it was slammed.”