Congrats!! More mainstream recognition = more albums bought and more events booked… that sounds good to me.
you know, you say this, but if somehow Simon was #10 on the list next year, you’d (and by you I mean his core fans) call him a sellout and all of a sudden his music would suck to you because it’s appealing to the masses.
That’s what I hate about music… you love something not many other people do, then as soon as its recognized as being good by more and more people, it’s suddenly selling out.
case in point - Infected Mushroom.
To me, they are still making very complex diverse music as they were 10 years ago, but since they blew up, everyone of their old fans puts a “SUCK” stamp on them. that’s not fair… they can’t help it if they make GOOD music and toured their ass off to get to their level.
I’ve never heard an IM song on the radio, have you? it’s been underground to mainstream in the course of 10 years of hard work…
I want Simon to make shitloads of money just like everyone, and i won’t think he sold out for doing it. He, like many other artists make our lives enjoyable, and it’s really not something you can put a price tag on, but I for sure want to support the people that make my life better, and hope they can make many others happier for years to come.
I know Simon isn’t hurting for $, Twisted maybe, but not Simon. I want to see him go to the top because his music transcends most everything else and the more people hear it, IMO, the faster we get to the level of evolution I would like humans to get to.
Sorry for the rant…zipp, i know you want success for Shpongle..i do to. But if it happens, expect many of his fans to turn their back because he’s a ‘sellout’