Congrats!! More mainstream recognition = more albums bought and more events booked… that sounds good to me.
Regardless of who it’s from surely it’s always nice to get recognize for your work, no?
unless you’re Infected Mushroom….then you’re despised for being recognized.
By whom? I got into this scene in Tokyo in the mid 90s and the trance hippies I knew were hoping that the scene would catch on and replace the garbage that most clubs were playing. Why would success be a bad thing?
Exactly… it’s not a bad thing for the artist, its a bad thing for the original core fans who want to keep their mostly unknown musical delicacy to themselves = dumb!
If Shpongle, Ott, Prometheus or Younger Brother somehow went mainstream tomorrow, most of their core fans would cry sellout and abandon them as fans.
I’m about as “core” as you can get and I want them to get more recognition. When I turn on the HD music channel (palladia) I’m always stunned by the crap they push. Why not have a Shpongle concert on there? Why is it I can find “Too Unlimited” and other such clubby non-sense in nearly every shop but the gorgeous stuff (Goa and all of its psychedelic children) are extremely hard to find? With the music industry as a whole pushing garbage into the ears of the consumers, awareness of the depth of psychedelic music for the mainstream would be a very nice thing indeed… and not just because it would make my shopping easier
The people who would scream “sellout” over a broader recognition of the genius of these artists are nothing but poseurs with bad attitudes. It’s the music that matters, not whether “uncool” people listen to the music.