Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich talked to Rollingstones about the future of Radiohead, atoms for peace and why electronic music and Dj culture blows. Awesome, let’s just cut to the last part we mentioned.
“I have to say, I don’t like a lot of the DJ culture that goes around it,” Yorke told Rolling Stone. “I don’t like this sort of, get paid a lot of money and the DJ comes and he just fucking does his set. Which is fine, ’cause he knows it works and he’s worked hard at it – but sometimes, you’re like, ‘Really? What, really?’”
“When I was in Australia, Mark Pritchard was talking about how for a lot of DJs, it’s their main source of income, so they’ll do what works, ’cause otherwise they don’t get booked. So they don’t take risks. But he was talking about how, like, in the Panorama Bar in Berlin, for example, and in Plastic People when it first started in London, and in Low End Theory [in L.A.], people would come in and play what the fuck they wanted, and they would switch styles, and that’s the whole point!”
Thom did spotlight a few bright spots for you EDM enthusiasts. When speaking about Flying Lotus and Low End Theory:
“Some of the most exciting things that have happened to me recently have been, like, when FlyLo dragged me to Low End Theory for the first time, kicking and screaming, ’cause I didn’t want to do it, ’cause I was jet lagged or whatever, and it was just mental. Fucking mental. And such a good camaraderie with the people at the club, because they all know each other. It was really different, not what I was used to. It wasn’t super-clubby – it was just fucking loud and fucking fun, you know? A lot of that scene, the music’s bonkers, man. ”
Let’s flashback to Thom’s Boiler Room set. He actually dropped a lot of Chicago footwork tracks, which was awesome