Watch: Minilogue on the dance music scene’s polluted vibration
Marcus Henriksson from Minilogue and Son Kite posted a video with text copy explaining why we need to live from the heart.
There’s so much to say about the music industry’s impact on climate change.
Travelling DJs and festivalgoers increase carbon emissions by flying or driving while festivals are a dump sites for litter, glitter and noise pollution that has harmful effects on Mother Earth.
Now, Marcus Henriksson of Minilogue and Son Kite fame is adding another perspective to the ‘dance music industry’s effect on climate change’ conversation- and it’s got to do with the soul’s pollution.
Over the weekend, Marcus posted his opinions on the matter (which seems like it’s been bottled up for a while now) and how the dance music industry is polluted from “a society structured around a materialistic and capitalistic view which is not in harmony with soul.”
He reckons that this view “creates thought patterns in the human mind that causes us to create lives not in balance with our own soul and the environment. The result is overuse of resources and the pollution of mother earth!”
Yes, for sure- we are totally overusing resources.
Solution to the pollution
“Imagine all the millions of people going dancing and flying around the world just to follow these vibrations at festivals and clubs each weekend! This is creating mass pollution and destruction of both the planet and your soul!”
Okay so I’m totally with the flying and pollution because that’s what is really harming the earth, but I feel he is taking a dig at certain music styles/festivals with a “polluted” core?
It does sound a bit like genre bashing under a cloak of spirituality.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
While his intentions are no doubt good and there is some real truth that cookie-cutter music (commercial music) is designed to feed the corporate machine he really does open himself to criticism as it’s easy to complain about things from your lush studio, plane seat or main stage at festivals around the world.
Because no matter the vibration and frequency of the music, the entire music industry has shifted to performances to generate revenue.
That is a carbon footprint every global DJ/Producer, no matter how ‘conscious’ he or she is, has to deal with right now.
Here is the full video and the text from the Marcus Henriksson page. The video was also posted on the Minilogue Facebook page.