John Langdon, aka SlingR, the one half of Hollywood electro house due Kalm Kaoz, with partner Filby, aka Motoe Haus, have stirred up a rather serious debate in the dance scene.
The news follows an opinion piece John wrote for renowned The Huffington Post concerning the EDM industry versus private equity firms.
The piece was no doubt written with a noteworthy amount of passion for music – EDM in particular. It regarded the climate change in the industry where major promoters and EDM brands are currently being bought by massive investment firms at astonishing prices.
John’s talents as a dance music artist combined with his 20 years experience on Wall Street as a private equity investor makes him tough challenger of note.
Wilf Libgott from hammarica.com recently got in-depth exclusive with John Langdon in which he discussed his opinion piece in detail along with plans for his band Kalm Kaoz.
The interview in total is as long as it is powerful. Here is one extract:
“The most beautiful thing of all is that we can finally dream of finding the next Mozart; Mozart 2.0 Cometh. His mom is making him dinner right now somewhere on the globe. Will the Mozart(s) of the world be paid and make money? Fist in the air, I say yes. Of course, talent, beauty and the imaginative mind of the child will perpetually stand alone at times and refuse the powers that be. They will refuse to sell through corporate channels, refuse to play at their festivals.
“The fans of these genius mavericks, no matter how many artists the “big guys” manufacture in their plants, will still pay to hear The Magic Flute…. It is up to us how this goes in the end. We are the customers. We are the fans. It is our attention they seek, at great costs, and it is our belief in the music that resonates through time.”
John Langdon’s opinion piece can be found here.
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