"All these hundreds of thousands of kids going to these festivals in Vegas and New York— wearing furry boots, living the rave dream— are binge-drinking music. They’re taking it all in. They don’t care about quality— it’s about the epic build and formulaic comedown. But five years from now, they’re going to stop that, and there’s a good chance that 20% of those people will stick around and start finding avenues towards Aphex Twin and Kraftwerk and Basic Channel. That’s fantastic. That’s going to be an influx of people that are going to make this music last longer and be relevant. That’s all I care about."
— Dance-rock shapeshifter Matthew Dear on the future of electronic music in our latest feature interview.