In a recent interview, Ricardo Villalobos says:
“Many people thought that it’s cool to play super heady and boring music without any idea inside. They didn’t realize that it’s boring. In the past two years, some DJs have realized that it’s necessary to play house in between. Not all the time, but just to get the girls back to the dance floor.”
Am I the only one who cringes a little at this? Not the point being made, but the “get the girls back to the dance floor” part of it. It’s sort of creepy and also illogical.
I guess these “knowing” assumptions are fairly common in dance music . It’s quite stupid though, who says girls don’t like heady music or boring music? And who says boys do? Can we really be so simplistic about the relationship between gender and genre in 2008?
I guess techno can be dominated by men, if not much more than other genres. Case in point: here. Do any girls read this blog? What do you think? If you can bear to read this “heady” post that is.
Edit: this is not intended to be an attack on anybody, I’m sure you could find plenty of people in techno or in other genres saying something like the above, it’s more just an interesting springboard for discussion.