Even if some of the big festivals like TomorrowWorld are taking a break, Kaskade thinks the smaller locations have plenty of opportunity for growth.
“I feel like more and more cities, the place that I go sort of off the beaten path… okay, yeah, sure, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Chicago… but there’s more and more like Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver that are starting to have these great festivals. Places you wouldn’t expect,” Kaskade said. “I think the reason they work is they’re specific to that location and the local promoters are really starting to curate an experience that speaks to the people in that market.”
Kaskade’s chat about the future of EDM is partially coming as a response to another producer who took the opposite stance in a recent interview. Deadmau5 spoke with Rolling Stone recently and wasn’t quite so optimistic.Read more to see what deadmau5 said about the future of EDM: