We live in the most accelerated and thrilling time of musical cross pollination, and electronic music mutates, splits, and reforms so rapidly in response to new inputs. I think if rock music was discovered now, with an Elvis just stealing his first licks from “black music,” the entire rise and fall of rock would last only a decade, instead of a century. It would enter into the cultural blender and get spit out as quickly as any other modern music. But since rock has pre-internet ossified form, like chamber music or Celtic music, now a continuing folkloric art form… albeit with a new haircut every few years. The new tech tools and rapid transits have smashed all the cultures together in polyglot cities which act as crucibles for new pidgen hybridizations of language, culture, music. There is no going back.
Working with musicians from Asia, Africa and Latin America is done by more and more producers and DJs in Europe and the US? Where do you see interesting developments today, where problems? Source