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Techno pioneer Mills says electro music now ‘too middle class’

Techno pioneer Mills says electro music now ‘too middle class’

Techno pioneer Mills says electro music now ‘too middle class’

Techno pioneer Jeff Mills said Thursday that electronic music has become too “middle class” and lost its political edge.

The American DJ and record producer who founded the hugely influential Detroit collective Underground Resistance, said “bubblegum” pop has taken over the dance floors, airwaves and earphones of the world over.

“Music, especially dance music, used to be more political. The make up of the people back in the 1970s and early 1980s was very mixed between gay and straight, people from everywhere, it was a melting pot.”

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