EDM shows are all smoke, mirrors, and Molly. It’s all about when the bass drops and how many LED lights your favorite DJ can fit onto a platform rig.
“We all hit play,” megastar deadmau5 infamously wrote in a 2012 Tumblr post. “It’s no secret. When it comes to ‘live’ performance of EDM . . . that’s about the most it seems you can do anyway.”
Returning to host Saturday Night Live, Lonely Island leader and current Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg perfectly captured everything that’s wrong with EDM culture last night in one pitch-perfect parody.
While stereotypical fans work themselves into a frenzy, Samberg plays games on his laptop, cooks an egg over easy, assembles a model train, and waits for the bag loads of money to arrive. I’m not sure if the Red Bull sticker is product placement or subtle commentary, but it’s well done.
Be sure to wait for the bass to drop. It’s actually worth it this time.
The Lonely Island also dropped a track about hugs with Pharrell that’s notable if only for the Maya Rudolph cameo and the line “I’m the Wilt Chamberlain of the upper-body grip.”
Screengrab via the Lonely Island/YouTube