Weighing in the DJ Khaled EDC Embarrassment

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I’m kind of indifferent about DJ Khaled being shut down when on stage at EDC.  At the time, I was fearful for the dude who actually got on the mic with the epic line: “We don’t want to, we HAVE to.”  Here’s what some other sites posted about the jaw dropping moment:

A COLLECTIVE ACCOUNT

FROM THE MEDIA

ON THE DJ KHALED @ EDC


DJ KHALED FINALLY EXPLAINS IN DETAIL WHAT HAPPENED AT EDC

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D Khaled has been on everyone’s radar lately; not only because of his upcoming, collaboration packed album “Grateful”, coming out June 25, but also due to his performance at EDC Las Vegas this past weekend, that admittedly didn’t go too great.

No-one knew exactly what happened, but there were rumors circulating the web stating that the producer/DJ was late for his set and his short performance was not good. There were also a number of videos showing him get booed off stage, and the crowd shouting in anticipation of the upcoming performers: Trap duo Yellow Claw.

Something I found really interesting, is that I saw a lot of people over the Internet stating that EDM and Hip-Hop don’t belong together, and that is one of the reasons why DJ Khaled’s set didn’t go well; “he shouldn’t have been booked for a festival like EDC in the first place.” And of course, I’ll have to completely disagree, Hip-Hop has been mixing with electronic music for a long time, and a ton of successful artists are doing such crossovers (see Steve Aoki‘s soon-to-be-released album).

Additionally, Hip-Hop producer Metro Boomin was booked to play the bassPod stage, and he brought out Drake to perform with great success; and all that to a crowd that had just been destroyed by Herobust and was about to experience a Flux Pavilion set.

So undoubtedly, booking DJ Khaled to perform at EDC wasn’t a wrong choice, music is music and shouldn’t be categorised like that.

Ultimately, as it seems, the major problem was technical difficulties, and also issues with DJ Khaled’s equipment as he uses turntables that apparently weren’t there in time for his set. Pasquale Rotella, founder of Insomniac Events, gave an official statement regarding the situation:

“Due to technical difficulties beyond DJ Khaled and Insomniac’s control, Khaled was not able to perform at his scheduled time on Sunday night at EDC,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO/founder of Insomniac, in a statement sent to Billboard. “He arrived on time and ready to rock the crowd, but equipment issues delayed the performance. Even though there were technical difficulties he still got on stage and showed his fans love.”

DJ Khaled also spoke in detail about what happened in a radio interview that you can watch below:

 


INSOMNIAC RESPONDS TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES DURING DJ KHALED’S SET

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As most of the world knows, DJ Khaled didn’t exactly have the most successful experience during his set at EDC Las Vegas this past weekend. Although most attendees blamed Khaled right off the bat, the said “awkward performance” wasn’t necessarily his fault.

Khaled claims that EDC sabotaged his performance, as it was delayed for almost an hour. CEO & founder of Insomniac Events, Pasquale Rotella, revealed to Billboard, “DJ Khaled arrived on time and ready to rock the crowd, but equipment issues delayed the performance. Even though there were technical difficulties he still got on stage and showed his fans love.”

Even though this is true, other performers were booked for their specific time slots, so Khaled sadly had to be sent off the stage.

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