EDM has commercially blossomed: acts that play Berghain at 8am on Sunday are now holding down concert sets that let out before the last train leaves, with the very French Gesaffelstein currently the USB act du jour. Even before Daft Punk garnered him some production credit on Yeezus, he was making headway with a harder take on current French 1980s sunglasses obsessions. One wonders, though, if the real set isn’t going to be in a basement-to-be-named-later. C.A.R. opens.
Originally published in issue #124, February 2014.