What If EDM Took Over The Super Bowl Halftime Show?

What If EDM Took Over The Super Bowl Halftime Show?

This yr’s Super Bowl was a dud throughout. There was main criticism for the sport and lack of scoring. And perhaps much more criticism of the Halftime Show that includes Maroon 5 and Travis Scott (and Big Boi for 10 seconds). Now followers are beginning a petition for Pitbulll to carry out in Miami for the 2020 Super Bowl (sure, actually). We started to marvel how may dance music enhance the halftime present and what would it not appear like? We requested a few of our writers right here at EDMTunes for his or her opinions.

Potential choices ranged from big-name artists like Calvin Harris to the reside manufacturing teams like ODESZA. It’s robust to say which choice is the perfect. On one hand, America would probably favor to listen to extra pop-heavy radio tracks. But, from the EDM view, we do love our extra reside lowkey dance music teams. Heres what our writers needed to say.


“I personally imagine that reside digital acts have loads to present. Acts reminiscent of ODESZA have already confirmed and proven their reside skills with their band, and the grandiose present they handle to placed on. A gaggle reminiscent of The Glitch Mob can even present The Blade. It’s my perception that utilizing distinctive expertise together with a reside present can start to indicate what digital music has to supply to an unknowing viewers. Dance music may add an incredible spectacle impact onto the halftime present, particularly since there are various applied sciences ready to be put into use and demonstrated throughout the neighborhood.”


“The solely manner Dance Music may make it to the Super Bowl is by showcasing the perfect it has to supply. The finest it has to supply will not be what EDM followers imagine it’s. EDM took some time to turn out to be mainstream within the U.S. and solely the DJs that made it explode right here can grace the stage of the Super Bowl. We are speaking Calvin Harris, David Guetta, and America’s personal The Chainsmokers and Marshmello. With that being stated if DJs are going to carry out up there they will should do some type of reside music. America received’t have the ability to perceive if a DJ simply goes up there and twists some knobs. Calvin Harris would probably take advantage of sense given he can sing and produce loads of star energy to a present: Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, and so forth. I’d say the Chainsmokers additionally stand a fairly strong likelihood of being picked too.”


“I agree with what’s been stated. I feel for dance music to be chosen to be at halftime, it must be an artist that may attraction to not simply the EDM neighborhood however everybody else watching. Live acts will get that impact however much more so an artist that represents the general public. What will sports activities followers wish to see? What identify will stand out however make folks say: now that’s going to be a half time present. I feel it’s going to be somewhat difficult to seek out somebody that may embody the spirit of the Super Bowl but when it occurs, mix that with the expertise on the market for reside performances and it must be a strong present.” 


“I’d wish to see among the reside EDM teams on the market like Pendulum, Grizmatik, Disclosure, Pretty Lights, Keys ‘n’ Crates, Savoy, MGMT, Destroid, Modestep, and Big Gigantic get thrown into the combo. They may undoubtedly operate as a reside band or play with a reside band if essential. For the mainstream attraction, they may have main artists take part to sing their hits everybody is aware of and loves then let the EDM teams play their remixed variations too. TRV$DJAM used to do stuff like this on a regular basis. It would attraction to extra folks this fashion. They may even e book a number of DJs that every do a fast set with particular singers or rappers. A number of these producers already produce music for main artists and remix tracks for them too. It can be a simple strategy to combine EDM into the mainstream format the halftime present already makes use of.”

What If EDM Took Over The Super Bowl Halftime Show?

ODESZA reside set

Concluding Thoughts

There isn’t any definitive proper reply to which dance music artist ought to take over the halftime present. The argument of mainstream artists vs reside group artists may go on without end. What we do know is EDM has among the finest reside music manufacturing within the business. There is a purpose dance music festivals are so in style proper now. America would have an superior time if a DJ took over the Super Bowl.

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