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Zac Efron

'We Are Your Friends' puts something real into artificial sounds

'We Are Your Friends' puts something real into artificial sounds

How easy it would be glance quickly at Lolla’s Perry’s Stage and classify EDM solely as the vomit-laced, tear-filled soundtrack to 16-year-olds’ mistakes. Sometimes that’s accurate, but you know the cliché about a broken clock. To anyone not clinging too tightly to outdated notions of what “real music” is—conversations had by members of every generation as it looks fearfully at the new thing, forgetting what it was like when they were young and enjoying the previous new thing—EDM can be joyful, an almost biological dissection of the intersection between sound and its effect on humans. In “We Are Your Friends,” aspiring DJ...

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