News: DJ Fei Fei Plays Dubstep and Electro at ASOT 550


Last weekend in San Bernardino, CA, legendary trance DJ Armin van Buuren threw his massive ‘A State of Trance’ 550 show at Beyond Wonderland. DJ Fei Fei, a California based DJ/Producer and local favorite, was chosen as one of the openers. She has a loyal following, but apparently not amongst the trance crowd. After her set, which consisted of mainly dubstep and harder electro, her Facebook page and twitter feed were littered with extremely rude comments and even death threats. Comments like “that was fucking horrible” & “kill yourself please” ran rampant. So what does this mean for EDM and why did it cause such a stir amongst the scene as a whole?

Fei Fei ended up recieving loads of support from artists and fans alike (even trance fans). It appears as though some hardcore trance fans are ignorant, and to be blunt, the barriers between genres have essentially disappeared as of late. Can anyone really classify a record as strictly trance or strictly house? Fei Fei brought something unique to the table, and she played her own style, going on to say:

“I played music!! Period. Dance music, EDM, whatever you want to call it, my fans know they’re in for a wild ride when they come see me. I’ve been championing a diverse style for quite a while now, both in my productions and in my sets. The really exciting thing about music today is its all one big hot mess. Everything is influenced by everything and crossing over and there’s so much new original stuff because of it. Artists not being afraid to express their creativity and try new things. To be ultra technical, I played a variety of stuff, dubstep, electro, house, uk rave, moombah, dnb, hip hop, my own productions, and of course, trance. Although I think people were too busy huffing and puffin on the nets to catch the trance.” via BeatsMedia.com

Listen to her set below. What do you guys think of this? Was it appropriate for her to play her own genre, or should she have catered to the show? Every editor at Electronica Oasis thinks that integrity plays a large role in the merit of a DJ…so we say, ROCK ON FEI FEI!

Fei Fei Live at ASOT 550 3/17/12

8 Comments

  • March 21, 2012

    YoungPup

    “that was fucking horrible” seems about right

  • March 22, 2012

    Nick

    Well… she doesnt deserve threats. But… It was a trance show. It was a good set and I would have been happy to see it, but yes. In this case her performance should have been catered to the show.

  • March 22, 2012

    OJ

    Dubstep and Electro are not trance. they are not even close.

  • March 24, 2012

    Phil Vogel

    The show is called a State of Trance afterall. I know Armin wants more women DJs but stick to the theme of the show. If you want to sneak in a tad electro n dubstep-fine I’ll live with it. Otherwise u need to cater……

  • March 26, 2012

    Yanni

    yea dubstep is just not really edm

  • March 27, 2012

    Shell

    I’m not a fan of this set at all, but why not give shit to the people who booked her for this gig. Her website states very clearly what kind of genres she aligns too, yet she was booked to play ASOT.

    Give her a break, she’s fine for the genre she’s in, but I would put the responsibility on those who booked her for this.

  • November 4, 2012

    Tana

    haters gonna hate

  • November 8, 2012

    Chris T.

    On Sat. at City Bisco, a guy couple of rows back booed /yelled for most of the hour of A-Trak’s set (placed between the two DB sets), he even had both hands out, thumbs down most of the time.

    It was actually funny to see the amount of devotion / energy he put into hating A-Trak. It wasn’t too loud to be bothersome most of the time….

    So long as what is being done is being done well, booing is wrong. Don’t like jazz much, esp. small combo jazz, but if I had inadvertently ended up at a Miles show, would never have booed him. Miles was a great musician, just not my cup of tea, and boos are just wrong.

    Seems like that here, esp. the FB comments. But sure, harsh on the promoter…

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