The EDM scene spent itself quite quickly. When you have the big majority of a “scene” copy-pasting hit songs, there’s bound to be some quick burnout from the fans and some artists alike. Even though Porter Robinson exploded during the height of the EDM movement, he never quite identified himself with it. And that was a good thing.
Jean-Philip Grobler, best known as synth-pop extraordinaire St. Lucia, was born in Johannesburg, studied in Liverpool, and based in Brooklyn. He cites as influences the likes of Mew, Phil Collins, Radiohead, Paul Simon, and Fleetwood Mac. These are all major credentials. Continue reading “Spotlight: St. Lucia”