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Grammy's dance music tribute to be done mostly by non-dance artists


Dance music didn't have its own category at the Grammys until 2003, and now the little genre that could appears to have been fully embraced by the Recording Academy. The 2012 Grammy Awards will include "a special segment spotlighting dance/electornica music for the first time ever." The lineup for this special performance?: Deadmau5, David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and the Foo Fighters. Wait, what?

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During the awards show, the five artists will perform in a tent outside the Staples Center in front of a crowd of 1,000. Grammy show producer Ken Ehrlich describes the performance as the "most ambitious number that we've ever done outside the Staples Center."
He continues: "My feeling about dance is it's such an immersive experience for the participant, that to put it on stage ... where the audience is not a part of it ... I don't know, honestly, until we came up with the idea of doing it this way, I don't know if it ever would have worked."

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As PopDust points out, the Foo Fighters aren't so random when you consider that Deadmau5 remixed their song "Rope," and Breezy and Weezy's involvement comes from their guest appearances on Guetta's "I Can Only Imagine."
But if the point of this performance is to spotlight dance/electro music, why not exclusively feature dance artists, or at least highlight more than two? Show some love for the other dance nominees, which include Robyn, Duck Sauce, Cut/Copy, Swedish House Mafia and Skrillex — who is also a Best New Artist nominee, as well as the inspiration behind a whole new trendy hairstyle.

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Feb 8, 2012 4:17PM

Grammy people are MORONS for not letting those nominated artists to perform. I will definitely watch the award show if those people are invited to perform. ALSO, NO LADY GAGA is also another stupid move.


The list of performers this year is VERY LAME!!!!!!

Feb 8, 2012 12:58PM
Wow, as a fan of electronic music for over 20 years I have to say this tribute is pathetic. Put in the juggernauts...Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Crystal Method, BT, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, PVD, Pendulum...okay maybe Deadmau5 tho I think hes a douche. David Guetta only got popular cos he worked with rap artists. LOVE Foo fighters but they arent electronic!!! Robyn is pop. Skrillex is dubstep (puke) lol Shoot bring on Kraftwerk. THAT is electronic!!!
Feb 8, 2012 10:46AM
Dont watch the Grammy's but the sad thing is you just miss someone good.
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