Sometime in the last two decades of dance music, we clubgoers lost the plot, turning away from one another and toward the DJ booth. We moved our expectations away from social spontaneity, and toward the rigidness of rehearsed performance. Since then, clubs and festivals have become places where small armies of people watch the DJ as if the whole thing were just another channel on television. This has only increased with the rise of a new breed of superstar DJs — visually oriented performers like Deadmau5 and Swedish House Mafia, who augment their banal, prerecorded DJ sets with garish and... More >>>