THE DOORS’ JIM MORRISON PREDICTED EDM WAS THE FUTURE IN 1969 [VIDEO]

Jim Morrison

The iconic singer-songwriter and poet Jim Morrison changed the face of the American music scene forever. As the frontman of The Doors, one of the most influential rock ‘n roll acts the world has ever seen, Morrison was a pioneer in obliterating the boundaries that attempted to define rock music. In an interview roughly 40 years old, Morrison hypothesized the future of music:

“…it might rely heavily on electronics, tapes. I can kind of envision one person with a lot of machines, tapes and electronics set up singing or speaking and using machines.”

Perfectly Nostradamusing the future art of DJing and production before the modern computer existed or CDJs were even a whisper, Morrison prophesied an act much like Daft Punk. Seeing far beyond the commonplace formula of music = guitarist + singer + drummer that dominated his time and imagining the record and 8 track players would transform into something inconceivable to most people in the late 60s. When you think of the technology of the people during the time of this interview, coupled with the evolution of musical taste that had to concomitantly occur for the two to meet in order for electronic music bloom–you can begin to appreciate the jump Morrison‘s mind had to be capable of to even consider his prognostication a possibility.

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