As popularity in EDM continues to grow and become more mainstream, the fan base will continue to get younger. It used to be quite a shock when you would see 14-year old’s going to raves and listening to EDM. But now an 8-year old?

In a recent report from CTV News in Calgary:

“He’s not your typical fan of electronic dance music.

Darius Irani is only eight years old.

But his idol is house DJ Deadmau5, and Darius’s dream is to see him live.


Courtesy: @Draw4Deadmau5

Courtesy: @Draw4Deadmau5

Courtesy: @Draw4Deadmau5

So the Calgary boy has been busy on social media.

Every day, he has drawn a different version of the iconic Deadmau5 symbol and, with the help of his dad, posted it to twitter, along with the promise to post one every day until he meets the Canadian DJ.

His efforts have paid off.

Not only has he gained more than four thousand followers in a week, the musician himself has taken notice, tweeting to what is likely his youngest fan.

“He said sometimes if you keep your word, then it might come true,” says Darius.

Deadmau5 is scheduled to play a show in Edmonton on December 28th.”

While this is a very inspiring story, it also brings up other issues of how EDM is tightly connected with behaviors that only adults should be privy to. Many NBA players face the same challenge as their behaviors are scrutinized by media because they have become kids role models.

Many NBA players had a hard time with this as they did not want the responsibility and forced them to hide their immature behaviors. Will DJ’s and producers now need to pander to a younger demographic and become role models?

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