Women in Music 2018
EDC China Warns DJs Against 'Bad Language' At Risk of Detainment
It ain't easy bringing dance music to the masses. Just ask the DJs who played EDC Guangdong, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25. Most electronic artists are used to getting as rowdy as they wanna be, grabbing the mic and letting loose a spray of commands like "get your effing hands up" and the like.
Apparently, there are some regulations against such broadcasts in China, because artists were greeted by a friendly warning not to cuss on stage or face detainment at the event.
China is one of five practicing Communist countries in the world. We're not sure about the specifics of the regulations, but Billboard Dance did reach out to EDC's parent company Insomniac for comment. Cray confirmed the warning's authenticity, tweeting that it was posted in her green room.
"Apparently songs with swearwords aren't okay either, hence why rappers aren't cleared to really perform in China," she added. "This tour has really made me appreciate our freedom. It's truly spooky in other parts of the world."
Kill The Noise added that he didn't see any police enforcing such regulations. He even said he saw cops smiling, taking pictures with fans and getting down to the music. Kayzo wasn't taking any chances during his set. Jauz was just glad not to be tempted. Check out the poster and some tweet responses below.
This was apparently given to all artists at EDC China ----— Dancing Astronaut (@dancingastro) November 25, 2018
Which DJ would be at the highest risk? pic.twitter.com/hkhGKkFDEa
Yeah this was in my green room. Apparently songs with swear words arnt ok either, hence why rappers arnt cleared to really preform in China lol— CRAY (@craysounds_) November 26, 2018
This tour has really made me appreciate our freedom. It’s truly spooky in other parts of the world.— CRAY (@craysounds_) November 26, 2018
Kill the Noise
The police from what I saw were not really cracking down on swearing there were posted notes but I heard more than one dj play songs with profanity and they didn’t do anything infact the police were into the music and taking pics of the crowd etc— к†и (@killthenoise) November 26, 2018
Yep 100% would have been arrested— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) November 26, 2018
No I refrained haha— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) November 26, 2018