Diplo is world famous for combining dirty dancing & beats, and has been doing so since Miley was still in elementary school. However, it seems he’s got his sights set on taking care of the kids he’s become a hero to, and not just the ones who send him snapchat #twerk pictures. Diplo is partnering with Mark Cuban to generate a new kind of RECESS. From the RECESS Site:
RECESS IS A MUSIC + IDEAS FESTIVAL THAT BRINGS TOGETHER SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS, THE COOLEST NEW STARTUPS AND THE HOTTEST ACTS IN MUSIC TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF WORLD CHANGING ENTREPRENEURS.”
While I’m not sure I can support the idea that dance music, traditionally anti-corporate & anti-consumer, is now being paraded around during an entrepreneurial/capitalist Jamboree, I’ve got no problem with college kids getting a little more employment-directed education, networking & insider access instead of just hanging around playing Madden on a Saturday while you wait for the DJs to show up for the party. Combining a pitch room, idea filtration down to a national competition and a phat party at the end of it is an idea I wish I thought of, and with sponsorship from companies like Indiegogo, This Song Is Sick & General Assembly, some good might come out of the CashMoneyInterns Tour yet. (No, that’s not the real tour name, but it so should be)
7 thoughts on “Diplo & Mark Cuban Bring Start-Ups Together With Dance Music For RECESS.”
Love Mark Cuban. If it’s his idea it will succeed.
I’m excited to see him connect start-ups with college kids. Could be an insanely effective pipeline, especially in coding.
and another one in which I can easily say “I wish I had thought of that”!
Start up entrepreneurs busting the status quo in a whole new way.
Love this idea. Successful entrepreneurs, start ups, college kids, and music…Brilliant!
Terry, I understand your position on the anti corporate stance of dance music being challenged here, but I can’t help but think that this is the new way electronic music. Because of the technology driven culture that the world revolves around, especially college students, are going to be extremely open to this kind of venture. I think it is really exciting!
I’d agree with Brooklyn, it’s great way to change from the old way of doing things!