The Republican party has long been closely associate with country music, with former presidents George Bush and Ronald Regan both citing the genre as their favourite. So it was something of a shock to hear that one of the party’s 2016 presidential candidates, Marco Rubio, claim he listens to EDM.
Asked what music he likes in a CNN interview, the socially conversative Florida senator, who is opposed to legalising weed and gay marriage, cited '90s hip-hop and EDM. He was only able to name one DJ, however, praising Dutch producer Tiësto.
"In many ways it's real genius and it's a 21st-century ability to take music and use it in a way that motivates people. Some of it is blended with other sounds that are sampled from recordings that others have had in the past, and you see traditional artists being brought in and their voices used in an electronic sound track," he said.
Rubio was born in Miami, one of the highly-lucractive industry hubs for EDM and home to Ultra Festival, so it’s likely he was just repping his hometown.
But then again who knows what to believe, what with George Osborne claiming he’s a fan of NWA.
We wouldn't have pegged Marco Rubio as a Tiësto fan, but he is.More from Jamie Gangel's interview with the GOP presidential hopeful: http://cnn.it/1GDhE56Posted by New Day on Monday, 26 October 2015
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