Marc Vedo on Teenaged EDM Fans: "They Think David Guetta Started House Music"

Marc Vedo sweetly schooled those at Mansion Nightclub in dance music this past Saturday night. He handed them their sonic diplomas right before his cohort and tourmate Boy George took over the decks. At first, the packed room was staring up at the crotches of dancing, glittering, and barely clothed acrobats overhead. But with the British DJ's classic-house selections, the attention quickly shifted to their own moving bodies.

Vedo has been DJ'ing since he was a teenager and seems to have played in every corner of the Earth, from Kenya to Dubai. He's also been managing Boy George, one of his closest friends. Together, they're bringing the joys of house music to eager ears worldwide. And to close out this year's Art Basel Miami Beach week, these stalwarts of the genre pasted smiles across every face in the place.

We sat down with Vedo before his set and spoke with him about working with people in funny hats, arguing with Boy George on tour, and making sure Americans know dance music isn't only 10 years old.

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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