These are still mainstream examples, but it is happening. There are more and more electronic elements being added to CCM.
Previously, my message was to push forward, now that we reached such a point in our genre’s development, my tune has changed. I am saying now look to the past, gain inspiration from all the saints before us.
We are now running the risk of chasing after trends and losing our message. Remember all of our purposes:
1) outreach to people in a broken culture
2) education through creative means
3) exalting our LORD and Savior
What we do is never merely for entertainment or for cash. When we started, we were the underground to the underground. Now we have climbed out of this hole. We can still be pioneers, but we have to realize, more eyes are watching us now.
I don’t produce much music anymore, I kind of squandered my gift on chasing after my own fame and now I feel like I don’t know how to perform or produce without exalting myself, so I’ve just stopped, for about 6 years now.
That said, for those of you who have a gift to produce good EDM I would say the only thing you should focus on at all is “3 Exalting our LORD and Savior”. Anything else you do is secondary to this. By doing this you will automatically be doing the other two things. And finally, this is the purpose of man: to give glory to GOD. I am loving the stuff you guys are putting out. I feel my worship elevated by some of your work. Thanks for doing what you do and making GOD exalting electronic music.