Yes, you read that right. Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and now Barack Obama. Dance music is a thing that does not know about barriers, divisions, or race. At the end of the day, we all enjoy dancing. As my dad always says, if a tune’s good, it’s good. An opinion that appears to be shared by the 44th President of the United States. Like he does every year, Barack Obama released his “Best of the Year” playlist, which featured the song ‘Where You Are’, by John Summit.
There’s no doubt that this has been the best year of John Summit’s career so far. Some are still waiting for him to have his ‘breakout year’. In the meantime, the man’s quickly risen into the face of tech house in America. Bringing together sounds from multiple genres, a don’t care type of vibe and a great talent for partying, Summit’s gotten to the point where he’s filling actual stadiums.
Few DJS have gotten to this point in their career. To have achieved such a feature at such an early age is remarkable in every sense of the word. John Summit has built one of the biggest personalities in the industry in a couple of years only.
Obama, John Summit, and the coming of House Music
In the American industry, becoming a famous DJ without releases is next to impossible. While Europe might see a constant flow of DJS whose performances allow them to grow inside the scene, it’s harder for that to happen on this side of the world. John Summit was well aware of this when he began his career. That’s why he wasted no time and quickly became one of today’s freshest-sounding producers, at least on the mainstream side of dance music.
His sound, while still tech house, became America’s favorite thanks to a proper knowledge of the genre of house music. Today, Summit’s music’s so big, that even a former president’s listening to him! A proper Chicago link-up this one.
The acceptance of a genre by public figures has always helped bring the genre forward. Obama naming ‘To pimp a butterfly’ by Kendrick Lamar helped the album gain popularity all around America. Could this year’s list do the same for house music?