Another excellent article from Philip Sherburne from SPIN discussing the tension between the need to create good music and having to play a constant stream of gigs as your only means to earn income in EDM.
Since you can no longer earn a good living simply producing music from the comfort of your own studio, producers have no choice but to DJ even though they might not like it or be good at it. These pressures can lead to a decrease of the overall creativity of top EDM producers. There are a lot of great topics covered in the article, check it out.
(Source: SPIN via @edmsnob)