Electronic Dance Music, also popularly known as dance music, is played by disc jockeys by mixing with a varied range of percussive electronic music genres. Its a music revolution and a journey which is beyond the dance floors. The world is at high with the ever scintillating EDM music culture and its humongous cult following are raising its hands and bowing down to its creators.
EDM serves as an envelope term for various commercially-popular genres, including techno, trance, breakbeat, chill, deephouse, future, futuregarage, glitchhop, midtempo, indie dance, acid house, pop, tech, drum and bass, trap, progressive, dubstep, jersey club and many more.
Yes, It is this big and more to be in the coming days. But we just cannot get enough of it; and year by year, its popularity and fan following is alarmingly rising. To many, EDM has become a religion and people has embraced it. So Lets get soaked in EDM tracks and find out where it stands today.
The EDM Revolution:
EDM was being introduced by the U.S. music press in what was largely an effort to re brand the U.S. rave and party culture during the 80’s music revolution. In 1998 Madonna’s single Ray of Light brought the genre to the attention of music enthusiasts. The duo of Daft Punk’s performance at Coachella Fest in 2006 was the “tipping point” for EDM as it introduced the duo to a new generation of “rock kids”.In 2009, musician David Guetta began to gain prominence in mainstream electro music thanks to several crossover hits on Top 40 charts such as well as his collaborations with U.S. pop artist such as Akon and The Black eyed peas. Then came in popular music channel, YouTube and SoundCloud and artist tie ups with Spinin records, Vinai and Vevo helped fuel interest in EDM.
Major Artists and cult following:
The EDM superstars that run the world has come off age and revolutionized music. There is an extreme craze and cult following worldwide. It is only growing worldwide and with large world tours and festivals lined up, its popularity is demanding and endless. Even edm world charts ranks the artist and evolving new comers.
Following are the big names in the worldwide EDM movement: Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, David Guetta, Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Martin Garix, Avicii, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Kygo, Zedd, Daft Punk, Alesso, Axwell Ingrosso, Krewella, Dmiti Vegas and Like Mike, Dj Snake, Knife Party, Diplo, Flux Pavillion, Major Lazer, Disclosure, Nicky Romero, Porter Robinson, Bassnectar, Galantis, Deadmau5, Panda Funk, Prodigy, Paul van Dyk, Sub Focus, The Chainsmokers, Rehab, Nervo, Above & Beyond, W &W, Deorro, Chemical brothers, DVBBS, Nero, Kaskade and many more.
Festomania, Sounds good feels good:
Listed are the most popular global EDM festivals in the world, have a look:
1. Lollapalooza – Chile, South America
2. Camp Bisco – Indian Lookout Country Club, New York, USA.
3. Moonrise – Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore
4. Electric Adventure – Atlantic City, New Jersey
5. Coachella – Empire Polo Club, California
6. Electric forest – Double JJ resort, Michigan
7. Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
8. Dancefestopia – Kansas City, US
9. Mysteryland – Haarlemmermeer, Netherland
10. Sunset Music festival – Tampa, Florida
11. Tomorrowland World – Boom, Belgium
12. Shambhala – Salmo River, Canada
13. Spring Awakening – Chicago, Illinois
14. Ultra Music Festival – Miami, Florida
15. Sunburn – Vagator, Goa.
How many have you been to? These high energy fests are sure to plunge you into the electronic world. They are exotic and flawless, wild and thrilling, and we bet, you will never have enough of it. So book your tickets today for your favorite EDM madness fest this year and have a blast. With music reuniting boundaries, be a part of the world electronic movement.