Electronic dance music (EDM) is an ever evolving and popular music genre that has grown in popularity since it first started. It is played at clubs worldwide and has achieved a cult following among music lovers. Electronic dance music (EDM) was first introduced in the United States in the early 1990s, with the release of “Kraftwerk” by German rock band Kraftwerk. Since then, electronic dance music (EDM) has grown into a worldwide sensation. Electronic dance music artists have released numerous self-made and commercial albums that have reached the top of the charts around the world.
EDM stands for electronic dance music, but the music is typically performed live in dance clubs or on dance floors. Each city has several electronic dance music festivals where different types of EDM are performed. On March 31st this year the weekly radio show celebrating its 600th installment will celebrate its 600th edition at Madison Square Garden to a sold out crowd of 13,000 fans. Social networking and the internet continue to be the main ticket sales for electronic dance music festivals, parties and club nights.
One can easily find the websites of electronic dance music artists like Diplobacterium and Knife Party through a simple search on any major search engine. Diplobacterium is an up and coming German electronic dance music artist. Knife Party is an American electronic dance group headed by Calvin Klein. A recent electronic dance music party in New York featured Diplobacterium and several other top quality electronic dance artists. Other DJs on the party were Kodeezy, Cut Chemist and Carl Cox.
Before electronic dance music became a hit in the United States, it was originally called “the beat generation”. It was not until the late 80’s that the first major club night, broke into North America. rave parties are common in most major cities across America. In Toronto they have been going on for over three years and have exploded in popularity. Even though many DJs and party owners still frown upon them, they have become accepted in mainstream American dance culture.
Electronic dance music shows are becoming more popular with time. They have taken over the warehouse parties and other live music events that used to be the norm. This has made many Americans want to attend electronic dance concerts. If you live in or around Columbus, Ohio then there is always something going on at City FC. The Ohio State University Buckeye football team plays their home matches at halftime of their home stadium, Beaver Stadium.
Many electronic dance music concerts feature a mixture of traditional DJ sets as well as a number of artists performing exclusively on electronic instruments. For example at this year’s edition of Toronto’s Ravefest there was trance legend DJs such as Paul Van Dam and Richie Sambora. Another Canadian electronic music artist, Aaron Spectre also performed his own set of unique electronic music. His set was inspired by the themes of the movie, “Titanic”. Another artist with an electronic music background is British newcomer Kasabian. His band name, “Euphoria”, came from the lyrics of a poem by Scottish playwright, William Shakespeare.
There are rave parties in almost every major city across North America. As technology advances more people are experimenting with electronic dance music. They combine this passion with a love of hip hop, rap, techno, new age, house and even classic rock and roll. A good example of this can be found at Chicago’s Thumper festival. The main stage featured artists such as No I.D., Deadmau5, Skywave, Kool aid and others.
Electronic dance music is a rapidly growing part of North American society. It offers an alternative to the usual mainstream styles of music. Many of these bands have released albums that have reached number one on the UK charts. This type of music is set to become even more popular in the future.