Relentless Beats

Electronic Music Gets Mass Recognition

It finally happened. Electronic dance music has finally moved stateside for the masses and even Hollywood Reporter recognizes it.

Charlie Amter’s coverage of EDM in the US in 2011 ranges from the chart-topping remixes of the genre’s biggest artists to the mind-blowing performances at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, but unfortunately only scratches the surface of scene. Although Amter recognizes that the electronic scene has existed in the US prior to 2011, he completely disregards its ancestry of the Chicago warehouse parties in the early 80s. In fact, Chicago, San Francisco, and Miami have all been electronic music hotspots since the early days in addition to their European counterparts.

Nonetheless, it’s great that electronic music is continuing to grow and receive more coverage here in the States. Amter reports on the growing number of sold out stadium shows in the US including DC’s recent Fall Massive which featured Martin Solveig, Moby, and Armand van Helden among others at the 15,000+ capacity  at RFK Stadium.

The article may not be a complete summary of the year in EDM, but it’s a start. Check back for more EDM coverage and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Read the entire article at Hollywood Reporter.

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