EDM explained

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This video once offered a good introduction to the sub-genres of electronic dance music (EDM), which is an area I always struggle to understand.

(Sadly they are no longer allowed to use this choice quote but if you can hear it soon after the one-minute mark here

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On one hand I can see why these sub-genres exist because there's so much music out there and it helps people hone in on what they like, but on the other, I still remember going to EDM nights in the early '90s and loving the variety of rhythms.

Makes me wonder if the focus on these sub-genres by musicians, DJs and consumers means that a phenomenal and wide-ranging mix like Coldcut's 70 Minutes Of Madness isn't a product of its time.