TRACKING DOWN TRACKS The Electronic Dance Music scene in Europe has evolved since the 1970s, when the Dutch pioneered a style of electronic music called house, which has since become mainstream and a source of inspiration for electronic musicians worldwide.
In Germany, a country with a long history of music industry influence, electronic music has long been considered a subculture, and electronic dance music (EDM) is a popular subgenre in many countries, especially in the United States.
In the UK, where there is a strong history of electronic dance, EDM has become more mainstream, with a thriving electronic dance scene in Manchester and London, and a thriving dance music scene in New York.
The UK is also home to one of the most popular electronic dance festivals, EDC, with more than 150,000 attendees and a record-breaking turnout in 2019.
While EDM is not yet a global phenomenon, it is growing in popularity in other parts of the world.
In Australia, a popular electronic music festival called EDC is popular among Australians.
In Canada, the Electronic Dance music scene is thriving and attracting the attention of the Canadian music industry.
In Europe, the scene is also expanding as it becomes more international, with the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and France being the leading destinations for electronic dance parties in the European Union.
Here’s what you need to know about electronic dance and what it’s all about.