Open Your Ears to Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

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The EDM Family Tree

It is not surprising that we find the beginnings of dance music in the tripping 1970s disco halls. The genre, long associated with drug culture, provided the soundtrack to a generation that was fresh out of the political turmoil of the sixties and was now deeply embedded in drinking, recreational drug use, and all-night dancing. Although disco’s popularity died by the 1980s, some of its musical innovations – like the use of synthesizers – formed the pulse of later genres like houseelectro, and techno.
Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” was heavy on the synthesizers and strong beat:

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