What is EDM Music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres produced largely for nightclubs, raves and festivals.

EDM festival
EDM festival

EDM is quickly gaining popularity throughout the whole world! You can see videos on YouTube that are only 4 months old, yet over 400,000,000 have watched it. It’s gonna be here for a while and it is my opinion that it will break all kinds of records before another mega genres appears. The culture that accompanies EDM is mostly about love and peace and unity which reminds us all of the 60s and the outdoor events they started back  then.

Below you will find listings for the TOP EDM Genres, Top EDM Artists and TOP EDM Festivals.

EDM GenresEDM ArtistsEDM Festivals

EDM Genres

There are a few core EDM Genres and then there are over 100 subgenres of those. The main EDM Genres are:

  • Ambient
  • Breakbeat
  • Disco
  • Downtempo
  • Drum and Bass
  • Dub
  • Electro
  • Electronic Rock
  • Electronica
  • Hardcore
  • Hardstyle
  • Hi-NRG
  • House Music
  • Industrial Music
  • IDM
  • Post-Disco
  • Techno
  • Trance
  • Trap
  • UK Garage
  • Vaporwave
  • Video Game Music

EDM Artists

The most popular EDM artists for 2016 were:

  • Skrillex
  • Tiesto
  • Deadmau5
  • Above and Beyond
  • Diplo
  • Hardwell
  • Armin Van Buuren
  • Oliver Helden
  • David Guetta
  • Paul Oakenfold
  • Steve Aoki
  • Avicii
  • Afrojack
  • Alesso
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Calvin Harris

Top 10 EDM Festivals

  • Tomorrowland
  • Electric Daisy Carnival
  • Ultra Music Festival
  • Mysteryland
  • Creamfields
  • Stereosonic
  • Outlook Festival
  • Sunburn Festival
  • GlobalGathering
  • Sonar Music Festival
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