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Michaelangelo Matos discusses how electronic dance music got its wattage
Michaelangelo Matos discusses how electronic dance music got its wattage

From its humble American beginnings as house music in Chicago, techno in Detroit and rave music in England, the genre now known as electronic dance music has become a billion-dollar business. Superstar DJs earn tens of millions of dollars annually; corporations such as Live Nation have EDM departments run by first-generation ravers gone mainstream. In America, festivals such as the Electric Daisy Carnival, Hard and Coachella, all born in Southern California, draw hundreds of thousands to annual events. How did this cultural transformation occur? Writer Michaelangelo Matos explores this question in "The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America" (Dey...

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