The Curious Mechanics of EDM and How It Became Distinct From Electronic Dance Music

July 17, 2014 3:15 PM

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The Curious Mechanics of EDM and How It Became Distinct From Electronic Dance Music

Over the next two weekends, the People of Tomorrow will witness floating stages, pyrotechnic phenomena, fountains, flamethrowers and flowers dropped by helicopters. They will camp in DreamVille, push buttons on their bracelets to keep in touch, and find the mythical key to happiness. They are 360,000 deep, they hail from 220 countries, and they are here for the largest electronic dance music (EDM) festival in Europe. Their stories will live on in the Book of Wisdom, and in the photos and videos they are statistically more likely to share before, during and after an event than their non-EDM peers.

The 10th anniversary of Tomorrowland will bring approximately 400 DJs to 20 stages. But according to many, the festival experience far eclipses the music: a phenomenon unique to EDM. The smoke and mirrors (often literally) of lasers, lightshows, projections; the neon aesthetic of rave culture; the a...

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