A Beginner’s Guide to EDM From a Rap Fan’s Perspective

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We know what you're saying: "we're tired of all this talk about EDM." We hear you. We're still wrapping our heads around the idea that the mainstream music scene in America is trying to boo love dance music. You'd think this shit hadn't even started in America decades ago. We've also been seeing the likes of A$AP Rocky working with Skrillex, and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" getting play on some "urban" radio stations. Sooner or later, you might need to bone up on your EDM knowledge. But where do you start? How do you add some gems to these conversations about dubstep and Diplo without sounding like a fool? DAD has something just for you.

Mind you, this isn't the end-all be-all of EDM knowledge. We've been into the dance music scene in many forms for the last two decades. What we're going to do here is give you a basic outlook on a number of current genres with in the scene, with some footholds in the rap scene for you to maneuver on. We're not in this to try to convert you, but if you have a passing interest in what EDM is about, here are some familiar sounds and some basic facts about today's scene. We've got your back, fam.

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  • I hate to say it but from the perspective of an electronic music fan this was a horrible read.

  • llll

    this is awful article

  • meh

    Um… The section on Dubstep is actually pretty bad… If you’re going to talk/teach about Dubstep, start with the origins of Dubstep. Not the Machine-Noise cluster$%^& that is Skrillex.

  • charlie marshall

    This article is spot on for an outsider. The idea is to introduce them into EDM by categorizing artists and songs they’re likely to actually know. It could have been a little better if you explained the origins a little, but over all it sums up the collective genres well. Exactly what it is supposed to do. So I don’t understand why people are complaining? :L

  • Sydney boy

    I should have learnt by now not to click on fourpins and doandroidsdance articles by now while reading complex, horrible.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/nephlium Tim Saltie

    lmao it seems like he felt that since he was writing to the rap crowd he had to say shit like every other word. smh