The Origins of 10 EDM Genre Names

edm map The Origins of 10 EDM Genre Names

Recently, we discussed some of the worst names for EDM genres out there, for varying reasons. And while there are some doozies out there that we haven't even touched yet, we thought it'd be interesting to find where the names of some of the most popular forms of EDM came from. It's one thing to recognize a crappy term for music at a certain BPM, but sometimes you have interesting stories behind these titles.

Other times, you get names being affixed to sounds without any real reason why.

From techno to moombahton, there's always a story. Let's look at 10 of the most popular styles of EDM and see how they got their names.

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