EDM has become one of the most increasingly popular music genres of the last five years. A fan myself, I have come to love and cherish the genre in all its glory. There's an extensive amount of controversy associated with it, but at its core, EDM presents a whole culture that can change the current paradigm of American youth. Here's why I think it's so great.
1. The costumes
The clothes people get to wear to raves, concerts, festivals, etc., are pretty unreal. Fluffy boot covers, mesh, neon and glow-in-the-dark are fully accepted and encouraged at these festivals -- how fun is that? You won't be judged for going all out.
2. The range of genres
Unlike any other genre, EDM is only an umbrella word to describe hundreds of sub-genres that all fit under this idea of "electronic music." Trap, trance, house, break, and electro are just a few examples of all the different experimental styles included in EDM.
4. Smaller D.J.s
There's truly nothing like going to and EDM festival. It takes you to a whole other world where there are thousands of people loving the same music you do. It's truly an out-of-this-world experience.
6. The lights
7. Its NOT all about drugs
8. The friends you make along the way
9. The way it breaks down social barriers
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When you're all together listening to music like this and dancing, no one cares what your sexual identity, socioeconomic standing, or race is. EDM truly presents a culture of acceptance and understanding.