EDM sub-genres – a new ravers guide

What’s your favorite sub genre in EDM? Or are you like me that likes everything? I’ve listed a few below without going to deep into the EDM realm where there’s no coming out of. Let’s look at several of the more popular EDM sub genres we hear at music festivals today.

Trap

EDM trap is a style of electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in the mid-2000s and early 2010s. It blends elements of trap music, an offshoot of Southern hip hop, with elements of EDM like build-ups, drops, and breakdowns. A variety of artists spurred trap’s move into pop and EDM

Techno

Techno is a genre of electronic dance music that is characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat which is generally produced for use in a continuous DJ set. The central rhythm is often in common time, while the tempo typically varies between 120 and 150 beats per minute

Dupstep

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London in the late 1990s. It is generally characterised by sparse, syncopated rhythmic patterns with prominent sub-bass frequencies.

House

House is a genre of electronic dance music characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat and a tempo of 120 to 130 beats per minute. 

D&B

Drum and bass is a genre of electronic music characterised by fast breakbeats with heavy bass and sub-bass lines, sampled sources, and synthesizers. The music grew out of breakbeat hardcore. The popularity of drum and bass at its commercial peak ran parallel to several other homegrown dance styles in the UK.

Trance

Trance is a genre of electronic music that emerged from the British new-age music scene and the early 1990s German techno and hardcore scenes. At the same time trance music was developing in Europe, the genre was also gathering a following in the Indian state of Goa.

Hardstyle

Hardstyle is a Dutch electronic dance genre mixing influences from techno and hardcore. Early hardstyle typically consisted of an overdriven and hard-sounding kick drum with a lot of sustain, with intense faded or reversed basslines accompanying the beat.

Big Room

Big room house is a subgenre of electro house. Since the mid-2010s it has become a popular form of electronic dance music. It gained mainstream popularity after artists like KSHMR, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Blasterjaxx, Martin Garrix and R3HAB began infusing it into their musical style.

Future Bass

Future bass is an umbrella term of bass music characterised by less intense drops, pulsating synth chords, exotic percussion and sometimes brass sounds.

Mid Tempo Bass

Midtempo is a genre of Electronic Music derived from techno and Electro House, featuring dark atmospheres and tempos around 80-115bpm.

These EDM sub genre cover all bases especially from an EDM events stand point, but each one has its rabbit hole that you can go into for hours and discover other sub genres with crazy names.

EDCLV main stage designs through the years (2011-2019)

We take a look back at the main stages that EDCLV has had over the years. EDC is known for its festival decore and it’s awesome stage production. EDCLV is also known for its mega stage structures, which in my opinion are the biggest stages at North American music festivals.

Check out EDCLV main stages through the years and tell us your favorite one.

Getter headed back to his origins of dubstep with this release

Getter hit a few rough patches and wasn’t himself, but as of lately he came out with a commitment that meant he would make music for himself and get back to when things were good for the super star. With the release of “Represent” I ‘like tell you one thing…. he’s found his way back to dubstep!

With this track paves a road for more to come from Getter and we will be here every step of the way watching.

here his new track below:

Porter Robinson & Madeon’s hit “Shelter” has gone Gold

This great track that always brings a tear or 2 to my eye has gotten what it deserves and that’s going GOLD!

Shelter, which came out August 11, 2016 has had a lot of great success with it being certified Gold by the RIAA for reaching 500,000 sales or equivalent. As the people continue to stream and purchase the song the only hope for it is to become platinum (1,000,000 sales or equivalent).

Insomniac updates including EDCLV lineup dropping 2/20 & more

Pasquale Rotella has been busy with a lot of awesome things in store for us! He took to Instagram to share the excitement and announce that EDC Las Vegas lineup will be dropping on 2/20 at 6pm pt Night Owl Radio.

25 years of EDC

Pasquale also goes on to mention that 2021 will mark 25 years of the EDC Brand and to expect a year long celebration to commemorate the big milestone.

Nocturnal Wonderland

The music festival might be heading back to Glen Helen due to the number in attendance at the venue this past year which wasn’t so good. Pasquale Rotella will be putting a poll up on his IG to get a vote on what to do in this matter.

Insomniac Passport

The first year was a success and there will be some expansion coming to the program that will benefit members.

EDC Orlando

Last year the music festival was 3 days for the first time ever. Prices for the event did not increase and the goal is to continue on the same path with no major spike in price since EDCO attracted more attendees (75,000 people a day).

Beyond Wonderland Pacific Northwest

Its almost been a decade since the last Beyond Wonderland in Seattle, but a comeback is definitely in play For the PNW.

Nos Events Center

Expansions will be made to Beyond Wonderland SoCal. Expect other changes for other Insomniac events held there.

Other updates

Expect improvements to the wellness programs especially when it comes to mental health. Insomniac also looks to improve on being environmentally friendly and will be implementing changes at upcoming music events.

Check out Pasquale’s IG post below for more info

Ultra Music Festival Lineup through the years

Ultra Music Festival first started back in 1999 on the beaches of South Beach in Miami, Florida. Ultra Music Festival quickly gained popularity and grew over the years and having to relocate several times in its history due to its fast success.

With the fast success and growing popularity in EDM, festival lineups grew and changed to adapt over the last 20 years. We’ve gone ahead and listed all of Ultra Music Festival lineups so you can check for yourself.

1999-2019

Ultra Music Festival will reward those who help clean up

Ultra Music Festival is making some serious changes and implementing an incentive that will help keep the Festival grounds clean. UMF is rolling out with a new project called Mission: Home.

UMF posted:

“In an effort to prevent pollution and preserve the natural elements of our home, we are excited to undertake these initiatives.

Your mission has only just commenced, stay tuned for much more information on how you can be part of #MissionHome this March!” On their Instagram post

So if you’d like to be a part of the clean up effort, you can register at ultramusicfestival.com/volunteer.

Meghan Trainor does an EDM version of Selena Gomez’s song “Lose You To Love Me”

Known for her big hit “It’s all about that bass” (no it’s not a dubstep track) Meghan Trainor goes full EDM on The Tonight Show. Jimmy Fallon challenges her to sing the lyrics to Selena Gomez´s song “Lose You To Love Me”

Check the video out below to see how she did.

After finishing the song she shouted, “Yo, I killed that!” and I have to agree, she absolutely did.

For reference to what the song really sounds like watch Selena’s version here

EDCLV will be expanding its grounds on the speedway

In an Instagram post founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella announced that EDCLV would be expanding and using the entire speedway. EDC known for its amazing stage designs and art has been working on expanding the festival grounds for the 2020 edition by removing the RV hookups. Pasquale Rotella claims that removing these hookups were a priority since moving in back in 2011.

what does this expansion mean? An increase in space for neonGARDEN and quantumVALLEY, and more space around pixelFOREST.

This is what he posted on Instagram:

“Posing with my #EDCLV arch nemesis: the RV hookup! 🥴💩🚫There are hundreds of these suckers sticking up everywhere in the worst spots at the Speedway, making those areas unusable. I’ve wanted to get rid of them since we moved EDC to Vegas 10 years ago! Well…they’re FINALLY getting taken out, and for the first time ever we’ll be using the ENTIRE Speedway for EDC Las Vegas 2020. That means more dancing room at neonGARDEN, quantumVALLEY, more space around pixelFOREST, and better Raver Feng Shui overall! 😎🤗 And speaking of hookups, State of Insomniac update coming Monday. Stay tuned! 📸 @shaneoneal

EDM tracks with the most views on YouTube

I’ve listed what would probably be considered the most nostalgic EDM list ever. I’m sure many of us have evolved and where we stand in the EDM genre today would most likely be on the opposite end of the spectrum, but we do have to acknowledge those roots.

The list below contains the top 40 most viewed EDM videos on YouTube today (2/6/20)


40. DVBBS & Borgeous – Tsunami (476,761,442)

39. Avicii – Hey Brother (489,126,524)

38. David Guetta ft. Skylar Grey – Shot Me Down (489,958,586)

37. Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha – In The Name Of Love (518,747,979)

36. Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me (520,282,476)

35. Avicii – The Nights (525,640,784)

34. Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa – Scared To Be Lonely (528,358,038)

33. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Martin Garrix – Tremor (559,736,569)

32. The Chainsmokers – Selfie (566,443,241)

31. BTS ft Steve Aoki – Mic Drop (618,016,989)

30. Dillon Francis ft DJ Snake – Get Low (618,841,068)

29. Dynoro & Gigi D’Agostino – In My Mind (642,963,014)

28. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (664,513,291)

27. Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (684,916,655)

26. Calvin Harris ft. John Newman – Blame (684,933,395)

25. Avicii – Waiting For Love (698,131,148)

24. Kygo ft. Conrad Sewell – Firestone (700,059,065)

23. Alan Walker – The Spectre (718,324,38)

22. Skrillex ft. Sirah – Bangarang (774,428,701)

21. DJ Snake ft Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You (785,108,841)

20. David Guetta & Showtek – Bad (872,919,154)

19. DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon – Turn Down For What (936,427,832)

18. Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ – Cold Water (977,596,547)

17. Alan Walker – Alone (1,010,688,662)

16. AronChupa – I’m An Albatraoz (1,120,277,244)

15. Skrillex & Diplo ft. JustinBieber – Where Are u Now (1,120,622,969)

14. Mike Posner ft Seeb – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (1,202,494,213)

13. David Guetta ft. Sia – Titanium (1,216,213,795)

12. Calvin Harris Ft. Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love (1,335,989,901)

11. Calvin Harris – Summer (1,350,266,997)

10. Martin Garrix – Animals (1,363,764,566)

9. The Chainsmokers ft. Daya – Don’t Let Me Down (1,499,422,058)

8. Marshmello – Alone (1,604,117,445)

7. LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem (1,756,874,851)

6. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This (1,765,576,645)

5. Avicii – Wake Me Up (1,895,869,858)

4. Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna – This Is What You Came For (2,313,038,620)

3. The Chansmokers ft. Halsey – Closer (2,454,030,295)

2. Alan Walker – Faded (2,651,212,264)

1. Major Lazer & DJ Snake Ft. MØ – Lean On (2,731,859,563)

This list contains many bangers… hope y’all enjoy!