Just saw the entire video(skipped around).
This was quite interesting to go into what we think and how the site was founded!
Well since were on the history topic here this is why I don't care for the phrase dance music or EDM.
I started going to parties in the late 90's and fell in love with electronic music. Everything was awesome for a few good years and we called electronic techno. Then around 2000 allot of people started saying that techno was it's own genre, beep beep boop boop type stuff, and that we should call it EDM instead.
I was fine with that at first but then it seemed like allot of the dancers disappeared and all the parties went from underground virgin venues that you had to call a hotline the night before to well known clubs you knew about 2 months ahead of time. Either that or it was a gothed out porno party instead. The music at the clubs at that time was extremely jump-upish, the music at the goth events was extremely dark. Not at all what I would call good dancing music.
After a while I find out the production company's name that threw the first few parties I went to and just went to their parties and big outdoor events. Believe it or not but your local dive bar probably brings in way more techno talent than you think it does in the winter time.
In conclusion when I hear the words dance music or edm I think of all the fist-pumping hooligan ravers, or the nymphomaniac goth guys and gals that thought they were tha bomb on the dance floor. More like Electronic fist-pumpin and sexual intercourse music.
Fair enough, and I see your point. But I was just trying to suggest that maybe he actually meant contemporary dance-related sub-genres and styles as opposed to the whole of electronic music (which tends to be a pretty broad categorization). For the record, I'll take an old Essential Mix or some Chris Lawrence over the stuff that's come since so I kind of know where you're coming from. Anyway, still a great vid!
Allot of it probably had to do with where I live and timing. But I can remember it like it was yesterday. October 20, 2000 first time I heard anyone correct me on calling it edm and after operation getdown parties were never really the same unless it was the production co. who threw that party. Most of them are in their 40's now and get togethers didn't happen to often then and rarely happen now. Allot of people that left around that time are coming back now though but they don't seem to care for drum and bass. Mostly house and dub-step.
So how much are judes teeth goin for? I got a nickel in my pocket for 50 cent under my pillow.
Welcome to the community Paola!