EDM or Techno?

Cleveland, Ohio
August 9, 2016 11:45am CST
It was once described as Techno, now its EDM. & there are so many more sub genres. WHY? i really dislike it when I'm at a festival & people will get all pissy about genres. like isnt the point of this is that we all get together for the same general purpose?
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@sabtraversa (12633)
• Italy
9 Aug 16
People just want to spit their knowledge out. I didn't know it was now renamed as "EDM", but it isn't a genre I follow much. And yes, subgenres are everywhere, oh this need to label everything. Then there are fights for deciding whether a song or an artist plays one specific subgenre or another one. But people have fun that way, what can we do about it? I mean, it can sometimes be useful, but it can also get extreme.
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• Cleveland, Ohio
9 Aug 16
when I say techno i get corrected, its EDM. I just laugh. genres make people crazy!
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@skysnap (20154)
9 Aug 16
I am into ambient and progressive trance. These days anything soothing from trance and EDM genre is good to me.
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• Cleveland, Ohio
9 Aug 16
I'm more of a "house"/"big room" but i like the chill stuff too!
@skysnap (20154)
9 Aug 16
@LeeLee21 house is cool too..
@FourWalls (57205)
• United States
9 Aug 16
For the most part, I agree. There are specific sub-genres that better identify music (e.g., "be-bop" in jazz; "honky tonk" in country music; "punk" in rock and roll), but there are places where it just goes way, way too far. I mean, math rock????? Sheesh, what's that? "Two Divided By Love"? "Nothin' From Nothin' Leaves Nothin'"?
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@essennyo (156)
• Abingdon, Illinois
10 Aug 16
I think EDM is just a lot better and a lot more inclusive title. And I also believe that the sub genres are important! As weird as the labels might get, they help better differentiate and identify certain types of music within a genre, and most people subscribe to them because they want to capture all the nuances. And this isn't just an EDM thing; it's the same in all genres ever, people just like to point out the fights in EDM more. I personally use sub genres to find more of the same sounding music. For instance, I really love melodic dubstep and future bass, among other things. If I referred to all EDM with the same name, I never would have been able to find more artists like ODESZA as opposed to those like old Skrillex. Additionally, how would you have been able to describe Skrillex's style change?