Whether you’re an avid listener or someone who’s just beginning to wonder what it is, EDM is a fascinating style of music. The catchy rhythms and complimenting sound additions make it both incredibly danceable and fun to listen to.

Want to learn more about EDM? Read on for a crash course on the basics of this art form.

What is EDM?

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) is an umbrella term that refers to a wide variety of similar (but not identical) music genres. The music almost always has a repetitive percussion track and typically includes a melody played by a synthesizer laid over the drumming.

Where did EDM come from?

The first ancestor of modern dance music was likely the music of disco a