A History of EDM and Its Bubble

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With Vegas DJs contemplating a turn away from the DJ superstar model of club life and festival attendance seeming less impacted than it was at the genre’s peak, talk has begun of EDM’s “bubble bursting.” In response, Pitchfork has mapped the bubble as they see it. Discussing a possible upcoming shift away from the genre, the article claims that “EDM—the hype-fueled, glowstick-twirling meeting of Southern California rave culture, Vegas bombast, youthful hedonism, and corporations eager to cash in—was always an unsustainable proposition.”


Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →