Radio: EDM Central
Some folks say that EDM -- short for "Electronic Dance Music" -- stands for all electronically produced music that goes oonce oonce oonce or taka-taka-taka-taka or ba-rum-pum-pum-skazowww-eeee. We say otherwise. The acronym may have once been used by American fans as an umbrella genre for all dance music (techno, house, trance, dubstep, drum 'n' bass, you name it), but ever since the great American rave boom kicked off in the late '00s, those three letters have increasingly come to signify a specific subset of dance music in its own right: a brash, high-octane amalgam of electro-house and trance that borrows production tricks from dubstep and overlays it all with a heaping helping of radio-ready pop.
If you don't believe us, take it from an authority like the BBC radio DJ and rave veteran Pete Tong, who recently told an interviewer that EDM has come to specify "something … very large, very Vegas, in your face -- it defines a specific type of music, not all of [dance music] any more."
Dive into the world of megaclubs and outdoor massives with Rhapsody's brand-new radio station, EDM Central. Including music from Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Skrillex and other leading lights of the scene, it's your ticket to the rave train.