CHICAGO CROWNED TOP DANCE MUSIC CITY

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CHICAGO CROWNED TOP DANCE MUSIC CITY

It’s the end of the year, which means that everyone is creating “Best of 2015” lists. But what about “Best of All Time” lists? Billboard has released a list of fifteen cities that they consider the greatest cities, looking back through the decades to the beginning of dance , to give both the historical influencers and the modern innovators their due. And at the very top of the list is , which, conveniently, is also ’s home base.

Billboard says of Chicago: “’s hometown gave the world trailblazing artists (Frankie Knuckles, , Ron Hardy), legendary venues (The Warehouse, Power Plant, Muzic Box) and a genre that remains the backbone of modern dance music.”

“Chicago is the #1 dance music city of all time, according to Billboard, and we wouldn’t even try to dispute that,” Your EDM adds. “Home to legendary artists, legendary venues, and one of the birthplaces of house music, this city has left an indelible mark on the trajectory of dance music throughout the last 20 years.”

This, of course, does not discount all the other incredible dance cities. Detroit, Berlin, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and are all included, as well as many others:

15. Montreal
14.
13. Buenos Aires
12. São Paulo
11. Barcelona
10.
9. Los Angeles
8. Amsterdam
7. Las Vegas
6. London
5. City
4. Ibiza
3. Berlin
2. Detroit
1. Chicago

To read about the reasoning for the ranking, check out the full list at Billboard. But as they say at the very beginning of their article, “ dance music is a universal language that connects the globe, often without words, in a shared culture.” So even if Chicago is number 1, dance music is truly a global phenomenon.

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