Dance music is a counterculture based on inclusion and diversity. Diversity in dance music involves allowing black musicians, LGBT community members, women, and minority groups access to big labels in the genre, booking them for festivals and concerts, and paying them on par with their counterparts. But all of these didn’t happen overnight; people of all colors and genders contributed to it. So let’s look back on the history of dance music and how it welcomes everyone.
There’s always something new to parse through in the EDM space—this week alone, we’ve got new Avicii footage, an upcoming Burning Man docuseries, and an Illenium graphic novel to contend