“EDM” is not a genre


Electronic dance music (EDM)

“EDM” is not a genre on its own but a communal of sub genres of electronic dance music. The term EDM is an acronym adopted by the Pop culture late 2000’s to create a buzzword. EDM encompasses a variety of genres, house, techno, trance, hardstyle, trap, UK garage, drum & bass, dubstep, progressive, electro. Back in 1977 a collaboration between producer Giorgio Moroder and vocalist Donna Summer on the song “I Feel Love“ broke boundaries. Before “I Feel Love”, most disco tracks were backed by acoustic orchestras. Ten years later house music had boomed in the US, it also brought with it trendy basement parties and these gatherings slowly trickled to the UK. That’s when the genre went underground, to escape the attention of the press and the authorities. Within a year, or so up to 10,000 people at a time were attending the first commercially organized mass festivities, called raves, and a media storm ensued.

Fast forward to 2015 we now have ample of these mass gatherings Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, New York City’sElectric Zoo, and TomorrowWorld.

ALL ABOARD!!!!! ALL Ultranuats report to the dance floor. The Mother of All EDM festivals is touching home soil. ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is coming to S.A for the second time this year. Ultra South Africa 2015 will be hosted in two of our major cities Cape Town & Johannesburg. The Festival is kicked off with six warm up parties held throughout the country. The second helping of this Premium Festival will on the:
• Friday, 13 February 2015: Cape Town at the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch
• Saturday, 14 February 2015: Johannesburg at the Nasrec Exhibition Center
(shoooo these boys will tired)

The event attracts about 50 000 revellers to jam to Mzansi’s finest DJ’s Fresh, Euphonik, Black Coffee, Goldfish, Roger Goode plus international acts like Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Blasterjaxx & Afrojack just to mention a few. This promises to be a 12hour gig you’ll never forget, something dreams are made of.

Check out www.ultrasouthafrica.com