"The Underground is Massive" The forgotten history of EDM by Matos.
May 8, 2015
A book on Electronic Dance Music by Michaelangelo Matos expertly tackles the vast diversity of EDM's musical landscape, its technologically prophetic yet illicit origins, and the path by which underground raves grew into fiercely successful music festivals.
Taking in legendary artists from Frankie Knuckles to Moby as well as the biggest names in EDM—Diplo, Skrillex, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Tiësto, and Daft Punk—Matos's deep mix of sources and wide-lens overview of the culture make every chapter a page-turning revelation.
(Billboard.com) Dance music fans often come under fire for not appreciating its history. But given the scene's experiential nature -- it's fueled largely by festivals, clubs and raves -- some might argue that to really understand its roots, you kind of had to be there.