2012 will forever be known as the year that EDM broke, but could it be more than a fleeting trend? Via Noisey:

Once upon a time, long ago (like three years ago), electronic music fans used genres to classify their music. Words like “dark ambient,” “italo disco” or “gabber.” Your parents called it “techno.” But now that the electronic music industry has exploded comes the dissemination of the great equalizer, EDM, used openly by brands, publicists and pretty much anyone looking to dry hump the newest musical trend.

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