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This is great fun, and aptly named: Dancemusic WTF. I find aspect of the seemingly infinite genres in electronic music very much WTF. Long ago i resorted to just call it all Techno (or "Dance music" if the mood strikes) and I use only two sub genres - tunes I like, and tunes I do not like. How can one keep up?



Trainspotters love to invent new sub-sub-sub genres, but hardly anyone actually uses those terms. There's a well-established taxonomy of dance music based on broad stylistic differences; Beatport and Juno both list about 30 genres, which I think is more than sufficient for any practical purpose.


Indeed it is enough. As a former "dance music" producer, I always struggled with the classifications. I think other types of music suffer the same sub-genre affliction though.




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