Beatport has been the go to site for sampling and buying digital dance music for serious dance music aficionados. For many years, producers and listeners of underground dance music have abhorred Beatport for lack of genre divide between what is considered mainstream commercial dance music aka EDM and underground dance music. Many respected DJs who have been in the industry for 2-3 decades who produce and play/mix only underground dance music were grouped in the same genre category as the newbies cranking out tunes and sets using beat-matching software. To the thousands of subscribers such as myself, it's night and day and when it comes to fans, there's a huge disparity as well. It was a capital sin that led to frustration and endless barrage of Tweets, Facebook and You Tube rants. Now hope springs with the genre updates announced by Beatport early in the week.
Now Beatport is looking to redeem itself and finally pay respect to the groundbreakers and shakers of underground electronic music in the dance industry. It's definitely going to be interesting.
You can subscribe to Beatport for free and purchase the tracks you might enjoy listening or dancing to. I have been a member since 2007.
This teenager doesn't even know the subcategories of electronic dance music so he's ranting about all of them: which he collectively calls EDM.