Back in 2010 there was a new radio station town, its playlist consisted of only electronic music which was a rarity at the time. I was familiar with some of the sporadic electronic hits from the 2000’s but I didn’t get to experience the rave era, therefore my exposure to electronic music was limited. However the songs that were playing on this new radio station had a different vibe to them, one that really appealed to me, little did I know that many others felt the same way. The station become permanent in my car and I became familiar with artists such as Deadmau5, Afrojack, and Avicci to name a few. In my hometown of Las Vegas, the club scene was keen to the shift in musical taste as the biggest names in EDM started to show up everywhere. People couldn’t get enough EDM, which spurred in addition to night clubs, day clubs, indoor pool parties, night pool parties, and different events on weekdays. Weekends were no longer had a grip on the nightlife scene. The golden age of EDM was about to explode with the arrival of Calvin Harris and his monumental record 18 months. EDM was no longer confined to niche radio stations, it was on MTV, hip hop stations, and the collaborations between EDM artists and artists of other genres brought it into the mainstream. Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Usher were just a few to have hits due to their collaborations with EDM artists. Just as rappers started to make appearances on records in the 90’s, EDM was now part of Pop Culture, dominating the airwaves and the charts. Between 2012 and 2014, most chart topping songs were EDM based, it seemed as though there would be no end to the train that suddenly appeared on the tracks a few years prior. But as hair bands in the 80’s, Gangster Rap, Emo, and T-pain before it (EDM), musical tastes come and go. I’m not hoping for EDM to lose its popularity, as I believe that its popularity is what created opportunities for fledgling artists and veteran DJ’s to be creative and produce great songs. However, its been over seven years since EDM’s uncanny rise, how much longer can it maintain its spot on top of the mountain? New artists such as the Chainsmokers are proving to be as popular as the artists of the early 2010’s but there seems to be fewer and fewer new acts, giving the impression that pop music is once again shifting toward a new direction. What will replace EDM? I don’t know. One thing is for certain, just as people talk about the music scene of their era, I will always remember the golden age of EDM with a fondness.