“I just went to the Hard Festival over the weekend,” Reynolds told me. “The thing I liked about it was that this was music that had absolutely no sense of the past being better. In house culture, or even dubstep in Britain, there’s a lot of referencing of roots reggae, or the early days of house, or the early days of jungle. In dance culture, the purist stuff, there’s sort of this in-built reverence to the past. And what I liked about the EDM vibe, there’s none of that: it’s just like ‘now, now, now.’”
This article glosses over everything fairly quickly and sort of loses its point towards the end so they can fit in some quotes from Simon Reynolds, who is forever forced to carpe diem since the publication of Retromania, but I do like this colorful chart!