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Dance genesis: From disco to EDM

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The sounds may change, but the beat goes on By Kathy Iandoli Special to MSN MusicThe kinship between music and dance is traceable across centuries, but current pop fans will likely identify dance music through three little letters: EDM. The initialism, meaning "electronic dance music," has been sweeping across the pop music world, combining new-school production with old-school sensibilities. EDM is as much evolutionary as it is revolutionary, deeply rooted in earlier eras like the '70s and '80s, including the oft-polarizing disco. These days it's a hodgepodge of sounds, with front-runners destined for history. Here's an honor roll of artists, producers and DJs who throughout time have revitalized the dance floor by way of beats and singing -- from Studio 54 to today's club scenes and music festivals.
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