Here Comes the Drop: The Electronic Dance Music Quiz
by Staff
Electronic dance music may get a bad rap from people who say it all sounds the same, but it includes many music genres, from drum and bass to grime to downtempo. How much do you know about the bass-heavy music phenomenon? Take this quiz to find out.

What's the stage name of Swedish DJ Tim Bergling?

  • Deadmau5
  • Avicii
  • Akon

The origins of trance are usually traced to which country?

  • United States
  • Germany
  • Japan

In which city did the EDM festival Electric Daisy Carnival first appear?

  • San Diego
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles

Which EDM label was co-founded by DJ Armin van Buuren?

  • Armada Music
  • Jive Electro
  • Astralwerks

Which DJ is known for throwing a cake at an audience member at every show?

  • Calvin Harris
  • David Guetta
  • Steve Aoki

Calvin Harris teamed up with pop band Haim to create which smash hit?

  • "Summer"
  • "How Deep is Your Love"
  • "Pray to God"

Which recreational drug is often associated with EDM?

  • MDMA
  • heroin
  • marijuana

What is the maximum tempo of most trance music?

  • 80 beats per minute
  • 140 beats per minute
  • 200 beats per minute

Which EDM duo asked Johnny Rotten to sing on one of its most famous tracks?

  • Afrojack
  • Leftfield
  • Chemical Brothers

About how much did ultra-popular DJ Calvin Harris earn in 2014?

  • $12 million
  • $66 million
  • $123 million

Which John Denver song did Pretty Lights cover in 2011?

  • "Thank God I’m a Country Boy"
  • "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
  • "Rocky Mountain High"

EDM grew in part as a revolt against which music trend?

  • disco
  • punk
  • '80s hair metal

Karin Dreijer Andersson performed in The Knife and what other electronic project?

  • La Roux
  • Fever Ray
  • Neon Neon

In 2015 about how many people attended the Electric Daisy Carnival?

  • 400,000
  • 500,000
  • 1 million

How much did the EDM industry earn how much in 2014?

  • $6.2 billion
  • $2.3 billion
  • $988 million

Which major electronic act made the hugely popular album "Vegas"?

  • Fatboy Slim
  • The Prodigy
  • The Crystal Method

Tijs Michiel Verwest is the real name of which superstar DJ?

  • Skrillex
  • Tiesto
  • Flux Pavilion

Which artist ends each show by taking a "family picture" with the crowd behind him?

  • Excision
  • Pretty Lights
  • Bassnectar

What clothing item is Daft Punk known for wearing onstage?

  • LED ties
  • helmets
  • leather pants

Which pop megahit did David Guetta produce for another band?

  • "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
  • "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
  • "Love Story" by Taylor Swift

Royksopp hails from which country?

  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Norway

Diplo is a part of which electronic music project?

  • Major Lazer
  • Nando Boom
  • Hardwell

Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Boseems make up which electronic music duo?

  • The Crystal Method
  • Cosmic Gate
  • Disclosure

In 2014, about how many people attended EDM festival TomorrowWorld?

  • 160,000
  • 55,000
  • 12,000

Which artist won Best Dance Recording at the 2014 Grammy Awards?

  • Nero
  • Kaskade
  • Zedd

Moombahton is a genre of EDM that combines Dutch house with what?

  • dubstep
  • reggaeton
  • Baltimore club

Kanye West performed with which group at the 2008 Grammy Awards?

  • Infected Mushroom
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Daft Punk

"Blue Fear" was which DJ's first big hit?

  • Chicane
  • Armin Van Buuren
  • Galantis

Joel Zimmerman is the real name of which EDM star?

  • Deadmau5
  • Moby
  • Adventure Club

Which song gave The Chemical Brothers their first No. 1 hit in the U.K.?

  • "Get Up on It Like This"
  • "Setting Sun"
  • "Life Is Sweet"