Quiz: Here Comes the Drop: The Electronic Dance Music Quiz
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Here Comes the Drop: The Electronic Dance Music Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

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.

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

"I Could Be the One" is one of Avicii's most popular tracks

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The origins of trance are usually traced to which country?

The genre emerged in the 1990s in Germany.

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

The first festival took place in 1997 in Los Angeles.

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

Armada Music has released some hit EDM singles.

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

It's considered a huge honor to receive Steve Aoki's "caking."

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

"Pray to God" is on Calvin Harris' 2014 album "Motion."

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Which recreational drug is often associated with EDM?

The effects of MDMA, or ecstasy, reportedly heighten the sensation of music and lights.

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What is the maximum tempo of most trance music?

Most tracks don’t go any slower than 120 beats per minute or faster than 140 beats per minute.

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

Rotten sang on "Open Up" by Leftfield.

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

He earned about $66 million dollars, making him the highest-paid DJ in the world.

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Which John Denver song did Pretty Lights cover in 2011?

"Take Me Home, Country Roads" is an eclectic reinterpretation of Denver's version.

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

Disco was on its way out of mainstream culture in the late 1970s.

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

In Fever Ray videos she portrays a creepy character.

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

About 400,000 people gathered over a three-day period.

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

The industry made $6.2 billion in 2014. Corporations snap up the best talent to make big bucks.

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

The Crystal Method's album was certified platinum.

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

Tiesto's name is synonymous with EDM.

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

Bassnectar loves to please "Bass Heads" who travel to many of his shows, Grateful Dead style.

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What clothing item is Daft Punk known for wearing onstage?

The helmets help them look more like robots

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Which pop megahit did David Guetta produce for another band?

The huge success of The Black Eyed Peas' song "I Gotta Feeling" solidified Guetta's celebrity credentials.

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Royksopp hails from which country?

Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland met in Norway when they were just kids.

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Diplo is a part of which electronic music project?

He teams up with Jillionaire and Walshy Fire for the Major Lazer project.

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

Cosmic Gate has been around since 1999.

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

One hundred sixty thousand people came from nearly 100 countries to see electronic acts near Atlanta.

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

Zedd's music is typically filed under the electro house genre.

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

Diplo and Munchi, among other musicians, often make moombahton, which is a mix of house and reggaeton.

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

They performed the song "Stronger" from Kanye West's album "Graduation."

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

Armin Van Buuren was only 19 years old when he hit the scene.

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Joel Zimmerman is the real name of which EDM star?

Deadmau5 is known for trying innovative new sounds.

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

The video features Noel Gallagher from the band Oasis.

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