Those bleeps and bloops of the analog past have since given way to highly advanced electronic musicians like EDM pioneer David Guetta. The label groups that have supported such futuristic sounds have released a comprehensive album and guide to electro over the decades, featuring some of the genre's biggest names.
As a bonus to Electrospective, you can watch David Guetta, DJ Ease and Sister Bliss talk about how the EDM craze came to fruition in Europe and the United States.
"A lot of people say I made it happen, by working with people like Black Eyed Peas and Akon ... but actually the scene was already huge [in America]," Guetta says. "Electronic music was kept very underground in America because medias were refusing [to cover it]."
"Dance music has always been there. I think it's great that it's successful and that America's working up to House Music, where it was born. It was born in America, it's just that we knew how to make the party in Europe and in England," DJ Ease says in the video below. Despite being plugged into an electronic scene since the late '90s, Ease "won't condone" the term EDM: "It's dance music. Come on, people!"
"It's a lifestyle to them," Sister Bliss says of dance music fans. "It's not just music they listen to. It's a fashion, a culture -- it has icons. It has lyrics that connect."
Watch the full video below and check out the Electrospective site for all related events and releases.