Since our article "Stop Calling EDM, EDM" stirred up such a strong response I decided to open up this conversation for ongoing input and updates. I've updated my initial sketch to include some more genres that I didn't include in the first one, some really important ones.
Big thanks to everyone commented and left feedback it was super helpful.
Now I would like to keep updating this genome that we have started and keep it as up to date as possible. Please leave any feedback for additions and I will keep this post updated with the latest version or just publish an updated every month or two as it progresses.
I will also start posting genre specific posts with a brief history and origin of each of the genres along with an example for you to reference. These should help get a better understanding of the overall genome/evolution and common mistakes, like the true definition of Deep House.
We can't start making things up and changing the meaning of classic genres like Deep House, no other self-respecting genre does it so why is it happening in electronic music?
Some genres like Hardcore and Dub both had influences on genres like Jungle/Drum & Bass so I put those nodes adjacent to them.