We're living in interesting times, fellow Americans. Assumptions are running wild that our nation just got put on to EDM. When people think of "EDM" today, they think of gross commercialization of foreign sounds. These same people ignore a rich history. In celebration of our Independence Day, we're here to ask you: Without America, would electronic dance music as we know it even exist  We appreciate the advancements that people in the UK and throughout Europe have provided; some of our favorite sounds are born in countries across the Atlantic ocean. But to deny that America hasn't contributed great things to the scene isn't silly... it's flat out wrong. DAD doesn't get patriotic and puff out our chests about America's additions to dance music canon often, but on the eve of the celebration of our nation's independence, we'll happily throw on the colors and celebrate what America's given to the dance music scene as a whole.

Take a ride through history and check out America's Greatest Contributions to Dance Music.