The Grateful Dead and electronic dance music have a lot in common when you first listen you may not think that but as you get deeper into the nuances of the sounds the similarities reveal themselves for instance the dead one of the first bands to ever mash musical types similar to what DJs do now when mixing electronic dance music and matching songs also the Jazz like continuous connection of rhythms and beats with songs as well as the teasing and fading in and out of different songs all often found in electronic dance music the chill out stuff can be quite psychedelic I would say 90% of the music I listen to is Grateful Dead related 9% EDM and 1% other
At Glastonbury 2005, I was dragged kicking and screaming to see 2 Many DJs. I was completely and utterly sucked into the music. It remains my biggest musical surprise. That really opened my eyes to a lot of different things. I'm just as likely to be listening to triphop stuff as I am anything else these days.