In Parking Lot 8 of RFK Stadium on Saturday night, Skream and Benga cranked the bass loud enough to remind you how much hair you had on your knuckles.
The only time the music stopped was when the London DJ duo paused to ask the sound engineer to turn it up even more. “This is bass music!” Skream shouted, frustrated with the mix. His gripe felt like a rallying cry. In EDM, more is never enough.
The genre — its catchall name stands for “electronic dance music” — has enjoyed a historic surge in popularity this year, with house music pumping in our gyms, electro pumping in our clubs and dubstep pumping in our high school parking lots.