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We’ve talked at length about our excitement for the CounterPoint Festival coming up next weekend (9/27 – 9/29) in Atlanta. You can hear some of today’s hottest electronic dance music artists in our new CounterPoint Premium Channel but while all eyes seem to be on EDM lately there are artists that have trail-blazed the genre across several decades.

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday highlights essential albums from these electronic all-stars that you should certainly consider adding to your Music Unlimited library or playlists!

Daft Punk

Album: Discovery  (2001)

Song: “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”

Fatboy Slim

Album:  You’ve Come a Long Way Baby (1998)

Song: “Praise You”

Chemical Brothers

Album:  Dig Your Own Hole (1997)

Song:  “Block Rockin’ Beats”

Dirty Vegas

Album:  Dirty Vegas (2003)

Song:  “Days Go By”

Underworld

Album: 1992 – 2012 Anthology (2011)

Song: “Born Slippy (NUXX)”

The Prodigy

Album: Fat of the Land (1997)

Song: “Smack My B***** Up”

Crystal Method

Album: Vegas (1997)

Song: “Keep Hope Alive”

DJ Shadow

Album: Endtroducing . . . (1997)

Song: “Building Steam with a Grain of Salt”

AIR

Album: Moon Safari (1998)

Song: “La femme d’argent”

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Next weekend, electronic dance music fans will descend on Atlanta for the inaugural CounterPoint Festival. Attendees will enjoy three days of music on multiple stages, alongside art and other fun activities such as the Silent Disco presented by Music Unlimited.

We are counting down the days until the festival with a roundup of videos from some of the performers. Still not enough to satisfy you until next weekend? Listen to our new CounterPoint Premium Channel on the Music Unlimited service!

8 Days

M83 – “Midnight City” (Live on Carson Daly)

7 Days

Skrillex (Lollapalooza and Hard Fest Weekend 2011)

6 Days

Toro Y Moi “Still Sound” (Live on KEXP)

5 Days

Beats Antique “Mayans vs. Aliens NYE 2012” (Live in San Francisco)

4 Days

Polica – “Wandering Star” (Live on 89.3 The Current)

3 Days

Zeds Dead (Live in San Franscisco)

2 Days

Reptar – Stuck in my ID (Live at Lollapalooza 2011)

1 Day

Porter Robinson – Tiesto College Invasion Tour 2011

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Around every corner, everyone seems to be talking about electronic dance music, or EDM. Artists like Skrillex and Avicii have turned the spotlight on this subculture, which has had an upswelling of fans for a long time, seeing huge numbers for tour dates and festivals around the world.

Now, EDM fans in the southeast can rejoice as a brand new festival, CounterPoint, emerges in Atlanta, GA, next week (Sept 27th – 29th). The Music Unlimited service will be on the ground all weekend, powering the Silent Disco and updating from the festival all weekend as we set up the service to listen to and celebrate with the thousand

s of fans who will be pouring onto the field near the Chattahoochee River.

Get geared up to dance by listening to our brand new CounterPoint Premium Channel, which is lined with tracks from M83, Beats Antique, Crystal Castles, Big Boi, Wale, Ghostland Observatory and more. Find it now in the premium channels section of the Music Unlimited service.

Three-day, single and VIP tickets are still available. Visit http://www.counterpointfestival.com/tickets.php to check out options and get yourself to the fest! Hope to see you there!

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