Many people immersing themselves into the world of electronic music culture have little to no knowledge of the different genres. Even those attending festivals regularly have difficulties deciphering between artistic styles. For many people, it takes years and a lot of listening to be able to figure out the subtle differences in styles.
The occurrence is common among fans of electronic dance music (EDM) and is challenging to any novice intent on learning the styles. The situation is complicated by the numerous lists of genres and sub-genres of EDM that grows by the day. Most artists want to explore the diversity in EDM styles, and knowledge of the stylistic distinctions is needed to appreciate the techniques involved.