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A Guide to the Twin Cities’ Electronic Music Scene


Lonefront by Josh Bestgen

A city’s dance scene is considered healthy when the after-hours parties in people’s apartments go past six in the morning. Granted, that’s no guarantee of a scene’s size—in Minneapolis-St. Paul’s case, the parties are intense even when the numbers are small, which is often. (Rock and hip-hop are still the main draws here.) The Twin Cities’ fervency, its will to keep the party going through thick and thin, sometimes in what amounts to open secrecy (a couple of the bigger parties in town are mailing-list/word-of-mouth only), is a big part of what gives its electronic dance music landscape its unique charm.

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