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Witness the Evolution of Western Dance Music Unfold in 15 Seconds


Late last week, British travel bookings company Thomsen Holidays posted a helpful infographic on its blog in hopes of helping prospective music tourists. It’s one of the more engaging pieces of music journalism we’ve encountered this year. Titled “How Music Travels: The Evolution of Western Dance Music,” it’s an interactive graphic that charts, by way of multicolored constellations, the ways in which Western dance music (i.e. the driving force behind a recent issue of SPIN) has grown, cross-pollinated, and shape-shifted over the past 200 hundred years. You can watch the dots connect themselves, 200 hundred years scrunched into just under 15 seconds, or, you can control the pace of time yourself. Either way, it’s bound to prove more fruitful than creeping on Facebook this weekend.