The late 1990s to early 2000s were fascinating years to witness in electronic music. The genre had grown exponentially since the 1980s to finally achieve its first taste of commercial success – once underground tracks began earning mainstream radio play, super clubs were fixtures of the scene, and the art of DJing reigned supreme.
While the industry has certainly gone through many major changes since then, a number of the scene’s most dedicated artists are still around today after beginning their careers two or more decades ago. The video clip below, for example, shows 2004 footage of Carl Cox and Kevin Sauderson going back-to-back on vinyl decks inside a cavernous Rotterdam club. Thirteen years later, both legendary acts continue to pull in boundless amounts of fans just as eager as the Dutch crowd in this video. Seeing the lasting impact of artists such as these is a reminder that dance music will continue to be an interminable aspect of modern culture in the decades to come.