Music has brought people together since long before we had genres, recordings, or even proper instruments. Something about a bopping beat or a tender tune awakes emotions in us that we want to share with each other, even if there are no words involved. No matter what style you like, there’s a community for you.

In fact, that music community can grow to become a subculture that unites millions of people around an inspiring message, even if it’s simply “dance ’til you drop and forget the rest.” But when children started immersing themselves in a world of aggressive dance and hard-core drugs, parents wondered if a certain music craze had finally gone too far.

It’s certainly no secret that Germanic Europeans love electronic music. The Belgians celebrate at Tomorrowland, The Netherlands has The Flying Dutch festival, and the Germans enjoy World Club Dome, but is the culture getting out of hand?