Even 100 years into its existence, electronic music is usually interpreted as a commodity, judged by its ability to move dance floors and impress tastemakers. This overlooks the fact that many electronic music lovers are hermetic, introverted creatures; spinning sci-fi tapestries of bleeps, bloops, ‘n beats, from concrete bunkers and damp basements.This dichotomy can be seen in the digital dance floor abstractions of New York’s Ed Purchla, who makes music under the name 1700 Monkey Ninjas. That’s not to say it’s not gooddance music – it is. The beats bang and the synths sing. It’s just not hitched to any prevalent trend or social grouping. He’s not just trying to move people’s bodies, but also their mindand spirit.