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5 DANCE TRACKS THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME

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Before talent level was comparative to social media following, who supported your track or even who retweeted you. There was a time when artists music had to speak for itself. The beginning of the electronic music takeover in North America. Somewhere between being called “EDM” -having structure, differentiation and people enjoying it for what it was;GOOD MUSIC. Here are a few tracks that have and will stand the test of time.

5. Porter Robinson and Mat Zo – Easy

Porter Robinson has stated  video games were a huge influence to his production style and it shines though in this banger. Solid production and a beautiful uplifting tune.

YouTube Plays 4.2 million

Label/Release: Ministry of Sound-13 April 2013

Best Comment: “I love it when genuine effort and attention to detail goes into a track. This is an example of that. Every aspect of it is obviously carefully thought out and shaped, and because of that it has longevity- there’s so much in it that you don’t get bored.”

4. Quintino and Sandro Silva – Epic

A track that some would say spawned the genre of BIG ROOM or EDM. This and Martin Garrix’s – Animals were tracks you could not ignore.  A solid two years went by with these being the peak of DJ’s sets all over the world. A heavy track that changed the way big dance tunes were made, a nice time stamp in dance music history.

Label/Release: Musical Freedom-3 October 2011

YouTube Plays: 18.5 Million

Best Comment: “This song changed EVERYTHING.”

3.  Eric Prydz – Everyday

Just around the time of the birth of the renowned ‘Pryda Snare’ although not as big as ‘Call on me” (which he often refuses to play at shows.) This track holds true to Prydz style; huge-uplifting-original-music.

Label/Release Date: Virgin Records-22 October 2012

YouTube Plays: 1.1 Million

Best Comment: “too short, 0/10”

2. deadmau5 & Kaskade-I Remember

A great track put together by two North American legends that put mainstream dance music on the map. Not to mention it was created in the height of both of their careers. Punchy bass and strong melodic synths-feels good.

Label/Release Date: Ultra-15 September 2008

YouTube Plays: 30 Million

Best Comment: “This song makes me feel like im covered in Jellyfish.”

1. Tim Berg – Seek Bromance

Before AVICII went all country on us and took over the world there was this gem. A song that gave us a taste of the Swedish producers unique style and range. This track attributed to the mass appeal of dance music and the beginning of AVICII’s career. The music video has some kind of double meaning which adds to the appeal.

Label/Release Date: Ministry of Sound-17 October 2010

YouTube Plays: 30 Million

Best Comment: “This has been my ringtone ever since it came out lol. I love this song.”

 

ADE to allow attendees 5 ecstasy pills each-legally

 

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Summer is over in the northern hemisphere and the dance music world heads to one of the biggest events in the world-Amsterdam Dance Event. The Dutch know how to party and are taking a laid back approach to their drug policy this year. Attendees are allowed to have five ecstasy pills on them which is  four more than the rest of the Netherlands allows (the event is five days 14 Oct.-18 Oct.)

From what used to be considered a taboo drug policy the Netherlands seems to be leading the way in drug reform; considering the recent adoption of  legalized marijuana in parts of the US. Marijuana is not the only tourist attraction, in May the first Ecstacy Store was opened in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam has always hoped that tolerance for drug use will promote a safer experience for visitors. The city has formed several partnerships to assist the festival including Jellinek, a drug testing center will extend its hours to assist in testing of pills.

Party on, Amsterdam.

 

 

 

What is DemoDrop?

DemoDrop.com is a music platform that helps artists promote their music and connect with labels, radio shows, and headliner DJ’s.

Step 1.

Sign up for a free account using Facebook, Twitter, or Email. Upload your music or import it directly from Soundcloud or DropBox.

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2. Share your track on Social Media to gain support and plays.

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3. The more supports/plays your track receives the higher it ranks on our charts. Make good music, get noticed by labels and DJ’s.

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If you run a label or are a DJ who handles a large volume of submissions we provide filters to help you find the tracks you are looking for.

Every DemoDrop account has a separate page just for track submission. Example <username>.demodrop.com

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This can also be added to your Facebook page.

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Each submission can be private, shared or download disabled.

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The submitter will have to fill out information about the track. What type of track, when was it made, is it signed etc.

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This information makes it easier for DJ’s and labels to find the music they are looking for in their DemoDrop inbox.

 

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Using the filters we take over 2500 tracks in our inbox and filter them to just 4 tracks.

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Even if you don’t like Justin Bieber…

141222_r25909_690Yes we are aware this song has had more attention that it deserves. Yes we know you probably are not a J. Bieber fan.
Regardless, this is a good look at the creative process behind “Where Are Ü Now?” by Jack Ü the track that went platinum in under six months.  How to make a hit video.

Click here for DemoDrop remixes —>Where Are Ü Now?

 

Deadmau5’s reaction to Bieber’s “expensive sounds” comment.

Yeah. It's expensive allright. This fucking remix cost me 60k.

A video posted by deadmau5 (@deadmau5) on

Martin Garrix Leaves Spinnin’ Records

From Martin’s Instagram

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NEWS:

Due to rumours in the music industry I think it is necessary to inform everyone as follows.
It is correct that I recently nullified/terminated my agreements with MusicAllstars Management B.V. and Spinnin Records B.V.
There was a difference of opinion between us regarding the reasonableness of the agreements. Although I enjoyed working with the Spinnin and MAS team, it was not possible to bridge our different views with MusicAllstars Management B.V. and Spinnin Records B.V.
From the beginning of this year I tried to get back the ownership rights of my music from Spinnin Records and to keep my confidence in MAS. I am extremely disappointed that the discussions have not led to a change in the agreements or return of the ownership rights, and that is why I nullified them.
With that, I close this chapter. I trust that everyone respects that I would like to leave this behind me and that I prefer not to discuss this any further.
I am working on new tracks and have an exciting new project so hopefully I can share good news with you during Amsterdam Dance Event.
Martijn Garritsen