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.”