A hot june equals hot music! This week EDM Charts purveys the hottest deep house releases of 2013 thus far. Erkka “excommunicates” what is standard in the industry. Climbers are anything but “frozen” with their blazing new single. Lars Vegas shows us what the “game” is all about.
1. ERKKA “EXCOMMUNICATION” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ANJUNADEEP) Release Date: 2013-6-3
Genre: DEEP HOUSE
Description: Erkka tops the chart as the #1 deep house hit of 2013 thus far with a futuristic vibing track under the famed Anjunadeep label. This track has a little bit of everything. A snazzy vocal chopped over a deep soulful instrumental highlights what deep house is truly meant to be. This Finnish producer is fairly new to the scene, but if this is any precedent on what to expect, fans should really keep their ears tuned in.
Reminds Us Of: “‘Air Conditioner” – Erkka
Erkka – Excommunication
Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
Silky, barbers, Climbers – Frozen
Le Youth – COOL (Ben Pearce Remix)
Riva Starr, Rssll – Kill Me (Claptone Remix)
Lars Vegas – The Game
Daft Punk vs Tube & Berger – Get Lucky Surfin (Justin Michael vs DJ Slim Tim)
Oliver $ & Jamie Woon – Lady Luck Is Doin’ Her Thing (Jordan V Rework)
Mark Knight – Your Love
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June is here and that officially marks the start of the summer in the northern hemisphere, sorry Aussies and South Americans! Paul Oakenfold gives us a “beautiful” take on the world. Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Jerome Isma-ae ”bang” it with a big track under Armin’s label. Alan Fitzpatrick takes us back to the “beginning” with some industrial techno beats.
1. PAUL OAKENFOLD, DISFUNKTION, SPITFIRE “BEAUTIFUL WORLD” [ORIGINAL MIX] (PERFECTO RECORDS) Release Date: 2013-6-3
Genre: PROGRESSIVE HOUSE
Description: Oakenfold is a legend who has been a dominant figure over the last 15 years if not more in the EDM scene. He has had commerical exposure with hits such as “Sex N Money” and “Faster Kill Pussycat” and has established his own label in Perfecto Records. His latest single “Beautiful World” is very much on the lighter side of sound, highlighting optimistic vocals and golden piano riff. Simply put; it is a feel good track that is harmonious from beginning to end. You really don’t slam together great productions like this without experience and a great production team.
Reminds Us Of: “‘As We Collide” – Paul Oakenfold, Christian Burns, Jes
Two more days until June as we wrap up 5 full weeks of music in May! W&W drop the boom with “Thunder”. Firebeatz provide EDM fans with a “Wonderful” listening experience. Arston shows us something in the stars with “Zodiac”.
1. W&W “THUNDER” [ORIGINAL MIX] (MAINSTAGE MUSIC) Release Date: 2013-5-20
Genre: PROGRESSIVE HOUSE
Description: There may not be a more rapidly rising DJ duo in trance/progressive house than W&W (Willem van Hanegem & Ward van der Harst). Under Mainstage Music (a sub label of Armada) W&W have done nothing but pump out massive hits such as Moscow, The Code, Lift Off and D# Fat. Like the title suggests, the track brings the boom in the form of bass. With carefully planned interludes so that the track can literally catch its breath, there is nothing but literal firepower behind this banger.
Reminds Us Of: “‘The Code” – Ummet Ozcan, W&W
Festival season kicks it off big this weekend with EDC NYC! Dirty South showcases some “heart” with the next big thing. Bloc Party is brilliantly remixed by Digitalism for the “Truth”. Cirez D stays on the charts with some big “drums”.
1. DIRTY SOUTH, JOE GIL “YOUR HEART” [MICHAEL BRUN REMIX] (PHAZING) Release Date: 2013-5-13
Genre: PROGRESSIVE HOUSE
Description: One of the biggest DJs to come from the land down under takes over the #1 spot on this week’s chart with the Michael Brun Remix of “Your Heart”. This progressive house hit features unbelievable builds and amazing vocals thanks to Joe Gil, who has really made a splash on this song. The song is truly uplifting and the track itself has harmonic bass and synths. This is well deserving of the top spot.
Reminds Us Of: “‘City of Dreams” – Alesso, Dirty South
Who’s ready for festival season? Cirez D brings the “thunder” with a huge techno banger. John Dählback drops a “nuke” on the progressive house charts. Daniel Kandi brings a “changing” sound to the trance world.
1. CIREZ D “THUNDERSTRUCK” [ORIGINAL MIX] (MOUSEVILLE) Release Date: 2013-5-6
Description: Cirez D AKA Eric Prydz has been the man of 2013 thus far bringing the real, deep and less commercialized sound of techno back to prevalence. “Thunderstruck” is part of a new EP release, that has a solid warehouse feel to it. It features quick snares, some vocal chopping and of course the bass. This is just another element to be added to a brilliant portfolio of 2013 hits for Prydz.
Reminds Us Of: “‘Powerdrive” – Pryda
Summer is almost here as we hit May running! Daft Punk have nostalgically looped fans together once again. Mark Knight shows some “love” to house fans with another massive release. Above & Beyond introduce us to their new friend “Walter White”.
1. DAFT PUNK “GET LUCKY” [RADIO EDIT] (COLUMBIA) Release Date: 2013-4-19
Description: With the most massive release of the year, maybe regardless of genre, the long awaited new single of Daft Punk’s new album “Random Access Memories” is debuted. With production assistance provided by legendary producer Niles Rodgers and vocal assistance from crooner Pharrell Williams, the track is neo-synth to its finest. Daft Punk are legends because they are the best producers the genre has ever seen. Even though their tracks slide a bit more to the pop side, you cannot deny their acute attention to detail and keen sense of selecting assistance on their album productions.
Reminds Us Of: “‘One More Time” – Daft Punk Continue reading