1. DEADMAU5 “AURAL PSYNAPSE” [ORIGINAL MIX] (mau5trap)
Release Date: Not released yet on Beatport
I have to admit, I wanted to post this track up earlier on my blog, but opted to wait until it officially was released on Beatport. I couldn’t wait any longer, so here we are, after hearing it on Above & Beyond’s Trance Around The World #398. Interestingly enough, it is a rework of a track he did sometime between 1998-2000. Amazing attention to detail and smooth flow define this progressive house track.
2. MICHAEL CALFAN “RESURRECTION” [AXWELL’S RECUT CLUB VERSION] (Axtone Records)
Release Date: 2011-11-21
Calfan’s “Resurrection” stays in the top #5. It is currently #1 on Beatport overall, which is astounding for a fairly new artist. It definitely doesn’t hurt that Axwell is responsible for about a third of the production. Good track with especially big drops for progressive house.
3. ABOVE & BEYOND “FORMULA ROSSA” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Anjunabeats)
Release Date: 2011-11-27
Above & Beyond move upwards on this week’s countdown. I can’t even start to explain the skill and technicality required to produce a track like this. There’s so much attention paid to detail with all of the elements involved in this multi-layered trance hit. This has engineering equivalent to deadmau5’s “Aural Psynapse”.
4. TIESTO, TRISTAN GARNER “TRAFFIC” [TRISTAN GARNER REMIX] (Magic Muzik)
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Yes, this is the remake of one of the all-time great trance tracks in Tiesto’s “Traffic”. Garner adds a nice signature touch to this hit. There’s enough of the original track in the remake to hold up the integrity of Tiesto.
5. ZEDD “STARS COME OUT” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Dim Mak Records)
Release Date: 2011-11-22
“Stars Come Out” stays in the top #5 for the second week in a row. It is crazy to think that Zedd only happens to be the ripe young age of 22, and he’s already achieved so much success. Great production and even better vocals selection can be attributed to this EDM hit.