1. KASKADE, SKRILLEX “LICK IT” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ULTRA)
Release Date: 2011-11-08
Well, what do we have here? Ah yes, a massive collaboration between Kaskade & Skrillex, on Kaskade’s new album “Fire & Ice”. Simply put, Progressive House meets Dubstep. The best part about the track is the energy behind it. Massive basslines manufactured by Skrillex are smoothly engineered over an instrumental loop by Kaskade. This will surely rock many concerts over this winter.
2. AFROJACK “LIONHEART” [ORIGINAL MIX] (WALL RECORDINGS)
Release Date: 2011-11-07
Afrojack’s newest single is a massive electro-banger, full of funky electronic quirks and tons of bass. Yes, this is the style that we all attribute to the Dutch sensation Afrojack. Having already been picked up on by Pete Tong’s Essential Tune, this track will soon be on the tracklist for many podcasts.
3. DADA LIFE “HAPPY VIOLENCE” [VOCAL EXTENDED MIX] (SO MUCH DADA)
Release Date: 2011-10-31
Dada Life’s “Happy Violence” stays in the top #5 for another week. I swear these guys come up with some of the most unique electronic sounds. They must spend a massive time toying around with their MIDI controller and Ableton Live. Fear the DADA!
4. ABOVE & BEYOND, MIGUEL BOSE “SEA LO QUE SEA SERA” [MYON & SHANE 54 SUMMER OF LOVE MIX] (ANJUNABEATS)
Release Date: 2011-10-23
There isn’t a track out there that defines “global” more than A&B’s new single. First off the vocals are done entirely in Spanish by Miguel Bose. Second, the instrumental has that chill tranquil sound that only A&B can produce. In case you’re wondering the title translates to “Whatever Will Be, Will Be”…or in my tongue “It Is What It Is”.
5. HEATBEAT ”ROSES NEVER CRY” [ORIGINAL MIX] (SOUNDPIERCING [ARMADA])
Release Date: 2011-10-03
This is the first time Heatbeat has graced my top #5. It also is the first time an Argentian DJ has made the list (they’re actually a duo made up of Agustin Servente and Matias Faint). What a great trance hit we have here. A melodic intro that’s integrated into a pounding bassline harmonized over by some graceful female vocals. I give many props to Armada’s R&D for finding these guys.
I would like to end this entry by stating, for those who are wondering, that yes Avicii “levels” is not on this week’s list and will not be on any future ones. It was in the top #5 in the beginning of summer. You probably have noticed it “topping” the charts now. The reason being is that it finally was legally released by his new label LE7ELS. Enjoy this week’s list!