What a massive week of releases for EDM fans and tough choices for EDM Charts! Swedish House Mafia hit the track running fast with “Greyhound”. Aly & Fila “come home” to ASOT 2012. Oliver Smith breaks a “new dawn” for Anjunabeats.
1. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA “GREYHOUND’” [ORIGINAL MIX] (EMI UK)
Swedish House Mafia strikes again! This time with a massive progressive house hit in “Greyhound”. In partnership with their country’s own famous vodka, Absolut, the famous trio compose an insanely addicting single. This gets two thumbs up from EDM Charts, as this track goes back to SHM’s roots in style.
There are multiple layers to the song. We hear a little piano, some electro synths and even a slight sense of dubstep. Like they say in their behind the scenes video, once you hear the kick drum, it brings everything to life.
There is no doubt that this track will climb the charts quickly and will make a similar impact to that of their latest single with Knife Party “Antidote”. Make sure to check out the video as well, as it takes us to a futuristic version of greyhound racing.
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2. ALY & FILA, JWAYDAN “COMING HOME” [ORIGINAL MIX EDIT] (ARMADA MUSIC)
It was only a matter of time before one of the tracks from Armin van Buuren’s “A State of Trance 2012” made the countdown. Leave it to no one else other than Egypt’s Aly & Fila with Jwaydan on the vocals. It is a magical production that is soothing to the soul.
Aly & Fila transition better than anyone in the business going from a brilliant build up to a graceful break out. Jwaydan, like usual, showcases her gorgeous voice, with brilliant backing on the written words. The integration of piano adds to the diversity and balance of the track.
This track proves once again the rising fame of the Future Sound of Egypt record label. Aly & Fila are true prodigies in the industry. These guys surely have secured themselves another top #25 ranking in next year’s DJMag Top 100.
3. OLIVER SMITH “NEW DAWN” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ANJUNABEATS)
It seems like there is never a week that goes by without an Anjunabeats artist making the top #5. This week is no exception, as Oliver Smith hits it big with a melodic trance hit in “New Dawn”. Having already garnered support from Above & Beyond via “Trance Around The World”, this track is in perfect harmony.
Smith stays true to the Anjunabeats style by integrating various melodic electronically produced synths that are light and airy. There isn’t a hard bassline at all, but to compensate is the aura and euphonic feel around the track.
Smith has been around for a few years, making tracks that have been highlighted on both Anjunabeats and Anjunadeep. This is just another piece of gold that can be added to his portfolio. He is probably one of the next artists in line under the label to be considered for mixing an upcoming compilation.
4. RUNE RK, AUDIEN, DATABOY “MEMORIZE ME” [AUDIEN DUB MIX] (ARTI FARTI)
Rune RK and Databoy collaborate together on “Memorize Me” to make a brilliant vocal trance track. Once again, this is another hit highlighted on “Trance Around The World” with Above & Beyond. Melody and harmony find a perfect equilibrium on the dub mix.
A great bassline and a quirky yet smooth small vocal loop carry this track through. The flow is catchy on the instrumental, as it is blended into multiple layers of electronic elements. The small amount of reversing/scratching type effects on the track give it a slight amount of housy edge.
Rune RK and Databoy aren’t the biggest names in the EDM scene but they’ve made an impact with this single. We all look forward to what they can accomplish in the near future, and where they try to find their fit in the industry.
5. TRENT CANTRELLE “YOU KNOW WHY” [ORIGINAL MIX] (WORK RECORDS)
It just wouldn’t be right if EDM Charts didn’t highlight a House track in honor of Winter Music Conference. Regardless of if it is March or any other month, Trent Cantrelle produces a great big room filler in “You Know Why”.
A solid bassline accompanies quirky, Jamaican styled vocals. In the background, steel infused drums can be heard, making it feel rather tribal. The flow is quick and upbeat, adding to the fire and energy.
Cantrelle has been part of some big House singles in the past year. This track should rival his previous hit “I Want A Freak”. This is a must have for any artist spinning the decks during WMC 2012.