WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: AUGUST 2012, VOL. 64

8 Aug

Where has this summer gone? Alesso makes it look like he has been performing for “years” in his latest #1.  Unclubbed releases a remix of a classic club anthem we all “loved”.  Beat Service does a similar effort with LTN‘s memorable hit we haven’t “let go” of yet.

1. ALESSO, MATTHEW KOMA “YEARS” [VOCAL EXTENDED MIX] (REFUNE RECORDS) Release Date: 2012-08-04

The sub 21 year old Alesso is at it again, producing a sure fire #1 hit. “Years” really makes EDM fans feel like Alesso has been producing for years, yet he is just getting his young career started. It is also refreshing to see new vocalist Matthew Koma on another track with a different artists (reference Zedd).

This is a great progressive house track, with a hair of “pop” added to it, almost, I dare say, similar to Swedish House Mafia in style. It has a great feel to it composed of rising synths that are optimistic and hopeful. This potentially is Alesso’s best track produced to date based on instrumental alone.

This is going to be a fun time watching Alesso develop over the years. Keep in mind he is just starting a blossoming career. There are many more hits from this young EDM producer!

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2. UNCLUBBED, ZOE DURANT “NEED TO FEEL LOVED” [REDROCHE REMIX] (NEW STATE MUSIC) Release Date: 2012-08-06

Do you remember the classic club hit “Need To Feel Loved” from 2004? I’m sure you do, as it absolutely tore up the charts and was an anthem. This re-do/remix by Unclubbed adds a new age feel with a few more elements added to make it a bit more progressive house.

Zoe Durant does a great job replecating the original vocals, as they’re definitely sultry and sexy. The added instrumental elements give the track a new kick. It still remains very club friendly, but this is now refined into a track that could potentially be dropped at a festival.

This isn’t the only track this week to be a redo of the original. It is intriguing to see a remix of a classic done well.

CLASSIC COLLABORATION: SEBASTIAN INGROSSO “KNAS” [ORIGINAL MIX] (SIZE RECORDS) Release Date: 2010-07-28

Now that Swedish House Mafia is done, it is about that time to reflect on some of the member’s individual hits. “KNAS” was one of the kick start songs to Sebastian Ingrosso’s individual career under Size Records.

If you know anything about the members of SHM, then you know they really don’t give a f##k. This is similar in style to this track. It is an instrumental and it is hard hitting and your face. There’s plenty of base and was one of the firestarters to the electro house movement.

“KNAS” is memorable and even better to witness in person, which the EDM Charts crew had a chance to see live at Red Rocks in Denver this July dropped by Steve Angello.

3. LTN “NEVER LET ME GO” [BEAT SERVICE REMIX] (ENHANCED PROGRESSIVE) Release Date: 2012-07-30

This is a second track on the top #5 countdown that is a remix of a classic. This time the treatment comes from the Estonian DJ, Beat Service. The original was very melodic and trancy. This version is still trance but much more hard hitting.

Even with the hardened elements of bass, the vocals are crisp, heavenly and airy. The thing that makes it a classic if truly looking at it, is the one element that hasn’t changed, the lyrics. They are well written and tell a great love story.

The track seemed to make a resurface mainly based on the exposure it received on Trance Around The World. One element remains true; classics never fade.

4. MARCUS SCHOSSOW, ELLEAH “HURRY UP” [ORIGINAL MIX] (TONE DIARY) Release Date: 2012-08-06

Wow, what an impressive entry at #4 with Swedish DJ Marcus Schossow. Between the unbelievable vocals and amazing synths this is some gorgeous vocal trance.

The Swedes definitely know how to produce some insane talent. Schossow is a work horse, pumping out one single after another. Elleah needs to be part of many more tracks, as her voice is a breath of fresh air.

Schossow had done wonders under his label Tone Diary. Not only with his singles, but his radio show is something to check out as well.

5. AUDIEN “EVENTIDE” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ANJUNABEATS) Release Date: 2012-08-06

What would a countdown be without some Anjunabeats action. This master mind label keeps producing talent like no other label. This time we have Audien hailing from the USA, with some airy trance.

This again is the label at its finest. The synths are arranged in such a manner that the flow is unbreakable. It is a classic example of a hybrid intermingled with trance, big room and a touch of progressive house.

It’s interesting to see the USA getting more involved with trance, as that scene has almost been exclusively been dominated by the European continent. Mad props to Audien for doing trying something new and unique.

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