END OF THE YEAR 2012 SPECIAL: TOP 10 PROGRESSIVE HOUSE COUNTDOWN

26 Dec

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Thanks for joining EDM Charts for the 2012 End of the Year Countdown of the Top 10 Progressive House Tracks. As we all get ready to welcome in 2013, it’s time to reflect on what was accomplished in 2012. Read up on the top tracks and also take a listen to the mix with additional commentary on the Soundcloud link within the article.

1. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA “GREYHOUND” [ORIGINAL MIX] (VIRGIN UK) Release Date: 2012-3-12#1_shm

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: Sweden

Description: It’s hard to think of a higher anticipated track of 2012 from other than the biggest EDM group on the planet in Swedish House Mafia. This track not only garnered the attention of EDM fans, but it also caught the eyes of Absolut Vodka, as it became part of their huge marketing campaign. This song is pure genius and showcases the groups diverseness.

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2. SEBASTIAN INGROSSO, ALESSO, RYAN TEDDER “CALLING (LOSE MY MIND)” [EXTENDED CLUB MIX] (REFUNE RECORDS) Release Date: 2012-3-9#2_alesso

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: Sweden

Description: There must be something in the water in Sweden, because the Swedish are dominating progressive house right now. Alesso is an up and coming start and he teams up with Sebastian Ingrosso and Ryan Tedder of One Republic. Calling showcases the fine balance between EDM and the pop world. The instrumental is brilliant and is a whirlwind of emotions.

3. IVAN GOUGH & FEENIXPAWL “IN MY MIND” [AXWELL MIX] (BIG BEAT RECORDS) Release Date: 2012-5-22#3_feenixpawl

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: Australia, Sweden

Description: Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl show the world that there is more than enough talent down under in Australia. This is yet another track that got commercial attention from the business world by being part of a KIA car commercial. It has an extremely catchy chorus and the instrumental is what EDM is all about.

4. PRYDA “ALLEIN” [ORIGINAL MIX] (VIRGIN UK) Release Date: 2012-5-14#4_pryda

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: Sweden

Description: Talk about a comeback for one of the most legendary Swedes and EDM producers of all time. “Allein” is a wonderful progressive house track that was part of his newest album release. The small vocal loop shows off Pryda’s minimalist styling. It’s a smooth as it gets when it comes to productions.

5. MARTIN SOLVEIG “THE NIGHT OUT” [A-TRAK VS MARTIN EXTENDED] (MIXTURE) Release Date: 2012-4-11#6_martinsolveig

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: France

Description: This track debuted at Ultra Music Festival Miami this spring and everyone knew it was going to be a monster hit. Solveig is  a one man band. He produced it and even did the vocals. Thanks to the help of A-Trak, it has a nice funk vibe to it.

6. HARD ROCK SOFA, SWANKY TUNES “HERE WE GO” [ORIGINAL MIX] (AXTONE RECORDS) Release Date: 2012-7-9#6_hardrocksofa

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: Moldova, Russia

Description: The boys from Russia go hard on “Here We Go”. Sampling 80s rock and roll riffs, the track is killer in the club and full of high energy. It’s hardened style is typical of both of these DJ groups. There’s something in the water, or should I say vodka in Russia!

7. DENIZ KOYU “BONG” [ORIGINAL MIX] (REFUNE RECORDS) Release Date: 2012-6-8#8_denizkoyu

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: Turkey

Description: Deniz Koyu has had a massive 2012. His hits thus far have consisted of “Turn It Down” and “Follow You”. “Bong” represent his typical bouncy style. We’re not really sure of the meaning of the title of the track, but we are sure that it’s one of the best hits of 2012.

8. NICKY ROMERO, NERVO “LIKE HOME” [ORIGINAL MIX] (PROTOCOL RECORDINGS) Release Date: 2012-11-12#8_NERVO

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: Australia, Holland

Description: What a killer collabo on “Like Home”. The ladies from down under, NERVO, take care of the vocals and add their own style to the instrumental. Nicky Romero continues his steamrolling of the industry by laying down massive hit after another. This track debuted at Electric Zoo in NYC this summer and caught the ears of all EDM fans.

9. THE ASTON SHUFFLE, TOMMY TRASH “SUNRISE (WON’T GET LOST)” [TOMMY TRASH VERSION] (AXTONE RECORDS) Release Date: 2012-10-12#9_astonshuffle

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: Australia

Description: What a year for Australia! The Aston Shuffle get remixed by the master of all remixes, Tommy Trash. This one leads a bit more on the electro house genre, as it it full of bass and some hard synths. The vocals really shine, helping give the song some true character.

10. DAVID GUETTA, NICKY ROMERO “METROPOLIS” [ORIGINAL MIX] (JACK BACK RECORDS) Release Date: 2012-4-11#10_romeroguetta

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: France, Holland

Description: Nicky Romero pops up once again on this year end countdown with house legend David Guetta. Metropolis also debuted at Ultra Music Festival Miami and it definitely rocked the house. This song really shows the influence that electro house has on EDM this year. This was a great comeback song for Guetta, showing his commitment to true EDM fans.

One Response to “END OF THE YEAR 2012 SPECIAL: TOP 10 PROGRESSIVE HOUSE COUNTDOWN”

  1. Chancellor June 17, 2013 at 15:51 #

    This list is quite accurate except for the fact that “Here We Go” is on this list. I strongly recommend you take out that song and substitute it with “Years” by Alesso. “Here We Go” was a great song, but it was not as good as Alesso’s “Years” due to the fact that Years was more widely recognized and accepted. It stayed in the top 20 progressive house songs on beat port for more than seven months. So offense to Hard Rock Sofa, but Alesso did in fact create a better and more progressive song.

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