As we say goodbye to January 2013, EDM Charts has a treat for you with a special guest mix from Austrian Rawrberry! Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz welcome in ASOT 600 with an “expedition”. Rank 1 & M.I.K.E. take a look into the “elements” of trance. Ilan Bluestone shows us why Anjunabeats never disappoints.
1. ARMIN VAN BUUREN, MARKUS SCHULZ “THE EXPEDITION – A STATE OF TRANCE 600 ANTHEM” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ARMADA) Release Date: 2013-1-28
Origin: HOLLAND, USA
Description: Armin van Buuren is undoubtedly the #1 DJ in the world, hands down. As A State of Trance 600 approaches Markus Schulz and van Buuren get together to produce an anthem. It is fashioned in the style of what we have to know and love from A State of Trance; high paced trance with a mission. Fans and followers must add this to their library as a trademark sound of 2012.
Reminds Us Of: “‘Invasion” – W&W
As we are inching closer to a busy spring festival season, the music is churning out! Mord Fustang goes loco with “Taito”. Armin van Buuren has us looking forward to the weekend with “Waiting For Tonight”. Estiva has everyone smiling with “Smiley Smilesworth”.
1. MORD FUSTANG “TAITO” [ORIGINAL MIX] (PLASMAPOOL) Release Date: 2013-1-21
Genre: Electro House
Description: This week the #1 spot goes to the young Estonian electro house producer Mord Fustang. Know for his quirky, hard driven, electro house songs, Mord Fustang doesn’t disappoint with “Taito”. Chopped vocal samples and upward bound riffs create a alternating climax. Having already claimed the title of Beatport’s 2012 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Mord Fustang continues his rise to become a top #100 DJ.
Reminds Us Of: “‘Windwaker” – Mord Fustang
What a great week for releases for a traditionally slow time of the year for EDM! Bjorn Akesson comes up blazing with trance with “Gunsmoke”. Daddy’s Groove is looking “stellar”. Ost & Meyer “take off” with their latest single.
1. BJORN AKESSON “GUNSMOKE” [ORIGINAL MIX] (FUTURE SOUND OF EGYPT) Release Date: 2013-1-14
Description: When you think of Future Sound of Egypt, you think of two things: trance and Aly & Fila. Well, it’s time to think of three things, as we introduce to you Bjorn Akesson. He’s been producing for some great tracks over the last couple years with “Painting Pyramids” and “Castle Technology” as prime examples. The most recent release “Gunsmoke” is trance at its finest. The young Swede captures the energy of Egypt, by integrating string instruments and banging synths. Stay tuned this week as we will be featuring an interview with Akesson!
Reminds Us Of: “Sand Theme – FSOE 250” – Aly & Fila, Bjorn Akesson
It’s a new year, so it we take a second to step back and take a look at trends occurring in EDM! We take a special look at Bootlegs and Mashups this week. Bootlegs and Mashups are becoming more common frequency-wise and they are now a staple of most DJ sets. EDM Charts takes a look at the top #5 Bootlegs and Mashups over the past 6 months. We also welcome in special guest DJ Viper Huxley for this week’s guest mix.
1. HARD ROCK SOFA VS DIRTY SOUTH VS JULIAN JORDAN & SANDER VAN DOORN “HERE GOES THE KANGAROO WALKING ALONE” [MICHAEL SCOTT BOOTLEG]
Genre: Progressive House
Origin: UK, USA
Description: In EDM Charts opinion this is the most epic and gnarly mashup/bootleg of the past six months. It Takes “Here We Go”, “Walking Alone” and “Kangaroo” and jam packs it all into one hell of a package. Hard Rock Sofa and Julian Jordan & Sander van Doorn take care of the heavy pounding beats. “Walking Alone” ads some nice vocals and a bit more of a progressive house edge. Michael Scott does a brilliant job finding the right fit for this jigsaw puzzle of a mix.
Happy 2013 to you! Avicii & Nicky Romero welcome in the new year with a massive new single that could be “The One”. Arty “sees” that he has the right thing growing on. Gabriel & Dresden brings us “back” to some classic progressive house.
1. NICKY ROMERO, AVICII “I COULD BE THE ONE” [ORIGINAL MIX] (LE7ELS) Release Date: 2012-12-29
Genre: Progressive House
Origin: Holland, Sweden
Description: This recent release was one of the longest awaited. Having premiered at Ultra Music Festival 2012 in Miami, Nicky Romero and Avicii put there minds together to make a phenomenal hit. The added vocals are great and make the track a little bit more pop friendly. The beat is pumping and contains elements of both progressive and electro house. These two young DJs are young leaders in the industry and keep on pushing it forward.
Reminds Us Of: “Levels” – Avicii