WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: JANUARY 2013, VOL. 88

25 Jan

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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: 2013-1-21edmcharts_mordfustang

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Electro House

Origin: Estonia

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

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2. ARMIN VAN BUUREN, FIORA “WAITING FOR TONIGHT” [BEAT SERVICE REMIX] (ARMADA) Release Date: 2013-1-21edmcharts_avb

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Trance

Origin: Holland

Description: This year has the potential to be the year of Armin van Buuren. He will be celebrating A State of Trance 600 in Mexico City, which is sure to garner worldwide attention. Armin is off to quite the start with his release of “Waiting For Tonight”. The remix by German Beat Service adds slightly more dramatic builds. Fiora does an amazing job on vocals adding spirit and emotion.

Reminds Us Of: “Suddenly Summer” – Armin van Buuren, Ana Criado

CLASSIC COLLABORATION: ARMIN VAN BUUREN, JAREN “UNFORGIVEABLE” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ULTRA) Release Date: 1999-1-13

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Trance

Origin: UK

Description: As a preface to Armin van Buuren’s continued success, we feature one of his most emotional hits “Unforgiveable”. It features Jaren Cert (married to Matt Cerf) on vocals. The lyrics are very powerful and take the forefront. Armin showcases his flexibility to adjust his typical deep trance style to a more moderate tone, featuring even some electric guitar.

3. ESTIVA “SMILEY SMILESWORTH” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ENHANCED RECORDINGS) Release Date: 2013-1-14edmcharts_estiva

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: Trance

Origin: Holland

Description: Holland knows a thing or two about trance. Estiva is yet another potential trance superstar to come out of the land of tulips. “Smiley Smilesworth” highlights vocal chops and a classic piano arrangement. This track has been blowing up on air, as it has been featured both on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy and Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance.

Reminds Us Of: “Cliche” – Estiva, Josie

4. RAWRBERRY “MOVIE STARS” [ORIGINAL MIX] (BUGEYED RECORDS) Release Date: 2013-1-7edmcharts_rawrberry

Rating: ★★★

Genre: Electro House

Origin: Austria

Description: Rawrberry is a new up and coming electro house artist coming out of Austria. His recent track garnered EDM Charts’ attention after catching it on Arty’s “Together We Are” radio show. It actually reminds us of artists coming off of the Plasmapool label, most notably Joe Garston and Mord Fustang. It has a funky vibe that goes hard on the electro sounds and sliders.

Reminds Us Of: “The Promise” – Joe Garston

5. WANKELMUT, EMMA LOUISE “MY HEAD IS A JUNGLE  (PART 1)” [ORIGINAL MIX] (POESIE MUSIK) Release Date: 2013-1-18edmcharts_wankelmut

Rating: ★★★

Genre: Tech House

Origin: Germany

Description: Our #5 track of the week takes us on a venture into the world of tech house. Wankelmut drops a unique track that features some stellar vocals from Australian vocalist Emma Louise. Wankelmut blew up this summer with his release of “Reckoning Song”. This most recent single is sublime and mellow track, that highlights acoustic guitar and simple snap. Watch out for this German, as he has found his niche in tech house.

Reminds Us Of: “Reckoning Song” – Wankelmut

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