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WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: OCTOBER 2012, VOL. 75

26 Oct

Time flies when you’re having fun, and that’s what we do at EDM Charts. This is a special edition as it is #75 of EDM Charts! We are counting down the top #5 house hits of the last 10 years. In addition we highlight the #1 track of the current week with Discopolis.

1. ERIC PRYDZ “CALL ON ME” [ERIC PRYDZ VS RETARDED FUNK REMIX] (ULTRA) Release Date: 2004-11-01

Rating★★★★★

Genre: House

Origin: Sweden

Description: If there’s one EDM song that sticks in everyone’s mind, it has got to be Eric Prydz’ “Call On Me”. It has been featured on TV, ads, nightclubs, and it has an epic music video. The song samples Steve Winwood’s “Valerie”. It has an unbelievable vibe and flow that has captured the ears of generations.

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WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: SEPTEMBER 2012, VOL. 69

15 Sep

It’s that time of the season and hopefully you’re “fall”ing in love with great music. Digitalism aims for the heavens with “Zdarlight”. Calvin Harris & Nicky Romero new single is made of “Iron”.  Nitrous Oxide’s latest single gets “two” thumbs up.

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WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: JULY 2012, VOL. 61

23 Jul

In case you’re wondering the EDM Charts crew made it back in one piece from Global Dance Festival in Denver. This week Afrojack “rocks the house”! Fedde Le Grand and Nicky Romero create “sparks” on their newest collaboration. Dash Berlin steals our “hearts” with a trance banger.
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TOP 5 SETS FROM ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012

26 Mar

Ultra Music Festival 2012 was an absolute masterpiece. Unbelievable artists, unbelievable moments. Keep reading to find out EDM Charts’ official take on the top #5 sets at UMF. Continue reading

DJ SHOWS | MAR. 1, 2012

1 Mar

DJ Shows from Ferry Corsten, Fedde le Grand, Miami Soundtrack, John Dahlback, Thomas Gold, Robbie Rivera, Catz N Dogz, Moonbeam, and Andrea Roma.

Corsten’s Countdown 244

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WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: SPECIAL YEAR END TOP 20 COUNTDOWN

28 Dec

This is a special entry as we count down this year’s finest EDM hits of the year. 2011 was packed full of energy with great new albums from names we trust and smashing new singles from fresh faces to the scene.

Enjoy this countdown as you take in a great new year in 2012!

1. ABOVE & BEYOND, RICHARD BEDFORD “SUN & MOON” (ORIGINAL MIX) [ULTRA]

Release Date: 2011-04-17

Jono, Tony and Paavo kicked 2011 off right with their massive, genre blurring single “Sun & Moon”. It is not only an amazing tracking from instrumental all the way to vocals with Richard Bedford, but this single combined with all of the other songs on their album “Group Therapy” have done wonders for the EDM movement. This single is filled with passion and emotion that only A&B know how to convey through their skillful conducting. The heart-wrenching vocals are so well written; definitely poetry at its finest. This powerful track is merely a glimspe at where the EDM genre (trance/progressive house to be specific) can and should aim for.

http://www.beatport.com/track/sun-and-moon-feat-richard-bedford-club-mix/1763820

2. ALY, FILA, JWAYDAN “WE CONTROL THE SUNLIGHT” (ORIGINAL MIX) [FUTURE SOUND OF EGYPT]

Release Date: 2011-07-04

What we have here is simply put, the finest pure vocal trance track of the year. Aly & Fila continue to increase their skill set and advance with the trance world. It definitely doesn’t hurt to have a solid connection with Armin van Buuren via the Armada label. Jwaydan makes an excellent appearance on the single. Her voice is pure bliss while haunting at the same time. After the vocal chorus, the instrumental buildup is then combined with a massive drop. I don’t think you could really come across a much bigger song specifically for a festival than this one for trance fans. Aly & Fila are a DJ duo that will keep rising. Their Future Sounds of Egypt podcast is great as well; make sure to subscribe.

http://www.beatport.com/track/we-control-the-sunlight-feat-jwaydan-original-mix/2006016

3. AVICII “LEVELS” (ORIGINAL MIX) [LE7ELS]

Release Date: 2011-11-01

Say hello to the hottest DJ on the planet right now, Avicii. Call him what you want; Avicii, Tim Berg, Tom Hangs; it does not matter what alias you use. He just turned 22 this fall and is achieving what most could only dream of. Levels has now gathered somewhat of a cult following around it, being that unfortunately the likes of Flo Rida have copycatted the effort for worthless iTunes play at college bars. It is important to give credit to the genius behind the a capella, soul singer Etta James. The vocals integrated with a genius instrumental do create progressive house magic. This song was a lock down track on most DJs setlists throughout 2011. I think this track only hints at the talent that lies down the road for this young Swede.

http://www.beatport.com/track/levels-original-mix/3059880

4. MAT ZO, ARTY “REBOUND” (ORIGINAL MIX) [ANJUNABEATS]

Release Date: 2011-04-18

Anjunabeats not only captures amazing talent under their massive label, but they do a great job promoting their music. Rebound is the best pure instrumental trance track of 2011. I think it is important to note these two amazing DJs. Mat Zo is 21. Arty is 22. Their age combined is less than that of famed DJ Benny Benassi; that’s ridiculous. The complexity and layering of the track is remarkable. The buildup combined with the looping is effortless. This is what Anjunabeats is all about. You take the best talent in the world and produce the smoothest engineered tracks out there. It is important to note how the track received rave reviews from competitor Armin van Buuren.

http://www.beatport.com/track/rebound-original-mix/1839852

5. FEDDE LE GRAND “SO MUCH LOVE” (ORIGINAL MIX) [TOOLROOM RECORDS]

Release Date: 2011-08-26

What an absolutely massive year for Fedde le Grand, yet I feel nobody noticed. This will more than likely be the headline track that everyone remembers from Fedde in 2011, but lets not forget some of his other electro bangers with Control Room, Metrum and Autosave. His remix of Coldplay’s “Paradise” is stellar as well. “So Much Love” is such an uplifting track. It just makes you feel good. The original song “So Much Love To Give” by Thomas Bangalter and DJ Falcon was carefully resculpted under the keen eye of Fedde into a huge summer progressive house hit. This single not only dominated sets but Beatport as well. This was a year of renaissance for Fedde, showing why he’s a top 25 DJ in the world.

http://www.beatport.com/track/so-much-love-original-club-mix/2439233

6. ARTY “AROUND THE WORLD” (ORIGINAL MIX) [ANJUNABEATS]

Release Date: 2011-07-04

Congratulations young Russian Arty, you’re already on the list twice! “Around the World” literally made the world ask this year: Has progressive house and trance now become one?

http://www.beatport.com/track/around-the-world-original-mix/2013720

7. JOHN O’CALLAGHAN, BETSIE LARKIN “SAVE THIS MOMENT” (GARETH EMERY REMIX)[CAPTIVATING SOUNDS ARMADA]

Release Date: 2011-04-11

Betsie Larkin wins vocalist of the year from this track alone. O’Callaghan combines forces with Emery to rework the original production to create an energetic yet deep track.

http://www.beatport.com/track/save-this-moment-gareth-emery-remix/1836295

8. DIRTY SOUTH, THOMAS GOLD, KATE ELSWORTH “ALIVE” (ORIGINAL MIX) [PHAZING]

Release Date: 2011-07-25

Dirty South teams with German producer Thomas Gold to produce the EDM summer hit of 2011. Huge buildups combined with Elsworth’s sleek vocals make for a sure-fire floor-filler.

http://www.beatport.com/track/alive-feat-kate-elsworth-original-mix/2061542

9. ARMIN VAN BUUREN, LAURA V “DROWNING” (AVICII REMIX) [ARMIND]

Release Date: 2011-02-25

Van Buuren, the true #1 DJ in the world, finally breaks into the countdown at #8. The rework with Avicii is powerful and helps highlight Laura V to produce a likeable track from the “Mirage” album.

http://www.beatport.com/track/drowning-feat-laura-v-avicii-remix/1743029

10. SEBASTIAN INGROSSO, ALESSO “CALLING” (ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL MIX) [REFUNE RECORDS]

Release Date: 2011-08-31

I’m calling it now but next year Alesso will be this year’s Avicii. Young Swede Alesso teams with Ingrosso from Swedish House Mafia making a track pumped full of caffeine, energy and flow.

http://www.beatport.com/track/calling-original-instrumental-mix/2446745

11. DIGITALISM “CIRCLES” (ERIC PRYDZ MIX) [PRYDA FRIENDS]

Release Date: 2011-10-24

What can I say other than it is the year of Sweden in the EDM scene. Prydz remixes his own talent, Digitalism, and shows us why he’s the original DJ out of the Kingdom of Sweden.

http://www.beatport.com/track/circles-eric-prydz-remix/3029391

12. FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE “YOU’VE GOT THE LOVE” (MARK KNIGHT REMIX)[TOOLROOM RECORDS]

Release Date: 2011-06-13

This song absolutely annihilated Beatport this summer. This is a genius combination of raw indie talent from Florence and the Machine melded with Mark Knight’s ingenuity.

http://www.beatport.com/track/youve-got-the-love-mark-knight-remix/1964757

13. MARK KNIGHT, TIESTO, DINO “BEAUTIFUL WORLD” (ORIGINAL MIX) [TOOLROOM RECORDS]

Release Date: 2011-03-21

Did I mention other than Anjuanbeats, Toolroom Records dominated the EDM scene in 2011? Tiesto bring his trance prowess to the table with Mark Knight to produce a deep and meaningful hit.

http://www.beatport.com/track/beautiful-world-feat-dino-original-club-mix/1781599

14. GARETH EMERY, ASHLEY WALLBRIDGE “MANSION” (ORIGINAL MIX) [GARUDA]

Release Date: 2011-09-05

“Mansion” is pure trance at its finest. Eerie chords combined with repetitive looping make for a powerful and strong effort by the up and coming Brit DJ.

http://www.beatport.com/track/mansion-original-mix/2668412

15. TIESTO “MAXIMAL CRAZY” (ORIGINAL MIX) [MUSICAL FREEDOM]

Release Date: 2011-09-05

Tiesto decides to venture down a new path, going electro house with “Maximal Crazy”. The title is self descriptive; crazy, energetic and euphoric.

http://www.beatport.com/track/maximal-crazy-original-mix/2447599

16. AFROJACK, DIMITRI VEGAS, LIKE MIKE, NERVO “THE WAY WE SEE THE WORLD” (TOMORROWLAND ANTHEM AFROJACK VOCAL EDIT) [SPINNIN BUNDLES]

Release Date: 2011-09-16

This surely goes down as the biggest group collaboration of the year with Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and the Aussie girls NERVO. The beat is killer with tight fast-paced production that’s hard hitting to the core.

http://www.beatport.com/track/the-way-we-see-the-world-tomorrowland-anthem-afrojack-vocal-edit/2713598

17. MARKUS SCHULZ, JOCHEN MILLER “ROTUNDA” (ORIGINAL MIX) [COLDHARBOUR RECORDINGS]

Release Date: 2011-05-02

Rotunda makes for a pure Markus Schulz anthem in this effort. Miller & Schulz combine for a high BPM trance track that makes us feel like we’re in the middle of a concert in Eastern Europe.

http://www.beatport.com/track/rotunda-original-mix/1876844

18. SANDER VAN DOORN “KOKO” (ORIGINAL MIX) [DOORN RECORDS]

Release Date: 2011-04-25

2011 was a breakout year for Van Doorn with his album Eleve11. Koko is easily the most eclectic track of the year, combining pan flutes with pounding synths and beats.

http://www.beatport.com/track/koko-original-mix/1843202

19. MORD FUSTANG “LICK THE RAINBOW” (ORIGINAL MIX) [PLASMAPOOL]

Release Date: 2011-04-11

It’s unbelievable that this kid is 20 years old and is making genre blurring music. This track has a lot of “wobble” and was the lead track for electro house in 2011.

http://www.beatport.com/track/lick-the-rainbow-original-mix/1834862

20. MICHAEL CALFAN “RESURRECTION” (AXWELL’S RECUT CLUB VERSION) [AXTONE RECORDS]

Release Date: 2011-11-21

Get out of the way David Guetta, this Frenchman is for real. Calfan hooks up with Swedish House Mafia’s Axwell to make a vibing progressive house hit.

http://www.beatport.com/track/resurrection-axwells-recut-club-version/3079180

WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: OCTOBER 2011, VOL. 24

27 Oct

1. ERIC PRYDZ, DIGITALISM “CIRCLES” [ERIC PRYDZ REMIX] (Pryda Friends)

Release Date: 2011-10-24

Classic Eric Prydz! Not only is Digitalism a talent Prydz discovered, but he remixed it over his own talent to make it a for sure top 5 in the next couple weeks. The beat just keeps building and building, very similar in style to Prdyz’ other hit Pjanoo. The beat is fascinating, and the minor bit of vocals gets the job done.

http://www.beatport.com/track/circles-eric-prydz-remix/3029391

2. COLDPLAY “PARADISE” [FEDDE LE GRAND REMIX] (Toolroom Records)

Release Date: 2011-10-17

Coldplay stays in the top 5 for a second week in a row. It is fascinating to see the impact that the two Toolroom Record studs, Mark Knight & Fedde Le Grand have done to the industry in 2011. They have brought this label back to life and made it a serious contender for being a top 5 electronic label right up there with the likes of Armada, Ultra and Anjunabeats.

http://www.beatport.com/track/paradise-fedde-le-grand-remix/3021158

3. STONEFACE & TERMINAL “LEAVING EARTH” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Euphonic)

Release Date: 2011-10-09

The German duo of Stoneface & Terminal crush the trance scene with this hit. They make a huge name for themselves now, as they try to get exposure from Kyau & Albert’s Euphonic record label. It has a unique blend of trance, progressive house, with a slight mix of electro house. This is a very catchy track, that definitely deserves this high ranking.

http://www.beatport.com/track/leaving-earth-original-mix/3003434

4. TRITONAL, CRISTINA SOTO “STILL WITH ME” [CLUB MIX] (Air Up There Recordings)

Release Date: 2011-10-10

The Dallas duo stay at #4 this final week of October. The track is now currently ranked #1 on the Beatport trance charts. This is an example of an amazing blend of vocals, mixed with masterful synths to match up in style right with the likes of Above & Beyond.

http://www.beatport.com/track/still-with-me-club-mix/3007013

5. JOEY NEGRO, ALEX KENJI ”FEEL IT” [ALEX KENJI REMIX] (Z Records)

Release Date: 2011-10-17

Pure house written all over this monster! Unbelievable concoction of house beat with soulful Nu-Disco. It almost makes me feel like I’m at Studio 54, but in 2012 and not 1978. Great song by Negro, with Kenji who is making a name for himself with all of his recent remixes.

http://www.beatport.com/track/feel-it-alex-kenji-remix/3003640

WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: OCTOBER 2011, VOL. 23

27 Oct

1. COLDPLAY “PARADISE” [FEDDE LE GRAND REMIX] (Toolroom Records)

Release Date: 2011-10-17

Yes, guess what? Coldplay actually made #1 on my countdown this week. We can mainly thank Fedde Le Grand however for why this song is even on the list. It is a nice collabo, and fairly similar sounding and reminiscent of “Save The World” by Swedish House Mafia. This is a huge hit, that will surely dominate the radio waves.

http://www.beatport.com/track/paradise-fedde-le-grand-remix/3021158

2. SPENCER & HILL, NADIA ALI “BELIEVE IT” [CLUB MIX] (Wall Recordings)

Release Date: 2011-10-03

Spencer & Hill and Nadia Ali stay high up on the list for another week. Top vocalist of the year, without a doubt, goes to Nadia Ali. She has single handedly established herself as the voice of EDM. It is only a matter of time before we will probably unfortunately hear her on a pop track with someone like Timbaland or 3OH!3. Regardless, this song is a great combo of progressive house and a little bit of wobble from dubstep.

http://www.beatport.com/track/believe-it-club-mix/2752149

3. DIRTY SOUTH, THOSE USUAL SUSPECTS, ERIK HECHT “WALKING ALONE” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Phazing)

Release Date: 2011-10-19

Dirty South strikes again with the assistance of Those Usual Suspects from Australia. I’ve never heard of Erik Hecht, but he does a unique vocal layover, that blends perfectly with this progressive house bomb. There is definitely a lot of short and snappy synths on this track, with help make it very upbeat. A unique track at that, which is definitely worthy of this spot.

http://www.beatport.com/release/walking-alone/816255

4. TRITONAL, CRISTINA SOTO “STILL WITH ME” [CLUB MIX] (Air Up There Recordings)

Release Date: 2011-10-10

First off, I’d like to say that I cannot believe the trance duo Tritonal is from the US! Absolutely unheard of in the trance scene. Fantastic track done with the assistance of Cristina Soto. This is under trance, but if anything, it give me a very airy progressive house feel. Tritonal reminds me of a poor man’s Above & Beyond.

http://www.beatport.com/track/still-with-me-club-mix/3007013

5. BT, ADAM K ”TOMAHAWK” [ORIGINAL MIX EDIT] (Armada Music)

Release Date: 2011-09-30

BT…you are ridiculous! This is a great track that fuses hardcore dub step with electro house. Eerily in style to that of Mord Fustang’s “Lick The Rainbow”. If you haven’t had a chance, check out BT’s Laptop Symphony on Sirius XM. A great show, with great commentary. What can I say, I wouldn’t expect anything less from BT; I mean the guy is literally a certified genius.

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