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WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: MARCH 2013, VOL. 97

25 Mar

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March Madness is here! Afrojack celebrates Ultra Music Festival with some “guitar”. Shogun bring trance to the table with a “drop”. Jochen Miller takes us to the top with “Attic”.

1. AFROJACK “AIR GUITAR (ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL ANTHEM” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ULTRA) Release Date: 2013-3-12edmcharts_afrojack

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: ELECTRO HOUSE

Origin: HOLLAND

Description: Afrojack is finally starting to heat up once again, this time with the theme song of Ultra Music Festival 15. It was a heck of a festival, and Afrojack didn’t disappoint. This hardened electro house track hits deep and and has a heart pulsing beat to it. Afrojack’s tracks are typically rather rowdy and then one will get any crowd going. Watch out for 2012 Afrojack fans!

Reminds Us Of: “‘Lionheart” – Afrojack

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END OF THE YEAR 2012 SPECIAL: TOP 10 TRANCE COUNTDOWN

26 Dec

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Thanks for joining EDM Charts for the 2012 End of the Year Countdown of the Top 10 Trance 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. GARETH EMERY, CHRISTINA NOVELLI “CONCRETE ANGEL” [JOHN O’CALLAGHAN REMIX] (GARUDA) Release Date: 2012-3-12#4_gareth

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Trance

Origin: UK, Ireland

Description: There’s no argument this year that hands down “Concrete Angel” is the top trance track of 2012. This specific remix by Irishman John O’Callaghan adds a separate piano bridge and is sped up to O’Callaghan’s tailored style. Christina Novelli’s vocals are perfect and help bring the track to life. There’s no wonder why Gareth Emery is consistently in top #20 grouping of DJs.

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WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: NOVEMBER 2012, VOL. 79

26 Nov

Happy Cyber Monday! Paul van Dyk shows us why his classic style is here for “Eternity”. Aly & Fila celebrate their 250th episode with “Sand Theme”. Shogun remixes a BT & Arty for the “love” of it.

1. PAUL VAN DYK, ADAM YOUNG “ETERNITY” [QULINEZ REMIX] (VANDIT) Release Date: 2012-11-19

Rating★★★★★

Genre: Progressive House

Origin: Germany

Description: Initially off the album release this summer “Evolution”, “Eternity” gets remixed by Swedish producers Qulinez. The track is an example of hybrid progressive house. It is a bit more upbeat than the original, packed full of energy. Adam Young of Owl City does a brilliant job on lyrics. It is a match made in heaven.

Reminds Us Of: “Youtopia” – Armin van Buuren, Adam Young

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WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: MAY 2012, VOL. 50

2 May

EDM Charts is excited to bring you VOL.50 of the weekly Top #5 Chart! Songbird Emma Hewitt is in “Paradise” with her latest progressive hit. Indie stars The Naked and Famous pump in some “New Blood” to EDM with Tiësto. Miike Snow and Dirty South collaborate in a “devilish” way. Continue reading

WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: DECEMBER 2011, VOL. 31

21 Dec

1. MAT ZO, ARTY “MOZART” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Anjunabeats)

Release Date: 2011-12-11

“Mozart” reaches #1, after being #3 last week on the countdown. Mat Zo and Arty have really outdone themselves on this one. We have great buildup, unique and futuristic synths and a vibe that is unparalleled. Anjunabeats knows talent when they see it!

http://www.beatport.com/track/mozart-original-mix/3118998

2. SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, KNIFE PARTY “ANTIDOTE” [ORIGINAL MIX] (EMI UK)

Release Date: 2011-12-18

Swedish House Mafia have hit another big one with their mashup track with Knife Party. This is slightly a new route for SHM as they haven’t dabbled to much in electro house, and have been more progressive house. If you haven’t seen the video to the track, make sure you check out the explicit version on their VEVO.

http://www.beatport.com/track/antidote-original-mix/3164046

3. KNIFE PARTY “INTERNET FRIENDS” [ORIGINAL MIX] (EARSTORM)

Release Date: 2011-12-11

Knife Party part deux here! Some heavy electro house on this track. Pendulum members Rob Swire and Gareth McGrilen make up Knife Party. It is a unique mixture of rock, electro and dubstep all blend into one. The electronic voice is brings a sense of humor and mischievousness to the track.

http://www.beatport.com/track/internet-friends-original-mix/3156445

4. W&W, BREE “NOWHERE TO GO” [ORIGINAL MIX] (S107 RECORDINGS)

Release Date: 2011-12-06

Vocal trance here at its finest. W&W hail from the Netherlands. They feature US vocalist Bree on the track. In case you were by chance wondering, yes W&W are signed under Armin van Buuren. The song is smooth and I love the effects on the vocals, making it very uplifting.

http://www.beatport.com/track/nowhere-to-go-feat-bree-original-mix/3146822

5. SHOGUN “LOTUS” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Armind)

Release Date: 2011-12-12

Shogun is back in the top #5 for another week. He’s technically on the list twice, as he remixed the above W&W track. This track will more than likely go down as having the best a capella of 2011. This track definitely brings me peace of mind.

http://www.beatport.com/track/lotus-original-mix/3119376

WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: DECEMBER 2011, VOL. 30

14 Dec

1. SHOGUN “LOTUS” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Armind)

Release Date: 2011-12-12

We welcome Shogun this week to #1 on the charts. Originally from Taiwan, Shogun is intriguing to study as he is able to incorporate various Asian elements to song; not musically but more along the lines of themes and vocals with songs such as “Skyfire” and “Lotus”. Melissa Loretta does an absolute stunning job on vocals. This in my opinion is one of the best vocal a cappellas I’ve heard on an EDM track in 2011. I wouldn’t expect anything less from a great artist under Armin van Buuren’s Armind label.

http://www.beatport.com/track/lotus-original-mix/3119376

2. DEADMAU5 “AURAL PSYNAPSE” [ORIGINAL MIX] (mau5trap)

Release Date: Not yet released on Beatport

Joel Zimmerman AKA deadmau5 stays in the top #5 for another week. The song defines progressive house instrumental-wise. In addition it is classic deadmau5 feel, with the continuous synths and next generation feel. I still think it is crazy how this release is actually a 2nd edit of the original from 2001. Who says you can’t kill two birds with one stone?

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/aural-psynapse-original-mix/id477828194

3. MAT ZO, ARTY “MOZART” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Anjunabeats)

Release Date: 2011-12-11

Massive single from Anjunabeats! I could not have thought of two better progressive house artists to put together than Mat Zo and Arty. They’re both musical geniuses and are different enough yet similar. How do they get the name Mozart? Well to the layman it may seem it is a combination with their names. To the insider it is more of a blend of classic piano with house synths. A hit that works perfect for the festival.

http://www.beatport.com/track/mozart-original-mix/3118998

4. ROBERT NICKSON, RE:LOCATE “RESOURCE” [ORIGINAL MIX] (A State of Trance)

Release Date: 2011-11-28

Dutch DJs Nickson and Re:locate collaborate together under another one of Armin van Buuren’s labels; A State of Trance. This has a classic trance feel to it, with a chorus that gives it a new school vibe. It is very interesting to see how they integrate bass guitar into the instrumental and actually make it work. No wonder it made it as a track on Universal Religion Chapter 5.

http://www.beatport.com/track/resource-original-mix/3119069

5. CHUCKIE “WHO IS READY TO JUMP” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Big Beat Records)

Release Date: 2011-11-22

Are you ready to jump? We definitely have some Dirty Dutch here. If this doesn’t get you energized, than I don’t know what will. I love the mixture of live yelling, similar to that of Lil’ Jon, yet staying true to form with the electro house genre. Chuckie is an up and comer as well as a gamechanger. I mean, he did coin the term “Dirty Dutch”!

http://www.beatport.com/track/who-is-ready-to-jump-original-mix/3060174

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