One of my favorite tracks from last year was definitely Hardwell’s ‘Apollo’ and a lot had to do with the perfect vocals on it from Amba Shepard, not taking anything away from the incredibly written chord progressions that Hardwell provided either. I love the lyrics and voice of Amba so much though and it fits on the track absolutely perfectly. Well Dash Berlin has given the track his 4AM treatment making it into another one of his late night early morning huge trance/house tracks. I have definitely said this before but I will reiterate how incredible every single one of Berlin’s 4AM remixes are, and basically anything that has his name on it. He is one of the premier producers out there today and in my opinion the production value of his tracks are the best. Enjoy!
We got back to back posts today for you since we missed yesterday’s. So we are bringing you 20-11, we are getting so close to #1! The Top 10 will be posted tomorrow and we are so excited to role out the best tracks of the year. For today though here is 20-11 and in case you have missed any here’s links to Honorable Mentions, 100-91, 90-81, 80-71, 70-61, 60-51, 50-41, 40-31 and 30-21! Check the list after the jump!
As everyone’s gearing up for their big NYE plans we here at ELB are hard at work so we can bring you our best of 2012 list! Today we continue the list with 30-21. In case you’ve missed any of the others here are the Honorable Mentions. 100-91, 90-81, 80-71, 70-61, 60-51, 50-41, and 40-31. Read more after the jump
Reaching the halfway point of our countdown of the Top 100 EDM tracks of the year according to us here at ELB. If you missed any of the countdown so far here are links to the rest of it; 70-61, 80-71, 90-81, 100-91 & Honorable Mentions. Check out 60-51 here!
We are back with the second installment of our Best of 2012 list with numbers 90-81! Yesterday we posted 100-91 here’s a link if you missed it, and also the Honorable Mentions. Anyway let’s get to the music!
November turned into a tight race for our Best of House list but in the end the collab between Nicky Romero and those undeniably awesome NERVO twins got the number one spot. Their track ‘Like Home’ beat the likes of Afrojack, Hardwell, Dirty South among many others! Also my boy John Dahlback grabbing two spots this month with ‘Get Wild’ and ‘The Trip’ and Soulero grabs a spot with his beautiful track ‘The World’, keep reading for the whole list!
Very anticipated track from Hardwell here with vocals from Amba Shepard called ‘Apollo’. Hardwell lost me there for a while, I think he was just releasing too many tracks that sounded too similar for a very long time. I mean when he first started making it big he had one of my favorite tracks ever with Chuckie ‘Move it 2 the Drum’ and I even loved ‘Encoded’ as well as some of his earlier remixes like ‘Show Me Love’ and ‘In The Air’. Then all of his tracks began to have exactly the same formula and sound far too similar so I lost interest, especially ‘Call Me a Spaceman’ which to me was one of the worst tracks of the year (sorry Hardwell). So yeah he lost me for a while until ‘How We Do’ with Showtek, I do love that track but I gave most of the credit to Showtek. This one though, wow, I am blown away and pleasantly surprised that this is a Hardwell track. This was the kind of music I thought he should be making and expected from him for so long. Not to mention he grabbed one of my favorite vocalists in Amba Shepard to help him out but needless to say this is an absolutely incredible progressive house track that you need to have, enjoy!
Here goes nothing, my write up of All Mixed Up on Saturday October 27, 2012 in New York City at Pier 94 featuring the incredible talents of Sebastian Ingrosoo, Alesso and Otto Knows. First and foremost another amazing job by the event team at Pacha NYC for putting this thing together at such a large venue, always a flawless production. This was my first time attending a show at Pier 94 so I was unsure of exactly how the venue is set up, its kind of outdoors but in a large tent so its also a bit indoors I suppose. Now this was of course a Halloween show and along with I guess you could say it’s sister show, The Haunted Coliseum at Nassau, the DJs played a set at the Coliseum then made their way to the Pier right afterwards for their sets their. Pretty genius idea to sellout to enormous arenas and have it worked out so easily. Enough introduction lets get to the sets starting with Otto Knows, who I did miss a good chunk of because as usual I was late but I did get some of his set so continue reading here!
August was an amazing month for releases across the EDM board, in this post I have for you the best the month of August had to offer in the form of Remixes, Bootlegs and Edits. Avicii’s remix of Eric Turner’s ‘Dancing in my Head’ topped our list beating out some huge names like Dash Berlin, Armin van Buuren, Swanky Tunes and Afrojack! Without further ado, the list!
That time of the year has come again where EDM fans send in their top 5 favorite DJ/Producers in to DJ Mag in order for them to calculate their top 100 list. We have decided (LJ and I) to post each of our 5 picks and give you guys a little write up as to why we came to our conclusions. Now the Top 100 list has definitely come under scrutiny as of late (the past few years) as to how accurate or even relevant it actually is in ranking who the best in the world are. My opinion, the list itself is not really very accurate at all but instead serves as a fun way for fans of the artist to show their support and try to help their favorites climb the list. In essence it is a strange popularity contest that really holds no merit in actual DJing or Producing skill. That being said I think it is definitely something that has become a sort of tradition in the EDM world that needs to keep being done year after year to give the fans that sense of happiness they gain from voting. Anyway I give you my 5 picks (in order) for the 2012 DJ Mag Top 100 list, read on! Continue reading →