After showcasing the best dance anthems from , and — next up is Just like , had many noteworthy releases which brought Avicii into the mainstream, Martin Garrix to the top of the dance world and more. Below we list 13 of the best and most impactful tracks of the era. However, that reaction flipped when the song came to be released. Having just just recently hitting both 2 billion YouTube plays and 1 billion on Spotify, this record was everywhere soon after releasing. Together with Aloe Blacc, Avicii further broke down the barrier between dance and commercial. It was a smashing success, even being named as the highest charting dance track of the decade , sitting at No. We certainly miss him and his music!
The Australian production duo and twins! Knife Party is amazing in part because you don't need to actually pop any pills to feel like you're totally rolling. Kaskade's 8th album is a reminder of why the DJ and producer has enjoyed such a fruitful career: there's a little something for everyone. The Juan Maclean returned from a long absence this year with two of the best singles of their career — the moody "You Are My Destiny" and the joyful "Feel Like Movin'". Nancy Whang's cool yet highly expressive vocals really push both cuts over the top, making them two of the most exquisite dance tracks to ever come out on the DFA label. Dutch producer Hardwell is currently ranked number one in the world in DJ Magazine 's annual Top DJs poll, and it's not hard to see why.
Electronic dance music pervaded the collective American consciousness in , staking claim to the charts and becoming less of a musical novelty and more of inexorable force to the reckoned with. For 20 years or so, EDM has reigned supreme in Europe, and it appears that America has decided to throw its hands in the air, shake its arse, and follow suit. Foxes capturing the attention of social media outlets and each entering the top ten in various spots of the Billboard charts. Along with the commercial success of EDM, there have been a flood of electronica artists making their presence known throughout the internet, paving way for a variety of dance sub-genres to thrive. Once considered musical genres record labels would seldom take seriously in this country, electronic and dance-centric music in America is finally experiencing the prosperity it's been enjoying overseas for more than two decades. The list below consists of ten artists who represent some of dance music's more strikingly creative offerings in The greatest commercial hits of the year weren't necessarily the most interesting, but that doesn't belittle the artistic worth of those songs that rose to the top of the charts. Here are ten songs that may or may not have appeared on your radar this year.
Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. One of the greatest seasons for dance music is the summer. School's out, the weather's perfect, and there are a plethora of options when it comes to hearing great dance music in club and festival settings. This summer was no different, as we got to experience a virtual cornucopia of delectably devious beats, although the added notion of mainstream radio play for some of these tunes made things even more exciting. In looking back at the summer of , what tracks really set the tone? Today, we take a look at the music that made an impact the EDM scene this summer, from the blogosphere to the main stages of the biggest festivals worldwide. And don't get it twisted: just because a song wasn't released in the summer, that doesn't mean it didn't have an impact. Take a look at the 20 best songs from the summer of All Rights Reserved. Sign up for the Complex Newsletter for breaking news, events, and unique stories.