Posted by: Jay
Along with counting all of my other blessings this year (including the gifts of good health, a loving family and a poverty free life) I wanted to once again take the time to be grateful for all the wonderful, diverse sounds of electronic dance music we’ve been treated to in 2011.
I’m thankful that Electron Dance Music has been liberated from 125-140 beats per minute.
Here are two of my favorite “mid-tempo” tracks this year. Of course one of them features Dillon Frnacis, my new EDM crush. I <3 him so much!
Frost Raven & K Theory - “18th Century Gangster”
I’m thankful for funky basslines
Kinky Movement & Camouflage - “Park It”
The Muthafunkaz - “Gotta Hold On Me (That Skatt Thing)” - Gramophonedzie Nuskool Remix
Maybe be best pure electo house track off 2011 by old friend Quivver:
Quivver - “Funktribe”
I’m thankful EDM super stars are blurring the lines between genres
With the resurgence of guys like Fedde Le Grand, peak of their prime guys like Afrojack, Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, and the continued excellence of old-school guys like Tiesto we are in EDM talent boom the likes of which we’ve never experienced. And my favorite part? They are collectively pushing EDM beyond previously established genre boundaries.
House, trance, electro, progressive? No longer relevant on their own. I mean I GUESS you could call these tracks “big room progressive house” but that wouldn’t be doing them justice. Progressive Electro Trance? Probably a more accurate description, but the label isn’t what’s important.
What IS important is that the greatest talent in the game is willing to evolve their sound to such a degree that they are forging typical genera limitations. This takes all of EDM to a better place, and for this I am grateful.
Fedde Le Grand - “So Much Love”
Tiesto & Steve Aoki - “Tornado”
I’m thankful simple beauty
My favorite progressive house track of 2011. And it’s not even close.
Maceo Plex - “Falling”
We’re thankful for YOU!
On behalf of all The Beatery writers, DJs and editors I’d like to give all of you thanks for reading, comenting and most of all: listening! We love this music so much it’s our pleasure sharing it with you.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving, there’s so much to be grateful for!!
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