I think I can safely say that 2011 has been a bit of a rough year for the EDM scene. If you want proof of that, you have to look no further than the DJ List which proclaimed that David Guetta (#1 sell-out) was 2011’s #1 DJ – turning a vote that was supposed to be based on talent, into a blatant mainstream popularity contest. Regardless, despite the outrage and massive backlash that occurred from true EDM lovers, we survived that small bump in the road. However a lot of people also seem to be bothered by the mix of genres that’s currently occurring, especially in the way of trance music, which is becoming more and more progressive, and is taking influence from house, electro and even sometimes dub. At the end of the day, I feel we just need to take a deep breath, take a step back, and stop trying to classify every song as fitting into some cookie-cutter mold. You don’t consider a song amazing because it’s trance, or house, or electro, or any other genre. A song is amazing because of the way it makes you feel, the way it makes your body move, your blood rush, and your heart pump on the dance floor and through your headphones. Stop the hate, spread the love, and trance on :) ♥
What’s on My Playlist: 2011 Essential Vocal Tracks In the past I’ve been asked to make playlists of good songs, etc. so I decided to make a list of my favorite vocal tracks of 2011 (in NO particular order). I could tell you that this is a list of trance songs – but that would probably be a lie. Call them what you want, I love them all and I hope you find a few that you love just as much as I do :)
My Enemy (Rank 1 Remix) - Super 8 & Tab
Call My Name (Spencer & Hill Remix) - Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Nadia Ali
Last Friday I was listening to Above & Beyond’s essential mix (which is amazing by the way…) and I heard an amazing remix of Creep’s ‘You’. Finally had a chance to look up the track listing, and it was remixed by Super 8 & Tab. I had no idea who they were, so I looked it up and no wonder… they’re trance producers. Trance is not really my thing (except Above & Beyond… not even lying) but this remix is good! Probably because I love the original so much. Anyways, check it out. Even if trance isn’t really your thing. Plus, it features Romy’s (from the xx) sensual voice.