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2011: Essential Vocal Tracks

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 :)  

  1. My Enemy (Rank 1 Remix) - Super 8 & Tab
  2. Call My Name (Spencer & Hill Remix) - Sultan & Ned Shepard feat. Nadia Ali
  3. Fight the Fire - Andy Moor feat. Sue McLaren
  4. Heartbeat - ATB 
  5. Fight the Sunrise (Daniel Kandi Remix) - Gareth Emery feat. Lucy Saunders
  6. Acting Crazy (Tomas Heredia at Sunrise Remix) - tyDi feat. Sarah Howells
  7. Nowhere to Go (Shogun Remix) - W&W feat. Bree
  8. Be Your Sound - Cosmic Gate feat. Emma Hewitt
  9. Sun & Moon - Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford
  10. Raging (Alexander Popov Vocal Remix) - Cosmic Gate feat. Jan Johnston
  11. Love is Darkness - Sander van Doorn feat. Carol Lee
  12. We Control the Sunlight - Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan
  13. Calm Down - Cosmic Gate feat. Emma Hewitt 
  14. Broken Down (Shogun Remix) - Tritonal
  15. So Caught Up (Joint Operations Centre Remix) - Max Graham feat. Neev Kennedy 
  16. Stealing Time - Sied Van Riel feat. Nicole McKenna
  17. Half Light - tyDi feat. Tania Zygar
  18. Home (Daniel Kandi Retrofit Remix) - Susana
  19. Still with Me (Club Mix) - Tritonal
  20. Alive (Tommy Trash Remix) - Dirty South & Thomas Gold
  21. Show me the Way (tyDi remix)- Allure feat. Jes
  22. Can’t Stop (Stoneface & Terminal Remix) - Jes & Ronski Speed
  23. Puzzle Piece (Daniel Heatcliffe’s Farewell Remix) - Space Rockerz & Tania Zygar
  24. Why do I Care? (Walsh & McAully Remix) - tyDi feat. Tania Zygar
  25. All We have is Now - Super 8 & Tab feat. Betsie Larkin
  26. Feel it in the Air - Morgan Page, Sultan & Ned Shepard and BT
  27. Place in the Sun (Ronski Speed Remix) - Menno de Jong feat. Ellie Lawson
  28. Tears (Aurosonic Progressive Mix) - Headstrong feat. Stine Grove
  29. Another Day (KhoMha Remix) - DNS Project
  30. Still (Jorn Van Deynhoven Remix) - Aly & Fila feat. Sue MacLaren
  31. Timezone - Purple Haze feat. Frederick
  32. Take me where I Wanna Go (Giusseppi Ottaviani Remix) - Armin Van Buuren feat. Van Velzen
  33. True Love (Save the Robot Remix) - George Acosta feat. Fisher
  34. This Night (Dash Berlin Remix) - Filo & Peri feat. Audrey Gallagher
  35. Reverie (Dash Berlin Remix) - First State feat. Sarah Howells
  36. Breathe on my Own - Mark Eteson feat. Audrey Gallagher
  37. Save this Moment (Gareth Emery Remix) - John O'Callaghan & Betsie Larkin
  38. The Seconds - Porter Robinson
  39. Love the Fear (Tom Fall Remix) - Temple One feat. Neev Kennedy
  40. Thing Called Love - Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford



Super8 & Tab feat. Betsie Larkin - Good Times 2011 (Lange Remix)


Creep - You (Super 8 & Tab remix)

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.