But first… spearheading the list at #15 is Canadian duo Botnek with their remix of The Chainsmokers viral hit, #Selfie. Even for the most die-hard electro fans, the original was a love/hate affair that seemed more of a publicity stunt than a serious production. Botnek shows off their sense of humor, creativity, and eclectic skills in the form of remix with a hard, techy drop. Grab the remix on Beatport.
Alesso‘s massive year draws to a close as his track Tear The Roof Up just barely beat out another of his tunes, Heroes, to make our top 15 chart. Out of the fifteen tracks selected for the big room chart, Alesso’s Tear The Roof Up stands out for its grinding bassline, intricate layering, and groovy big room feel. The Sebastian Ingrosso-backed talent has truly come into his own in 2014 and we look forward to seeing what 2015 holds for this brilliant mind. Tear The Roof Up can be purchased on Beatport.
You didn’t think you’d be able to guess the entire list, did you? While the previous two tracks may come as no surprise, we’re pleased to list one of the wildest tracks we’ve heard all year at #13. Seven Lions has quickly become known for his genre-defying style, and Lucy further cements his status as one of the most gifted and creative producers out there, regardless of what he’s making. Interested? Head over to iTunes to grab your copy.
W&W and Blasterjaxx are both known for their high-energy productions. With Rocket, the artists created a track with vintage big room power and size, meant to be played very loud… on very large speakers. Prepare yourself for liftoff and grab your copy on Beatport.
Similar to #12, Bounce Generation is a proper big room production equipped with a huge kick and a hearty dose of bass. TJR (middle) and Italian brother duo Vinai saw their tune race up to the top spot overall on the Beatport charts and become one of the most frequently played tunes of the year. Haven’t grabbed a copy yet? We’ve got you covered.
Some may say this is trance, but regardless of genre, Ping Pong is definitely Armin‘s biggest tune of 2014. The legendary producer is best known for his soaring trance anthems, but with Ping Pong, Armin showed the world yet another side of his endless production abilities. It’s big, bold, and playful. If you’re feeling it, bounce your way over to Beatport to support.
Arty took a plunge in the infamously fickle DJ Mag rankings this year, but based on his incredible Lionhearted remix, it’s hard to understand why. The Insomniac Records debut signee is already one of the most talented producers on the planet and he absolutely hit a home-run by adding some silky chords and pounding drums to the original by Porter Robinson. Support it here.
The two-time reigning #1 DJ in the world comes in at #8 in our charts with Young Again, a vocal gem that lifted the spirits of crowds everywhere. Hardwell’s influence on dance music goes far further than his formidable productions. His Revealed Recordings label is well-represented in our big room chart and based on releases like this one, he looks anchored as a perennial star in the upper echelons of the DJ world. Featuring the wholesome vocals of Chris Jones, Young Again is on Beatport waiting for you.
Mercer (left) and DJ Snake (right) literally came out of nowhere with this hard-hitting tune that mixes trap elements with big room house. The Parisian DJs successfully brought a different sound to the scene that quickly caught on. This is a definite party-starter that needs to be added to your Friday night playlists immediately. Beatport has it here.
A seasoned veteran in Sander Van Doorn (left), a superstar prodigy Martin Garrix (right), and DVBBS (middle), the eclectic brotherly duo, teamed up to give the music world an absolute gift with Gold Skies, one of most vocally-appealing tunes in this list. This song kindles memories of warm summer nights and quickly became a fan favorite throughout the country. Listen, enjoy, and support.
Finally at the top 5 and we’re happy to pick Audien’s remix of Pompeii. It’s a bright, positive, and notably creative take on the original by Bastille that gained special attention from Billboard. If 2014 was any indication, the young producer from Connecticut is a real-deal talent that deserves your support in 2015 and beyond. Beatport‘s got the tune.
Tritonal (pictured left) collaborated with Paris Blohm for Colors, a big room banger driven by an incredibly well-sung vocal. Goosebumps don’t lie, and our arms are covered with them. Several remixes have been released, but we stand by the original because it’s just that good. Support on Beatport if you’ve got goosebumps too.
Payback was a strong contender to be #1 on our list. The Steve Angello (middle) x Dimitri Vangelis and Wyman production comes in strong at #3 and sounds like something that we could have heard Swedish House Mafia play a few years ago, and that’s a great thing. This isn’t generic, head-banging big room noise; it’s quality progressive house with rhythm and groove. Get your feet moving to Beatport to grab your copy.
3LAU made something special with How You Love Me. Bright Lights sings her heart out and the the American 3LAU did his country proud with the release of this heartfelt original. How You Love Me more than deserves the #2 spot for some beautiful production and world-class vocals. Check out this beautiful acoustic version and pick up the original on Beatport.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (pictured right and left), freshly crowned as the #2-ranked DJs in the world by DJ Mag, teamed up with fellow top five DJ Martin Garrix to make the ground shake with Tremor. The Official 2014 Sensation Anthem was heard setting the tone in clubs and festivals world-wide and undoubtedly played a huge part in the trio of artists’ meteoric rise up the DJ rankings. Grab Tremor on Beatport.