The line between dance music and pop is always a tough one to pinpoint. It encapsulates the established veterans, the one-hit wonders, and the underrated upstarts that seem to redefine the gap between the genres. We feel these songs are the best representation of where dance and pop meet–the hits that fans worldwide have memorized [...]
When you think of bass music, the sound of glass-shattering beats typically comes to mind. However, there has been a major spin-off toward upbeat synths and playful melodies in recent times. This style sprang out of hip-hop/trap, and it became loosely referred to as future bass as time went on. While it’s still often debated which [...]
The past 12 months have seen the continued resurgence of the music video as both a unique marketing tool and a dynamic art form, giving fans a new way to enjoy their favorite tunes while offering artists a second pass at the initial expressive act through an added medium. From thought-provoking to gut-busting, authentic to fantastic, and [...]
Drum & bass had another massive year in 2014, recently culminating with the genre’s first tune to hit 100M views on YouTube. This year also saw major labels like Warner Music and Virgin EMI sign some of the genre’s top tunes, while heavyweight D&B labels like Metalheadz and Shogun Audio continued to nurture the next generation of [...]
Electro was alive and well in 2014, blasting out intense basslines and complex synths through speakers around the world. The energetic and intense genre saw a number of huge releases, from a massive remix package for deadmau5 to originals from veteran producers Oliver and Dillon Francis. Before engaging in The Top 15 Electro Tracks of [...]
It’s unique, it’s experimental, it’s the sound that doesn’t conform to standards. It’s indie and beats, and it served up some of the biggest hits of 2014. This year saw the glorified return of old favorites, the emergence of stunning new talent, and everything in between. Through the abundance of phenomenal music on the market, these 15 [...]
The Top 15 Deep & Progressive Tracks of 2014
Dec 19 2014
BY Eric Gossett
Deep and progressive house dominated our headphones and hearts in 2014. While countless acts and tracks rose through the ranks of the dance music scene throughout the year, these 15 deep and progressive cuts stood a little bit higher than the rest.
It’s been a diverse and interesting year for trance, from progressive to psy, chill to uplifting. Once again, our Top 15 trance tunes of the year is a healthy mix of veterans and newcomers, though with such a wealth of stellar releases on offer over the past 12 months, it certainly wasn’t easy pickings. So turn up the volume and lose [...]
Arguably the most instrumental genre behind dance music’s rise to popularity in the U.S., big room house had its fair share of highs and lows in 2014. Despite the genre becoming negatively associated with the term “EDM" and publicly shunned by a few of the more outspoken house music purists, big room has weathered the storm and [...]
Although most reference the 1979 Disco Demolition Night as the official “death" of disco, we beg to differ. As Josh Neff proclaimed in The Last Days of Disco, “Disco will never be over. It will always live in our minds and hearts. Something like this that was this big, and this important, and this great, will never die." Hence, we have [...]
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