The 5 Hottest EDM Songs of 2013 So Far
This year alone the world has seen more electronic music bubble up from every corner of the earth than ever before. It’s almost impossible to keep up with each and every release when the breadth and scope of EDM as a genre is becoming so widespread. A fine balance of dance-ready anthems, house music overlord ressurections and new, innovative production marks 2013 as the peak of EDM. Rather than getting lost in a sea of synth and bass, check out The 5 Hottest EDM Songs of 2013 So Far and skip to the good stuff.
1. Daft Punk “Get Lucky”
After ten years in the dark, Daft Punk crashed back on top of the EDM world proving no one can really make house music quite like they do. Pairing up with seasoned producer and vocalist Pharrell gave, “Get Lucky,” a smooth and soulful edge that shot it straight to the top of this list.Listen to Daft Punk’s, “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell on YouTube.
2. Knife Party “LRAD”
Knife Party took a stark departure than the electro-house fans were used to hearing from them with “LRAD.” The dark and heavy-handed production does away with all pleasantries to cut straight to an energy-fuelled EDM bomb. Don’t expect to be able to listen to this offhand, as the song dictates, “Now you’re playing with power.”Listen to Knife Party’s “LRAD,” on YouTube.
3. Major Lazer “Watch out for This”
Major Lazer’s Free The Universe had fans waiting with baited breath after they released the softer-than-normal, “Get Free,” featuring Amber Coffman of The Dirty Projectors. When “Watch Out For This (Bumeye),” dropped, they reminded everyone just how good their bouncing dance anthems can be.Check out Major Lazer’s, “Watch Out For This (Bumeye),” on Soundcloud.
4. James Blake "Overgrown"
James Blake’s complex and emotional house music caught attention immediately upon the release of his self-titled debut album. In 2013 he proves his incredible talent has only flourished and sharpened into something, “Overgrown,” delivering one of the most interesting and full-bodied title tracks of the year.Listen to James Blake’s “Overgrown,” on YouTube.
5. Fedde Le Grand “Rockin N Rollin”
Fedde Le Grand crashed into 2013 with one of the best dance anthems of the year. “Rockin N Rollin,” holds nothing back when it comes to massive basslines, bold synth progressions and a kicking drum beat. We dare you not to move along.Listen to Fedde Le Grand’s “Rockin N Rollin,” on YouTube.
June 05, 2013 via Pepsi