Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks of December based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
The first month of 2012 has seen an incredible slew of huge tracks dropped. Deadmau5, Dirty South, Axwell & Afrojack are among the top artists with tracks out this month. Check after the break for our full top 10 and to see who has started of 2012 with a bang!
10. Walden – Brightness (Original Mix)
You know you must be doing something right when you are 18 and already being featured on Pete Tong’s Essential Mix. The sound is definitely Avicii-esque, but with more of a retro, disco-era flair. We can’t wait to see what else Walden has in store for us in 2012 – we expect big things!
9. Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataaa (Dada Life Remix)
The Dada Life remix of “Prutataaa” is thick and heavy in bass. This sounds very similar to the original mix with just a little more weight behind it – this might make your heart thump when this is dropped.
8. Tommy Trash – Cascade (Original Mix)
Featuring a more progressive sound than some of his other work, “Cascade” still retains the classic Tommy Trash hallmarks. Signature claps and kick drums, the slick synths and a big-room melody combine to create an absolute TUUNEEE.
7. Zedd – Slam The Door (Original Mix)
Zedd’s starting the year off right with his newest release, “Slam The Door.” The track takes the listener on one hell of a ride – from a piano build-up to an aggressive electro beat with droning synths – and includes a vocal sample to give the track a sense of humor.
6. Moguai – Mpire (Original Mix)
With its driving energy and two different, yet equally engaging breakdowns, this track is undoubtedly one of Moguai’s best productions to date.
5. Deadmau5 – Cthulhu Dreams (Original Mix)
Deadmau5 reworks his own track “Cthulu Sleeps” and gives it a little more punch with a different chord progression and a heavier drop. The man behind the Mau5trap empire continues to impress.
4. Dirty South & Thomas Gold ft. Kate Elsworth – Eyes Wide Open (Original Mix)
The all-star team behind “Alive” combine again to create another incredible track. Kate Elsworth’s beautiful vocals float hauntingly over anthemic synths that have Dirty South written all over them.
3. Hardwell – Spaceman (Original Remix)
The 23 year old Dutchman continues to impress. After a 2011 that saw tracks like “Zero76”, “Encoded” and “Catch Your Fall,” Hardwell is showing no signs of stopping as he continues to pump out hits like “Spaceman.” Prepare yourself for the bass heavy drop in this track because it hits VERY hard.
2. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)
Axwell keeps killing it with the remixes. His remix of “Resurrection” was absolutely huge and he does it again with his mix of “In My Mind.” One would have to think in any other month this would definitely reach the top spot. This has just been released on Axtone Records and is sure to be one of the tracks of the year.
1. Afrojack ft. Shermanology – Can’t Stop Me (Original Mix)
Currently number 1 on Beatport and gaining our Anthem Status, “Can’t Stop Me” runs away with our top track of January. We predict this will be a huge crossover hit as it successfully straddles the line between true electro house and slightly more mainstream dance-pop. If you haven’t heard this yet, stop wasting time and listen to our track of the month.
As the only producer with 2 entries on our top tracks list, Producer of the Month goes to Afrojack for his efforts “Prutataaa” & “Can’t Stop Me.”
Check back at the end of February for the next installment of Top 10 Tracks!