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 officially released in February and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
2012 continues to be a phenomenal year for EDM as even more huge tracks have been dropped this month. February’s list features appearances from Eric Prydz, The Bingo Players, Laidback Luke, Madeon. Check after the break to have a look at our month’s top 10 and to see who managed to snag the top spot!
10. Jack Back ft. David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia – Wild One Two (Original Mix)
Jack Back is the alias that represents the collaborative efforts of both David Guetta and Nicky Romero. Sia complements this track perfectly and creates her second blockbuster hit alongside David Guetta. Currently at number 1 on the Beatport charts, David Guetta demonstrates he is still capable of putting out something that isn’t pure pop music.
9. Otto Knows – Million Voices (Original Mix)
This fun progressive track brings together a chorus of children’s voices and emotional building synths. Otto is proving that he knows what he’s doing in the studio, and we have to agree with Sebastian Ingrosso who has deemed him a “young blood” set to blow up in 2012.
8. Skrillex – Breakn A Sweat (Zedd Remix)
Zedd continues to kill it with his awesome remix of Skrillex’s “Breakn A Sweat.” He adds his own grungy spin to the track and demonstrates why his productions are beginning to frequent the Beatport top 10.
7. Nicky Romero – Generation 303 (Original Mix)
Nicky Romero has released a slew of awesome tracks lately including “Toulouse” & “Haters Gonna Hate.” His newest single “Generation 303″ samples the Chemical Brother’s classic “Block Rockin’ Beats,” replacing the original drum and bass style with an acid-house feel that is reminiscent of “Pacha On Acid.”
6. Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
A-Track adds a little extra flavor to Martin Solveig’s “The Night Out” with a distinct vibrating rattle that culminates in a deep drop. While there is a lot to be said for the original, we have to say that we prefer A-Trak’s take on it.
5. Bingo Players – L’Amour (Original Mix)
The Bingo Players have put out some very memorable tracks lately (“Mode,” “Rattle”) yet still seem to be flying a bit under the radar. This killer electro house tune is sure to gain them some much deserved recognition.
4. Madeon – Icarus (Original Mix)
Madeon continues to astonish us with the level and complexity of his productions. “Icarus” has been most famously paired with the acapella of “Raise Your Weapon,” forming a unique and interesting combination nu-disco blended synths with a spiritual progressive bassline. It is scary to think what this kid could do in the future.
3. Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar (Original Mix)
“Quasar” reached new heights after the Swedish House Mafia played it in their Madison Square Garden Show. This distortion filled track should lead this Russian gang into the forefront of house music.
2. Qulinez – Troll (Original Mix)
Newcomers, Qulinez (Alexander Lager and Johannes Gustafsson) represent the new breed of talent that is being fostered by the Size Matters imprint. It’s high-pitched, melodic synths lead into a snare-laced build and an incredibly rewarding drop.
1. M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Remix)
We are so happy that this has finally been released as an official remix. Definitely one of the best songs of the year so far, Eric Prydz demonstrates once again the talent and skill that has given him the reputation as one of the top producers in the business.