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 November and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up November for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. November’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Afrojack, Showtek, Hardwell, Tommy Trash, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from TJR, Lee Foss, and Luciano. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of November!
Fresh from his studio album remode Nothing But The Beat 2.0, David Guetta’s “Just One Last Time” receives a dose of big room remedy from Hard Rock Sofa. The upbeat melody and vocal from Taped Rai made the original a radio-friendly pop tune, but the Russian pairing — with their naturally gritty contributions – made it viable for loud speakers and active dance floors.
The title track of Lee Foss’s latest EP, “Electricity,” a collaboration with MK (full name Mark Kinchen) and vocalist Anabel Englund, is an unbelievably stirring track. Englund’s stripped and simple vocals paired with Foss and MK’s slow-moving but breathtaking breaks equal grade A baby-making music.
Nicky Romero and Nervo have joined forces for a chart-dominating release. “Like Home” combines the best of both worlds, featuring the progressive sounds recognizable from Nicky, and a catchy, spirit-lifting vocal from the Aussie twins. The track caters to the festival audience, as we’ve seen it captivate main stage after main stage.
TJR returns with a load of his signature funk on his November offering “Ode To Oi.” The big, bouncy dance grooves return after an anticipating lead and dance floor assaulting bass kick — not to mention the repetitive chanting ‘Oi’ that have kept feet moving, heads bopping, and bodies jumping.
“Rise of Angel” was the track that Luciano took to Ibiza, and would wait all night for the perfect moment to play. When it would finally drop, it forced a sea of arms into the air as they got lost in the melodic flow and upbeat rhythm of this magical tech house gem. Andrea Oliva gives up a piece of musical heaven with organic house undertones that add the extra push to even further bolster Luciano’s effort..
Off his latest EP, “Bergen” is identifiably within the catalogue of the mystic, intricate, and mesmerizing Pryda sound. “Bergen” pays testament to Pryda’s ability to defy dance music fate by continuing to produce honest, original, and even categorically underground music while rising the ranks as a household main stage name.
“Annie’s Theme,” the latest example of ‘Afrojack Music,’ has gained steam with its standalone sound. The thorough chord progression and spurts of melodic interlude embody Afrojack’s style — which is constantly changing, but always recognizable. It’s no surprise “Annie’es Theme” exploded after such widespread anticipation.
Hardwell has released “Apollo,” the follow up to “Spaceman,” and claims he was going for something “fans could actually feel,” something listeners could connect with. Delicate vocals lead way for a grinding, punchy bassline that provide a unified balance. Serving up a more emotional track than its predecessor, Hardwell has packed “Apollo” with his blazing hot momentum and adored production skills.
Tommy Trash has unleashed what could be his most contagious tune yet — “Truffle Pig.” The bouncy, nu-disco tinged tune is one of his most unique productions to date. Trash’s signature scintillating build is layered with funky vocal samples and gleaming synths, while the minimal electro drop is a welcome change from the Aussie.
The once strictly hardstyle duo Showtek have teamed up with Justin Prime to release their monster, “Cannonball.” A massive big-room electro track that starts with a low background bass, “Cannonball” quickly develops into a period of wild percussion and echoing synths before finally culminating in a drop that would destroy any festival or big arena.