Here is a top 10 that I did of the tracks that blew my mind during 2011. Hard to stick to one genre, some are more trance track and other stick more to the electro side. I’d say it fits more to a genre called trouse. Anyways no matter what the genre is, good music will always be good music! Let’s do this; here is my top ten of 2011.
Last year I was complaining about Sander saying that I miss his old style. However, in 2011 Sander went more into progressive stuff, but he put this track on his album, and it is a very good example of the term K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid). In this track you can rely on big bass and techy percussions. This is well produced and totally banging.
I’ve seen him opening his set with this track at Montreal Black and Blue 2011. This track is a nonstop rise of energy. The Heavy bass kicks in then acid leads arrive to the party and finally everything blends together for a perfect combination of madness. Marcus has done a lot of great stuff in 2011; you may also checkout Swedish Nights. An awesome track!!!
It’s been a great year for Dada Life. I would even say a major year for their career. They were able to reach a larger crowd. Many know them for Happy Violence, but my favourite song of 2011 from them is by far White Noise Red Meat. We’ll never know how they can make their productions sounds so fat. 2011 was Dada life’s year.
Markus fucking Schulz is probably the artist I respect the most on the EDM scene right now. He never changed his style trough time unlike some producer (um um* Tiesto), but I still got one of his track in the top 10. Yeah I know I have no soul. Whatever! Now back to Markus. It was Big year for him he threw so many great tracks under his Dakota alias (In a Green Valley, Sleepwalker) and he was awesome as usual at Bal en Blanc 17. If you haven’t listened to his show Global DJ Broadcast yet then it’s time to do it. For Sinners, it’s for sure a banging Trance track; remind me renegade from Sander Van Doorn. Still very… very… good.
Coming in at number six, two artists who had a big year. W&W that released their artist album called ‘’Impact’’, filled with great stuff and Ben Gold who literally blew up the Bal en Blanc 17 while he was closing. By the way, you can still have his live set on the internet. Arena alone is a sweet track but Ben Gold really takes it to a higher level. I love how Ben Gold is able to makes a track feeling fast paced but still banging like electro does. BASS Included.
Trance purist have been complaining a lot about Tiësto’s new sound and I did too when he did a song with three six mafia, but in 2011, he seemed to be back on the bright side with his remix of Marcel Woods and Maximal Crazy. Don’t underestimate that track. This track gets all its meaning in a big room sound system. Just grab it.
Afrojack & Rehab needs to keep producing together and they are actually working on a track that is an absolute banger. No surprise, there is a video of Afrojack giving people a little teaser on ustream you can find it on YouTube. So, someone (First State) had the brilliant idea to blend this track with Koko from SVD which is a cool track, but not that much. It is the way it’s blends with Prutataa it’s jut out of this world.
Micheal Woods is just on fire these days. First Aid is a perfect blend of trance and electro. Kaskade did will mash up these two tracks bringing back the lush vocals of Haley which I’m totally in love with. Lovely Banger.
This track could turn Les Résidences Soleil into Sensation America. It’s so badass. It is Original and really good even if I’m not a dubstep head but this remix is godly. This is the track if you want to turn up the heat in your set. Great intro track, great closing, great everything! Again, there is a little trancy touch with the vocals and the plucked lead and then BAM rapes the dance floor. Well, you’ll get it.
This track is a masterpiece. This guy always delivers great track, Trinity dominted the scene in 2010. Then he strikes with Reboot, in my opinion this is a very fresh sound. For those who like bass music give this track a try you won’t be disappointed. There is a sad melody in the breakdown that will blow you away and then bass stikes with some really sick percussion. Masterpiece.