2012 has been a very interesting year. Especially for those involved in the EDM community. Countless albums have been released by a number of already famous and growing artists. Among those at the top, we have seen the likes of Deadmau5, Armin Van Buren, Kaskade, and Tiesto release new albums this year. I chose this topic for my best of 2012 list because I feel that I have a very good general knowledge of the EDM industry and the songs and artists throughout. So here is my list of the top ten electronic songs of 2012.
10. Stee Wee Bee feat. Snyder & Ray – “Leaving (Gordon & Doyle Remix)”
This song is a good party starter, and a nice anthem. With a steady beat that keeps you moving and clear vocals that leave you in a trance. This song really sets the mood for a small party that has a decent energy.
9. Kaskade & Skrillex – “Lick It”
I’ve been waiting for awhile for these two artists to collaborate and make something fun. This song is just that, with the heavy and energetic drops that Skrillex lays down that keep the beat flowing. As well as the clean and concise synths that Kaskade produces album after album. This is a fun that’s sure to make for a crazy party.
8. Dj Fresh – “Louder (feat Sian Evans) (Flux Pavillion and doctor p remix)”
This song takes build ups and drops to another level with its energized vocals that really set the tone for the whole song. Flux Pavillion is right at home as soon as the bass drops. Doctor p also knows how to make decent beats that brings it all together and keeps things rolling. This is sure to make a good time out of any moment in your day.
7. “Harder Better Faster Stronger (Deadmau5 remix)” – Daft Punk
Any hardcore Daft Punk fan will say deadmau5 gives the original justice with this remix. It’s just the right balance of deadmau5’s progressive style, mixed with the synth-pop and robotic vocals of Daft Punk. As I mentioned before, this is a treat for hardcore fans that’s sure to delight and make a great party. This also carries a bit of nostalgia for long time daft punk and deadmau5 fans.
6. Urban Contact – “Just Not Right (Original Mix)”
This song knows what the meaning of “party” is. This very energetic piece done by the ever-so awesome Urban Contact is perfect for those nigh time events that get wild. Its heavy bass and high synths prove to be a great dance song. One that is sure to a hit in the clubs very soon, if not now.
5. “Say It Right (Menage Music Remix)” – Nelly Furtado
I don’t listen to much Nelly Furtado, but I must say that Menage knows how to say it right. With the progressive beats and techno synths, the song takes you on an electric ride that isn’t to hard on you. But it’s one great song to dance to and make you feel happy at the very least.
4. “Moar Ghosts N Whatever” – Deadmau5
Definitely soon to a be a classic in his arsenal, deadmau5 re released an extended version of this song and it’s still great. With the extended version, you get more time to really take in the song and appreciate all that it has to offer. From the energy to the beats, it’s all there.
3. “Work Hard Play Hard (Paris FZ & Simo T remix)” – Tiësto Feat. Kay
Tiesto had it right when he showed the world this lovely piece. Then these guys made it better. With a heavier bass and a more upbeat feel, the once progressive anthem has been made a club sensation. This is definitely one worth listening to.
2. “Off Da Hook” – Jesse Garcia
Jesse Garcia knows how to work synth-pop. This song has a very rich video game/ house feel to it. It just makes you wanna get and dance, if not at the very least move and sway. I think Daft Punk would be proud of this man for making a very nostalgic party hit.
1. “Fn Pig” – Deadmau5
With this release, deadmau5 really hits it home by going back to his roots and bringing some of his amazing progressive style to the table. This one really is a party starter in the sense that you could literally start a party with song. It has the perfect build up to the drop, which hits you fast and hard. Making you want to just jump around and go crazy, which is what I think he was going for in this piece. This is definitely deserving of my number one pick because it has a little of everything to show. Definitely a party rocker and a club sensation!