Dancing Astronaut’s Top 10 Tracks of April
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 April and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Ou Top 10 feature is back as we take a look at the best tracks released in April. We’re starting to see the release of a lot of tracks previewed at Ultra and there have been a ton of great releases recently. Our April Top 10 features tracks from some of the biggest names in EDM including Martin Solveig, Tiesto, Dirty South and Dada Life. Check after the break to see what we picked as our favorite tracks of the month!
In case you’ve been completely removed from the music scene for the past month or so, between the lyrics, the video, and that seemingly innocent question asked by Madonna at Ultra, the track wreaks of controversy. However, despite its questionable subject matter, we can’t deny that the track is catchy and unique. The computer-generated vocals and hard-hitting rubber band-style sound pairs nicely with perfectly timed drum lines, and that slow, sweeping build.
After his huge hit, “Resurrection,” we were curious to see what Michael Calfan was going to come out with next. “Mozaik” doesn’t quite reach the heights that “Resurrection” did but is still a great production that we like a lot.
Say what you want about David Guetta, but when he collaborates with Nicky Romero, the results are fantastic. The song starts with heavy, gritty synths that help the track rise and fall, while a steady bassline is omnipresent in the background. Folks have pointed out similarities to Axwell’s edit of Michael Calfan’s ”Resurrection,” but we’ll leave that decision to your own ears.
Candian producers Sultan & Ned Shepard have teamed up with Quilla to create the hugely emotive progressive house track, “Walls.” The track features a powerful synth progression accompanied by a heavy kick drum, all made so much sweeter by Quilla’s vocals.
6. Dada Life – Rolling Stone T-Shirt (Original Mix)
Dada Life continue to pump out killer anthems with their unique meaty sound. This is the perfect Vegas pool party track: Dada’s signature electro synth and a thick bassline, not to mention the ideal drunk sing-a-long lyrics .
Similar to Nari and Milani’s other anthemic tune, “Kendo,” “Atom” is full of heavy beats and hard drops that make the song a necessary entry into any fan’s iTunes library. Not only is “Atom” a must have for listeners, but for DJs as well — we think it has real staying power, and was already one of our top tracks of Miami.
The French prodigy has done it again with his phenomenal remix of Martin Solveig’s hit “The Night Out.” The nu disco style that Madeon has adapted really works well with the original lyrics. It doesn’t stray to far from the original but Madeon just seems to perfect it.
Tiesto continues to show why he is one of the biggest forces in the EDM world. There have been about a thousand remixes of this song, but in our view Tiesto’s stands out as the best among them. The energy in the remix just builds and builds before a huge anthemic drop. Again, we think this is going to be a huge track of the Summer of 2012.
Dragan takes his turn on “Devil’s Work,” one of Snow’s most chilling efforts, and does what he does best – blending savory melodies with club oriented progression. The result is an absolute House anthem that will be absolutely killing it at festivals this summer.
In one word; beautiful. Porter Robinson’s latest track “Language” is a sweeping electro track that is as mesmerizing as it is massive. We’ll let the music do the talking for this track. In our view it is unquestionably this month’s number 1.
There are TONS of tracks coming out in May that we’re already incredibly excited about. Make sure you check back next month for our Top 10 of May. We’re sure it is going to be a huge month for EDM.