Dancing Astronaut’s Top 10 Tracks of June
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 June and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
We’re back with another installment of our monthly top 10 tracks feature. Last month’s top 10 set a very high standard as it was absolutely stacked with awesome tracks. Luckily it seems as though no one is resting on their laurels as we have some fantastic tunes for our June list. This month’s top 10 features tracks from Tiesto, Dirty South, Laidback Luke, Arty & more! Check after the break to see who made our top 10 and who managed to take this month’s number 1!
If you are a fan of hard bass lines and nutty sounds then Harvard Bass and Bart B More’s latest “Pari” is just for you. Fast forward to the 1:00 mark (with your speakers at max volume) and we can guarantee that you will jump right out of your seats. “Pari” is one of those less known tracks we all crave to hear at raves when we are tired of all the predictable music most DJs play these days.
Laidback Luke has outdone himself again, following up the festival-friendly “1234” with yet another anthem. “We Are The Stars” is crafted to blare through the mass summer crowds but also contains melodic elements that stir euphoria in a nightclub.
Adrian Lux and Blende team up to create one of the best remixes of this young stunner’s stand out track “Video Games” (and there have been many.) Lux’s melodic sensibilities paired with Blende’s electro-disco style are a match made in audio heaven. With arpeggios as silky smooth as Lana’s voice and a grinding electro breakdown with some serious bump, this track is a must grab.
This is an absolutely terrific track from one of the biggest names in drum and bass. Netsky, while only 23 years old, has made a huge name for himself. With productions like this, it is no secret why. Even if you are not a big drum and bass fan, have a listen to this track and you might soon be a convert.
Dirty South has made several appearances in our Top 10 lists due to his incredible production prowess. He breathes fresh air into his remix of Dahlback’s “Embrace Me,” adding another uplifting effort to his repertoire. The Aussie uses his progressive house mold to fit the euphoric vocal, much like he has on tracks like “Devil’s Work,” “Invisible,” and countless others.
Deadmau5’s original mix of this track took our number 2 spot last month, and it speaks volumes to Tommy Trash’s talent that his remix that it was able to feature high on this month’s list as well. If you’ve been to an event this summer, you’ve heard Tommy Trash’s remix already. Trash takes “The Veldt” head-on, completely shaking up the previously chilled-out track and injecting his signature synths. This will undoubtedly be one of the tracks that you remember the summer of 2012 by.
“Bong” is the kind of track that you don’t expect coming, and the Koyu style horns are simply intoxicating. Deniz’s tracks are exquisitely and intricately crafted, and when you listen closely you can hear all the different sounds and layers that compose the track. “Bong” has been a staple in many DJ sets recently and if you have already heard the track, you’ll know why.
When you’re building a strong case for rookie-of-the-year, there is no time to rest – just ask Arty. “Open Space” embodies Arty as a producer, crossing over between trance and progression while attaining big room energy. Admirers of EDM have taken hold of Arty’s fresh sound and will be pleased to hear that his latest offering comes from the same winning combination that brought you “Around The World” and “Mozart.”
Tiesto and Showtek may be opposite in production style, but that hasn’t stopped them from uniting for a maddening new track dubbed “Hell Yeah!.” Tiesto’s big room sound clashes with Showtek’s darker vibe to form a frenetic banger that is transparent through both subgenres.This is a phenomenal track that really showcases Tiesto’s harder, darker side. We’re sure you’re going to be hearing this non stop this summer and it is our June #2.
1. Zedd feat. Matthew Koma – Spectrum (Original Mix)
On his latest offering of “Spectrum,” Zedd teams up with Matthew Koma, who you may know as the vocalist on Alesso’s “Years.” The heavy chord play in the lead coincides with Koma’s voice flawlessly; and after the drop, we’re treated to some classic Zedd-like, electro house. With a release like this, we’re really excited to see what this young producer has in store for his upcoming album. It’s also been #1 on Beatport for over two weeks, so we couldn’t be prouder to call it our number 1 as well!
That’s all for June. We hope you enjoyed our rankings and maybe found a new favorite track. Check back next month for our top 10 tracks of July!