Dancing Astronaut’s Top 10 Tracks of October
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 October and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up October for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. October’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Eric Prydz, Zedd, Tommy Trash and Calvin Harris. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Tom Staar, Hot Natured & Ali Love, and Awson & Ily. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of October!
Netsky injects his English drum-and-bass vibes into Madeon’s original, spicing up “Finale” with less progressive sounds but maintaining the vocal and starting melody of the original.
The Subliminal forces behind “Stronger” and “Live Your Life” have returned for another club anthem. “Love In Me” comes with production from Denis The Menace, Sandro Monte, and Erick Morillo, and none other than Shawnee Taylor has graced the track with her trademark soulful vocal. The progressive synths combined with euphoric singing embodies the ability of Morillo’s squad to produce for the dance floor.
The track manages to be brooding and lush, but also uplifting and simple. Ali Love’s signature vocals (see also: Infinity Ink’s “Infinity” and Justice’s “Civilization“) tie Hot Natured’s otherworldly production into what might just be the perfect underground anthem.
Hot on the heels of remixes of “Don’t You Worry Child” and “Can’t Stop Me,” Tom Staar has broken away from usual collaborator Kryder for an original production of his own. High energy electro flows into a melodic hook and drops back into its frenetic state, making for a hit that is due to crash your next dance party.
“Every Day” is classic Prydz: larger than life synths, sparkling melodies, impressive production, and delicate vocals from John Ciafone to bring it all together.
First premiered by Axwell during his impressive Electric Zoo 2012 set, “Committed to Sparkle Motion” is the latest release from Axtone Records. The track starts out with an echoing cry until breaking into a period of fresh uplifting lyrics and a drop that has become the signature DubVision sound. It’s becoming a pattern for label heads to drop new tracks ahead of releases to drum up buzz, and that is most certainly the case here.
Coming off the release of “Yeah” earlier this month, Steve Angello builds upon Size Records’ domination with a collaboration from within his own camp. Teaming up with Third Party, “Lights” is an anthemic banger that comes in tremendous volumes. Steve’s revamped sounds from the 2012 version of “Yeah” collides with Third Party’s mastered big room sound — most similarly to what we’ve heard on “Thank You” — for what is due to become an instant chart-topper.
Tommy Trash hasn’t ‘remixed’ The Aston Shuffle’s “Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost),” but instead gives us his very own version of the track — complete with his signature croaking synths and growling melodies in the background. The song is an absolute banger made for festival-sized speakers, and you’ll want to turn up the volume all the way the first time you listen just to pick up on all the subtleties.
2. Zedd – Stache (Extended Mix)
“Stache” was one of our favorite tracks on Zedd’s Clarity album, and the extended mix has somehow managed to top the original. If you’re a fan of the electro sounds of the album cut, you will love the extended version — which features a perfectly placed sample from the Mac operating system that will encourage you to turn up your speakers to dangerously high levels.
Qulinez’s rework of Calvin & Florence’s absolutely massive tune “Sweet Nothing” nabs our top spot this month. Departing from the hard-hitting, whiny synth sound we’ve heard in “Troll” and their multiple remixes, the Swedish duo maintain Calvin Harris’ leads and bouncy chord play while super-charging the progressive builds in the drop.