Dancing Astronaut’s top 10 tracks of March 2013
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 March and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up March for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. March’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Moguai, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hard Rock Sofa, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Jeremy Olander, Sander van Doorn with Mark Knight, and Nicky Romero. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of March!
Wolfgang Gartner‘s inaugural release of 2013 “Anaconda,” saw the prolific producer step outside of his electro house box for a twisted and impossibly funky offering – one that is reminiscent of his tracks of old. Despite its slight departure his lates record proved that it’s possible to maintain one’s sound while still changing styles.
Showtek was in full force this month and had their latest release to prove it. From Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak imprint is the Crunk/Slow Down EP — and with it came and effort that showed that the producers still know how to raise hell through electro house.“Slow Down” combines relentless beats, unsuspecting bridges and aggressive tones to change things up with a more instrumental offering.
Hard Rock Sofa bring forth their A-game with “Rasputin,” delivering their signature distorted progression with all new depth. Inspired by the Russian Mad Monk, Grigori Rasputin, the track made way this month with a similar power and edge.
Cedric Gervais took the vocal enchantment from Lana Del Rey for a spin, making “Summertime Sadness” his own room-filling dance weapon. He tones down his signature electro-grunge, opting for a cleaner, big room sound that has resulted in a record appreciated around the dance scene even before its March release.
The Chemical Brothers approach their latest remix with surgical precision, augmenting “XTC” with a lush soundscape of powerful electronica. More than just a punchy drop designed for a dancefloor, the duo deliver a production that ebbs and flows with thoughtful vision resulting in a fully-fleshed out electro dream sequence.
Few tracks in recent months have received as much buzz as Sander van Doorn,Mark Knight, and Underworld‘s legendary collaboration — and rightfully so. “Ten” boasts a combination of Karl Hyde’s spoken lyricism, the energy of a Sander van Doorn track, and the classic tech house vibes everyone has come to know and love out of Mark Knight.
After two crowd-pleasing sets and the premiere of plethora of new music during Ultra, Nicky Romero releases “Symphonica,” featuring an electronic rendition of a full fledged orchestra. The Protocol Records track boasts high definition strings that crescendo into powerful synths and a grinding beat, synonymous with the Dutchman’s sound.
In the same vein as his chart-topping, “Mammoth,” Moguai tailors his unique electro chords around an anthemic build and climactic drops. Taking to the expansive Size Records brand, “Champs” is one giant step for the big room scene and earned all the the airplay that it received during Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival.
After being thrusted onto the radar with the now legendary Essential Mix, Jeremy Olander’s“Let Me Feel” is finally made its mark on masses. With a beat Prydz himself dubbed “infectious,” the track’s bouncing melody has a captivating pure house feel that’s brightened up with higher key tone work.
Moguai’s supersonic, fine-tuned electro chords provide the Belgian tandem with a backbone for their big room sound, combining for an overall forceful record that has made its way into countless sets over the past month. One of the hottest records before Miami Music Week, “Mammoth” stayed hot to dominate South Beach.