Dancing Astronaut’s Top 10 Tracks of November 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 November and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up November for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. November’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Hardwell, Avicii, Mat Zo, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Andrew Bayer, Sandro Silva, and Dubvision. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of November!
Australian duo New World Sound
and Dutch newcomer Thomas Newson
united this month with debut collaborative stint “Flute” for Doorn Recordings. Initially previewed as an anonymous 50-second ID and rumored to be a collaboration between W&W Blasterjaxx, the union of these new-age contenders forges something of a bohemian take on the big room sound that has pummelled the market throughout the year.
and Jeremy Olander
have become the face of Eric Prydz’s
burgeoning Pryda Friends
label. To a collective delight, they’ve released their much-anticipated collaboration, “Balboa,” for free this November. Beautifully fusing the talents of the two producers, the track incorporates the atmosphere and drive of Jeremy Olander’s absorbing techno with the pull and grandeur of Fehrplay’s cinematic production.
Whilst there is little denying that “Rifler” beckons a far harder sound from the duo than that of their graceful shot into the limelight, “All By Myself
.” Balancing the adrenaline fueled with the outright beautiful, the duo refuses to let go of their proven melodic tendencies and, even under the umbrella of Doorn’s peak time favoring imprint, DubVison remains a force intertwined with quality at the forefront of European dance music.
Brobot head honcho Junior Sanchez
does Steve Angello’s X imprint proud with his November release “W2TU.” Representing the atmosphere its namesake would suggest, Sanchez welcomes listeners to the official sound of the underground delivering his own steam-fueled barrage of howling sirens and piston-fired percussion.
Premiered by Hardwell
at this year’s Tomorrowland
, Sandro Silva
‘s “Payback” had garnered support over the course of the past several months prior to today’s Revealed release. Known for his fat synths and heavy kicks, Silva offers fans with even more heavy-footed beats that are reminiscent of “Epic,” but embody more forceful energy in vein of 2013′s festival trend.
This month, Andrew Bayer adds two more tracks to his landmark year and growing Anjunabeats catalog. The first, “Perth,” is a gorgeous progressive house production: a track we’ve been waiting to get our hands on for quite some time. With its cascading melody and emphatic progression, “Perth” is one of Bayer’s finest productions to date.
Premiered during his performance at ADE alongside a live appearance from Matthew Koma, the newly crowned #1 DJ in the world returned for his first release after being voted the best DJ on the planet. While the past few releases from Hardwell
have been more aggressive electro house, “Dare You” brings a significant amount of melody to the table which is paired with Koma’s time tested vocals.
is your prime destination for all that is trance and progressive trance, and Arty
possesses a hybrid style that listeners on both sides of the genre fence connect with. Following this year’s “Together We Are” and “Grande Finale,” the young producer is back to release his latest single, “Flashback.” The Russian standout is a master of melodies that find the perfect harmonic combinations to create an unmatched progressive sound.
Although multiple versions of Syn Cole
‘s “Miami 82″ have been teased in sets for nearly a year, the Estonian producer has finally let loose Avicii
‘s edit of his groovy tune on Le7els. C
ollaborative work between the melody-driven progressive house mainstays gave birth to a joyous brainchild that successfully creates an enchanting Miami Vice-inspired atmosphere.
Easily a candidate for album of the year, Mat Zo’s Damage Control is rife with top notch productions, but perhaps the most impressive is the album’s second track, “Only for You.” Slow burning and sensual, Zo’s collaboration with Rachel K. Collier epitomizes melodically driven, pop-enhanced electronica. Stylized with his always effortless composition, “Only for You” combines a heavily-layered landscape of tripped-out synths underneath Collier’s radio-ready vocal cues.