This year has been loaded with awesome, tracks, remixes and epic releases of electronic dance music. We have talked about some awesome music throughout the year and we’ve randomly picked ten of our favorite songs from 2012. Trust us, there are so many other good ones out there!
In no particular order, our favorite electronic dance music from 2012!
The Veldt – Deadmau5 Featuring Chris James
Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
Make Some Noise – Chuckie and JunxterJack
Spectrum - Zedd
Roll It, Light It – Cypress Hill & Rusko
Killin’ It – Krewella
Let’s Go – Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
Can’t Stop Me – Afrojack & Shermanology
Bangarang - Skrillex Featuring Sirah (We know, it came out in 2011 but, it was days before 2012!)
Get Stoopid – Bombs Away & Seany B
Let us know your favorites from 2012!
As the year end approaches we think it is appropriate to share what we have found. EDM Sauce recently posted what they thought were the top ten best moments in EDM this past year. We at Radikal couldn’t agree more, so we picked a few of our favorites to share with you.
Ellie Goulding and Skrillex breaking up had to be one of the most disappointing pieces of EDM news. I think everyone had high hopes for this absolutely adorable couple. Maybe one day they’ll find their ways back to each other.
Rusko Releasing his music for free on his website. Let’s hope more EDM artists get angry and give us free music! You can get his free EP “KAPOW” by paying with a tweet or facebook post or by joining his mailing list. If you want, you can buy it on iTunes with money instead… but why would you do that?
EDC Las Vegas sold out this past summer and had a record breaking 320,000 attendees. This was such big news because it was the biggest festival ever in the history of Electronic Dance Music. In fact the dates have already been set for 2013’s Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival!
Deadmau5 randomly found vocals to his song “The Veldt” thanks to today’s social media. Joel Zimmerman created the song during a 22-hour live streaming session and was inspired by the short story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury. Chris James reached out to Deadmau5 with his own lyrics that captured the essence of the short story and Zimmerman loved it. The song was officially released June 24, 2012 and the rest is history.
MTV’s VMA’s finally has an electronic dance music category! Enough said!
Swedish House Mafia announced on June 24, 2012 that their next tour will be their last. “One Last Tour” is going on now. You still have a chance to see them live!
Can you think of any better moments that happened for EDM in 2012? Let us know!
Need your Bombs Away fix? Of course you do! Luckily, the kings of partying will be performing alongside greats such as M.I.A., Azealia Banks, The Stone Roses, Steve Aoki, Zeds Dead, Ellie Goulding, The Prodigy, Nervo, Dizzee Rascal, Hardwell, Rita Ora, Fun., Bloc Party, Alesso, and many, many more! The festival runs from March 2nd-11th, and the tickets are selling fast, so make sure to get yours now for the ultimate chance to get your skull rocked!
Ellie Goulding’s new album Halcyon is causing a bit of a buzz. Goulding has been promoting her new hit song “Anything Could Happen” by performing recently on the Today Show, Ellen, Jimmy Fallon and Conan.
She was a headliner at the Halloween Masquerade at The House of Blues over the weekend and was the breakthrough artist on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown. Since her album released on October 9th she quickly made her way to Billboard’s Top 10 Albums.
“Anything could happen” seems to be the theme to her life right now. After the album was written she suddenly felt like she was living it after breaking up with her boyfriend. Soon she started dating famed dupstep artist Skrillex making her realize that anything can happen.
Today Billboard announced that Swedish House Mafia has a collaboration in the works with 2011 Grammy Winner Skrillex and his EDM vocalist girlfriend, Ellie Goulding. SHM’s Sebastian Ingrosso added, “Ellie and Skrillex came in 30 minutes late, and we had already started with a melody. Skrillex freaked out, he loved it, and after a few hours we wrote the song.”
The session was orchestrated by Dave Rene, head of A&R at Interscope Records. It was Rene who reached out to OneRepulic’s Ryan Tedder to do the vocal remix of the Swedish House Mafia’s hit single “Calling (Losing My Mind).” Now an EDM matchmaker of sorts, Rene has done it again with an all-star collaboration that will surely result in a chart topping smash.
The release date and and album and destination is yet to be determined. ” It is unknown when or wear the release will show up, “I think it’s going to be for [Ellie's] album, but in this business you don’t know until you see it on iTunes”, Ingrosso predicts.
Let’s hope the release lives up to the buzz!