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!
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!
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since Netsky‘s Everyday made him a poster-boy for the drum and bass genre. Today the Belgian producer released the official video for his second single, Come Alive off his highly anticipates second album (due the end of June). This video gives a special behind the scenes look into Netsky’s life during the 2012 Hospitality US Tour. An uplifting xylophone synth perfectly accents the female vocals and Come Alive‘s epic bassline makes it a must have for any drum and bass fan.
In what might first appear to be an odd collaboration, dubstep powerhouse Rusko has teamed up with Cali hip-hop group Cypress Hill for a five-track EP. The infamous west coast rappers are undoubtedly taking a huge risk crossing over to the electronic genre -but with no risk no reward. The collaboration could invigorate the Cypress Hill sound and introduce a new generation to their unique style. The group has already worked with Tom Morello and Eminiem, but their new Rusko collaboration is in a league of its own.
“They came to me for the electronic beats and the club sound, which is something I’ve done before,” said Rusko, “But obviously we had to do it in a dark, gnarly way because that’s how these guys roll.”
The EP is scheduled to release the end of this month. Check out their interview with LA Laker Metta World Peace, below.