A Rapid Burst of EDM III

July 20, 2013

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s time to celebrate, to party again, and that means that it’s time for EDM. You know I’ve been saying that prog house is becoming pop and vice versa. Well the latest evidence of this is Selena Gomez hopping on the EDM train. However she says that her style is a cross between pop and dubstep and creatively calls it baby dubstep. Whatever happened to popstep? Anyways EDM is the new pop is all I’m saying. On to the music!

First up it’s my summer jam, remixed by one of my favorites, Tim Gunter. If “Dreaming” isn’t your summer jam yet, fix that. This is pretty much the original with a hyped up beat and a seriously dance-able synth-line. It should certainly get people into the dancing this summer. Enjoy it!

Dreaming (Tim Gunter Bootleg) – Smallpools / Or from SoundCloud

Viceroy continues the summer dance party with this Maroon 5 remix. There’s not a lot to say about this song. Viceroy is, surprisingly considering his name, the king of summer EDM. His music is always the sound of summer. He just evokes tropical sounds. Check it out!

Love Somebody (Viceroy Remix) – Maroon 5 / Or from Facebook

Next up is a remix of the indie sounds of Slow Skies by Hyperbits. This song rocks an off-beat synth line that emphasizes the vocals and the beat and really connects the listener to the song. It’s not just pop pleasure. It has an eerie depth emphasized by the distinctive vocals of Slow Skies. Give it a listen!

On the Shore (Hyperbits Remix) – Slow Skies / Or from Facebook

Now I’m not sure this is considered dance music yet, but it should be. 110 bpm remixes are hot and I think people would dance with intensity to this. Although it might be on the grinding end of the dance spectrum. Rain City Riot makes sexy music; I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. And the cherry on top is the 2004 nostalgia. Enjoy this one.

Dip It Low (Rain City Riots 110bpm Vibe-a-Thon Remix) – Christina Milian / Or from Facebook

Now for some trap. But none of that boring trap. Only the best for you. Keys N Krates put together this awesome little number for our consumption. They prove with this song that even though producers use the 808s and trap trappings, the song can be interesting, fun, and original. Building around a whimsical vocal sample makes this song what it is. Check it out!


Now let’s bring it back to some prog house injected with a healthy dose of dubstep. KDrew remixed Zedd’s hit song “Clarity” and did a great job of it. By combining parts of the original hook with massive wobs, this song becomes outsized and exciting. Give it a listen.

Spectrum (KDrew Remix) – Zedd / Or from Facebook

Continuing the dubstep theme, Barely Alive dropped this intense track through edmSpotlight’s second installment of free EDM collected from up and coming artists. The song builds a prog house line up to a point where it with electro and dubstep. It’s a good party track. Check it out!

Spitball – Barely Alive

BONUS: Let’s take it back to the era of hands up. Hands up was always one of the more fun dance genres in my opinion and here’s a fun example of that from R-Boy and Sbbybangs. I miss these synths! Enjoy it and have a great weekend!

Good Old Days – Shibbybangs vs R-Boy / Or from SoundCloud


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