Best Drum and Bass Songs of 2012 - Top 10 Tracks

Date: Dec 12, 2012 (Wednesday)

By: Jordan Calvano

Drum & Bass is that feeling in your head that everything will be fine. It’s your reason to get out of bed in the morning, and pass out after a long night. It’s that beeping from a treadmill telling you to slow your damn heart rate down, but you can’t because the song is beating at 171 BPM. Drum & Bass is like a cheeseburger at McDonald’s, if McDonald’s wasn’t absolutely wretched for your colon. What is Drum & Bass you ask? Shit man, we just told you.

10. Friction - Led Astray

“Led Astray” delivers twisted fantasies directly to your bed sheets, and just might be bringing “Sexy Back.” Begging listeners to ask “Justin Timberlake who,” as orchestral melodies take control of their deepest senses. Friction goes all in on this hypnotizing gem like it was the World Series of Poker, and he’s holding a straight flush.




9. Fred V & Grafix - Major Happy

Hospital Records consistently provides listeners with medicated tunes, healing even the dreariest of sickness. On this herbal remedy, Fred V & Grafix bust out a blissful orchestra best ingested during the heart of flu and allergy season. Although don’t expect “Major Happy” to instantly cure an STD, that one’s on you. And penicillin, if you’re lucky.




8. Seven Lions - Below Us feat. Shaz Sparks (Smooth's DnB Remix)

The entrancing coalescence of Seven Lions, Smooth, and Shaz Sparks exerts that same type of feeling resulting from a successful Christmas morning. The homie Santa (Tim Allen) ate all those cookies you graciously left for him, you scored a new Gameboy, and your parents haven’t gotten weirdly drunk just yet.




7. MONSTA - Holdin On (Skrillex and Nero Remix)

Alright we get ityou hate us because your best bro Skrillex didn’t make our top dubstep list. But “Don’t You Worry Child,” we made room for him and Nero in the Drum & Bass category. All jokes aside, MONSTA made a huge impression on EDM in 2012, and this remix puts the filth in the phrase “Damn son, where’d you find this filth?”




6. Drumsound & Bassline Smith - Through The Night ft. Tom Cane

“Through The Night” is the type of track you perform a celebratory dance to after surviving a wild night on the town. Alright, so you’re overly hungover to dance just yet, but unleash this chune on some massive speakers while praying to the porcelain god. And while you’re at it, make sure you thank them for Drum & Bass. Wait, does that mean toilet deities invented d&b? Scratch that…

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