In today’s EDM culture, it seems too many genres are being marred by recurring controversies—whether it’s talk of artists selling out, mindless Twitter beefs, or the classic battles over which subgenre reigns supreme. Amongst all the bloodshed and carnage, one genre has remained above the fray. Let these songs alleviate your deepest fears and anxieties, while helping you transcend your earthly constraints.
Find us a girl who doesn’t want to tour the beautiful island of Ibiza with a world famous DJ. “Perfect Love” meshes harmonious vocals with blissful instrumentations, instantly sucking listeners into a state of non-stop fervor. If teleportation were readily available, we’d be one click away from Ibiza’s peaceful beaches bumpin’ this.
There’s just something about the combo of stunning women and trance music that can’t be topped. Visually stimulating, pleasing to every last sense, and fitting for anytime of the day. Dash Berlin teams up with Kate Walsh on this unforgettable burst of creativity, while gripping your conscious with mournful lyrics like “I was waiting patiently, but you never came.”
There are certain facets of life that are undeniably reliable: beer will always taste good, cars will break down at the worst time, and the music of Anjunabeats won’t stop delivering. Kyau & Albert gracefully put their own take on Jaytech’s “Stranger,” resulting in unrelenting beauty from the first note.
7. Mat Zo feat Linnea Schossow - The Sky (Extended Mix)
2012 was a huge year for Mat Zo, and this track was the cherry on top. “The Sky” tells a heartwarming story through mesmerizing snares and driving synths, while Schossow’s lofty vocals tower about it all. Trance music like it should be, and we can’t wait for that collab with Porter Robinson to drop.
The word Tritonal represents a bomb containing 80% TNT and 20% aluminum powder. While the Texas duo might not have blown anything up this past year, they did blow up at an unfathomable rate. Lyrics like “Is this the feeling, this is the breakout” aptly describe their continuous ascendancy, as uplifting synths carry you away.