The ten best EDM songs of 2012

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4. GRiZMatik's "Digital Liberation is Mad Freedom"
It only made sense for Boulder's GRiZ and the now-famous Pretty Lights Music artist Gramatik to collaborate on a perfectly fused jazz/hip-hop beat with organic undertones (Gramatik's guitarist slays this song live.) Once listeners are satisfied with the song's soulful guitar and jazz beat, the breakdown falls into a dirty hole of modulated sounds and distorted blues vocal samples.


3. Netsky's "Give and Take"
Belgium-based drum-and-bass prodigy Boris Daenen has yet to create something that doesn't resonate with sweaty club dancers all around the world. "Give and Take" offers a modern approach to what seems to be a forgotten art -- liquid drum and bass. With a sleepy opening, Netsky lets the beat build into an anthemic drop that culminates in a sultry piano line which, if it weren't for the drums layered underneath, could easily be mistaken for recital material.

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12 comments
Drew Fuelling
Drew Fuelling

That one from that commercial. You know, that one.

djsamples
djsamples

@DenverWestword I swear to god if @AwfullyBrittish made this list it will be all trance

Darren Lyman
Darren Lyman

Oh this should be good... Hopefully its not Gangnam Style after Gangnam Style. There is much, much, more to EDM than that!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

What does E.D.M. stand for ?

Bpsycle
Bpsycle

@Marty Ball well played. my bad via the internets. thanks - opens up for a change a suppose - any thoughts?

djsamples
djsamples

@AwfullyBrittish Lindsey Lohand-job

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