The ten best EDM songs of 2012
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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