Ranking art is never easy, but dance music's sheer volume and variance make picking favorites particularly difficult. The following ten tracks are the ones we consistently returned to over the course of the year. Nero — "Satisfy" The bass-heavy British outfit teased their forthcoming album in a big way by releasing their first single in nearly two years. Equal parts seductive and destructive, this dark techno-inspired offering sounds like a dystopian future soundtrack for rough sex. Audien — "Hindsight" Crafting a lead melody that is variably contemplative and euphoric but always infectious , the year-old artist showcased his pristine production style and rightfully earned support from some of the biggest names in both trance and progressive house. Seven Lions ft. Kerli — "Worlds Apart" Don't bury dubstep just yet. The Santa Barbara producer continues to champion the maligned genre's melodic potential on this nuanced single, featuring his trademark layered drop, dreamy atmospherics and a heart-rending hook from Estonian singer Kerli. Its stuttered-synth drop made a stunning debut in the glare of Coachella's limelight and cemented his status as one of dance music's hottest rising stars. Syn Cole — "Miami 82" Kygo Remix Kygo's emergence as the standard bearer for a burgeoning tropical house genre was one of 's best storylines.
Electronic dance music EDM , also known as dance music , club music , or simply dance ,  is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs , raves and festivals. It is generally produced for playback by DJs who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix , by segueing from one recording to another. In the late s and early s, following the emergence of raving , pirate radios and an upsurge of interest in club culture , EDM achieved widespread mainstream popularity in Europe. In the United States at that time, acceptance of dance culture was not universal; although both electro and Chicago house music were influential both in Europe and the United States, mainstream media outlets and the record industry remained openly hostile to it. There was also a perceived association between EDM and drug culture , which led governments at state and city level to enact laws and policies intended to halt the spread of rave culture. Subsequently, in the new millennium, the popularity of EDM increased globally, largely in Australia and the United States. By the early s, the term "electronic dance music" and the initialism "EDM" was being pushed by the American music industry and music press in an effort to rebrand American rave culture. Various EDM genres have evolved over the last 40 years, for example; house , techno , dance-pop etc. Stylistic variation within an established EDM genre can lead to the emergence of what is called a subgenre.
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The U. Dance Club Songs chart is published weekly by Billboard. It compiles the weeks most popular songs from a sample of reporting DJ 's around the country. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved August 23, Retrieved July 31,