If you are a fan of electronic dance music, then you need to check out this blog for the latest in EDM for 2015. From new tracks to artist interviews, we’ve got you covered.
The electronic dance music scene is constantly evolving, with new artists and styles emerging all the time. 2015 is shaping up to be another big year for the genre, with a number of highly anticipated releases already in the works. Here’s a look at some of the most promising electronic dance music albums, EPs and compilations due out in 2015.
The Best of 2015
The past year has seen a surge in the popularity of Electronic Dance Music, with new artists and new styles emerging. 2015 was a great year for the genre, with a wide variety of new music to choose from. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the best of 2015, and what the future holds for Electronic Dance Music.
ZHU – Genesis Series
The first in a series of four EPs, Genesis Series is the debut release from ZHU, an enigmatic producer who first made waves with his track “Faded.” The EP features four original tracks, each with a unique sound and style that showcases ZHU’s production skills. The stand-out track on the EP is “Working For It,” a collaboration with Skrillex and THEY., which infuses ZHU’s signature dark sound with a healthy dose of bass.
Jack Ü – Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
Jack Ü is the side project of two of the biggest names in dance music, Skrillex and Diplo. The duo’s debut album is a fun and eclectic mix of tracks that features collaborations with some of the biggest names in the game, including 2 Chainz, Missy Elliott, Justin Bieber, and Kiesza. The stand-out track on the album is “Take Ü There,” a collaboration with Kiesza that is sure to get your feet moving.
The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes
The Chemical Brothers are one of the most successful and influential electronic music acts of all time, and they show no signs of slowing down with their eighth studio album, Born In The Echoes. The album features guest appearances from St. Vincent, Beck, Q-Tip, and Cate Le Bon, among others. The stand-out track on the album is “Sometimes I Feel So Deserted,” a thumping dancefloor filler that will have you moving all night long.
In no particular order, here are the 15 best electronic dance songs of 2015.
“Where Are U Now” by Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber- This song was an instant hit when it was released in February. It’s a mix of both Skrillex and Diplo’s unique styles, with a touch of Justin Bieber’s vocals. It’s a great song to listen to when you’re looking for something upbeat and catchy.
“Lean On” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake feat. MO- This song is a perfect example of the growing popularity of electronic dance music in the mainstream world. It topped the charts in several countries, and has been featured in countless commercials and TV shows. It’s a great blend of tropical house and EDM that is sure to get you moving.
“Runaways” by The Chemical Brothers- This song is one of the many great tracks from The Chemical Brothers’ album, Born In The Echoes. It’s a perfect mix of their classic sound with modern production values. It’s a great song to listen to when you want something that will make you feel nostalgic for the 90s rave scene.
” Kingdom” byVaults- This song is a beautifully produced piece of electronic pop music. It features stunning vocals from Blythe Pepino, set against a backdrop of atmospheric synths and drum machines. It’s a perfect example of how electronic music can be emotive and powerful.
“Latch (feat. Sam Smith)” by Disclosure- This song was an instant hit when it was released in 2012, and it remains one of the best Disclosure songs to date. It features soulful vocals from Sam Smith, set against a backdrop of garage-influenced house beats. It’s the perfect track to listen to when you’re looking for something both sexy and danceable.
The year isn’t even over yet, but we’ve already heard some amazing remixes. Here are our picks for the best of 2015 so far.
1. Tchami – After Life (feat. Stacy Barthe) (A-Trak Remix)
2. Jack Ü – To Ü (feat. AlunaGeorge) (CRNKN Remix)
3. Disclosure – Latch (feat. Sam Smith) (TJR Remix)
4. A-Trak – We All Fall Down (feat. Jamie Lidell) (Chainsmokers Remix)
5. ODESZA – Say My Name (feature Bryson Tiller) (Astrolith Remix)
The Worst of 2015
2015 was not a good year for Electronic Dance Music. A lot of popular songs sounded the same, and there were very few new artists that made an impact. The worst part was that a lot of the music was just plain bad. Let’s take a look at some of the worst songs of 2015.
Albums are becoming increasingly difficult to market in the post-“leak” age, but that didn’t stop record labels from trying to cash in on the lucrative EDM boom of the past few years. The following 10 albums, ranked in reverse order, are proof positive that quantity does not always equal quality.
10. “Recess” by Skrillex
9. “ACE OF CLUBS” by Basshunter
8. “KEYS N KRATES” by Keys N Krates
7. “PEACE IS THE MISSION” by Major Lazer
6. “CARNAGE” by Carnage
5. “WAKE YOUR MIND” by Cosmic Gate
4. “THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE” by Armin van Buuren
3. “BANGARANG” by Skrillex
2. “#LEGACY” by Steve Aoki
1. any album featuring the word “mau5trap” in the title
We’ve all had them – those songs that are so bad, they’re good. The ones that make you cringe, but you just can’t seem to get them out of your head. 2015 was no exception, with a slew of “so-bad-they’re-good” songs taking over the airwaves. Here are some of the worst (or best?) offenders:
1. “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó
This song was so annoying, it spawned a million memes and parodies. It was inescapable in 2015, and it’s one we’ll all be happy to leave behind in 2016.
2. “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)” by OMI
If the original version of this song wasn’t bad enough, Felix Jaehn decided to give it a try and make it even worse. A catchy beat couldn’t save this one from being one of the worst songs of the year.
3. “GDFR (feat. Flo Rida)” by Flo Rida
Flo Rida is no stranger to making terrible songs, but “GDFR” might be his worst yet. It was juvenile, unoriginal, and just plain bad. We can only hope he comes up with something better in 2016.
4. “Hotline Bling” by Drake
This song was so popular that even people who don’t like Drake were singing it. But make no mistake – it was still a terrible song, with its repetitious lyrics and Drake’s whiny singing voice. Here’s hoping 2016 is kinder to Drake (and our ears).
5. “Sledgehammer” by Fifth Harmony
This is another example of a song that was insanely popular despite being terrible. The girls of Fifth Harmony couldn��t sing their way out of a paper bag, and yet this song was played on repeat all year long. Let’s hope they (and their fans) have better taste in 2016.”
It’s not all fun and games in the realm of electronic dance music. In fact, 2015 has seen some pretty terrible remixes that have been nothing short of an atrocity to the original song. Here are the worst of the worst, the terrible remixes that should never have seen the light of day.
– “I Will Never Let You Down” by Rita Ora: This remix by Calvin Harris is so terrible that it actually caused Rita Ora to file a lawsuit against him. The original song is a pop ballad, but Harris’ remix turns it into a generic EDM track complete with clichéd synths and an unimaginative drop.
– “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift: This remix by Steve James is just a cash-grab attempt to ride on the success of the original song. It adds absolutely nothing new or interesting, and actually makes the already overproduced original sound even worse.
– “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars: This remix by David Guetta completely misses the point of the original song, which is a fun and funky throwback to ’80s disco. Guetta’s remix is just a generic EDM track with no personality or soul.
– “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor: This remix by Sean Paul is just awful, and completely ruins the catchy pop tune with its reggae-infused drop and wubbing synths.
All in all, 2015 was a huge year for electronic dance music. With so many groundbreaking new artists and releases, it’s hard to imagine what could possibly top it in 2016. But with the way things are going, we can’t wait to find out.