The 7 Best EDM Tracks On Beatport You May Have Missed
Naems, BonRen – Light Up The Night [Revealed Radar]
Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings has been the pinnacle of big room since 2010, but it’s worth checking out their sub-label, Revealed Radar, responsible for showcasing up-and-coming artists. I vividly remember sitting in my car and frantically looking for this tune on Beatport’s Best New Big Room playlist on Spotify because I couldn’t get that melody out of my head: “Light Up The Night” captures all the excitement and emotion of big room’s golden years.
Leotrix – Newdance [Dim Mak Records]
This one’s for the bassheads: Leotrix is just one of dubstep’s latest prodigies, but I’m completely obsessed with his interpretation of electro house. “Newdance” lived in the USBs of some of the world’s biggest DJs for over a year before its release last month on Dim Mak’s imprint for rising stars, New Noise. This tune is squeaky, abrasive, and chaotic in all the right ways.
Gamuel Sori – Money’s Gone [AFTR:HRS]
One of my favorite things about future house is the wide spectrum of sounds across the entire genre, including the warm, mellow end of that spectrum. I came across “Money’s Gone” during an average week of curation and loved it so much that I added it to my personal future house playlist — imagine my excitement when I learned this is Gamuel Sori’s debut single. It’s his first and only track, and he knocked it out of the park. All vibes.
Macky Gee, David Zowie, Ruth Royall – Ready For You [Down 2 Earth Musik]
I adore drum and bass, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a Macky Gee tune that’s straight-up commercial dance music. Off his latest full-length record It’s A Gee Thing, Macky Gee collaborates with David Zowie and Ruth Royall for the piano-driven dance anthem “Ready For You.” Bass DJs may prefer the bass mix of this track available on the record, but I’m all about the original.
Trivecta – Wasteland [Ophelia]
Seven Lions’ imprint Ophelia is home to some of the best melodic dubstep available today, but Trivecta’s latest release on the label offers more than I expected: “Wasteland” is a gorgeous progressive big room tune that makes me want to throw my hands in the air and look to the sky. This track makes me reminisce about the glory days of the genre and feel hopeful about the future of its sound.
Haus of Panda, Zootah – Floor Burn [Brooklyn Fire]
Of all the emerging trends in EDM, I’m all about the arrival of speed house. Coined by Haus of Panda, speed house oozes the restless nature of NRG sounds often with a special emphasis on sound design. One of his latest releases in collaboration with Zootah, “Floor Burn,” represents the raw power of speed house that’s representative of EDM embracing uptempo in recent months. Special shout-out to Tommie Sunshine’s Brooklyn Fire as well: this label puts on for the next generation of EDM.
Thyron – Rave Generation [Gearbox Digital]
I couldn’t resist including a track that showcases all there is to love about hard dance. Aptly titled “Rave Generation,” Thyron delivers an impressive repertoire of sounds pulled from both classic and raw hardstyle and gradually raises the heat until we’re met with its merciless uptempo hardcore climax. It’s not for everyone, but I’m a huge advocate for the no-fucks-given production style of hard dance, and Thyron hits the nail on the head.