Top 10 tracks for the gym

According to research by 72Point, the top 10 tracks to listen to at the gym are:

1. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
2. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
3. Beyonce – Crazy In Love
4. Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now
5. AC/DC – Back In Black
6. Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Strong
7. Florence & the Machine – You’ve Got The Love
8. Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
9. Eric Prydz – Call On Me
10. Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven

Now come on EDM fans!  We can put together a better list than that.

Post your top 10 below.

Martin Garrix performs at Isle Of MTV

The Isle of MTV Malta festival has announced that hot property DJ Martin Garrix will perform at the event in 2015.

The festival, which takes place in the historic Il-Fosos Square, is celebrating its ninth year and over 50,000 music fans are expected to attend.

Garrix is one of the youngest professional DJs in the world and entered the DJ Magazine Top 100 in 2014. He is known for his track Animals which has received nearly half a billion views on YouTube and topped charts around the world.

Previous performers at the Isle Of MTV Malta festival have included One Republic, David Guetta, Hardwell and Lady Gaga.

“The Isle of MTV Malta is an incredible success every single year with a diverse range of international superstars descending upon the islands,” comments Alex Incorvaja, UK Director of the Malta Tourism Authority.

“This free event gives locals and foreigners alike the opportunity to experience some of the best acts from around the world whilst enjoying our stunning islands.”

The Isle Of MTV Malta festival takes place on 7 July 2015.

Musical diversity

Zane Lowe has announced that he is leaving BBC Radio 1 to move to a new job with Apple in the US.  This will be a huge loss to the audience and the station.

It was rather disappointing to learn that the station controllers have decided that his slot will be taken over by just one presenter.  This means that the peak evening hours Monday through to Friday will be hosted by one person.

This seems to be a rather narrow minded editorial decision.  Can it really be healthy for just one presenter to dominate the airwaves of a radio station to such an extent no matter how good they are at their job?  Does it reflect the wide range of musical diversity to have one person influencing the choice of tracks played every night?

There are lots of presenters with a huge passion for music who are looking to share their enthusiasm with a wider audience.  Radio 1 should have cast its net wider to harness a greater diversity of talent and reflect a more ambitious range of music.  The BBC is funded by a compulsory licence fee and has a responsibility to cater to as broad an audience as possible.  This represents an opportunity missed.

TheEDMblog – Top 10 dance tracks – February 2015

People dancing at the Eden Closing Party 2006

Want to hear some of the best records around at the moment? Here is a selection of current EDMblog favourites:

Sir Felix – Safari (The Bearded Man)
Richard Grey – Need Your Lovin (Pacha Records)
Swanky Tunes ft. Pete Wilde – Wherever U Go (Show Land Recordings)
Michael Badal & Ellie Lawson – Closer (Black Hole Recordings)
Pelari & ColinWex ft. Dominique – Oasis (Armada Trice)
JES – Two Souls (Planet Promo)
Madonna – Living For Love (Funk Generation & H3dRush remix)(Interscope)
Marnik, Lush & Simon – Orion (Armada Trice)
Aly & Fila – Underwater (Future Sound Of Egypt)
Airbase – Panache (Abdou Ramoul remix) (Flashover Recordings)

There are some great tracks around at the moment.

The Pelari & ColinWex is a tune that just begs you to dance. The Madonna remix absolutely smashes it and the track by Marnik et al is massive.

If you want something unusual check out the excellent Abdou Ramoul remix of Airbase – Panache.

Enjoy the music!

Advanced Music

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A new dance music event is launching on 28 February 2015.

Advanced Music will take place at The Hub in Plymouth in Devon with some of the biggest names in EDM taking the decks.

The Egyptian duo Aly & Fila will headline the event with Lee Osborne and Gavyn Mytchel in support.

Aly & Fila have an international profile after producing some of the most memorable trance tracks of recent years.  Lee Osborne is well known for his dramatic tech trance sets while Gavyn Mytchel needs no introduction after promoting The Gallery, one of the UK’s biggest trance nights, for many years.

Early bird tickets are available now as well as a limited number of VIP entries.

This looks like a hugely exciting launch event and TheEDMblog wishes the organisers every success.

New album by Kyau & Albert

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Ralph Kyau and Steve Albert are set to release their new Distant Lights album on 13 February 2015.

It features original tracks such as Easy, Are You One Of Us and Follow The Waves. There are also collaborations with artists including Stoneface & Terminal and Neev Kennedy.

The album release is supported by a global tour with the duo visiting Germany, the USA and the Czech Republic over the next few months. More dates are yet to be announced.

Kyau & Albert – Distant Lights will be released on Euphonic and is available to pre-order.

Floorfillers 2015

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This is a new compilation album inspired by Steve Smart’s show on Kiss FM.

It features 40 tracks across 2 CDs and offers a taster of some of the most popular tunes being played on dance floors around the UK.

Artists including Blonde, Oliver Heldens, Sam Smith, Wankelmut, David Guetta, Knife Party and Andy C have tracks on the album.

Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Nightcrawlers and Ed Sheeran are also featured.

Floorfillers 2015 is released on Warner Music TV on 16 February 2015.

Chicane – The Sum Of Its Parts

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TheEDMblog has been hearing good things about this new album by one of the all time dance music greats.

It features trademark original tracks such as Église as well as collaborations with the likes of Ferry Corsten, Christian Burns, Senadee and Lisa Gerrard.

Any new album by Chicane is an event in dance music and this one is causing a lot of excitement.

You can pre-order now.

Chicane – The Sum Of Its Parts is released on 25 January 2015.

TheEDMblog – Top 10 dance tracks – January 2015

People dancing at the Eden Closing Party 2006

Want to hear some of the best records around at the moment? Here is a selection of the current EDMblog favourites:

Avicii – The Night (PMR/Universal)
Juventa – All & None (Enhanced Recordings)
Above & Beyond – All Over The World (Anjunabeats)
Gaspar – Spooky (Southside Recordings)
Pierce Fulton – Kuaga (Genix remix) (White Label)
Wrechiski & Jason Ross – Atlas (Anjunabeats)
Troubled Universe – This Is The Place (WKND Records)
Rene Ablaze & Jacinta – Sunshine (Redux Digital)
NoMosk & Alpha Force – High Contrast (Iversoon & Alex Daf remix) (Suanda Music)
Airbase – Panache (Flashover Recordings)

The Above & Beyond track is taken from their fantastic new album #WeAreAllWeNeed which is available now. Best of luck to them in their quest to reach the top 10!

Airbase – Panache has been featured before but it remains on the list because it is a truly outstanding record.

Enjoy the music!

Shape cutting house

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A new compilation album by Warner Music collects 60 tracks across 3 DJ mixes to get you cutting shapes and your feet moving.

Shuffle: Shape Cutting House features music by artists such as Wankelmut & Emma Louise, Wretch 32, Paloma Faith and Ultra Nate.

The release has been put together to inspire fans to take part in the underground dance craze sweeping across the UK. Shuffling has been called the “defining set of moves for the modern house revival.”

Shuffle: Shape Cutting House is available now and is the definitive soundtrack to any shape cutting session.

Get practising!