Welcome to the 2012 dance music retrospective. Formerly named the “Year-end Edition,” I thought it was more apropos to retitle these best of sets to what I’ve always referenced them to be. That is, something you’ll want to store away or bury in the backyard for safekeeping. Ten or Twenty years from now when you’re feeling nostalgic and want to complain to your kids that they don’t make music like they used to (an affliction that has arisen with every generation) you can pull these out and reminisce about the good, bad and the ugly that was 2012.
From the battle of the boy bands (The Wanted; One Direction) to the novelty songs that stuck to your brain like super glue (Let’s Have A Kiki; Gangnam Style) to the untimely death of two world-renowned divas, these pending sets have it all. Speaking of divas, it’s been a good year for them and they are well represented here. More on them in a future post.
In my 2007 year-end post, I discussed the changing landscape of EDM, which frankly more resembled much of the early 80’s electronic sound rather than the house music that typically was the staple of the 90’s. Music styles always go through an evolution which often reaches back to the past and updates the sound for a new generation of music lovers. I also predicted that EDM would bubble up from the underground and would ultimately go mainstream. 2012 fully realized that prediction. With hip-hop taking a backseat to the current musical landscape, many of those artists are adapting quickly in order to stay relevant.
I’d say there are another good five or so years before we start to witness a backlash in popular culture where EDM has driven back underground again until it’s next reincarnation. Until that time, expect even the most unlikely of artists to put out their own twist to EDM.
There’s a lot to discuss about dance in 2012, but I’ll save those discussions for the upcoming posts. There are a total of four sets in this final series before we close this chapter, so fire up your computers and clear some space because I intend to get them all out before the start of the new year. Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album : Time Capsule 2012 v1
Artists : Various
Genre : EDM
Length : 01:18:42
1. Christina Aguilera – Your Body (Country Club Martini Crew Dirty Extended)
2. Blush – Dance On (Dave Aude Club Mix)
3. Madonna – Girl Gone Wild (Avicii Remix)
4. Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing (Tiesto Remix)
5. Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Maison & Dragen Remix)
6. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance (Mashup Candy’s Rhi Rhi Remix)
7. Armin Van Buuren feat. Nadia Ali – Feels So Good (Armin Van Buuren Club Mix)
8. Rihanna – You Da One (Dave Aude Club Mix)
9. Jennifer Lopez feat. Flo Rida – Goin’ In (Michael Woods Club Mix)
10. Sebastian Ingrosso + Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind) (Extended Club Mix)
11. Jack Back feat. David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia – Wild Ones (Miami Life Remix)
12. Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have A KiKi (Almighty Club Mix)
13. Maroon 5 – One More Night (Cosmic Dawn Club Mix)
14. Sak Noel – Loca People [What The Fuck] (Mashup Candy Mix)
15. Gotye feat. Kimba – Somebody That I Used To Know (Tiesto Remix)
16. Lana Del Ray – Video Games (Older Grand Bootleg Mix)