ClubPlanet's Top Picks Of The Tracks That Made You Dance In March
by Mikey Lavery/Danielle Desmond
And just like that, March is over (well, almost. In a few hours at least) and April is upon us. Where does the time go? Before we know it, we'll be donning our beachwear and catching those rays on the beaches of Miami and at the pool parties of Vegas. We'll all be dancing away as our favorite DJs spin the biggest tracks of the moment. Well, that is unless you live in the Northwest where the snow is still falling. But hey, all you folks in that part of the country can join in the fun too; you could switch on your heat lamps, stream Tiesto LIVE from Wet Republic, turn your volume up loud and use your imagination. I joke of course. You guys will see sun soon. No, seriously, you will...
Below are a small selection of our favorite tracks here at ClubPlanetHQ, which were released this past month. We would have LOVED to have added more, but we would be here for ever. Also, there my have been a few desktop items--staplers, cell phones, laptops and even monitors---thrown at each other in regards to who deserves to be on the list ahead of others.
So here they are--and in no particular order--our top picks of March's best releases. Please enjoy a few of our favorite floor fillers, roof raisers and crowd pleasers that do their part in making each and every one of us fall in love with this scene we call dance music!
1 - BAD Featuring Vassy - DAVID GUETTA and SHOWTEK (Jack Back Records) - David Guetta‘s collaboration with Dutch production duo Showtek and Australian dance diva Vassy is deservedly at the Number One spot on Beatport.This HUGE track has everything from instrumental breakdowns and gritty electro-house to keep the party rocking in between the big drops of the EDM bangerz.
2 - SUMMER - CALVIN HARRIS Everyone's favorite Scotsman, Calvin Harris, is back with his latest track, "Summer". The single features Calvin's laconic vocals, punctuated by melodic piano riffs and soaring synths. Without a doubt this is a floor filler that will be heard in festivals all over the world.
3 - LA Riots & POLINA - KAMIKAZE (Musical Freedom) - Beautiful track from LA Riots and Polina which carries itself well in any club setting. Kamikaze has all the makings of a big hit with a lovely reverb on top of soothing vocals as well as a nice drop make this one track you'll be singing along to well into festival season.
4 - ILEMI - THRILL & RXN (Migrate Or Starve) - THRILL steps forward with his first release of the year, and THIRD consecutive Top Ten hit, titled ILEMI, a floor filling monster of a track which comes with all the big builds, driving beats and massive drops that we have come to expect from the Migrate or Starve label boss.
5 - ERIC PRYDZ - LIBERATE - HUGE track from the Swede, who has taken the U.S. by storm over the past twelve months. 'Liberate' was premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record In The World', it has since received support from the likes of Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Max Vangelli, Kaskade and just about anyone else who knows how to press play on a CDJ.
6 - MOVE ON OUT - BONTAN (Toolroom Records) - UK underground sensation Bontan's debut record, Bontan. emphasizes the British DJ's love for all things house music with a deep rumbling bass line, some kick drums and a pretyy catchy vocal edit. We guarantee that Move On Out will be‘Move On Out’ one of the tracks of the year.
7 - GIMMIE A KICK - FERGIE DJ (Weebang Records) - "Gimme A Kick" is a dizzying mix of pulsating beats, constant climbs, fade outs and massive drops back into the layers of complimentary melodies and weaved in vocals from one of the legends of the dance music scene, Fergie. Turn up loud!
8 - FLASHLIGHT - R3HAB & DEORRO (Spinnin Records)- “Flashlight” combines the efforts of R3hab’s big-room sound with Deorro’s happy go lucky, friendly dance music and brings to us guaranteed crowd favorite .
9 - TRISTAN D & IDEAL - MIAMI (VANDIT RECORDS) - Ah, Miami. How were love you at this time of year. You're so popular they even named a track after you. "Miami" by Tristan D and IDeaL is a fantastic little reminder that there is still some great music out there. From the piano riff opener to the slow build up that takes us old skool clubbers back in time to the wonderful days of "real" trance music, then just as it hits that peak, the thumping bass brings us back to present day, reminding us that there are still some producers out there who ooze originality. One of our personal favorites.
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