Here Are Our 10 Favorite EDM Tracks of 2017
Have you ever become so consumed by a song that you find yourself humming along to a melody in your head? That it becomes so engrained in your mind that you are able to identify it from the beginning chord or beat and the lyrics become and unconscious reflex? When you find yourself in a room full of people that share the same love and appreciation for a song or an artist, it can transform something mundane to legendary and create a song that becomes the anthem for every pre-game, party and after party.
From mainstream artists finding their way onto the Billboard charts or underground tracks that unveiled a new world, 2017 was a massive year for EDM. Here we’ll recap the best of the best, these are the songs that took your breath away with moving lyrics or catchy beats that possessed your feet all festival season long and all year long.
1. Scared To Be Lonely - Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix's future bass single featuring British singer Dua Lipa “Scared to Be Lonely” set the tone for 2017 reaching the top ten in US charts Dance/Electronic songs.
2. Feel Good - Gryffin & ILLENIUM ft. Daya
“Feel Good” by Griffin & ILLENIUM ft. vocals from American singer Daya was released and reached number 17 on US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts. So if you need something to pick you up then this track will do that and more.
3. Real Life - Duke Dumont
Bringing down the heat this summer was Duke Dumont with “Real Life” ft Gordon City. This head banger will set off every party with a good start while providing a killer vibe.
4. Nobody Like You - Kaskade
Legendary artist Kaskade has done it again. This year was a big year for this amazing producer, releasing not one but two albums, a Spring Fling tour, his first beach show “Sun Soaked” and most anticipated Redux tour. His hit single “Nobody Like You” was released via his own label Arkade.
5. Northern Soul - Above & Beyond
With soulful vocals from an old parter, Above and Beyond and Richard Bedford (“Thing Called Love” and “Sun and Moon”) come together again for the powerful and emotional single “Northern Soul,” which sets the tone for Above and Beyond’s upcoming album “Common Ground.”
6. Cold Hearted - Seven Lions and Kill The Noise
Seven Lions and Kill the Noise dropped one of the greatest songs of 2017 “Cold Hearted.” This track starts off with slow build that shakes you off your feet after the first drop, and has been played during live sets for the past year but it wasn’t till late October when this unicorn of a single was released.
7. Summer 99 - Tchami and Malaa
French house producers Tchami and Malaa debuted a mega hit this year “Summer 99.” Tchami said this collaboration was a result of two elements that represent house music as a whole while creating something new. So if you haven’t heard this song then click play and be the judge yourself.
8. Astral Projection - Enrico Sangiuliano
Upcoming artist Enrico Sangiuliano makes his big return to Adam Beyer’s Drumcode, dropping they’re tirelessly rhythmic “Astral Projection." This track has an amazing build-up, full of rich details that have fans grooving the night away.
9. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers had a massive year releasing “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer” with a spot in the Billboard Top 100. Their 3rd single “Something Just Like This” was no different after it’s release in February. The song also become the theme for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.
10. Dreamer - Axwell ^ Ingrosso
Last but not least, Axwell /\ Ingrosso smash hit “Dreamer” was finally released December 2017. A highly anticipated release by their fans, this track has become one of their most sought-after IDs.