House music artists Top 10
Electro House Music is currently one of, if not the most popular genre of Electronic Dance Music. Most of the Mainstage’s at major festivals in 2013 have been dominated by top Electro DJ’s and the popularity of this genre seems to be almost unstoppable as it continues to penetrate every facet of the mainstream media.
Now, some people may be confused and not know the difference between Electro House and Progressive House, that’s okay! The reason I feel it’s important to explain the difference between the two genres is basically to minimize the backlash from those of you who might question why artists like Axwell, W&W, Nervo or any other big/popular DJ’s (who may play some electro in their sets) aren’t on this list.
The difference between Progressive House and Electro House
In the simplest terms, Electro house music is HARD house music highlighted by massive build ups, aggressive bass heavy drops and generally in the 127-130 BPM range, while progressive house is more popular (“mainstream”) house music with melodic and harmonic leads and verses, massive synths and generally catchy vocals (also in the 126-130 BPM range). Any one who has been to a festival or electro DJ’s concert understands how energetic and fun this genre of music is and OTB has compiled a list of the Top 5 Electro Artists of 2013.
There is always an infinite amount of varying opinions when it comes to a list of the top 5 or top (fill in number) of anything. Everyone believes in something different and that is the beauty about music and being an individual with different styles and tastes.
Factor’s We’ve Taken Into Consideration
When compiling the list of the 2013 Top 5 Electro DJ/Producers in the world, many factors were taken into consideration in order to create a list that could be understood by people (even though their opinion may be different). Some of these factors include, but are not limited to
1) Productions – quality and amount
2) DJ sets – quality and fan base (how many people attend your shows)
3) Name recognition and longevity (are these djs established or have they established themselves this year as some of the best.)
While most of those factors listed are subjective, it is our duty to be as objective as possible and compile a list based on facts.
so without further ado…
Only The Beat’s Top 5 Electro House Artists of 2013
Originally I wanted to just put this DJ/ Producers name up here with no explanation because I felt it would be a waste of words and it would be self-explanatory. But, for those of you that do not know, any Top Electro DJ (or top overall DJ) list without this DJ would be blasphemous. Hardwell announced his arrival to the top of the Electro world in 2013 with a bang. From his high energy sets that leave everyone in attendance raging face and wanting more, to his unreal list of produced tracks, Hardwell has easily earned his way onto the list of top 5 Electro DJs. If you don’t agree watch his Tomorrowland 2013 set or his UMF 2013 set or his Tomorroworld set or…. any set of his period because his sets are a prime example of what it means top be at the top of your game.
To the right, to the right…
2) Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
This year this Duo has been on fire, producing number 1 electro song after another. Just to demonstrate the onslaught of electro music these guys have produced this year I have compiled a list of some of these guys best tracks so it is understood why they are on this list.
2) Turn It Up
If that is not enough for you to put this duo in your top 5, think about this: Dimitri Vegas & Like mike were the face of Tomorrowland.