There are some songs that just wont seem to fade away; dominating multiple hemispheres and countless dance floors, some of the major anthems that breathed life into 2011 dance scene are still going strong as 2013 approaches. The power of music can be scene across charts globally by the influence that these songs have had on their respective fan bases. Lets take a look back at some of the tracks that are still synonymous to music enthusiasts of all genres across the world with a great time out at your favorite night club or dance hall.
Levels — Avicii
Keeping dance floors packed around the world is electro chart topper Levels by Swedish Super DJ and producer Avicii. This globally accepted electronic track laced with strings, synthetic bass and an infectious blend of electrifying tempos, build ups and breakdowns that keep listeners all over grasping onto every bar of this favorite across the map and has all walks of life and tastes in music united in their enthusiasm over this progressive house electronic masterpiece. This 2011 anthem that samples Etta James’s “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” caught fire in the summer and has been burning up the charts throughout 2011 and helped usher in the New Year with as much momentum as it started with. At the age of 23 Avicii continues to flirt with greatness and Levels is arguably his best work to date.
Save the World—Swedish House Mafia
Inspiring the genius behind Levels is Swedish House Mafia, the DJ and producer trio of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. Their instant classic, appropriately titled electronic summer smash Save the World is doing just that as it is guaranteed to get the blood flowing with its pulse-pumping pace and its smooth vocals and chorus by John Martin. The unquestioned hit of 2011, Save the World’s grasp on top of House music’s throne is celebrated worldly as its top charts in Belgium, the United States, Hungary and the United Kingdom. This single matches a ridiculously catchy beat with hope inspiring smooth lyrical content that has enthusiasts of all music genres playing this house track in every electronic device from smart phone to club speaker religiously and on repeat. This track should be time-capsuled as one of houses best efforts for future music lovers everywhere.
Niggas in Paris –- Jay-z and Kanye West
Europe’s touch on music has become omnipresent finding its way to airwaves and speakers on the Western hemisphere. Jay-Z and Kanye West, already hiphop stalwarts continue to show their creativity and evolution as artistic heavyweights with their collaborative effort N*ggas in Paris which is blowing up charts from the United States to Germany. This single off of the studio album Watch the Throne is a hiphop track teasing listeners with the overwhelming bass of a traditional dubstep production pleasing both genres and touching on a few sub-genres, striking chords with the masses. This socially compliant song is fitted for crowds to dance to or for individuals to enjoy in their headphones or speakers while being whisked away to the fictitious worlds that Kanye and Jay-z create minus the heavy price tags of the lavish lifestyles that they are artistically portraying. Around the world, this track has as much steam as it entered 2011 with.
Happy Violence – Dada Life
Swedish electro house duo Dada Life created Happy Violence in 2011 and have been murdering the soles of club goers’ shoes and pumps, scuffing up dance floors on every continent ever since. This club banging 2011 electronic anthem charged with synth lines and a bass heavy enough to drop the crowd through the dance floor down to the basement while providing enough energy with its kicks and drops to keep those fleets marching up the stairs to get up and do it all over again. There is no rhythm required to enjoy this popular track; jump, head bang, or enjoy this song with eyes closed and let this ultra-vibrant track guide your body through the motions. Pound for pound this track is eye-level with all of the other electro heavy weights and is undisputed in its guarantee to make sweat leak from every pore until the club lights go on or the sun comes up. Happy Violence has the ability to make the people whom wander past the exit sign look like the make-up smeared and bathed in sweat zombied versions of the glammed up individuals who entered the club just hours prior.
Promises (Skrillex and Nero Remix) – Nero ft. Sub Focus
What happens when two dubstep and electro house supersfronts collide? An indescribable blend of keys, heavy bass and drum creating an eargasm of futuristic sound laced with amazing vocals that make this remix of Nero’s Promises an acceptable repeatable offense. The vocals used on this track complete the arsenal and give this song all the ammunition it needs to be the best remix of 2011 and a welcomed way to begin the New Year. Nero and Skrillex took a track that was already smashing international charts in the UK, Scotland, Belgium and Australia and birthed a critically acclaimed successor. This timeless track will continue to blow doors off of clubs and dancehalls worldwide with its magnetic appeal.
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