Tag Archives: EDM

[EDM Origins: Throwbacks] [Big Room / Prog. House] Michelle Williams – We Break the Dawn (Karmatronic Remix) // [Mid 00s Trance] Above & Beyond – Satellite & Can’t Sleep (Araabmuzik Flip)


This is another EDM Origins post. As the name suggests, without tunes loke these, we may have never gotten to the point where dubstep, trap, glitch, and future house would have become  popular.

Karmatronic’s remix of Michelle Williams’ “We Break the Dawn” takes an incredibly different spin on the song pulling a total 180° from the original. From a slow, pop-laden R&B track to a complex, layered and simply moving progressive track, everything about this song is top notch. The remix benefits from a faster BPM, making it more danceable, and wavy, calming synths accentuating the hook/chorus.


Can’t Sleep – Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond has been a name in the electronic genre for decades. They’ve released groundbreaking music, long before many of today’s acts even existed. Two popular favorites include the transcendental vocal trance cut, “Satellite” and the equally deep in trance elements, “Can’t Sleep” which has been remixed by Araabmuzik, Above & Beyond themselves, and countless others.

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[Chill House/Future Ambient:] Louis the Child – Better Not (feat. Wafia)


[Downtempo Dance House:] Better Not (feat. Wafia) – Louis the Child.

Just in time for the summer is a cut with plenty of cool, tropical vibes. With a repeating reggae tin drum in the backbeat helping to create the dreamy, calm atmosphere of “Better Not” Wafia‘s vocals fit right in.

Louis the Child creates an interesting flow with this one, which initially resembles a contemporary pop song.

Though that may be true, by the first hook the track intrigues as the synths pick up. Then by the first “drop” you’ll find yourself humming and swaying to the beat and echoing the chorus of “You better not…” This is a great song for the season and not to be missed.

[G House/Bass House:] Airwolf x Rrotik – What You Think Gonna Happen


[G/Bass House:]

Bass gods Airwolf & Rrotik bring the fire in their collab “What You Think Gonna Happen,” a dark building masterpiece of bass and filthy flows.

Definitely something you’d hear in the most underground, off-the-map house & bass clubs for enthusiasts of dark, powerful electronic music. Do yourself a favor and connect with your underground raver side with this cut ✌🏽🕺.

[UK Garage/Grime:] Skepta – Man (JAUZ Remix)


[UK Grime/Garage:]
Skepta – Man (JAUZ Remix)

Bass House and EDM Producer Jauz went off on his remix of Skepta’s “Man.” With plenty of bass, UK Grime lyrics and flow, it’s a solid remix. This is probably one of the first few Skepta songs I have heard (and immediately liked). I have nothing against UK Grime or the UK scene, I’m just not heavy in it. After hearing this song however I might have to join the crew or the gang. *Salute