Looking at the success story of electronic music in the last decades it feels a bit like we have been building something big together. By “we” I mean all the people supporting this: Fans, ravers, DJs, producers, promoters and everyone else who has been involved.
From starting as a niche genre for freaks and nerds electronic music now attracts the masses and has transformed our culture in a significant way. We have taken electronic beats from the clubs to the arenas. This is a big achievement.
However, you don’t just build an arena just like that. A friend of mine recently made this clear to me: You can’t simply take the underground sound of the small clubs, keep repeating it and expect to attract millions. Every person resonates to a different type of sound and if you want a large number of people to resonate you have to tune the sounds accordingly.
This might sound like pure commercialization but that’s not quite what I mean. The ability to influence a large number of people can only be gained by allowing people to emotionally connect to the music, the crowd and the overall experience. This is what it’s really about – at least to me.
This gave me the idea for this mix: I wanted to find electronic sounds that would be appropriate for an arena while still showing some depth, sophistication and musical creativity.
- T.A. – Milky Way
- Fragma – Toca Me (twoloud Remix)
- Hirshee – Zenyata
- James Egbert – Jettison
- Nom De Strip – Aliens
- Prefekt – I See Space
- White Zoo – Kill A Dragon
- Divkid – Inflated (Jamie Berry Remix)
- Gold Top – Uh Oh (Rubicon 7 Remix)
- Deadmau5 – This Noise (Deeper Logic Mix)
- The Glitch Mob – Head Full of Shadows (Original Mix)
- Au5 – Metronic (Fractal Remix)
- F.O.O.L – Knight