2013 Year in Review: Electronic Dance Music

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The relentless growth of dance music continued in 2013 at an unprecedented rate. Since our best of 2012 post, 2013 saw some fantastic new artists, some massive festivals, and some unforgettable live performances all around the world. Vancouver has solidified itself as a noteworthy destination for preachers of EDM thanks in part to the efforts of promotion companies like Blueprint. For the third year in a row we looked to our friends at Cascadia for some highlights in electronic music.

Please comment below to share your favourite songs, artists, shows and moments of 2013!

Jordy

Best Artist: Super8 & Tab
Best New Artist: GRiZ
Best Show: GRiZ @ Celebrities
Best Album: Disclosure – Settle
Best Label: Dirtybird records
Best Festival: Paradiso
Best Trance Song: Ilan Bluestone & Jerome Isma-Ae – Under My Skin
Best Progressive Song: Durt Grizzly – Diode
Best House Song: Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK Dub III)
Best Vocal Song: Super8 & Tab feat Julie Thompson – Your Secret’s Safe
Best Remix: Mat Zo – Lucid Dreams (Ilan Bluestone Remix)

 

Jon

Best Artist: Super8 & Tab
Best New Artist: Toby Hedges
Best Show: Eric Prydz @ The Commodore Ballroom
Best Album: Ad Brown – Something for the Pain
Best Label: Anjunabeats
Best Festival: N/A
Best Trance Song: Ilan Bluestone – Spheres
Best Progressive Song: Paul Thomas & Massive Ditto – Electric Blue
Best House Song: Pryda – Lycka
Best Vocal Song: ReOrder & Line Froyset – Strangers Within
Best Remix: Mat Zo – Lucid Dreams (Ilan Bluestone Remix)

Margaret

Best Artist: Lange
Best New Artist: Matt Fax
Best Show: Coldharbour Day: Beat Service @ 560 Nightclub
Best Album: Lange – We Are Lucky People
Best Label: Anjunabeats
Best Festival: Beloved Sacred Arts and Music Festival
Best Trance Song: BT – Skylarking
Best Progressive Song: KhoMha – Cyclone
Best House Song: Breach – Jack
Best Vocal Song: Lange & Cate Kanell – Fireflies (Under The Moon Mix)
Best Remix: Kat Krazy feat. Elkka – Siren (Armin van Buuren Remix)

Jack

Best Artist: Armin van Buuren
Best New Artist: Deorro
Best Show: Super8 & Tab @ Celebrities Nov 29
Best Album: Mat Zo – Damage Control
Best Label: Armada
Best Festival: Center of Gravity
Best Trance Song: Ilan Bluestone & Jerome Ismae-Ae – Under My Skin
Best Progressive Song: Pryda – Power Drive
Best House Song: Mark Knight – Your Love
Best Vocal Song: Myon & Shane 54, Seven Lions – Strangers (ft. Tove Lo)
Best Remix: Super8 & Tab – L.A. (BT Remix)

Tabitha

Best Artist: Kaskade
Best New Artist: Disclosure
Best Show: Sander Van Doorn @ The Commodore Ballroom
Best Album: Mat Zo – Damage Control
Best Label: Armada
Best Festival: EDC Las Vegas
Best Trance Song: Omnia – The Light
Best Progressive Song: Pryda – Lycka
Best House Song: Kaskade – Atmosphere (Redux Extended Mix)
Best Vocal Song: tyDi – Something About You
Best Remix: Sander Van Doorn – Neon (Ummet Ozcan Remix)

Adam

Best Artist: Hardwell
Best New Artist: Flume
Best Show: Get Together 2013
Best Album: Mat Zo – Damage Control
Best Label: Anjunabeats
Best Festival: N/A
Best Trance Song: Andrew Bayer – Perth
Best Progressive Song: Pryda – Lycka
Best House Song: Mark Knight, Funkagenda – Man with the Red Face (Hardwell Remix)
Best Vocal song: Craig Connelly ft. Christina Novelli – Black Hole
Best Remix: Empire Of The Sun – Alive (Zedd Remix)

Farzad

Best New Artist: Adam Ellis
Best Show: Super8 & Tab @ Celebrities Nightclub – April 26, 2013
Best Album: Anjunabeats Volume 10
Best Label: Anjunabeats
Best Festival: N/A
Best Trance Song: Adam Ellis – Napalm Poet
Best Progressive Song: Ronski Speed, Syntrobic ft Renee Stahl – Pink Skye (Toby Hedges Remix)
Best House Song: Avicii, Project 46 ft. You and Daphne – Crime
Best Vocal Song: Delerium ft. Stef Lang – Chrysalis Heart (Stereojackers vs Mark Loverush Remix)
Best Remix: Craig Connelly and Christina Novelli – Black Hole (Jorn Van Deynhoven Remix)

Paul

Best Artist: Armin van Buuren
Best New Artist: Martin Garrix
Best Show: Eric Prydz @ The Commodore Ballroom
Best Album: Armin van Buuren – Intense
Best Label: Anjunabeats
Best Festival: N/A
Best Trance Song: Markus Schulz – Remember This
Best Progressive Song: Pryda – Shadows
Best House Song: Tiesto ft. Kyler England – Take Me
Best Vocal Song: Aly & Fila featuring Sue Mclaren – Mysteries Unfold
Best Remix: Craig Connelly and Christina Novelli – Black Hole (Jorn Van Deynhoven Remix)

Sana

Best Artist: Armin van Buuren
Best New Artist: Matt Fax
Best Show: Aly & Fila @ Caprice Nightclub
Best Album: Ad Brown – Something for the Pain
Best Label: Silk Royal Records
Best Festival: N/A
Best Trance Song: Bobina & Andrew Rayel – Sacramentum (Andrew Rayel Aether Mix)
Best Progressive Song: Alex Mind ft. Sue Cho – Deeply Into You (Morttagua Remix)
Best House Song: Fehrplay – Indigo
Best Vocal Song: Conjure One ft. Aruna – Still Holding On (Arisen Flame Remix)
Best Remix: Myon & Shane 54 feat. Amy Pearson – Hurricane (Timur Shafiev Remix)

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