As with 99% of Electronic Music genres, there is a whole load of crap to wade through before you come to some serious gold at the end of the electro rainbow!
Fortunately, I’ve acted as a convenient leprechaun for you guys (this is quite a long winded metaphor, but I’m sticking with it…) and collated 10 of the greatest Electro House artists ever into one convenient list!
Check it out – the top 10 electro house acts around…
Track of choice: Feel the Vibe (’til the morning comes) ft. Tara McDonald
Here’s an Electro House DJ who shows you can be minimalist and massive. With his summery sampled anthems, Axwell isn’t pushing any boundaries, but he’s certainly making you dance!
9. Mysto and Pizzi
Track of choice: Britney Spears Circus Electro House Remix
Some of the biggest Producers in the world whose video blogs on youtube have earned them international acclaim, Mysto & Pizzi prove that versatility is the order of the day, bouncing from hip hop and pop into this awesome electro house remix of Britney’s “Circus”.
Track of choice: Exceeder
Here’s a seriously talented guy. Mason’s production skills are only half of his talent as well – his ability to play the violin scored him a performance slot in freakin’ Tiesto’s live show. It’s actually awesome, you should check it out. Anyway – brilliantly dancey and curious-sounding electro house track here (It sounds to me like it’s asking a question, I don’t know how else to explain it!)
Track of choice: Ghosts n’ Stuff
How funky do you want to be, Deadmau5?! This track is a great example of how the new and the old can work together, with the lush retro strings punctuating the high quality electro, this is a fantastic club song.
6. Benny Benassi
Track of choice: Satisfaction
Now we get to the seriously massive artists – Satisfaction is possibly the sexiest song ever written, with its portamento’d and filtered to hell lead synth and the music video you would least like your mother to walk in while you were watching ever made, Benny Benassi has perfected the art of making electronic music that sounds like it should have an 18 certificate.
5. David Guetta
Track of choice: Love don’t let me go
The anthem that propelled itself from an advert into international stardom, this brilliant mashup of Tocadisco’s remix of “Walking Away” is an example of how a song can be so powerful just because of how dancey and funky it sounds. A masterpiece.
Track of choice: Phantom pt. II
Bringing Electro House to the Alternative Indie crowd, these French guys know exactly what they’re doing with their almost proggy take on the genre. Massive dirty basslines, obscure, dark progressions and insanely catchy hooks all combine into one brilliantly blasphemous package. Nice one Justice!
Track of choice: Yeah Yeah ft. Luciana
I freakin’ love this girl’s voice. That, combined with a sexy backing provided the first massive Electro House anthem that kicked it all off. Check out that lead synth… actually genius. It’s so lethargic, but over the beat it just comes across as seriously cool.
2. Fedde Le Grand
Track of choice: Put your hands up for Detroit
Christ on a bike, how stupidly catchy can one song be? With the offbeat, unexpected progression from the lead synths of ol’ Fedde, he never disappoints – every anthem is as sexy as the last one. You can’t help but sing along in the clubs or at home. A great song to beatbox too, by the by I love this city…
…and the best electro house artist is…
1. Daft Punk
Daft Punk were the first DJs I ever heard of. Apparently grabbing their name from a bad review of a punk band the pair were in before they turned to electronica, their more successful direction has affected millions of people worldwide. Once again proving that the French are brilliant when it comes to Dance music, they have made a cult following of people who thrive off their futuristic Electro House.
Their style is immaculate – from the anime characters in their storylined music videos (which is probably half the reason I enjoyed them when I was younger) to the robot helmets and computerised voices on their tracks, they feel like the future. These guys deserve wholehartedly the title of “Best Electro House artist”.
They are also the music behind a massive internet meme! If you haven’t already, check out Daft Hands:
Did I miss out anyone? Leave them in a comment below!