The year of our lord 2013 was ten years ago. It was my first year of high school, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ came out, Nelson Mandela died, and a bunch of EDM bangers were released.
A DJ by the name of Callum Knight posted a video of him mixing ten songs turning the big 1 - 0 this year, and by golly jack, the time sure does fly.
Martin Garrix’s unforgettable ‘Animals’ (17th of June, 2013) is the track he kicks off the video with. Garrix was only 17 when he dropped the tune which changed his life forever. I will never forget that clicking sound for the rest of my life. The song hit number one on the charts in a few countries, but ‘only’ peaked at number ten here in Aotearoa.
Another i to the c-o-n-i-c banger that dropped a decade ago is DVBBS & Borgeuos’ earworm of a track ‘Tsunami’ (9th of September, 2013). Who knows how many crowd-frenzy-inducing on-the-drop dance moves this song has backdropped in that time.
A track I’d describe as a boom-shakalakaing stank lipper, ‘Booyah’ by Showtek and featuring We Are Loud and Sonny Wilson (19th of October, 2013) also made the list.
We’re only three in, and they’re all bangers that defined their era of dance music, sheesh what a year 2013 was.
Here’s how the rest of the list rounds out:
- ‘Mammoth’ by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (4th of March, 2013)
-‘Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat’ by the legend Fatboy Slim, Riva Starr and Birdyman (20th of June, 2013)
-‘Under Control’ by Calvin Harris and Alesso, ft Hurts (7th of October, 2013)
-‘If I Lose Myself’ Alesso vs One Republic (24th of March, 2013)
-‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii (17th of June, 2013)
-‘Summertime Sadness’ (Cedric Gervais remix) by Lana Del Rey (11th of July, 2013)
-‘Turn Back Time’ by Sub Focus (20th of December, 2013)
All right, I’m off to listen to George FM’s 2013 Yearbook playlist on Spotify and reminisce about my third form year of education (yeah, I went to one of those schools).