Avicii – Hey Brother
Featured as the third single in his very first album ‘True’, ‘Hey Brother’ by Avicii was an iconic single. Written by Avicii, Ash Pournouri, Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare, and Veronica Maggio, ‘Hey Brother’ hit the charts within days of its release, reaching #1 in Austria, Belgium. Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK. This track celebrates its birthday on the 9th of October.
Calvin Harris & Alesso – Under Control
Two iconic electronic dance music artists in their prime came together for what some may say is the best track of 2013. Swedish sensation Alesso combined with Scottish artist Calvin Harris in the studio for this the first time to deliver the progressive gem ‘Under Control’. Gaining over 500 million streams since its release, this anthem proved to be a huge success for both artists. This collab was released on the 7th of October.
Hardwell & MAKJ – Countdown
After releasing his firing edit of Blasterjaxx‘s ‘Fifteen’, Dutch phenomenon Hardwell quickly turned around an exhilarating new original in collaboration with the Los Angeles-based rising star, MAKJ. Ever since ‘Countdown’ was dropped during his critically acclaimed set at Ultra Music Festival 2013, Hardwell had established the song as a peak-time secret weapon in his performances all summer, thus becoming one of his most highly anticipated tracks. This banger celebrates its anniversary on the 7th of October.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Sander van Doorn – Project T (Martin Garrix Remix)
Beatport chart-topper ‘Project T’ by Belgian/Dutch industry stalwarts Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Sander van Doorn got the Martin Garrix makeover and the result was nothing short of stellar. Leaving the original melody largely intact, Martin pulled out all the stops for the massive drop and in turn became a main stage crowd-pleaser all the way. This remix celebrates its birthday on the 14th of October.
Lana Del Rey vs Cedric Gervais – Young & Beautiful
Cedric Gervais did it again. He remixed the wonderful ‘Young & Beautiful’ just like he did with Lana del Rey‘s hit ‘Summertime Sadness’ – which dominated the Beatport chart for weeks. This time around he created a huge progressive production centered around those heavenly Lana del Rey vocals. This remix hit the top of the charts once again. This remix was released on the 11th of October.
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