The Mix
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Mon October 29, 2012

The Mix: Beyond EDM

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 10:14 am

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There's no question about it: EDM has launched electronic music to unprecedented levels of popularity in the United States. Arena Rock has given way to Arena Rave and promoters and DJs are raking in millions of dollars. But those dazzling stage productions and two-story subwoofers didn't just drop out of the sky: Before EDM, there was dubstep; before dubstep, there was electro house; before that there was big beat and so on and so on. Electronic dance music has been picking up speed for more than three decades.

Detroit techno mainstay Richie Hawtin and German cohort Loco Dice are on a mission to spread the word about EDM's rich history. The two DJs are scheduled to kick off a college tour this week that will combine lectures with dance parties in the hope that drop-loving kids might be interested in hearing where it all started.

Hawtin's commitment to electronic dance music's history inspired us here at NPR Music to brush up on our favorite anthems of the past, as well as spread the word about some contemporary jams that we've been feeling. "Beyond EDM" is a 24/7 mix of house, techno, electro, dubstep, bass and hardcore, compiled by KEXP's Alex Ruder and a few of us here at NPR Music.


Beyond EDM Tracklist

• Addison Groove, "Footcrab VIP"
• Akufen, "Deck The House"
• Alpines , "Cocoon (Nocturnal Sunshine Remix)"
• Altern 8, "E-Vapor-8"
• Angel Ice, "Je n'aime que toi"
• Anthony "Shake" Shakir, "The Floor Filler"
• Aphex Twin, "Windowlicker"
• Apotheosis, "O Fortuna"
• Armand Van Helden, "Necessary Evil"
• Art Department, "We Call Love (feat. Soul Clap & Osunlade)"
• The Avalanches, "A Different Feeling (Paperclip People Remix-Avalanches Edit)"
• Azari & III, "Hungry For The Power (Jamie Jones Ridge Street Remix)"
• Babylon System & Noah D, "Examination Of Time"
• BareSkin, "Flow"
• Basement Jaxx, "Red Alert"
• Benga & Coki, "Night"
• Benoit & Sergio, "Walk and Talk"
• Black Strobe, "The Abwehr Disco"
• Blame, "Music Takes You (2 Bad Mice Remix)"
• Blawan, "Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage"
• Boddika & Joy Orbison, "Swims"
• Boddika , "Soul What"
• Boo Williams, "Flashback"
• Booka Shade, "Mandarine Girl (Album Version)"
• Boys Noize, "Adonis"
• Brenmar, "Done (Don't Luv Me No More)"
• Burial, "Archangel (Boy 8-bit's Simple Remix)"
• Burial & Four Tet, "Moth"
• Bwana, "Baby Let Me Finish"
• Cajmere, "Percolator"
• Calderone & Vibe, "Da Muzik"
• Cassy, "Idle Blues"
• Catz 'N Dogz, "They Frontin' (feat. Monty Luke)"
• Cedaa, "Tiffany"
• Cevin Fisher & Layo & Bushwacka!, "Dancing in the Dark (Guy Gerber & DJ Tennis Remix)"
• The Chemical Brothers, "Setting Sun"
• Clark, "Growl's Garden"
• Claro Intelecto, "Peace of Mind"
• Classixx, "I'll Get You (feat. Jeppe)"
• Claude VonStroke, "Greasy Beats feat Bootsy Collins (Tech Funk Mix)"
• Copy Paste Soul , "I Need Ya"
• Cybotron, "Alleys Of Your Mind"
• Daft Punk, "Derezzed"
• Daft Punk, "Revolution 909"
• Danny Tenaglia, "Music Is The Answer (feat. Celeda)"
• Daphni, "Ye Ye"
• Dauwd, "Acireams"
• Deadboy , "Wish U Were Here"
• Desired State, "Dance the Dream"
• Dettmann and Klock, "Places Like This"
• Digital Mystikz , "Anti-War Dub (feat. Spen G)"
• Digital Mystikz & Loefah , "B"
• Diplo & Laidback Luke, "Hey (Nadastrom Hot Latin Dub)"
• Disclosure, "What's In Your Head"
• Distal, "Around The Fire"
• Dizzee Rascal, "Stop Dat"
• DJ Dan, "That Zipper Track (Needle Damage Mix)"
• DJ Deeon, "Work This M.F."
• DJ Mehdi, "Signatune (Thomas Bangalter Edit)"
• DJ Sprinkles, "Grand Central, Pt I (Deep Into The Bowel Of House) (MCDE Bassline Dub)"
• Donnacha Costello, "Grape B"
• Drexciya, "Hydro Theory"
• Dub War, "Murderous Style"
• Eddie Amador, "House Music"
• Edit Murphy, "Need You"
• Egyptrixx, "Naples"
• Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, "La Serenissima"
• Ellen Allien, "Sehnsucht"
• Eskmo, "We Got More"
• FaltyDL, "Make It Difficult"
• The Field, "Is This Power"
• Floating Points , "Vacuum Boogie"
• Flosstradamus, "Rollup (Baauer Remix)"
• Flying Lotus, "Do The Astral Plane"
• Fort Romeau, "Jack Rollin'"
• Four Tet, "128 Harps"
• Frankie Knuckles With Jamie Principle, "Baby Wants To Ride"
• Fur Coat, "You And I (feat. Cari Golden)"
• The Future Sounds of London, "Papua New Guinea (Andrew Weatherall Mix)"
• George Fitzgerald, "Lights Out"
• Ghost Mutt, "Sweat Mode"
• Girl Unit, "Ensemble (Club Mix)"
• Girl Unit, "IRL (Bok Bok Remix)"
• Girl Unit, "Wut"
• GraphiCs, "There's a Way Back (Dam Mantle Remix)"
• Green Velvet, "Flash (Original Remastered)"
• Groundislava, "Bottle Service (feat. Shlohmo)"
• Guido, "Mad Sax"
• Headhunter, "7th Curse"
• Hercules And Love Affair, "Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)"
• Hold Youth, "Nautil Us"
• Hudson Mohawke, "All Your Love"
• Human Resource, "Dominator"
• The Hypnotist, "Hardcore You Know the Score"
• The Immortals, "Techno-Syndrome 7" Mix"
• Inner City, "Big Fun"
• Innerzone Orchestra, "Bug In The Bass Bin (Carl Craig Sessions Remix)"
• Jack Dixon, "E"
• Jacques Greene, "(Baby I Don't Know) What you Want"
• Jam City, "Strawberries"
• James Blake, "CMYK"
• Jaydee, "Plastic Dreams"
• Jeremih, "F*** U All the Time (Shlohmo Remix)"
• Jesse Saunders, "On & On (Original Mega)"
• Jim-E Stack, "3rd Soul"
• Joey Beltram, "Energy Flash"
• Joker, "Do It"
• Josh Wink, "Don't Laugh"
• Joy Orbison, "Hyph Mngo"
• Julio Bashmore, "Battle For Middle You"
• Justice vs Simian, "We Are Your Friends"
• Justice , "Waters Of Nazareth"
• Justin Martin, "Hood Rich"
• Kastle, "Don't Look Back"
• Kidnap Kid, "Vehl"
• Kingdom , "Let You No"
• The KLF, "3 A.M. Eternal (Radio Freedom Edit)"
• Krust, "Coded Language (feat. Saul Williams)"
• L-vis 1990, "Video Drone"
• L.A. Style, "James Brown Is Dead"
• Last Magpie, "(Who Knows) Where Love Goes"
• Laurent Garnier , "The Man With The Red Face"
• LDFD, "Outtacontrol"
• Leftfield, "Afro Left"
• Lennie De Ice, "We Are I.E."
• LFO, "LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix)"
• Loco Dice, "Menina Brasileira"
• Loco Dice, "Pimp Jackson Is Talkin' Now!!! (Luci Gets Loco Remix)"
• London Elektricity, "Billion Dollar Gravy"
• Lone, "Lying in the Reeds"
• LV, "Uthando Lwaka (feat. Ruffest)"
• Maceo Plex, "Vibe Your Love"
• Machinedrum, "Van Vogue"
• Magda, "Doom Disco"
• Mak, "Cameo"
• Mak & Pasteman, "Give It Up"
• Mala, "Miracles"
• Manix, "Feel Real Good"
• Marco Carola, "Night and Day"
• Mark One vs. Plasticman, "Fight (Plasticman Remix)"
• Marshall Jefferson, "Move Your Body"
• Martyn, "Masks"
• Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge, "Lost In A Moment"
• Maya Jane Coles , "Simple Things"
• The MFA, "The Difference It Makes"
• Michael Mayer, "Falling Hands"
• Moby, "Feeling So Real"
• Modeselektor, "Modeselektor's Rave Anthem"
• Moodymann, "Shades of Jae"
• Motor City Drum Ensemble, "L.O.V.E."
• Mount Kimbie, "Mayor"
• Mr. Oizo, "Flat Beat (Radio Edit)"
• Mr.Fingers, "Can You Feel It"
• Mu, "Let's Get Sick"
• Mylo, "Drop The Pressure"
• Nguzunguzu, "Got U (Canblaster & Berou Bonus Remix)"
• Nina Kraviz, "Ghetto Kraviz"
• NUMBJAC , "Yesterday"
• Octo Octa, "Blush (House Mix)"
• Omar-S, "Psychotic Photosynthesis"
• The Orb, "Toxygene"
• Orbital, "Lush 3-1"
• Orbital, "Satan (Industry Standard Mix)"
• Paco Osuna, "Transheet"
• Para One, "You"
• Para One, "You"
• Pariah, "Prism"
• Pearson Sound, "Untitled"
• Phuture, "Acid Tracks"
• Pirupa, "Party Non Stop (Vocal)"
• Plastikman, "Plasticity"
• The Prodigy, "Poison"
• Quentin Harris, "House (Danny Howells Re-Edit)"
• Radioactive Man, "'ave That"
• Raffertie, "Twitch (It Grows & Grows)"
• Ramadanman, "Grab Somebody"
• Reese, "Just Want Another Chance"
• Rex The Dog, "Frequency"
• Rex The Dog, "Prototype (7" Edit)"
• Rhythim Is Rhythim, "Strings Of Life"
• Ricardo Villalobos, "Easy Lee"
• Richie Hawtin, "The Tunnel"
• Riton Vs Heidi, "To The Gum"
• Roni Size, "Mad Cat"
• Rustie, "Ultra Thizz"
• Salva, "Obsession (feat. B. Bravo)"
• Sasha, "Xpander"
• The Scientist, "The Exorcist"
• Scuba, "Feel It"
• Second Phase, "Mentasm"
• Sepalcure, "Pencil Pimp"
• Session Victim, "Good Intentions"
• Shades of Rhythm, "Extacy"
• Shut Up And Dance, "Raving I'm Raving"
• Simian Mobile Disco, "T*** & Acid"
• Sinjin Hawke, "Crystal Dust"
• Skream, "Midnight Request Line"
• SL2, "DJ's Take Control"
• SL2, "On A Ragga Tip"
• Sleezy D (Marshall Jefferson), "I've Lost Control"
• Spiral Tribe, "Forward the Revolution"
• Squarepusher, "My Red Hot Car"
• Squarepusher, "My Red Hot Car"
• STL, "Silent State"
• Substance, "Relish (Shed Remix)"
• Sully, "Hearts"
• Sweet Exorcist, "Testone"
• Teengirl Fantasy, "Cheaters"
• Terror Danjah and Illmana, "Screama"
• Theo Parrish, "Serengeti Echoes"
• Till Von Sein & Aera, "Dynamite"
• tINI, "Fail Better"
• Tomas Barfod, "Till We Die (Blondish Remix)"
• Tori Amos, "God (Carl Craig's Rainforest Resort Mix)"
• Tori Amos, "Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin Mix)"
• Underground Resistance, "Final Frontier"
• Underworld, "Born Slippy"
• Virgo Four, "It's A Crime (Hunee Mix)"
• Walton, "All Night"
• WhoMadeWho, "Every Minute Alone (Tale Of Us & Seth Troxler Dub Edit)"
• Wildchild, "Renegade Master"
• WiNK, "Higher State of Consciousness (Jules & Skins Long Epic Mix)"
• Xenophobia, "Rushing the House"
• XXXY, "Ordinary Things"
• Zed Bias, "Badness (feat. Skream)"

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