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Electro Wow’s Definitive List Of The Best Songs Of 2021

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Feed your curiosity about the best songs of 2021. Over the years, I’ve become a music tastemaker, so you can trust this special list and discover outstanding artists.

If you come here, you will find hidden treasures but also the biggest hits in the last twelve months. Perhaps, you just need good tunes to celebrate the new times to come.

Electro Wow is still the source of contemporary music and there’s no other list more authentic than this one. Spread the word and share it with your friends!

✦ BEST ELECTRO-POP (SYNTHPOP) SONGS

Martin Brothers – Love Is Optional

Modern Electro-Pop and classic Synthpop influences are felt throughout “Love Is Optional” by Martin Brothers. Subtle piano keys add a sense of elegance that characterizes the duo’s music. They’re based between Los Angeles and Zürich. Bright future ahead!

Glüme – What Is A Feeling

Glüme, the Walmart Marilyn Monroe will hypnotize you with “What Is A Feeling” in the very first seconds. Check out the label Italians Do It Better for similar Electro-Pop tunes, but this one truly deserves a prize. Literally, she’s fabulous.

The Weeknd – Save Your Tears

I can’t get enough of The Weeknd. “Save Your Tears”became the most-watched music video globally in 2021, with over 615 million views. I have nothing else to say.

Lauer ft. Dena – Make It Stay

The European music producer experiments with Synthpop and the results are amazing. Vibes and style resonate with the earlier stuff from New Order, Erasure, and Depeche Mode. Not to mention, Dena’s vocals are simply extraordinary that made “Make It Stay” timeless.

Annie – She’s Like The Wind

Annie brings you the catchiest cover of Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like The Wind.” It’s close to perfection because it feels simultaneously futuristic and dark. Her fresh aesthetics will keep new and old fans happy.

✦ BEST DANCE-POP (EDM) SONGS

R3HAB, Timmy Trumpet, W&W – Distant Memory

Both the title of this track and the whole sound bring back memories of attending open-air festivals, which hopefully you’ll be able to experience again in 2022. Let’s cross our fingers, it will be great to see R3HAB and other DJs on stage.

Skytech & Bassjackers – All My Love

“All My Love” by Skytech & Bassjackers is an unusual fusion of Retrowave and EDM, bringing a bit of nostalgia in addition to being a quality festival-friendly piece. Put your hands up in the air and enjoy!

Melanie C – Into You

“Into You,” a feminist anthem with a four-to-the-floor flavor. The former Spice Girl, Melanie C aka Sporty Spice will make you dance like never before. Seriously, it’s incredible how the energy rises to high levels.

HEVI LEVI & Ishay Avital – Time

Providing a full dose of epicness, “Time”by HEVI LEVI and Ishay Avital is a good example of top-notch production. In essence, sexy electronic music with blissful acoustics. Hearing pleasant tunes on repeat is always pure joy.

ALWZ SNNY – I’ll Be Alive

Are you ready for a big singalong? ALWZ SNNY’s unique take on the dance music industry is what sets him apart from the rest. “I’ll Be Alive” unleashes feel-good vibes while the massive drops get the blood pumping.

✦ BEST TRANCE SONGS

FEEL, Andrew Mirt & Alexandra Badoi – Our Love

Certainly, this song is quite addictive.”Our Love” is bound to find its place in the hearts of the Trance music community. Once again, Alexandra Badoi doesn’t fail to impress. Producers Philip Belikov aka FEEL and Andrew Mirt have successfully proven themselves to be heavyweight talents.  

Esglo – With Open Arms

Keep your eyes on Esglo, a fast-rising male vocalist and music producer from NYC. There’s plenty of good stuff to explore in his latest album, ‘Poetic Trance,’ nevertheless, “With Open Arms” is an instant favorite. This song features emotive vocals and soaring arpeggiated leads that are sure to send the crowd into raptures with every play.

Ashley Wallbridge ft. Bodine – This Is Home

This is a proper party piece from Ashley Wallbridge. Basically, it’s uplifting from start to end. He embarks on a collaborative journey with Bodine whose powerful vocals hit notes as high as heaven.

Christina Novelli & CQUENZ – All I Want Is You

Infectious lyrics alongside CQUENZ’s fiery synth-driven sounds and Christina Novelli’s glorious singing voice make this banging tune memorable. Warning: It’ll have a lasting effect on all who grant it a listen.

Chicane – Sailing

Chicane needs no introduction. The legend return with a compelling blend of nostalgic beats and Balearic rhythms. Beautiful and relaxing, “Sailing” will remind you of the old Trance days.

✦ BEST HOUSE SONGS

Ewan McVicar – Tell Me Something Good

Ewan McVicar became the King of House music this year with “Tell Me Something Good,” not only at DJ Mag’s Best of British Awards 2021 but also here on Electro Wow. Definitely, another standout release in his catalog.

Salvatore Ganacci – Fight Dirty

You can tell there’s a bit of 80s Disco influence on this housey cut from Salvatore Ganacci. I can’t resist those wonderful violins and it’s actually inspired by the Japanese composer Toshiyuki Kimori. Anime enjoyers will appreciate the visuals above.

Peggy Gou – I Go

Peggy Gou delivers a slice of House music that screams 90s vibes. Indeed, all these effervescent sonic textures serve as a tribute to that decade. An infectious club weapon thanks to the repeated lines of “I Go” in the chorus. 

Otosan, Shadow Child ft. Carrie Baxter – Right Here

Shadow Child has been at the forefront of House music both in Britain and worldwide for over a decade. While Ryan Dickinson and Ultan Burke’s sound as Otosan is already unmistakable. Dropping through Tiësto’s Musical Freedom records this track also sees artist Carrie Baxter lend her vocals for the topline.

Adam Davenport ft. Tye Ellen – Feels Like Tonight

With impressive tribal percussion, Adam Davenport creates his own bouncy style in order to warm up the atmosphere. Of course, “Feels Like Tonight, wouldn’t be the same without the strong diva-esque vocals from Tye Ellen. The producer became the first African American to chart on Billboard for Electronic Dance Music some years ago, and today he continues to chalk up success.

✦ BEST DISCO SONGS

Touchy – Tout Petit La Planète

Touchy bring back the magic of Cosmic Disco for the twenty-first century. “Tout Petit La Planète” is a French song accompanied by a lyric video with English subtitles. As a matter of fact, the musical output is absolutely fantastic.

Little Boots – Landline

Glamour and Disco nostalgia are the main ingredients of “Landline” by Little Boots. No doubt, this tune is delivered with a fierce stylish edge. Besides, her creativity leads her into writing interesting stories all the time.

Selbor – Your Love

I sincerely believe Selbor has a knack for harnessing uplifting funkiness. He transports listeners to the Moroder era with his synths. “Your Love” is a song about accepting loving whoever and whatever you want and doing it without hiding.

James Hersey ft. Chromeo – Closer

An important discovery is without a doubt James Hersey and his collaborative effort with Chromeo. In my opinion, “Closer” is a hugely underrated hit. Super dope, groovy, and irresistibly danceable.    

Kylie Minogue ft. Dua Lipa – Real Groove (Studio 2054 Initial Talk Remix)

Initial Talk is one of the best remixers in the game. He’s got the Midas Touch, everything he touches turns to gold. “Real Groove” byKylie Minogue gets a breath of fresh air in a new form, plus, it was even included in the album’s expanded DISCO: Guest List Edition.

✦ BEST REGGAETON SONGS

Major Lazer ft. Guaynaa – Diplomatico

If I’m not mistaken, I believe this is Diplo’s first Spanish-language track. He and his side project Major Lazer teamed up with Puerto Rican star Guaynaa, who is best known for his viral hit “Rebota.” With “Diplomatico,” they’re merging the worlds of EDM and Reggaeton together.

Black Eyed Peas, Saweetie, Lele Pons – HIT IT

It’s impossible not to twerk to this Latin-infused jam called “HIT IT.” The Black Eyed Peas continue to make impressive strides. Last year, they did a great job with their album ‘TRANSLATION,’ and this new song seems to follow the same winning formula.

J Balvin, Maria Becerra – Qué Mas Pues?

J Balvin and Maria Becerra, two popular Latin American singers of the urban genre joined forces on one of the most-streamed Reggaeton tracks of 2021. In fact, you can watch thousands of choreographies of “Qué Más Pues?” on TikTok.

Rauw Alejandro – Sexo Virtual

“Sexo Virtual” is a deliciously naughty hit and a sure-fire dancefloor-filler! Today, Bad Bunny has very strong competition, and his name is Rauw Alejandro. All comparisons aside, both artists are geniuses.

Sech – 911

No one can deny, Sech reached international fame this year. We all know there are tons of Reggaeton artists these days, but I can assure you that he’s authentic and all his productions are designed to be on the top of the charts, for sure, “911” is between them.

✦ BEST TECHNO SONGS

Will Sparks – Techno Viking

Flaunting his production prowess and versatility, “Techno Viking” is highly captivating for the clubs and festivals. Will Sparks did an awesome tribute to an Internet meme, that still remains much commented.

Nina Kraviz – Skyscrapers (HI-LO Remix)

Nina Kraviz’s “Skyscrapers” has been further enhanced by Oliver Heldens aka HI-LO. This Techno remix keeps the emotive vocals with dark and brooding cinematic effects.

James Hype – Dancing

“Dancing” is an absolute banger! Beyond the exceptional vocal lines, there’s a lot of dynamism in terms of rhythm. It possesses a limitless melodic appeal that will get you moving right away.

Herbrido – Planetechnium

Coming from the hands of rising German producer, Herbrido, this release is built around modern elements of Techno. Sophisticated stomping beats you won’t be able to find anywhere else. “Planetechnium” is a track that feels way ahead of its time!

Ocean & Wavz – Lost.Freedom

Indulge in an intense and vigorous sound design from electronic music producers Ocean & Wavz. In the midst of tribalistic nuances and drum kicks, “Lost.Freedom” instantly hooks listeners from the very first tone.

✦ BEST INDIE ARTISTS

itsENJ – Moonside

itsENJ is an Afropop duo from Nigeria that has emerged with what could be the most empowering single yet. Despite those happy instrumentals, “Moonside” is actually a protest song that reflects the internal crisis in their homeland. Needless to say, they got the style, the looks, and the originality needed to eat the world.

Chad Rubin – You’ll Find You

The charisma factor is important in order to become a prosperous singer and Chad Rubin put that understanding into practice. “You’ll Find You” is such a feel-good song that infects you with enthusiasm.

Samantha LaPorta – Closure

Independent pop singer Samantha LaPorta currently boats over half a million streams on Spotify. Naturally, she has a singing voice that can easily adapt to any genre. “Closure” is a beautiful ballad for the most romantic souls.

Gregory Dillon – Swing Swing

Gregory Dillon’s avant-garde arrangements and sensitive vocals on the cover of The All American Rejects’ “Swing Swing” will grab your attention. Driven by a dreamy atmosphere, his cool reinterpretation serves as a reminder that any Emo anthem can become a killer track.

KLHH – The Loving Kind

One of my favorite feelings ever is when music is so good that it gives you chills and goosebumps. Bearing this in mind, KLHH is a skillful pianist and songwriter with professional expertise in providing soothing listening experiences. His most unforgettable ballad to date is titled “The Loving Kind.”

Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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Band Life: 5 Ways To Handle An Unexpected Tour Van Repair

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The van breaking down is every touring band’s nightmare, but it happens more often than you might think. Maybe that beater you thought had enough life in it to get you through the last legs of your tour doesn’t turn over one morning after a gig. Or perhaps your bandmate accidentally rear-ends someone and now you’re stuck on the side of the road exchanging information.

Bad luck can strike any time, anywhere, on your tour, stranding you in an unfamiliar town. What are you going to do? This guide is here to help.

1. Know Your Insurance Plans

Whether you own the van or you’re just renting, check your insurance policy to understand what it covers in the event of an accident. This coverage may be the only realistic way you can handle an at-fault accident, so you’ll want to review your policy and inform your insurance provider if major property damage or medical bills are involved.

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You’ll also want to check your credit card company to see its insurance policy. Depending on the company, it may cover anything you purchased using the card, including damaged gear.

2. Call Roadside Assistance

If anyone in the band has a membership to the American Automobile Association (AAA), use it to call the organization for help. A membership gets you access to free towing within a certain radius of your pickup location. AAA technicians can also help your band out if you need to jump a battery, install a spare tire, or unlock the van after someone locks the keys inside.

What happens if no one has a AAA membership? You can call a towing company to give you a tow to the nearest auto mechanic.
In the event of an accident, a tow truck may arrive at the scene before you look up a number. Don’t go with these companies. Even though they may seem convenient, these collision chasers run towing scams to trick unwitting drivers into costly towing fees.

3. Talk with the Mechanic

When you bring the van into the auto shop, discuss your needs with the mechanic. As a touring band, you may not have the biggest budget for repairs, so discuss patch jobs that will get you running again. While the van may not have a long and healthy life ahead of it, a mechanic can prioritize work that makes it roadworthy.

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While you’re at it, you can discuss financing plans to help the band afford essential repairs. Plenty of auto shops provide financing that acts a lot like personal installment loans. Instead of a bank issuing you a cash advance, the mechanic’s billing department breaks down the total repair into multiple payments spread out over time.

4. Investigate Installment Loans Online

If a mechanic isn’t willing to set up a payment plan, you’re stuck paying the bill upfront on your own. If the band doesn’t have enough spare cash and savings collectively, you may want to research online installment loans.

You can easily learn about the benefits of installment loans over the phone while sitting around in the waiting room. Basically, they’re convenient loans available through quick applications online. Depending on your lender, they may even be available with bad credit.

5. Set up a GoFund Me

Don’t like the sound of taking out an installment loan under your name for the band? If they’re great bandmates but terrible with money, that’s probably a good idea.

Instead of borrowing an online installment loan, try asking your fans for help. If you still have several dates left in your tour, you’re going to have a lot of disappointed fans who can’t see your show. They might be willing to pitch in some money to make sure you show up, so set up an online fundraising campaign on GoFund Me.

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Does Music Have An Influence On Sports Betting?

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People listen to music during all kinds of activities. It is used to help us calm down after an intense workday, or to pump up the energy before entering the office. All of us know that music has a certain power over us.

But does it have an influence or impact on sports betting? For instance, do you like listening to music when checking the NFL odds on websites like BetUS? And if the answer is yes – and it probably is, let’s try to find out why.

There is a good reason why music is played during sports matches

If you like sports betting, you have certainly watched a match or two during your lifetime. In this case, you must have noticed that music plays a big part in every match. Obviously, the Super Bowl halftime show is completely in its own league, but this is not the only sporting event that features music.

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Even smaller sporting events play music. It is most commonly used for entertainment during the half-time, but there are other reasons as well. Music is also used to hype up the crowd before sports matches, as well as to celebrate the winner in the end.

Additionally, you’ve also probably noticed that almost every team has their own song or tune that welcomes them to the field or court. So, it’s safe to say that music plays quite a big role in sports.

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Some online betting sites play music in the background

Because music is so closely connected to sports, it comes as no surprise that it also plays a big role in sports betting. Due to this, the majority of betting sites choose to play their own background music.

Some high-quality betting sites even allow bettors to choose which type of music they want to listen to while placing online bets. And they even offer the option to switch it off, if you don’t like the tunes offered or if you find them distracting.

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Music can easily set the mood

As mentioned, music can easily help set the right mood. So, by choosing the right tunes, you can easily set the right mood for placing some online bets. And if you don’t like the jams offered on the website or you find them distracting, you can easily switch them off and play some of your favorite songs instead.

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What Type Of Music Works Best At Party Bars And Pubs?

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Music has a direct impact on whether or not customers enjoy themselves at your party bar or pub.

The right party bar soundtrack may make time seem to fly by. Customers are welcome to sing along, order another drink, and spend a bit more money. Including decent music could be critical to the success of your pub.

However, you’ll need to take extra precautions to discover the correct music and ensure that you have the legal right to utilize it.

What kind of music can you play?

Algorithms do not make songs. They are made by actual individuals, who expect to be compensated for their efforts.

Their earnings do not stop after their recording hits the airwaves. Every time that piece of music is played, whether in its original form or by a cover artist, the composer should be paid.

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Picking the Best Music

Once you’ve decided to play music at your restaurant, you’ll need to choose the right songs to set the tone. The atmosphere of a party bar or pub is critical to its success.

Music can help to foster a sense of belonging. Spaces with familiar music playing appear to be familiar. That means that selecting music that your ideal patron could enjoy is critical to your long-term success as a bar owner.

The music you choose should be influenced by the experience your customers expect. Customers may expect any of the following when they enter your party bars:

● Darkness, loud music, and dancing
● Patrons who are kid-friendly and drink lightly
● Spirited debates and loud cursing
● A comparable experience found in an English pub

Variety Is a Vital Point

The playlist for each bar is unique, just like the bar itself. Music that appears to be perfectly suited to one type of customer may appear completely wrong to another. Because there are so many various types of bars and bar-goers, it’s hard to create a single list that’s appropriate for every situation.

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Furthermore, many bars change their music playlists throughout the night. Each bartender mentioned altering the tracks based on the atmosphere in the room. They may play softer, blues-style music early in the evening when the party is just getting started, and late at night when patrons are tipsy and nostalgic.

That is why having a diverse musical collection is essential. You’ll be able to keep the celebration going if you have a lot of options.

It Matters Where You Play Your Music!

You are well aware that you cannot simply play music from your phone or personal music streaming account in your bar or pub. To legally play music in your bar, you must have a commercial streaming subscription.

Commercial streaming services such as Soundtrack Your Band, Pandora for Business, Cloud Cover Music, and Rockbot are available. All of these providers include a public performance license, which allows you to legally play the songs in your bar or pub.

The trick is to select a provider that simplifies the entire procedure for you.

Some services, for example, make it simple to customize playlists, and you may set tracks for specific periods. This guarantees that the music is appropriate for the time of day, promoting the greatest atmosphere and encouraging customers to linger and order more drinks.

Top Songs in Party Bars That People Never Get Tired of Hearing

Some songs are simply traditional bar songs. When people hear these tunes, they want to sing along, sway to the music, and order another round.

Here are a few of the most popular songs that people never tire of hearing in bars:

“American Girl”
“Don’t Stop Believin”
“Friends In Low Places”
“Living On A Prayer”
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Closing Time”
“Raise Your Glass”
“Pour Some Sugar On Me”

Conclusion

For Party Bar and pubs the above-explained factors are important. Do keep in mind for a better experience. These tunes are sure to get everyone up and dancing, whether you’re throwing a party at a party bar. With many more playlists in your back pocket, it will be simple to arrange an exciting night with friends!

Which song do you think will make everyone leap out of their seats? What’s your go-to playlist for a good time?

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