The 40 best songs of 2022 are finally here! Year after year, Electro Wow recognizes the talents and achievements of mainstream and independent artists. Inspired by the Grammys and the American Music Awards, this list is equally valuable and important.
There are different categories for each music genre. International singers and producers were chosen based on the criteria of creativity, catchiness, and overall quality.
Besides that, it’s worth mentioning the selection process goes beyond performance on charts or streaming numbers. Enjoy it!
✦ BEST ELECTRO-POP SONGS (SYNTHPOP)
The Weeknd – Out Of Time
“Out of Time” by The Weeknd stands out largely due to a sample of a song called “Midnight Pretenders” by Tomoko Aran. Nobody can deny those retro synthesizers fit so well with his singing voice. This is the third year in a row that Abel makes it to the list of the 40 best songs on this blog.
DESIRE – Telling Me Lies
DESIRE used their favorite instruments to create a soundtrack for an imaginary vintage movie. With church bells in the background, “Telling Me Lies” is simply ear candy that tells a story of love and lust.
Nouveaux – Illusions
Nouveaux is a fresh band that aims to influence the future of Electro-Pop in Canada. Their first single of 2022, “Illusions,” is very enjoyable to listen to and its music video has an 80s New Wave atmosphere that you will instantly love!
Camp Crush – Shadows
The chorus of “Shadows” was designed to be infectious, memorable, and easily singable. Such a secret formula makes the whole composition shine. Definitely, Camp Crush is a husband-and-wife duo to keep an eye on…
MELØ – Black Leather Fantasy
Many will agree MELØ’s “Black Leather Fantasy” is reminiscent of an 80s classic. It’s a song that doesn’t fail to give off mysterious and enigmatic vibes while grabbing your attention from start to end.
✦ BEST DANCE SONGS (EDM)
James Hype, Miggy Dela Rosa – Ferrari
Written almost three years ago and released in 2022, “Ferrari” is a banger that always set clubs and festivals on fire. James Hype and Miggy Dela Rosa’s collaboration is super dope thanks to the driving basslines, the Spanish guitars, and the accompanying vocals. Everything is perfect!
Aluna, Diplo, Durante – Forget About Me
Here’s an uplifting song about overcoming past heartbreak and learning to love oneself. Aluna, Diplo, and Durante are a dream team. Their complementary skills and the electrifying vocals made “Forget About Me” an irresistible dance hit.
Oliver Tree, Robin Schulz – Miss You
Believe it or not, there are two versions of “Miss You” released through different record labels. Beyond the controversy, both are fast-paced EDM cuts featuring heavy use of piano chords. Obviously, everyone’s favorite is the one produced by Oliver Tree and Robin Schulz. The visuals above say it all!
Tungevaag – In My Zone
Curiously, it took Tungevaag about 6 months to create this incredible club anthem. Moreover, the high-energy beats, plus the outstanding vocals contribute to the emotional impact of this track. Also, if you’re a fan of the Fast & Furious saga, you’ll be captivated by his music video.
Jax Jones, MNEK – Where Did You Go?
This year Jax Jones pushed himself to experiment with Eurodance tones. As a result, “Where Did You Go” can be described as 100% satisfactory. Likewise, MNEK hit the big notes flawlessly like never before. When these geniuses work together, they never disappoint.
✦ BEST TRANCE SONGS
Kristina Sky, Danny Stubbs, Evan Henzi — Rollercoaster
Trance producers Kristina Sky and Danny Stubbs have composed a musical backdrop that is subtle, attractive, and captivating for Evan‘s strong and emotionally charged singing. In short, “Rollercoaster” is a great song that can easily get stuck in your head.
JES – All Or Nothing
JES always delivers the best tracks that touch the soul and “All Or Nothing” is no exception. This time, heartfelt and powerful lyrics combine well with her passionate aura. Plus, she perfectly knows how to elevate the meaning of any tune.
Romy, Fred again… – Strong
To put it simply, this masterpiece entitled “Strong” will remind you of the classic sound of Vocal Trance. Surprisingly, Romy and Fred again… are new artists that are rising in popularity in leaps and bounds. Minimalist aesthetics paved the way for their visuals, which reflect something deep.
Tolvai Reni – Love Got You
The talent of Tolvai Reni is like a hidden gem. She proves to have the aptitude to collaborate in the future with big names in the game like Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk or Markus Schulz. Clearly, “Love Got You” is just the beginning of more surprises!
Miyuki – Would You Love Me
Miyuki left her career in science to pursue her lifelong passion, music. “Would You Love Me” feels magical and delicate. Intimate and relatable lyrics come to life thanks to her beautiful vocals. The build-ups/drops are fantastic.
✦ BEST HOUSE SONGS
Honey Dijon, Dave Giles II, Cor.Ece, Mike Dunn – Work
Honey Dijon’s new album ‘Black Girl Magic’ includes a solid hit called “Work” that encourages you to enjoy House music and the positive energy of dancing freely. It features a splendid combination of brass, beats, and bass.
Myst Milano – No Shade
“No Shade” by Misty Milano is a tribute to the Ballroom scene. It was founded by a subculture within the LGBTQ+ community that is centered around organized events called balls. What’s more, voguing (dance style) is the norm as seen in her iconic video.
Chloé Caillet, Mikhail Beltrán – NYWTF
“NYWTF” represents the underground rhythm of New York’s party circuit. The joint effort between Chloé Caillet and Mikhail Beltrán will put the classic groovy vibes again o the map. Just dance the stress away and have some fun with pure House music.
Bob Sinclar, Roxanne Shante – Reels
There’s a great synergy between Bob Sinclar and Roxanne Shanté on “Reels.” The legendary rapper is known for her pioneering role in the emergence of Hip-Hop as a mainstream genre in the 80s. I’m so glad to see her in full force through this amalgam of urban and housey textures.
Eliza Rose, Interplanetary Criminal – B.O.T.A.
Recognized as the viral summer smash of 2022, this list wouldn’t be complete without “B.O.T.A.” produced by Eliza Rose and Interplanetary Criminal. Moreover, it contains a sample of Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam’s timeless classic, “Let The Beat Hit ‘Em.”
✦ BEST DISCO SONGS
Kylie Minogue – Miss A Thing
Kylie Minogue‘s facet as a Disco star is quite astounding. “Miss A Thing” is a refine and sophisticated single only for those of you who have good taste in music. In addition, the Aussie diva hypnotizes you and makes you dance straight away.
Lizzo – About Damn Time
It’s “About Damn Time” to see Lizzo reach the top! In the blink of an eye, her funky beats, plus, her funny and confident personality conquered the entire world this year. I bet you put this song on repeat the whole day…
Diana Ross – I Still Believe (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
American diva Diana Ross needs no introduction. The Purple Disco Machine remix of her wonderful song “I Still Believe” meets the high standards of quality and it deserves all the praise in the universe. Period.
Sean Finn, Lotus, The Pointer Sisters – Automatic
Sean Finn and Lotus have dusted off a powerful jam from The Pointer Sisters, called “Automatic.” Unquestionably, it received the proper cutting-edge treatment that is expected to have a significant impact on the dancefloor.
Javi Star, Mark Picchiotti – Beautiful High
Javi Star‘s soulful vocals on “Beautiful High” showcases his ability to communicate the emotions of this song in an authentic way. Not to mention, producer Mark Picchiotti serves up the perfect balance of instrumentals and a sexy groove. All these small details are enough reason to boogie!
✦ BEST REGGAETON SONGS
Madonna, Tokischa – Hung Up On Tokischa
Over the years, Madonna has had the ability to reinvent herself. Indeed, her recent work with Dominican rapper Tokischa is evidence of what I’m talking about. The hottest version of “Hung Up” can’t go unnoticed. With every beat and every note, these ladies will lift your spirit.
Pailita, Young Cister – Caminemos De La Mano
Reggaeton is a versatile style to such an extent that it can also be romantic. By all means, that’s the case of “Caminemos De La Mano.” Chilean artists Pailita and Young Cister have conveyed emotions effectively for those of you who still believe in love.
Standly – Pégate
Today Standly is huge in Chile and across Latin America. “Mi Gata” and “Pégate” bring out his craziest rhymes, which are an invitation to get your feet dancing. A young promising artist that is breaking records!
Bad Gyal, Beny Jr – Flow 2000 (Remix)
Hailing from Spain, Bad Gyal recruits Beny Jr for the remix of “Flow 2000.” Aside from the new arrangements, their flow is energetic, dynamic, and contagious. They combine elements of Reggaeton, Dembow, and Latin Pop to perfection.
Alejo – Se Enamoró De Un Reggaetonero
Newcomer Alejo has been on everyone’s lips this year for his excellent music. “Se Enamoró De Un Reggaetonero,” tells the story of a fan who fell in love with the fame and money of a Reggaeton artist. Broadly speaking, it’s highly danceable and extremely engaging.
✦ BEST TECHNO SONGS
A*S*Y*S, Kai Tracid – Rave The Planet
The “Rave The Planet” parade in Berlin, which took place last summer, was organized with the goal of reviving the Loveparade tradition while promoting peace, love, unity, and respect. Electronic music producers ASY*S and Kai Tracid were chosen to create this dope anthem!
Will Sparks – Dreaming
This is a Techno heater that incorporates elements such as strong percussion and acid synths. It’s designed to create an energetic and immersive listening experience, whether played in a club setting or individually. Will Sparks is recognized for his distinct style and bold production techniques.
Hardwell — F*CKING SOCIETY
Hardwell’s “FCKING SOCIETY,” is an interesting exploration of ravey soundscapes, which differ from his previous cuts. The song’s atmosphere, which is dark, tense, and menacing, enhances the theme of protesting against the system in a futuristic setting.
Maddix – Heute Nacht
Maddix achieved success by performing at festivals and clubs with the hard-hitting piece “Heute Nacht,” which embodies the genuine sound of a rave party. The Acid Techno lines are the driving force behind this gem creating a feeling of ecstasy!
Will Clarke, Ammara – Techno Tree
“Techno Tree” is a peak-time Techno track released on Will Clarke‘s record label, All We Have Is Now, and has received support from many international DJs. The pounding beats with relentless kicks may transport you to a wild and exciting place when you close your eyes…
✦ BEST POP/RNB SONGS
Dillon – Cry Bebe
The lyrics of “Cry Bebe” seem to refer to emotions such as pain, fear, and doubt, as well as the ups and downs of life. No doubt, Dillon adequately interprets this message through her unique vocal range. Delicate singing often involves conveying a sense of vulnerability, and she does it with mastery!
Pachanta – It Must Have Been Love
Who doesn’t love the covers of popular songs? Well, the thing here is that German duo Pachanta, creates a contemporary Spanglish version that sounds as awesome as the original. Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love” takes a 180-degree turn in a positive way every time you hear such an original and refreshing remake.
SPLASH MULLAH – Your Love
SPLASH MULLAH is a virtuoso who has a talent for writing outstanding compositions and delivering clever rhymes with passion. His RnB masterpiece called “Your Love” celebrates the happiness and illusion of being in a relationship with a special person. It’s an automatic sing-along!
Briana Piedra – It Was Always You
Briana Piedra captivates and excels on “It Was Always You,” which will remind you of the nostalgic sound of RnB. She openly reflects on her own experiences and you can tell she connects with the lyrics on a deep level. The message here revolves around overcoming obstacles.
Timebelle – $1
“$1” encourages listeners to be true to themselves and not lose their identity in the pursuit of making others love them. The alluring tune advocates for being unapologetically wild and free. For sure, Timebelle is one of the greatest bands Electro Wow discovered in 2022.
Cybernetic Club Music: The Future Of Electronic Dance Music
The electronic dance music (EDM) scene has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, with more and more people flocking to clubs and festivals in search of high-energy beats and an immersive atmosphere. However, a new sub-genre of EDM is emerging that is taking the scene by storm: cybernetic club music.
For those looking to discover and explore this sub-genre of EDM, platforms like Volumo are a great place to start. Volumo is a music streaming and sharing platform that specializes in cybernetic club music and other futuristic sounds, allowing users to easily discover new artists and tracks within this emerging genre. With its powerful search functionality and dedicated community of fans, Volumo is a valuable resource for anyone interested in electronic music.
What is Cybernetic Club Music?
Cybernetic Club Music, also known as cyberclub or cybertechno, is a sub-genre of electronic dance music (EDM) that combines elements of techno, electro, and industrial music with futuristic themes and advanced technology. It’s characterized by its use of heavy synthesizers, distorted and manipulated vocals, and hard-hitting beats that create a high-energy and immersive atmosphere.
One of the defining features of cybernetic club music is its incorporation of science fiction and cyberpunk themes. Many artists within this sub-genre incorporate imagery and lyrics that draw inspiration from futuristic worlds, advanced technology, and digital culture. This gives the music a unique and otherworldly feel that sets it apart from traditional EDM.
Another defining feature of cybernetic club music is the use of advanced production techniques and technology. Producers make use of software synthesizers, digital audio workstations, and other digital tools to create their music. This allows them to push the boundaries of what is possible in electronic music and create a truly unique sound that is not possible with traditional instruments.
The Role of Technology in Cybernetic Club Music
One of the key elements of cyberclub is its use of cutting-edge technology. Producers and DJs often incorporate artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other advanced technologies into their performances and music production. This helps to create a truly immersive experience for the audience, transporting them to a world that feels both familiar and alien at the same time.
The Importance of Community in Cybernetic Club Music
Another key aspect of cyberclub is its focus on community and collaboration. The cyberclub scene is built on a foundation of inclusivity and mutual support, with artists and fans alike working together to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the genre. This has led to a thriving ecosystem of musicians, producers, and fans who are all working towards a common goal: to push the limits of what’s possible in electronic dance music.
The Impact of Cybernetic Club Music
Despite its relatively recent emergence, cyberclub has already made a major impact on the EDM scene. Many of the biggest names in the industry have begun to incorporate cyberclub elements into their music, and the genre has seen a surge in popularity among fans of all ages and backgrounds.
The Future of Cybernetic Club Music
As cyberclubs continue to evolve and grow, it’s likely that we’ll see even more exciting developments in the future. Whether it’s new technologies, innovative approaches to music production, or simply a continued focus on community and collaboration, there’s no doubt that cyberclub is here to stay and will continue to shape the future of electronic dance music.
While cyberclub is still a relative niche sub-genre, it has the potential to become a major force in the electronic dance music scene in the future. With its focus on technology and community, it offers a unique and exciting experience for fans and industry professionals alike. As technology continues to advance, the genre will no doubt do its best to keep up, making it an exciting time to be a fan of cyberclub.
How To Compose Tracks More Quickly: 7 Writing Techniques
Everybody has heard tales of amazing tunes that were created in a single day or even in less than an hour. Perhaps we’ve even created one or two songs like that ourselves. However, maintaining it is a hard task to master! One song might take months to complete. In the end, we have a ton of unfinished demos and nothing to show for it. Here are 7 easy strategies you may use to expedite your songwriting process to help you finish it more quickly.
Many songwriters believe they can only create when an idea for a song is already on their lips. Although inspiration may be really helpful, if you just write when you are feeling inspired, you aren’t acquiring the practice you need to write more quickly.
Creative thinking is similar to playing an instrument. Although it requires practice, it becomes simpler the more you do it. Writing frequently is crucial for this reason. I don’t believe that if you don’t create music every day, you will fail. But you ought to be producing music consistently. It’s similar to how your fingers adjust to the contour of a chord. You can imitate anything faster the more you play it. The same applies to melodies and metaphors. Your brain has to be trained to think creatively at all times. So how can you train your creative thinking?
Respond to a Prompt
Selecting a straightforward, one-word assignment is among the finest methods to exercise creativity. The finest prompts are frequently nouns since they instantly conjure up several images. Writing in response to prompt forces your mind to form new connections. “Red.” crimson, like a sunset On the evening before I went away, I could have written about the sunset in my hometown. Finding a topic that is relevant off the top of your head is challenging. However, if you write regularly and in response to suggestions, you’ll soon discover that you’re writing about ideas and experiences you weren’t even aware you possessed.
Complete the song even if it’s not good
Together with the previous two, this one makes sense. Even if you write constantly, it won’t be much use if you never complete what you begin. The best authors are believed to have produced hundreds or even thousands of songs. In less than an hour, they may produce a hit. They composed regularly and concentrated on producing a finished song rather than a flawless song, which allowed them to acquire this talent.
While it may be tempting to work tirelessly to ensure that everything sounds great, perfectionism is not your friend. Days quickly turn into weeks, and weeks become months before you give up on the song. Choose a deadline that is not too far away when you start a song and stick to it. Get to work on the tune for a couple of hours every night? By the end of the week, complete it.
You won’t be able to compose flawless tunes in this limited time period. You can even have a strong dislike for them. The crucial thing is that you now understand how rapidly you can write. And when you do so again, you will get more adept at thinking creatively quickly. After finishing several songs, it will be simple to spot where your composition needs work.
First, draft the skeleton
A first draft that doesn’t sound like a finished recording might be disappointing for those of us who write in DAWs. We have the resources to create a song that is suitable for radio play, so you might feel discouraged if it doesn’t sound that way straight away. Every concept you try for the remaining portions will seem unimpressive in contrast if you create 16 exquisite bars with every instrument you could possibly desire in them.
Harmonies and countermelodies are usually present in a good recording as well, although they are not necessary for the creation of the basic song. No more wasting hours on an introduction that has no idea where it is headed. Write the song as a whole first, then add the missing pieces. Concentrate on writing only the fundamentals to hasten the writing process. The remainder can follow.
Make use of tried-and-true chord progressions
Some progressions are employed so frequently for a purpose. They sound great and elicit strong emotions in us. Of course, there are several benefits to creating music without using common chord progressions. But understanding the chord progressions utilized in other songs can offer you a tremendous advantage if you want to create rapidly.
If you’re worried that your music may sound generic, consider incorporating 7ths and 9ths into some of these typical chord progressions. Although it’s not a strict guideline, it may give your music a little unpredictability.
Create using simple templates
When using a DAW, templates are fantastic time-saving tools. With the help of templates, you may start a session with all of your preferred sounds and effects fully configured. You may start playing right away. But it might be intimidating to open a large file with a ton of sounds available. It’s difficult to know where to start when there are 30 different instruments there in front of you. This is why it’s a good idea to start with tiny templates.
The idea behind the little template is to push you to create within the constraints of the sounds that a template makes instantly available, rather than just saving time while setting up the session. When using a DAW to write music, it’s simple to fall into the trap of experimenting with many sounds in an effort to discover the one that best matches this composition. Finding the correct sounds is crucial, but it may wait until the song is largely composed.
Spend a Specific Amount of Time Writing
Numerous studies in the neuroscience field demonstrate that those who work less frequently accomplish more. We creative types might be able to take something away from this study. Creative labor is still work, after all. Of course, this isn’t a foolproof recipe for achievement. Working fewer hours won’t automatically increase your productivity. The key to doing more work in less time is to create a routine for your writing. Structure frequently feels incompatible with artistic creativity. However, a little structure will enable you to communicate more clearly and quickly.
Let’s say you need to meet a buddy for supper in 3 hours. While there might not be enough time to produce an entire song, it might be enough to develop the chord structure and melody for a chorus. The next action is to carry it out. If you’ve made up your mind to create a verse’s worth of lyrics for the next hour, do it. You only have an hour, so don’t stress over little errors or things that may be done better. Your sole duty at this time is to write; if it doesn’t make sense, you may change it afterward.
There is another way to spend less time creating music, or to reduce your time to almost nothing at all: use the services of a ghost producer. You can hire a ghost producer to write individual parts of a song, or you can order the creation of an entire track. You can also buy a ready-made track, then you just find a track you like in the catalog and buy it, and then you can legally do with it whatever you need.
Visit our collection of pre-made tracks if you fit the profile of an artist or DJ who requires a tool in the shape of a contemporary, well-produced tune to advance your career and consistently pleases your audience. After purchasing a track, you will have complete commercial rights to it, allowing you to use it as you choose, including sending it to a label for publication, performing it live, or using it in performances. Maybe all you’re doing is producing music. Then, we also have a proposal for supplementary or primary pay for ghost producers. Take part!
Pairing Great Music And Great Games To Make The Most Of Your Downtime
If you’re trying to make the most of your downtime and you like a good gaming session, then you might want to consider listening to some fantastic music while you play video games. You might be surprised how well the two go together and how much better the right music can make the experience of your favourite games.
To help you out, this article aims to highlight some great music combinations and explain why music and video games go so well together in the first place.
Why Music and Games Pair So Well
Music seems to hit an integral, indescribable part of the human experience and allows you to feel emotions far more strongly, which is one of the reasons why they pair so well with games. After all, games are inherently designed to help you enjoy yourself, so when you add music to the mix, you can make the fun feel even better.
Just be sure to pick some good music to accompany the game you are playing.
Combinations to Try
There are plenty of combinations that you might want to try when it comes to combining video games with music. However, a couple of the best options you have are quickly outlined below.
Upbeat Music and Casino Games: One of the most important things you can do to help improve the experience of online casino games is to help build the atmosphere that you might expect inside a real casino. Upbeat music can help you to bring the verve and energy that you might expect in a casino to your digital experience.
Prog Rock and RPGs: Anyone who loves the sprawling landscapes of an open-world RPG could probably see how a great soundtrack would add to the experience of the game. Games like Fallout 4 even have their own in-built music systems that let you listen to music while you play. However, few genres are better matched than prog rock and RPGs, try it yourself and you’ll see how great they can be together.
There are far more options than this when it comes to combinations of music and games. The full list is probably close to endless. So, why not experiment with some of your best music and your favourite games to see what you can find?
Listening to Music with Your Friends
Listening to music and playing games by yourself is one thing, but listening to music with your friends while you play games can take the whole experience to the next level. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools, such as Discord bots, that you can use to make the idea of listening to music with your friends while playing games a reality, even when you are playing games online.
Of course, it might be a good idea to settle on the music that you’re going to listen to ahead of time so that you don’t end up arguing over what should go on next. Gaming sessions with your friends should be a nice relaxed experience after all.