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Essential EDM: The Magnetic Ten (March 12th, 2013)

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Essential EDM: The Magnetic Ten (March 12th, 2013)

House music, not of the Swedish House Mafia variety, seems to be the talk of the town as of late. That said, we're typically a bit more eclectic with our buzz chart, but this time around we decided to give some shine to the deeper cuts that are currently squatting on our airwaves more often than not. In other words…the essential EDM we have on heavy rotation—in no particular order. And one Glass Candy tune for good measure. Hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

Marc Ashken featuring SOS "Cat Walk" (The Classic Music Company)
File this under sleazy jam—and 100% addictive. Nothing wrong with a little S&M stylings in a house tune. If the bass and beat don't lure you in, the lyrics surely will. I'm at your command.

Tapesh & Dayne S "Got To Live" (OFF Recordings)
File this under anthem. Talk about a hooky ass song. The baseline, the vocals, the steel bells…everything is working perfect here. This is how you make a dark and dirty dancefloor at 3 am feel like summer time.

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Mike Mago "The Show" (Bmktlsch Rcrds)
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David Bowie "Golden Years" (Tim Fuchs Edit) (Unreleased)
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George FitzGerald "Thinking Of You" (Hotflush Recordings)
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Glass Candy "Geto Boys" (Italians Do It Better)
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