10 EDM Albums to Listen to Before You Die
8. Nero - Welcome Reality - 2011 MTA Records
It's safe to say that though Nero has been an electronic group for almost a decade, it wasn't until their release of Welcome Reality in 2011 that they became international dubstep DJs and producers. The seductive vocals of Alana Watson make this entire album more than just another dub record. With songs like "Guilt," "Me and You," "Innocence" and "Crush On You" the album tells a story of a love affair that's unusual to the genre and yet can be played and remixed by any artists. Now that they can add Grammy nominees for their work with Skrillex on the "Promises" single they are fast becoming one of the most sought after producers and performers. Welcome Reality showed the dance music world all of their capabilities, but also opened doors for them to work with artist like Muse and on a remix for the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Bad.
7. Jus†ice - Cross - 2007 Ed Banger Records
If The Prodigy was to the old punk scene and rave culture of dance music then Jus†ice is this generations indie rock cross over into cut-up bass lines of the EDM enthusiast flooding music festivals today. Their album Cross was nominated for a Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album and "D.A.N.C.E" was nominated for Best Dance Recording. They later won for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for their remix of MGMT's "Electric Feel" in 2009. Though they have a lot of disco and electro house influences Ju†ice's biggest breakthrough came from being able to incorporate live instruments into their performances - something EDM DJ's were actually straying away from in the late 2000's. Their singles "Waters of Nazareth" and "Genesis" though evoking a religious foe are quite the exact opposite with heavy metal in your face strings and chopped up electro synths.