10 EDM Albums to Listen to Before You Die
6. Deadmau5 - Random Album Title - 2008 Ultra Records
Deadmau5's first release on his own record label titled Mau5trap Records along with Ultra Records was Random Album Title which featured his collaboration with the beloved American DJ Kaskade on "I Remember" - one of the biggest dance tracks which reached number one on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart. Though Deadmau5, the Canadian born Joel Zimmerman, is most famous for his mau5head--which he wears at performances--media circuses, and his very public romance with tattoo artist Kat Von D he should just as easily be most famous for being one of this decades most talented producers. With tracks like "Not Exactly" and "Faxing Berlin" he proves he is innovative in blending genres and sounds so seamless and unprecedented before. It's no wonder why he was Beatport's best selling artists in 2009 with more than 30,000 downloads with the above singles and his later hit "Ghosts 'n' Stuff."
5. Eric Prydz - Eric Prydz Presents Pryda - 2012 Virgin Records
The man with more aliases than any other DJ or producer in the business - Swedish Eric Prydz has become the skillful master of club music that translates onto the dance floor just like it does on the radio with his melodic tracks. Eric Prydz Presents Pryda has got to be one of dance musics most anticipated album which took seven years in the making. Originally set to be released in 2007 on Ministry of Sound, Prydz canceled the release to focus on underground tracks and make songs under his various aliases. Finally in 2012, he released his debut album which featured unreleased Pryda productions such as the popular "Allein," "Shadow" and an intro edit of "Pjanoo" with his own special edits and re-works. The album plays on many sounds and textures incorporating vocals, keyboards and house beats with a polished elegance that resembles his DJ sets. In a time when everything is about loud electro bangers and drops you have to give him credit for releasing an album as timeless as this.