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The Bucketlist contains two area: DJs we have seen since 2013 and DJs we really like to see in the future. And the future is NOW

Our EDM journey continues strong in 2016

EDM Listening/dance habits of 2016

Overview

We analyze our listening habits on Last.FM (username:oneplusoneisone), demonstrating the integral part of Electronic Dance Music in our lives which we believe is the secret to our happiness. Above Last.FM link shows you what we played lately and when, it’s real-time.
We have 2 different sources for our music: Spotify and YouTube.

Almost every song we play on Spotify is scrobbled. The number is low however because we also use playlists offline. Below represents about 50% of our listening patterns, the other 50% goes to YouTube with mostly Live sets. Considering that 13 days and 8 hours of listening non-stop on Spotify is only 50% of the total time, we spend almost an entire month listening to Electronic Dance Music.

Why does it dip in June? We attended EDC in June which makes us more concentrate on YouTube Live Sets to recreate the feelings of joy and freedom we experienced twice now at EDC Las Vegas. The impact of EDC goes through the end of 2015 and then stays steady until June. The blurb in February also has a reason. In February 2016, we bought tickets for Phoenix Lights festival and the joy it generated resulted in a spike of music, actually the highest month of the year 2016.

Artists

We listened/dance to 6,000 songs on Spotify in 2016 of which 48% are from the same 25 Artist(s). This is 3,000 less than 2015 on Spotify but above the listening levels of 2014. The spike in 2015 has a simple explanation. EDC Las Vegas got us on a natural high for a few months resulting in more songs listened and danced to.
Did the total time we spend on dancing has still been the same, but since we attended EDC and a few smaller local festivals, we are spending more time listen to live sets on YouTube.
Artist most listened to (scrobbled) in 2016 on Spotify:
Rank Artist name Scrobbles
1 Deorro 240
2 Michael Woods 197
3 Zedd 187
4 Morgan Page 183
5 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike 167
6 Eric Prydz 166
7 Galantis 166
8 Andrew Rayel 140
9 Borgeous 119
10 Tiësto 119
11 Martin Garrix 113
11 R3hab 113
12 Major Lazer 96
13 Avicii 95
14 Alan Walker 77
15 Dzeko & Torres 72
15 Kaskade 72
16 Steve Aoki 69
17 The Chainsmokers 66
18 Disco Fries 64
19 Oliver Heldens 59
20 Dash Berlin 56
21 Laidback Luke 55
22 Riton 54
23 John Dalback 50
24 Morten 49
25 Sam Feldt 47
Total          2,887

In comparison: 2015

  2015    
Rank Avatar Artist name Scrobbles
1 Deorro Deorro 401
2 Zedd Zedd 400
3 Galantis Galantis 229
4 Avicii Avicii 188
5 Above & Beyond Above & Beyond 174
6 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike 165
7 Kaskade Kaskade 160
8 Morgan Page Morgan Page 148
9 Steve Aoki Steve Aoki 137
10 Borgeous Borgeous 124
11 Tiësto Tiësto 123
12 Kygo Kygo 122
13 Lost Frequencies Lost Frequencies 119
14 Alesso Alesso 115
15 Eric Prydz Eric Prydz 113
16 Michael Woods Michael Woods 108
17 Calvin Harris Calvin Harris 105
18 Martin Garrix Martin Garrix 104
19 Tom Swoon Tom Swoon 101
20 Dash Berlin Dash Berlin 98

 

In 2016 we lost six of our TOP 20 artists from 2015 as highlighted. As you will see with the songs itself, our taste has slightly shifted away from Trance, which was the original attraction to EDM, and towards Future House, Tech House, but the majority of listening is still Big Room.
In the second part of 2016 Oliver Heldens was on a steep rise after seeing him live at one of the Talking Stick Pool parties. Same applies for KSHMR which did not make the list of the top 20 yet and also is on our bucketlist to see live. We really like his music. Oliver Heldens and R3HAB, who we danced to at another Talking Stick pool party, were the biggest gainers. Others stayed at their previous ranks and only slightly moved a bit up or down.

Many artists which we listened to many times on Spotify do not have a wide choice of recent live sets. We are very current on new releases of the 607 artists on Spotify, we like to dance to recent live sets and with some we would have to go back to 2013 to catch a professionally recorded live set.
Here is the YouTube Playlist with over 100 of the best live sets in 2016.

Live sets watched on YouTube 2016:

Rank YouTube TOP 50 Live Sets 2016 Times
1 Deorro 13
2 Zedd 11
3 EDC 2016 7
4 Axwell & Ingrosso 6
5 Oliver Heldens 6
6 Eric Prydz 5
7 Galantis 5
8 Kaskade 5
9 Avicii 4
10 Martin Solveig 4
11 Morgan Page 4
12 Andrew Rayel 3
13 Arty 3
14 Florian Picasso 3
15 KSHMR 3
16 Major Lazor 3
17 Moti 3
18 Robin Schulz 3
19 Botnek 2
20 Dannic 2
21 Kygo 2
22 Marshmello 2
23 R3HAB 2
24 Tiesto 2
25 3LAU 1
26 Above and Beyond 1
27 Armin van Buuren 1
28 Audien 1
29 Autoerotique 1
30 Benny Benassi 1
31 Borgeous 1
32 Cosmic Gate 1
33 Da Tweekaz 1
34 Dada Life 1
35 Dash Berlin 1
36 DJ Dan 1
37 DJ Fresch 1
38 DVBBS 1
39 Lost Frequencies 1
40 MakJ 1
41 Martin Garrix 1
42 Orjan Nilsen 1
43 Pierce Fulton 1
44 Porter Robinson 1
45 Sean Tyas 1
46 Showtek 1
47 Steve Aoki 1
48 Sultan & Shepard 1
49 Tchami 1
50 Tommy Trash 1
51 Tritonal 1
52 W&W 1
53 Wolfpack 1

Deorro is our number 1 on number of times we have listened to his tracks in 2016 while Borgeous is the leader on the most  tracks we played this year.
We never of course met and talked to any of these artists but there are some which we feel a “connection to”, and somehow are responding to their vibrational levels.  These artists include Deorro, Borgeous, Oliver Heldens, Martin Garrix, and lately KSHMR in that order.
We have our private jokes, please do not take offense, but we sometimes play Deorro’s or Martin Garrix’ parents. “Martin, there is no way we will have three O’s in your new song. It remains Bouncybob.”, or “Deorro, 50% of your songs have to be in Spanish or you are grounded for a month”.

Dancing Habits

In anticipation of EDC and other smaller festivals we danced to music every day for 101 days straight, and the streak only ended because we took both of our elderly Mothers to Las Vegas.

Saturday is our dance day more than any other day because we were starting in the morning, like Sunday. In spring and summer 2016 we attended a live set almost every weekend  at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale Arizona.

We love their Pool Parties. Four years ago, we flew from Phoenix to the East coast just to see Tiesto because Las Vegas had not gotten wind of that EDM trend. In the meantime, we saw Tiesto five times and one of the times was at the Maya Beach Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. We were about 10 feet behind Tiesto and thought: Why did Vegas not catch on a year sooner, would have saved us a trip to Atlantic City, which is no comparison to Las Vegas.

 

Songs/Tracks

 

Rank 2016 Scrobbled Artist and track name / Spotify # Scrobbles
1 Morgan Page — No Ordinary Life (feat. Angela McCluskey) 69
2 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike — Higher Place – Andrew Rayel Remix 64
3 Michael Woods — Get Around – Radio Edit 63
4 Zedd — Beautiful Now 62
5 Michael Woods — Gold 59
6 Deorro — Haters 57
7 Riton — Rinse & Repeat – Radio Edit 54
8 Laidback Luke — Let It Go 52
9 Dzeko & Torres — L’Amour Toujours – Tiësto Radio Edit 48
10 Eric Prydz — Breathe 43
11 Jax Jones — House Work 41
12 Michael Woods — Sleep – Michael Woods VIP Mix 41
13 Avicii — Waiting For Love 41
14 Coleman Hell — 2 Heads 40
15 Galantis — Louder, Harder, Better 40
16 Eric Prydz — Generate – Radio Edit 39
17 Deorro — Bailar – Radio Edit 37
18 Carnage — Toca 37
19 Disco Fries — Head In The Clouds – Original Mix 36
20 Eric Prydz — We Are Mirage 36
21 Galantis — No Money – MOTi Remix 34
22 Tujamo — Booty Bounce 33
23 Tiësto — Summer Nights 32
24 Galantis — Runaway (U & I) 31
25 Florian Picasso — Final Call 30
26 Major Lazer — Light It Up (Remix) [feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG] 30
27 Rain Man — Bring Back the Summer (feat. Oly) 29
28 Zedd — Candyman 29
29 Sam Feldt — Summer on You 29
30 MORTEN — Beautiful Heartbeat – Deorro Remix 27
31 Zedd — Find You – Tritonal Remix 27
32 R3hab — Freak – VIP Remix Edit 27
33 Oliver Heldens — Ghost 27
34 Flume — Never Be Like You (Martin Solveig Remix) [feat. Kai] 27
35 Eric Prydz — Opus 27
36 Galantis — Peanut Butter Jelly 27
37 Martin Garrix — Bouncybob (feat. Justin Mylo & Mesto) 26
38 Andrew Rayel — Daylight – Original Mix 26
39 W&W — How Many 26
40 Major Lazer — Light It Up (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) – Remix 26
41 Reez — Prophecy – Radio Edit 26
42 Diplo — Be Right There 25
43 The Weeknd — Can’t Feel My Face – Martin Garrix Remix 25
44 X Ambassadors — Renegades – Stash Konig Remix 25
45 Avicii — Taste The Feeling (Avicii Vs. Conrad Sewell) 25
46 Calvin Harris — This Is What You Came For 25
47 Zonderling — Crazy For You 24
48 Alan Walker — Faded 24
49 Tough Love — So Freakin’ Tight 24
50 Stereo Express — When I’m with You – Sakso Remix 24
1778

 

 

There are two songs that we could call our all-time favorites and that is Deorro’s Five More Hours  (video) and Zedd’s Beautiful Now. They both transport us to a higher dimension when playing.

Genres played

Our top tags correspond to the genres mentioned previously.

A friend of ours told us at the beginning that EDM is a journey and we agree. It has brightened our lives immensely and we wished others our age would give this a shot.

 

TOP DJs and Tracks for November 2016

Top Artists played in November 2016

 Top 50 Songs Played in November 2016

The scrobbles are not 100% reflecting it. Sometime we just like a remix of a song but credit is given to the original writer of the song not the DJ who remixed it. Although we understand the reasons why, never less it leads sometimes to some inaccuracies.

Ditri Vegas & Like Mike – Hey Baby

 

Vintage Culture – Wild Kidz

 

 Michael Woods – Gold

 

Flume – Never be like you (Martin Solveig Remix)

 

KSHMR – Spook Returns

 

Oliver Heldens – Ghost

 

Norman Doray – All In

 

Deorro – Bailar

 R3HAB – Care