EDM Listening/dance habits of 2016
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.
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.
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:
|5||Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike||167|
|15||Dzeko & Torres||72|
In comparison: 2015
|5||Above & Beyond||Above & Beyond||174|
|6||Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike||Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike||165|
|8||Morgan Page||Morgan Page||148|
|9||Steve Aoki||Steve Aoki||137|
|13||Lost Frequencies||Lost Frequencies||119|
|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|
|4||Axwell & Ingrosso||6|
|26||Above and Beyond||1|
|27||Armin van Buuren||1|
|48||Sultan & Shepard||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”.
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.
|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|
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.
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.