I apologize for not posting in a while. The last two posts took quite a bit out of me and sometimes it’s hard to muster up the energy to write something. However, to make up for the lack of content, I will attempt to post at least three times this week (fingers crossed!).

This post in particular is very special to me because I am sharing with you the first EDM playlist I ever made public. This playlist predates my blog by nine months and would only have been seen if you saw my Facebook Note way back then. Remember those? Probably not. So I have decided to resurface the playlist and bring you guys on a trip down memory lane.

One of the smartest things I ever did was create a Google Music account. Little did I know at the time, the account now serves as the only record of my EDM music collection from before January of 2012. I don’t really want to get into it because it was one of the saddest moments of my life, but I did in fact delete my entire music library on accident.

Anyway, every now and then I check the account to refresh my memory with old songs I used to listen to. And what did I find this time around? A playlist that I dubbed “Electronic Dance Music For Beginners” in March of 2011.

The playlist is an absolutely stellar depiction of what was popular in the EDM world back then (well at least for me) and serves as a pretty awesome personal benchmark. I can’t remember exactly why I decided to post the playlist, but I’m glad I did. It marks the day I decided to become a tastemaker and really the day this blog began.

You’re a fool if you don’t know every ones of these by heart. Enjoy! Also, Deadmau5 was the shiiiiiiiiiiiit!

  1. Steve Angello – Knas
  2. Deadmau5 vs. Jelo – The Reward is Cheese
  3. Wolfgang Gartner – Space Junk
  4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
  5. The Bloody Beetroots – Dimmakmmunication
  6. David Guetta – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix)
  7. TV Rock – In the Air (Axwell Remix)
  8. Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek (Afrojack Remix)
  9. Rihanna – S&M (Sidney Samson Cub Mix)
  10. Mohombi – Bumpy Ride (Chuckie Remix)
  11. Congorock – Babylon (Steve Angello Edit)
  12. Justice – Phantom Pt. II (Boys Noize Unreleased Turbine)
  13. Ellie Goulding – Lights (Bassnectar Remix)
  14. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – Move for Me
  15. Tim Berg – Bromance (The Love You Seek) (Avicii’s Extended Vocal Mix)
  16. Above & Beyond – Sun and Moon (Club Mix)
  17. Dash Berlin feat. Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren – Man on the Run