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                                                                                                                                     LF SYSTEM - AFRAID TO FEEL
               TOP 10 SONGS OF THE                                                                                                   Sampling  Silk’s 1979 song “I Can’t Stop (Turning You On)”, British duo LF System dominated the UK charts for the majority

                                                                                                                                     of the summer with their hit record ‘Afraid To Feel’. This soulful track has drawn listeners in with not only its danceability,
                                                                                                                                     but the way it slows and speeds up from start to finish. From mid-July to late August, it has dominated the UK charts,
                                                                                                                                     occupying the number one spot for the duration. Other artists haven’t been able to resist taking on remixes of it either,
               EUROPEAN SUMMER                                                                                                       with David Guetta, Dyro, CID and Armin van Helden all providing their own twist since the original’s release.

               BY: RYAN FORD
                                                                                                                                     TOM SANTA - RAINFALL
                                                                                                                                     Australian artist Tom Santa experienced serious success with his record ‘Rainfall’ this year, no thanks to it becoming a
                A             to our holiday or festival playlists. Every year we can rely on certain artists to provide the perfect   classic, ‘Shackles (Praise You)’ by Mary Mary, layering it with punchy percussion and a euphoric, piano-driven topline.
                              s soon as the sun starts to come out in Europe, we all start looking for the hottest tracks to add
                                                                                                                                     viral sensation on popular social media platform, TikTok. The track puts a contemporary, tech house twist on the R&B
                              soundtrack with designated summer anthems, yet some records come out of nowhere and surprise
                                                                                                                                     Santa’s first ever official release, it rather astoundingly reached number one in the Netherlands. There’s no doubt that
                              us. Whether they be upbeat or super chill, we have compiled some of the finest productions that have
                                                                                                                                     we’ll be hearing from him again soon as he looks to capitalise on his new-found popularity and social media stardom.
                              been in circulation over the past few months, and that have defined our summer.

                                                                                                                                     DAVID GUETTA & BECKY HILL & ELLA HENDERSON  - CRAZY WHAT LOVE CAN DO
               JAMES HYPE - FERRARI
                                                                                                                                     The Frenchman can’t go one summer without having his say on the top tracks of the season, and this year he brought
               It’s almost impossible that you would have been able to avoid this James Hype record this year, as the iconic guitar   us ‘Crazy What Love Can Do’ alongside female pop sensations Becky Hill and Ella Henderson. Embracing themes of
               sample of P Diddy’s ‘I Need A Girl (Pt.2)’ rang out across Europe this summer. Enlisting Miggy Dela Rosa on the vocals,   empowerment, love and friendship, this infectious dance-pop record has caught the ear of many around Europe.
               the Island Records song charted strongly across the continent, reaching the top 10 in the UK and charting at number   The record has reached the top 10 of five different singles charts across the continent, no doubt due to its feel-good
               one in both the Belgium and Netherlands singles charts respectively. With that in mind, Hype closed out his main-     melodies and upbeat nature. Like many David Guetta tracks, it also received many remixes with James Hype, Header,
               stage Tomorrowland performance with the record, in what was undoubtedly the highlight of his summer, credit to        Öwnboss and Grafix behind a few of them, before an acoustic version of the track also saw release.
               this irresistible production.

                                                                                                                                     BOB SINCLAR FT. STEVE EDWARDS - WORLD, HOLD ON (CHILDREN OF THE
               ANYMA & CHRIS AVANTGARDE - CONSCIOUSNESS                                                                              SKY) (FISHER 2022 REWORK)

               Tale Of Us fans had been waiting for the release of this track for months, and when it finally landed back in May it was
                                                                                                                                     FISHER’s first ever official remix is a strong one, and has become a staple of his and other DJs performances this summer.
               destined for heavy rotation. As it’s a melodic techno track, it has had no major impact on the charts, however, its
                                                                                                                                     Stepping into the big shoes of the legendary producer Bob Sinclar, the Australian personality has provided extra zest
               audiovisual impact has been rather different. Matteo Milleri designs NFT visuals to match his meticulous productions,
                                                                                                                                     and danceability to the original hit ‘World, Hold On’. The rework arrived as the fourth official version of the 2006 track, and
               and with that the ‘Consciousness’ visuals flooded social media, with fans uploading clips from their live shows. The
                                                                                                                                     makes a fantastic addition to FISHER’s ever-animated discography. The 2022 rework shot to industry-wide popularity, no
               track caught the ear of many industry peers, as has become evident with a recent remix from esteemed producer
                                                                                                                                     doubt due to the support of other industry peers such as Tiësto, Lost Frequencies, Gorgon City and Bob Sinclar himself
               Eric Prydz which is currently charting on Beatport.
                                                                                                                                     among others.
               JAX JONES, MNEK - WHERE DID YOU GO?                                                                                   ÖWNBOSS & SEVEK - MOVE YOUR BODY
               During the winter Jax Jones told us that some of his best music was still to come, and boy was he right. Releasing
                                                                                                                                     This Musical Freedom track also had social media to thank for its meteoric rise to fame, as it could be heard across
               ‘Where Did You Go?’ as early as February this year, it has stood the test of time and became one of the songs of the
                                                                                                                                     TikTok and Instagram reels this summer following its release on the label. The Brazilian twosome saw instant success
               summer. The hit eurodance track reached the top 10 in the UK charts and around Europe, peaking as high as number
                                                                                                                                     with their innovative sounding production, hitting over 10 million streams in Spotify within a matter of weeks. It also
               1 in places such as Poland. In the UK, Jones performed the now-platinum-certified record alongside John Newman
                                                                                                                                     dominated artists DJ sets, and was one of the most frequented at festivals such as Ultra, Tomorrowland and Parookaville
               as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.
                                                                                                                                     in particular. Attracted endless amounts of attention, it also received a handful of remixes, to the extent that it dipped
                                                                                                                                     into other electronic styles thanks to the likes of drum and bass artist Hedex.
               DRAKE - MASSIVE

               ‘Massive’ arrived as part of Drake’s 7th studio album, and garnered significant attention as any LP from the Canadian   MEDUZA & JAMES CARTER FT. ELLEY DUHÉ & FAST BOY - BAD MEMORIES
               artist would. ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ saw the rapper take a different approach however with how dance-orientated
                                                                                                                                     For the past 4 years at least, MEDUZA have had their say in summer hits, with tracks like ‘Lose Control’, ‘Paradise’ and ‘Tell
               the album was. Enlisting Gordo and Klahr on the production for this track, it climbed into the top 10 of most European
                                                                                                                                     It To My Heart’ all hitting the mainstream. This year was no different, as they introduced the world to ‘Bad Memories’ in
               singles charts with its irresistible piano-infused topline and laid back nature. It was also revealed that Gordo had
                                                                                                                                     July, a track made alongside James Carter, Elley Duhé and Fast Boy. Their signature sound draws us in year after year,
               worked on a few other tracks on the album, as well as the one and only Black Coffee, who assisted Drake on the songs
                                                                                                                                     and once again has provided the perfect soundtrack to our summer months. Despite not charting as well as previous
               ‘Current’ and ‘Overdrive’.
                                                                                                                                     MEDUZA productions, its still accumulated millions upon millions of streams, and could also be heard on heavy rotation
                                                                                                                                     across Europe these past few months.

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