The Queen of Hearts is back. Her last single “Only One Wish” was at the top of our holiday playlist and her new song “Aware Alive Awake” is just as effervescent. Starting off with a bit of robotic trap, the swing beat of the track is energetic and a great backing for the empowering lyrics. Ending a bad relationship and moving towards freedom might be a common topic for song lyrics, but the uplifting tone really sets this one apart. The meme-ready title Aware Alive Awake makes a great hashtag as well. Sariah sounds great as well, but after listening to her live clips on YouTube, that comes as a no surprise. For clubland, JRob’s dub and Casey Alva’s tribal mix are both good, but it is really Dave Aude’s mix that will be the main focus. Like he did with Selena Gomez “Come & Get It,” Dave transforms the difficult beat into a prime-time dancefloor filler for the commercial rooms.
Enjoy this playlist of holiday music performed by some of our favorite EDM artists.
Luciana and Nick – “My Baby Just Cares For Me”
Sariah – “Only One Wish”
Papercha$er – “Carol of the Bells”
Various Artists – X-Mas Rumors
Korr-A – “Deck the Halls”
Erasure – “Gaudete”
Leona Lewis – “One More Sleep” (Cahill Radio Edit)
Kristine W – “Hard Candy Christmas”
Pet Shop Boys – “It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas”
Cascada – “Last Christmas”
HOLIDAY MUSIC PLAYLIST 2013 – EDM ARTISTS PERFORMING HOLIDAY SONGS
The holiday season is all about celebrating with the ones you love – be it friends or family. The only problem is that the traditional music gets tiresome year after year (just ask anyone working in retail). Leave it to some of our favorite dance pop artists to reinterpret and create dance floor friendly holiday songs we can all enjoy. “Fiyacraka” vixen Korr-A updates the classic “Deck the Halls” using just a few lines and building a whole new song around it with talk-sung verses and a pretty anthemic chorus over a pumping electro beat. It feels very Kesha-esque, but in a good way – with the playful double entendres (“Let me see your deck”) and feisty back and forth. The video shows the aftermath of the party of all parities and Korr-A brings it back to life. The Queen of Hearts, aka Sariah, released her Holiday Heart EP featuring the new original song “Only One Wish.” It’s one of those songs that on first listen feels so familiar that you instantly want to sing along with. Singing about her wish to be with a lost loved one, it’s both somber and uplifting at the same time. With many interpretations possible, the song is universal and the dance-pop production is top notch making it a perfect fit for any top 40 radio station for the holiday season. If you are looking to update your holiday playlists, “Deck the Halls” and “Only One Wish” are both worthy additions.