Progressive House is one of those sub-genres of Dance Music that can fall victim to the blurred lines controversy. Personally speaking, when I think of Progressive House I think of songs that come from the Pryda Friends camp (Eric Prydz, Jeremy Olander, Fehrplay) as well as certain songs by guys like Mat Zo, older Hardwell, some Funkagenda, and even older Wolfgang Gartner. These days, however, some of the biggest names in dance music are falling into the Progressive House category with a much more crowd-friendly and uplifting sound – or a main stage, Big Room vibe.
Our list that is the best of Progressive House from 2013 takes a little from column A and a little from column B as far as what types of sounds are represented. We get some truly astounding and creative gems from guys like Eric Prydz, Jeremy Olander, and Fehrplay, we get some radio singles by the likes of Kaskade, Axwell, and Cash Cash, and some songs that fall somewhere in between by Mat Zo, EDX, and Kryder.
From a personal perspective, I think the Pryda Friends camp takes the cake and I’m expecting 2014 to be a huge year for Eric Prydz’s understudies Fehrplay and Jeremy Olander. There’s no way we can discredit Kaskade and Axwell for continuing to show why they’re at the top of the game, and the always impressive Mat Zo has proven to us this year why his album Damage Control hit #1 on the iTunes Dance charts.
Make sure to show all artists some love and let us know what you think of the list!
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