Ten EDM Albums To Hear Before You Die

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Pendulum's Hold Your Colour
If AK1200 and Planet of the Drums encapsulated what drum and bass was all about, then Pendulum came and turned that bitch inside-out with a chainsaw. This debut full-length knocked bitches on their asses in 2005. And it was so hot that a reissue came out just two years later. Hold Your Colour took the beloved hyper drum 'n' bass booms and injected them with a fat and lethal dose of hard melody. Tracks "Slam" and "Tarantula" are just a couple of gems on this record that get dance floors moshing, even to this day. Some purists saw this as a moment DnB got infiltrated by less-than-desirable elements, but it's just fact that everyone fucking loves what Pendulum was selling. We say, was, because the pair recently called it quits to focus on the next game-changing, across-the-board appeal project: Knife Party.

Sasha and John Digweed's Northern Exposure
DJs Sasha and John Digweed cemented their place into the annals of dance music history with this double-disc concept mix. Groundbreaking for its time, Northern Exposure was the second release from the superstar duo, issued in 1996. The two slabs embark on two separate journeys; one being "North" and the other "South." A crown jewel of '90s progressive house and trance, Northern Exposure is a timeless classic that remains a benchmark for EDM fans and mixmasters.

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didn't you write an article trashing EDM?

Nathan Williams
Nathan Williams

Putting Rusko and Justice in the same category as Sasha and Digweed's Northern Exposure or Aphex Twins Selected Ambient works.... hardley. Looks like you guys were trying to pick an album from each genre.

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