*according to npr: http://www.npr.org/2010/12/31/132490270/the-5-deadliest-drops-of-2010
Before "Babylon" dropped, the Italian producer Congorock was relatively unknown in electronic dance music circles, but this smash hit put his name into the set lists of dance musicís biggest stars. The hazy synth that drops at 1:13, when heard on the right system, can turn your bones to jelly.
Steve Angello, 'Knas'
It was quite a year for Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello. In addition to his work with SHM, his solo work was routinely found at the top of Beatports charts. This drop manages to be both grimy and incredibly polished, and was a DJ favorite at this year's Electric Zoo festival.
Chuckie & Gregori Klosman, 'Mutfakta'
Something about the drop on Chuckie and Gregori Klosman's "Mutfakta" makes my teeth chatter. Maybe itís the lead synth, all minor and dark, or it might be the reverb that makes it sound like it's being played in a humongous warehouse. Whatever it is, it's filthy.
Bart B More, 'Brap!'
When I first heard this song, I thought to myself, "No way could this ever be played in a DJ set. It's too loud, too brash, too obnoxious." But on second thought, thatís whatís incredible about this drop. On "Brap!" Bart B More shows that he's got guts, daring to take his electro-synth to a level unmatched by any other producer.
Rusko, 'Hold On (Sub Focus Remix)'
Whats a list of drops without a little grimy dubstep? I love the way vocalist Amber Coffman's sweet voice carries through the build, giving way to a low-frequency growl at the drop.