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These music producers just can’t let 2019 go, and neither can we

Screen shot from Zedd's "Zedd - 10 Year Recap"
Screen shot from Zedd's "Zedd - 10 Year Recap"

We get it – you finally got through all the NYE posts on Instagram and you’re ready to chill with the memories already. Against our best intentions to move on, these highlight videos have us looking back once again. In a recent trend, several electronic artists have dropped 2019 recap videos of all shapes and sizes in the first few weeks of January.

Join us for one last look at the shows, the albums, and the tender moments that made 2019 a year to remember.

1. Zedd – 10 Year Recap

“Since I was 4 years old I have been writing music. My biggest dream was to one day not have to do anything other than music in my life. One decade ago I decided to add one more project to my music portfolio. After making classical music, Jazz, rock, metal, I started an electronic music project, ZEDD.”

– Anton Zaslavski

German-Russian music producer Anton Zaslavski has been producing electronic music under the name Zedd over the past decade. In his recap video he reminds us of his plethora of projects completed with A-list pop stars such as Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande. Sure, 2019 was a success and everything. But according to Billboard, 2020 could bring the long-awaited release of a new album.

2. The Chainsmokers – 2019 Recap

Like Zedd, The Chainsmokers, a Grammy Award-winning duo, rose to fame in both the electronic and pop scenes. Their recap video doesn’t take on the whole decade, but just the past year. Heart-warming clips of the pair, Alexander Pall and Andrew Taggart, showcase a year full of public appearances and memorable performances.

Which performances stand out? Our favorite was the collaboration with Blink-182.

3. DJ Snake – 2019 Recap

DJ Snake, the extremely popular French producer known as William Sami Étienne Grigahcine, dropped a clever 2019 recap video.

The video starts by logging into Instagram on a mobile phone and scrolling down DJ Snake’s page. As the photos from the past year flit by, the video cross fades into a montage of highlight clips. Our favorite memory was the shot of DJ Mag which featured the cover art of his second album, Carte Blanche.

4. Tiësto – 2019 Tour Recap

Tiësto, the project of Dutch music producer Tijs Michiel Verwest, released a tour recap. Covering 52 countries, this recap is one of the most fun to watch. Playing almost like a music video, the majestic clips and equally dramatic music grabs your attention from beginning to end.

His 2019 single, Blue, demonstrates Tiësto’s more recent transition to radio-style dance music. In the past, he dominated genres such as Trance and Progressive House. This video shows a glimpse of what the life of a Grammy Award-winning artist looks like.

5. Deorro – Goodbye 2019

LA-based producer Deorro (Erick Orrosquieta), dropped a down-to-earth recap video. Instead of using polished performance clips with a single song edited over them, this video is a mash up of personal videos and iPhone clips recording sweet behind the scenes moments. The diegetic sounds allow us to connect with the artist on a deeper level, making this video one of our favorite recap videos of the year.

Even though it’s been two years now, we couldn’t help but reminiscing on Deorro’s unforgettable performance at Bumbershoot 2018. For PNW fans of Deorro, you can catch him performing in Vancouver later this month. He’ll be playing Harbour Events Center in Vancouver, Canada this Friday!

What were some of your favorite EDM memories, albums, or songs, of 2019? Let us know in our comments section on Facebook, and Twitter!

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