One of my favorite ways to find new music is through essential mixes and full sets. If you have the patience to listen through the entire set, you can often times find some gems, either songs you haven’t heard or ones that haven’t been released yet (and obviously, these dudes are the best DJs in the world, they play the cuts). These are my favorite sets by some guys that are on top of the game right now (SHM, Avicii and Calvin Harris), and 2 kids, An21 and Max Vangeli, who are gonna make it huge in 2012. An21 is Steve Angello’s kid brother, so its in the blood. Full track lists at each link.
Swedish House Mafia – Madison Square Garden 12/16/11 Standout track: Nari & Milani – Atom @ 10:00
Avicii – Pier 94 NYC 1/1/12 Standout track: Avicii vs Eric Turner – Dancing in My Head @ 33:00
Calvin Harris – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Standout track: Steve Angello vs Diddy Money – Knas is Comin’ Home @ 27:00
An21 & Max Vangeli – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Standout track: Coldplay – Fix You vs Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji and Starkillers – Pressure (Alesso Remix) @ 1.13.55