The ten best EDM songs of 2013

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Touch Sensitive - "Pizza Guy" The '80s were great years to influence music, as evidenced by this Touch Sensitive track. The synthesizer is repetitive throughout the track, but the clap-along beat makes this song perfect for just about anything. It's also great that it's not fast, which means you can play it to any crowd and get the mood set just right.

5. Martin Garrix - "Animals" "Animals" is one of those tracks that has it all; it has a peaceful side, a dark side, a great hook, an epic build and a deep drop. Basically, Martin Garrix created a track that fits the essence of a complete banger. You heard this at every festival and you heard this in every club. In 2013, it was an anthem.

4. Glitch Mob - "Can't Kill Us" Three years in the making, the genre-defining Glitch Mob dropped a new track and album that shot straight to the top of the iTunes charts. "Can't Kill Us" doesn't stray far from the Glitch Mob of three years ago, but it does keep them at the forefront of a musical revolution. The glitch is alive and well, and where some have tried to mimic the act's sound, Glitch Mob remains to be the best of the best in its genre.

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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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