5 essential crossovers of electronic dance music and hip-hop
Different people have preferences when it comes to musical genres. However, most people tend to like a bit of many genres and will listen to different genres depending on their mood. The same goes for music creators. They create crossover genres or blends of two or more genres to produce sounds that appeal to audiences beyond their circle. In this article, we’ll talk about five of the most important electronic dance music and hip-hop crossovers we’ve heard lately.
Tiesto – Boom (feat. Gucci Mane)
In 2017, Tiesto and Sevenn teamed up to create BOOM, which became an absolute hit in the world of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). With Tiesto being an OG in EDM, the song was winning from day one.
Months later, the duo reached out to Gucci Mane as the hype for their track died down and, as expected, the EDM-hip hop hybrid took audiences by storm.
With the hip-hop prowess of Gucci Mane in the mix, BOOM was a quick sell attracting massive crowds in some of the biggest hip hop venues in America.
Swedish House Mafia – Lifetime (With Ty Dolla $ign & 070 Shake)
It would be fair to say Swedish house mafia Wasn’t a thing before mixing their style with popular genres like hip-hop. It’s not that the band of Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell haven’t created great music before.
But the truth is, their collaboration with Ty Dolla $ign & 070 Shake took them to a whole new level. The hit has such a mysterious side to it that it creates huge appeal for house music and hip-hop fans.
Solomun – Ocean (feat. Jamie Foxx)
Solomun, an iconic figure in the world of dance music, has teamed up with Jamie Foxx on his debut single – Ocean. Solomun and Jamie Foxx being among the greatest artists in their musical genre, Ocean was a dance jam at its finest.
The song has an infectious groovy vibe, thick bassline, and lyrics that appeal to hip-hop fans without losing their appeal to EDM fans.
Marshmello – Preached (feat. Lil Dusty G)
You probably heard of Lil Dusty G with the release of this song, but this dude has been around for a long time except mostly doing his underground thing.
The track Preach, in which Lil Dusty collaborates with Marshmello, catapulted him into the spotlight, and you’ll probably see more of him in the future.
The track is a fusion of hip-hop, dark rock, a bit of EDM and a rich string melody. The production of this track also saw Marsmello move away from his usual EDM to fuse other genres.
David Guetta – Hey Mom Ft. Nicki Minaj
Hey Mama, a collaboration between a French DJ and producer Guetta, hit the airwaves in March 2015. EMD’s hip-hop mash-up stormed the global charts, peaking at #8 on the billboard at 100.
This track consolidates music as a theory of universal language through its worldwide performances, reaching top 10 in countries such as Australia, UK, France, Hungary, Germany, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Lebanon, Israel and others.