Top 20 Classic Dance Tracks From Insomniac’s Pasquale Rotella

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Metropolis host Jason Bentley invited him to our studio to talk about the songs that started it all: classics that made him fall in love with dance music a decade before the term EDM even existed.

Pasquale talked about discovering this new genre through tracks like “Voodoo Ray” by A Guy Called Gerald, originally released in 1988.

Hearing two electronic experts discuss these songs is quite a treat and a great primer if you aren’t familiar with the roots of EDM.

View his list of the Top 20 Songs that impacted dance music below and stream via Spotify.

Stardust – “Music Sounds Better With You”
Daft Punk – “One More Time”
A Guy Called Gerald – “Voodoo Ray”
Jay Dee – “Plastic Dreams”
Future Sounds Of London – “Papa New Guinea”
Joey Beltram – “Energy Flash”
Robin S – “Show Me Love”
Café Del Mar – “Energy 42”
Crystal Waters – “Gypsy Woman”
The Orb – “Fluffy Little Clouds”
Deee Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”
Justice – “D.A.N.C.E.”
Armand Van Helden – “U Don’t Know Me”
Black Box – “Everybody Everybody” (1990)
The Prodigy – “Charly” (1991)
Inner City – “Good Life”
The Bucketheads – “The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)” (1995)
Outlander – “Vamp”
Second Phase – “Mentasm” (Rns Records)
Manix – “Feel Real Good”
Moby – “Go”
Jam & Spoon – “Stella”
Lfo – “Lfo”