An All-Electronic Playlist
Top off your iPod and get your feet in motion with this who's who list of dancefloor titans
The best kind of fitness music makes your heart rate rise, matches the intensity of your workout, and gets you excited to sweat. Enter EDM (electronic dance music), a DJ-synthesized sound that uses steady, upbeat tempos and catchy, soulful lyrics to energize the dance floor of a club. And, with an average BPM of 128 beats per minute, this genre is equally as effective for energizing your workouts.
If there was any doubt that electronic music had fully crossed over into the mainstream, it was surely vanquished when Daft Punk hit this year's Grammy stage with Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, and Stevie Wonder. Beyond the "Get Lucky" hitmakers, though, there's a variety of other DJs and producers stepping into the spotlight.
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Avicii and David Guetta-both of whom appear in the playlist below-are already international DJ sensations and quickly approaching Daft Punk in terms of name recognition. You'll also find acts like Zedd and Major Lazer who teamed with Hayley Williams (from Paramore) and Sean Paul to help break onto the charts. Lastly, this mix introduces big beat anthems from Krewella and Martin Garrix that have been dominating the festival scene-even if you haven't heard them on the radio yet.
Whether you're a casual fan, a diehard clubber, or trying to set a new personal best, there's definitely something here that will bring a little dancefloor energy to your next workout.