It's no easy feat to build a long-lasting career in the music industry, especially in the realm of electronic music. With new technology, changes in production style, and the fluctuating popularity genres, artists have to constantly innovate and recreate their sound in order to stay current.

While you may know many of these artists for their more well known singles, we've dug through our old record collections to provide you with 10 tracks that helped launch the careers of some of today's biggest names in EDM.

1. Steppin' Out (2004) - Kaskade

2. The Legend of Zelda (2011) - Zedd

3. Swagga (2009) - Excision and Datsik

4. Weekends!!! (2010) - Skrillex ft. Sirah

5. Masta Blasta (2011) - Dillon Francis

6. Chasin Galaxies (2011) - GRiZ

7. Everyday (Netsky Remix) - Rusko

8. Sound of Now (2009) - Avicii

9. 8bit (2005) - deadmau5

10. Say My Name (2010) - Porter Robinson

About the Author

Devin Culham Staff Writer Cut my teeth with the Detroit techno scene before moving to Denver to see what the mountains have to offer.

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