Fall is in the air, and the seasons are changing!  The dance music industry suffered a great loss at the start of the month with the death of world-renowned DJ and producer Erick Morillo while Avicii was also remembered as Sirius XM paid tribute to honor the artist’s birthday.

COVID-19 continues to pose a threat throughout the world as the UK recently instated new curfew restrictions throughout its regions.  The virus also has wreaked havoc upon live entertainment as it was reported this month that concert revenue was down 64% but is anticipated to bounce back by 2024.

With that being said, 2021 has some promising events in store for the industry including Electric Zoo Cancun, which recently announced its full lineup, EDC Portugal which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival, and ADE which also announced dates for 2021 and is expected to host its conference virtually next month.

Streaming continues to be on the rise as artists use platforms and festivals to showcase their new music.  October will see a number of events including Cosmic Gate’s virtual concert series; Oliver Heldens’s #HeldensEverywhere; Glass Animals’ “Live In The Internet;” and Monster Energy’s Up & Up Festival featuring 3LAU.

September 2020 has seen some of the best dance music releases of the year. Just last week Tiesto hosted a virtual dance party at the historic venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where he announced the release of his new single, “The Business” which has also become our stand-out track of the month.  Please check out the new single below, which is out now via Atlantic Records.

Tiësto – The Business [Atlantic Records]

Stream / Download: “The Business” here

The following are some of the best dance music tracks performed across the dance music spectrum from September 2020.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kim Loaiza, Azteck – Do it! [Smash The House]

“Do It!” – Stream here / Download here

Pickle – Like That [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream / Download: “Like That” here

Anderblast & Discoplex – Enigma [Heldeep Records]

Stream / Download: “Enigma” here

Fabich & Revelle – Feel The Vibe [Club Sweat!]

Stream / Download: “Feel The Vibe” here

Liguori – Off My Shoulders [Love & Other]

Stream / Download: “Off My Shoulders” here

Alvin Whitte – Feeling Good [Smash The House]

Stream / Download: “Feeling Good” here

Williams88 & DjabaTheHot – A Good Time [Future House Music]

Stream: “A Good Time” here

Eastblock Bitches x Ostblockschlampen – Sunglasses At Night [Hexagon]

Stream / Download: “Sunglasses At Night” here

Jennifer Cooke x Cr3on x 3NRGY – Everywhere [Hexagon]

Stream / Download: “Everywhere” here

Mr. Belt & Wezol – Homeless [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream / Download: “Homeless” here

Afrojack & DLMT – Wish You Were Here (feat. Brandyn Burnette) [Wall Recordings]

Stream / Download: “Wish You Were Here” here

BIJOU & Cheyenne Giles – Black Suede [Musical Freedom]

Stream / Download: “Black Suede” here

Empra – Red Lights [Darklight Recordings]

Stream / Download: “Red Lights” here

Going Deeper & BYOR – Twenty Twenty [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream / Download: “Twenty Twenty” here

Jason Derulo x Puri x Jhorrmountain – Coño (Henry Fong Remix) [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream / Download: “Coño” here

Wongo – Real Love (feat. Mia Milla) [Heldeep Records]

Stream / Download: “Real Love” here

DSTRQT – Into My Mind [Musical Freedom]

Stream / Download: “Into My Mind” here

Tchami – Faith feat. Marlena Shaw

“Faith” – Stream here / Download here

Go Freek – What We See [Musical Freedom]

Stream / Download: “What We See” here

Solardo x Paul Woolford – Tear It Up (Oliver Heldens Extended Mix) [Ultra Music]

Stream “Tear It Up”  here

Mark Knight & Rene Amesz – All 4 Love (feat. Tasty Lopez) [Toolroom Records]

Stream / Download: “All 4 Love” here

Armand Van Helden & Riva Starr feat. Sharlene Hector – Step It Up [Ministry of Sound]

Stream / Download: “Step It Up” here

Steff da Campo x The Farm – All Together Now [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream / Download: “All Together Now” here

Dropgun & Christopher Damas – U&I [Hexagon]

Stream / Download: “U&I” here

pronouncedyea x Mondo Mondo – Say [Armada Music]

Stream / Download: “Say” here

Imanbek, Afrojack feat. Gia Koka – Hey Baby [Marvelous Music]

Stream / Download: “Hey Baby” here

Sikdope & Ibranovski – Monster [STMPD RCRDS]

Stream / Download:  “Monster” here

Tomcraft, MOGUAI, ILIRA – Happiness [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream / Download: “Happiness” here

Alok & Vintage Culture – Party On My Own (Feat. FAULHABER) [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream / Download: “Party On My Own” here

Swede Harmony – Love (JLV Edit) [Hexagon]

Stream / Download: “Love” here

Colin Crooks – Clarity [Hexagon]

Stream / Download: “Clarity” here

Matt Nash – You’re Not Alone [STMPD RCRDS]

Stream / Download:  “You’re Not Alone” here

Oliver Heldens & Funkin Matt – Somebody (feat. Bright Sparks) [Heldeep Records]

Stream / Download: “Somebody” here

ZHU – Risky Business [Universal Music]

Stream / Download: “Risky Business” here