The leaves have all turned!  Halloween is officially here, and events like Insomniac’s Boo! Park N Rave and Meadow Of Lost Souls were a massive success for socially distant events.

This month saw a number of major music industry announcements both in live entertainment and in artist news.  This included the death of iconic dub-step DJ Cookie Monsta who died at the young age of 31.

The Recording Academy made an announcement that The Grammy Awards would be making a return to The Staples Centre in 2021 “rain” or “shine” with a “COVID-19 vaccine or not,” which will set a precedent for other live events next year.

In other awards show news, the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) announced its nominations, which is scheduled to take place virtually on Sunday, Nov. 8 with performances by Sam Smith, Maluma, YUNGBLD, and the recent reveal of David Guetta.

The National Independent Venue Association brought to light that it could be facing a mass collapse and a special live-stream event, SOSFEST was put in place to support local independent venues.  Adding to the virtual events this month was the 25th anniversary of ADE, which garnered millions of viewers from around the world.

In live entertainment, there were also a number of major music festival announcements including BPM Festival Costa Rica, Hard Summer, EDC Mexico, and the rescheduling of Bonnaroo.  Adding to this was the reveal of major headliners and lineups for Electric Zoo and Spring Awakening Cancun.

October 2020 was a huge month for music as it saw a series of hits from a number of recording labels including Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom, Armada Music, and Hexagon.  

October’s “Track of the Month” came from esteemed DJ/producer Mak J who earned the title with his release “Green Light” via Armada Music, which can be heard below. 

35 Best Dance Music Tracks Of October

Mak J – Greenlight [Armada Music]

Stream/Download “Greenlight” here

Please see below for the complete list of the best dance music tracks from October 2020 performed by some of the most esteemed artists and music labels in the industry.

Will Sparks & Luciana – 5 Minutes [Hexagon]

Stream/Download: “5 Minutes” here

KARRA – No Evil [Reid Stefan Remix] [Dharma Worldwide]

Stream/Download: “No Evil” here

TooManyLeftHands & HEDEGAARD – Work That Body [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream/Download: “Work That Body” here

Rudeejay, Da Brozz, Chico Rose – Show Me Love (feat. Robin S) [Musical Freedom]

Stream/Download: “Show Me Love” here

Wh0 – You Got Me [Musical Freedom]

Stream/Download: “You Got Me” here

Danny Avila – Pushin [Musical Freedom]

Stream/Download: “Pushin” here

Bingo Players, Felguk, Fafaq – Devotion (2020 Remix) [Musical Freedom]

Stream/Download: “Devotion” here

Redfield – Vibrating [Ultra Music]

Stream/Download: “Vibrating” here

Wankelmut & Anna Leyne – Free At Last [Toolroom Records]

Stream/Download: “Free At Last” here

NERVO & Jess Ball – Acrylic [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream/Download: “Acrylic” here

Timmy Trumpet & Vini Vici – Thunder [Dharma Worldwide]

Stream/Download: “Thunder” here

Thomas Gold, Flaremode, Krimsonn – What It Feels Like [Dharma Worldwide]

Stream/Download: “What It Feels Like” here

Sam Feldt & The Him – Use Your Love (feat. GoldFord) [Heartfeldt]

Stream/Download: “Use Your Love” here

Crusy – Smoke [Confession]

Stream/Download: “Smoke” here

Steff Da Campo x Lost Capital – Struggle (feat. A.D.O.R.) [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream/Download: “Struggle” here

VOLAC – Everyone [Musical Freedom]

Stream/Download: “Everyone” here

Griz – Medusa (feat. Wreckno) – J. Worra Remix

Stream/Download: “Medusa” here

Malaa – Notorious (Honey & Badger Remix) [Confession]

Stream/Download: “Notorious” here

Beatline & Alex Morello – Trouble [Hexagon]

Stream/Download: “Trouble” here

ASCO & Ado Woodz – 2Night [Hexagon]

Stream/Download: “2Night” here

Tchami – Praise feat. Gunna [Confession]

Stream/Download: “Praise” here

VINAI & Hard Lights – Up All Night (feat. Afrojack) [Wall Recordings]

Stream/Download: “Up All Night” here

Icona Pop x SOFI TUKKER – Spa [Ultra Music]

Stream/Download: “Spa” here

Matroda – Rescue Me [Insomniac Records]

Stream/Download: “Rescue Me” here

Secondcity, Paul Woolford – All I Want ft. Andrea Martin [Black Butter]

Stream: “All I Want” here

 Louis The Child – Keep Moving [Interscope Records]

Stream/Download: “Keep Moving” here

Kito, ZHU, Jeremih – Follow (Dillon Francis Remix) [Astralwerks]

Stream/Download: “Follow” here

Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Heartbreak [Outlier]

Stream/Download: “Heartbreak” here

Promise Land – By My Side [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream/Download: “By My Side” here

Landis x Breikthru – The Moment ft. Saint Wade [Hexagon]

Stream/Download: “The Moment” here

Michael Calfan x INNA – Call Me Now [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream/Download: “Call Me Now” here

Hoodzz x Sherwee – Words [Hexagon]

Stream/Download: “Words” here

Sem Thomasson – Mistakes [Musical Freedom]

Stream/Download: “Mistakes” here

Sander van Doorn – Temper Temper (feat. ONR) [Spinnin’ Records]

Stream/Download: “Temper Temper” here