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David Gravell’s Top 10 of High-Energy Tracks

All things considered, nothing beats the rush of a high-energy record blasting away at max volume. And for this exact reason, we got David Gravell to select the ten records he thinks are the most energetic bombs to have hit the scene in the past few years. So, here it goes: David Gravell’s Top 10 of high-energy tracks…


David Gravell – Energy
I think the name speaks for itself. I remember when my manager Phillip walked in when I was working on this track. The first thing he said was: “Man, this track has a lot of energy”. Hence the title and why it’s on this list.

Gaia – Carnation
I’ve been playing this track in pretty much every single one of my live sets. The melody blows my mind and when it drops, it kicks in insanely hard.

David Gravell – The Road
Check out Armin van Buuren’s live sets and you’ll know when he plays ‘The Road’. I truly think this track captures the essence of A State Of Trance’. For this record, I aimed to create a theme with a lot of energy. I don’t mean to boast, but I think I did just that.

David Gravell – Bulldozer
‘Bulldozer’ is still a frequent fixture in my live sets and one that I’ll always keep playing because of the crowd’s insane reaction when it drops. It just breaths energy.

Andrew Rayel & KhoMha – All Systems Down
I love this production of Andrew Rayel and KhoMha. The theme is very strong and comes with a long breakdown and thrilling build-up. What follows is a drop with max energy, which is why it’s on the list.

Mark Sixma – Adagio For Strings
The classic ‘Adagio For Strings’ already had a lot of vigor and Mark Sixma managed to add even more. Its power goes off the charts when played live.

Thomas Gold vs Lush & Simon – Morphine
‘Morphine’ is a twister of awesome melodies that erupts like a volcano. Simply put, the whole track is an energy bomb. Thomas Gold and Lush & Simon did particularly well on this one.

Armin van Buuren – I Live For That Energy (ASOT 800 Anthem) (MaRLo Remix)
This anthem for A State Of Trance 800 (‘I Live For That Energy’) was already absurdly energetic, but MaRLo went completely next level with his remix. I love it!

David Gravell – The Last Of Us (Zac Waters Remix)
Zac Waters did an amazing job on this one. When I received the first draft, I fell in love with it on the spot. He really turned up the intensity of ‘The Last Of Us’ with his Psy-Trance Rendition.

Armin van Buuren vs Vini Vici feat. Hilight Tribe – Great Spirit
Those who’ve heard it already know that words just won’t cut it. This track has it all, including an energy level of at least 200%.

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