Electro house music made its explosive rise around the same time dance music began booming in North American. Its thumping, stadium-sized sound took over festival mainstages and nightclubs around the world.
Dutch DJ, producer and labelhead Hardwell played a key role in the genre's rise and has teamed up with Billboard Dance to share his list of the 50 best big room tracks out there. "I find picking out my 'all-time favorite' tracks incredibly difficult to put together because I have such a love for so many records," says Hardwell.
"Every single one of the records I've picked here means something special to me. I've enjoyed so many incredible moments onstage as a DJ and shared wonderful experiences in life whilst many of these records have been playing. Collating together these records brought back so many special memories and I hope listening to my list of all-time favorite electro house tracks does the same for you. See you on the dancefloor!"