October 30 EditionBig Sky Beats

By Taylor-Ann Smith, EBS Graphic Designer

Find out what tunes we’re bumping! In Big Sky Beats, Explore Big Sky staff offers suggested tracks for your next playlist. Whether you need to freshen up your music library, want to expand your collection, or just need some tunes for the next road trip, we’ve got you covered.

I have an obsession with the United Kingdom, especially its expanding list of chart-topping musicians. You’re probably aware of the classics: The Beatles, Sex Pistols, and Duran Duran, among others. But the U.K. continues to influence the music industry with impactful voices like Sam Smith and catchy sounds from the likes of Duke Dumont.

The increasing popularity of EDM, or electronic dance music, is sparking collaborations between DJs and notable artists such as Justin Bieber or Rihanna, and bringing EDM onto the Billboard charts.

The U.K.’s Calvin Harris, Flux Pavilion, Example, and Chris Lake are among those that have brought electronic music into the mainstream and changed the industry’s sound. This mix of pop and electronica breaks the radio-hit mold and allows the artistry of collaboration to elevate the sound. It’s no longer just the U.S. bringing the beats.

This playlist features some of my favorite British bands and some of the top electronic and pop collaborations.

Want to find an old playlist? Follow outlawpartners on Spotify to listen to former and current playlists.