2011 was perhaps the first year when it was truly debatable whether a track should be on a house chart or a trance chart, given the multiple crossover hits between the two genres that led to the creation of a new genre term--"trouse." Well, if there's a prince of trouse right now, it would have to be none other than Russia's Arty
, whose 52-spot leap to #25 on the DJ Mag Top 100 was the biggest leap of the year. This is unsurprising given that he has won over dedicated fans from both sides of the now-crumbling fence between trance and house. #3 pick Around the World
is a high-energy, uplifting testament to the blurring lines between genres and the continuing evolution of electronic dance music--something that we at LessThan3 very much support.