Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello (middle) was responsible for one of the biggest drops of 2010, "Knas."
Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello (middle) was responsible for one of the biggest drops of 2010, "Knas." EMI Music
A drop is the moment in a dance track when tension is released and the beat kicks in. Great drops create overbearing drama. They're built for the unabashed and uninhibited, releasing the enormous energy accrued during a song's progression.
These are moments not for the frail or those with sensitive ears, as this list promises to leave even the most devout club-rats drained and deaf. These five songs show no mercy, instead decimating dance floors with their awesome might.
Think about it. The clock winding down, sweat prickling from your brow. The beat climbing higher and higher until the trudge becomes an inescapable roll of sixteenth notes, the momentum building, the heights dizzying, stomachs churning, the pitch rising, the tension mounting, bigger, louder, until suddenly — the drop.
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