Every electronic dance music (EDM) genre started once with the first song (track) in that genre, which is also the case for the big room house genre. By knowing what the first big room house song ever is, we can learn more about that genre.
What is the first big room house song ever? According to many references, the song “Epic” by Sandro Silva & Quintino is the first big room house song ever. However, by searching online for the first big room house song ever, we can find some songs other than Epic. For example, the online music store Beatport has songs in the Big Room House genre with a release date before the release date of Epic.
First, this post gives some information about the song “Epic” and some information about its different versions. The section after the Epic song section is about some other songs that could be the first big room house song ever. After that section, we can listen to these songs.
Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic
This section is about the song “Epic” by Sandro Silva and Quintino. We can listen to the original mix version of this song on YouTube here:
Another YouTube video about the same song has the name “The first Big Room Song ever – silva and quintino – epic,” which might be fun to know.
Wikipedia about the Song Epic
This subsection is about the Wikipedia page “Epic (Sandro Silva and Quintino song),” which has some information about the song “Epic.”
We can consider the song “Epic” as the first big room house song ever released on 3 October 2011. Sandro Silva, Quintino, and Maarten Vorwerk produced this song. The labels Musical Freedom and Spinnin’ Records released the song.
Some people consider the song Epic among the most popular big room house songs ever. Other such popular big room house songs are “Animals” by Martin Garrix, “Spaceman” by Hardwell, “Tremor” by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Martin Garrix, and “Tsunami” by DVBBS and Borgeous.
The artist will.i.am used in his song “Bang Bang” a drop similar to the drop of the song “Epic.” He used this drop without any permission. After a while, all the three producers of Epic became part of the credits of Bang Bang.
In the Netherlands, Epic became a success and reached first place in the charts of the ‘Dutch Top 40’ and the ‘Mega Single Top 100’. In the Dutch Top 40, the song is the twelfth full instrumental in the first place. Also, the Swedish House Mafia’s compilation album “Until Now” featured the song.
The song length of Epic’s original version is 5:50 minutes. The song length of the radio edit is 2:52 minutes, and the length of the Garmiani remix is 2:42 minutes.
Beatport about the Song Epic
Beatport has multiple versions of the song Epic released by multiple labels.
The Song Epic Released by Musical Freedom in the Big Room/Progressive Genre
I could only find one Beatport page about the Song Epic on the label Musical Freedom and Big Room/Progressive genre. According to the Wikipedia page in the section above, this Beatport page should be about the song’s first release.
The Beatport page mentions that Epic’s original mix’s song length is 6:00 minutes, and its release date is 20 July 2011. Further, this page also mentions that the song’s key is E minor and has a tempo of 128 BPM.
Some Other Releases of the Song Epic on Beatport
On Beatport, there are some other releases of the song Epic, which this section mentions here.
The label Musical Freedom released the “Garmiani Extended Remix” in the genre Big Room, which is a remix by Garmiani, as we can see on a Beatport page. On this page, we can also see that the song length is 3:04 minutes, and its release date is 10 September 2018. The page can also show us that the song’s key is E major, and it has a tempo of 128 BPM.
Another Beatport page mentions that Musical Freedom also released the “Luminox Remix” in the genre Trap/Hip-Hop/R&B, a remix by Luminox. On this page, we can also see that the song length is 5:10 minutes, and its release date is 13 august 2013. The page can also show us that the song’s key is E minor, and it has a tempo of 140 BPM.
Some labels released the song Epic in genres other than the already mentioned ones. These other combinations of labels and genres are:
- The label Musical Freedom released the song in the genre Dance/Electro Pop. Also, the label Sony Music Entertainment released the song in the genre Dance/Electro Pop.
- Armada Music Albums released the song in the genre Trance.
- The label Musical Freedom released the song in the genre Progressive House. Also, the label Cr2 Records released the song in the genre Progressive House.
Some Other Songs That Could Be the First Big Room House Song Ever
By searching online for the first big room house song ever, we can find some songs other than Epic, which I did. However, I have probably not found all possible songs that could be the first big room house song ever. This section is about what I did find.
Big Room House Songs on Beatport
Beatport has some songs by which each of them could be the first big room house song ever. At the moment, we can find these songs at the big room genre section on Beatport, then go to the tracks, and then sort these tracks from oldest to newest.
When we sorted the big room songs, we can see that many of these songs have a release date of 1900-01-05. However, this release date is incorrect since the first compositions for electronic instruments were between the 1920s and 1930s, as mentioned on the “Electronic music” Wikipedia page. Yet, it might be possible that one of those songs is the first big room house song ever.
On Beatport, the oldest big room house song with probably a correct release date is “Percussion Dub Original Mix” by Closed Circuit. However, this song doesn’t sound like a big room house song to me. Further, the oldest big room house song on Beatport that does sound like a big room house song to me is “Vamos a La Playa (BFL Mix)” by The Sun Boys.
Other Mentioned Songs Mentioned by EDM Sauce and the Music Hub on FANDOM
An EDM Sauce page mentions that Faithless’s song “Insomnia” from the year 1995 has some big room house elements, such as its strings and minimal drop. However, this page also mentions that the genre of the song is trance.
On the EDM Sauce page, we can also see that the song “Carpe Noctum” by Tiësto from 2006 has two big room house elements. The first element is the heavy kick drum, and the second element is the big room house sounding melody. However, this song is also in the trance genre, as we can see on a Black Hole Recordings page.
On a Music Hub page, which is part of FANDOM, we can see that they mentioned three songs as big room house songs, which are:
- “One” by Swedish House Mafia feat. Pharrell from the year 2010. The label Sony Music Entertainment released a version on 2018-10-19 of this song in the big room genre, as we can see on a Beatport page.
- “Save the World” by Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin from the year 2011. I could not find this song Beatport released in the big room house genre.
- “Resurrection (Axwell’s Recut Club Version)” by Michael Calfan from the year 2011. The label Axtone Records released a version on 2014-09-12 of this song in the Big Room/Progressive genre, as we can see on a Beatport page. Another Beatport page can show us that the label Axtone Records also released a version on 2015-12-11 of this song in the Big Room/Progressive genre.
Listen to Some Songs by Which Each of Those Could Be the First Big Room House Song Ever
In this section, we can listen to some already mentioned songs, by which each of those could be the first big room house song ever. However, the original mix of “Epic” by Sandro Silva and Quintino is not in this section since it is already above.
Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic (Garmiani Remix)
Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic (Luminox remix)
Closed Circuit – Percussive Dub
The Sun Boys – Vamos a La Playa (BFL Mix)
Faithless – Insomnia
Tiësto – Carpe Noctum
Swedish House Mafia – One (Your Name)
Swedish House Mafia – Save The World
Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s Recut Club Version)
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