EDM Ghost Produced Songs List
Ghost Producer is a person who produces or co-producers tracks for artists in exchange for a flat fee or royalties.
In ghost production, there’s a mutual agreement stating that the original producer of the track will remain anonymous. Ghost production considered illegitimate by some people and also According to those people, it is unfair to steal someone else’s credits and gain an appreciation for something that they originally have nothing to do with.
Top Ghost produced tracks list
EDM Ghost produced songs
Clarity by Zedd
“Clarity” is a song by Russian-German DJ Zedd featuring the vocals of British singer Foxes. Matthew Koma wrote the song with Porter Robinson, and Skylar Grey and released as iTunes Single of the Week on October 2, 2012, and as an EP on February 12, 2013, by Interscope Records. Clarity is that one track which uplifted Zedd’s career in the industry. But later on, discovered that Zedd didn’t give credit to Porter Robinson and Matthew Koma for clarity. Let’s see what they talk about Clarity? Does Porter Robinson ghost produce “Clarity”? Or ZEDD himself produced Clarity?
Porter Robinson talks about “Clarity”
“THE CLARITY TRACK GOT PRODUCED AT THE LAST MOMENT BEFORE THE ALBUM CLARITY RELEASE ”. “IT WAS A COLLABORATION WITH A FRIEND AND THEN I TOOK MY NAME OFF IT BEFORE IT CAME OUT BECAUSE IT DIDN’T FEEL RIGHT FOR ME. THE END PRODUCT WASN’T SOMETHING I WAS HAPPY WITH.” said by Porter Robinson.
He clearly stated that he wrote a well-known “EDM” track with a friend but ended up taking his name off it before it was released. It was not ZEDD’s fault Porter Robinson himself didn’t like the track so he dropped his name and the track was released under ZEDD.
After Clarity become one of the hit tracks of ZEDD. He never revealed that the track was co-produced by Porter Robinson nor given the credits. Porter Robinson had an interview with BBC Radio 1: and porter revealed that the track was co-produced by him but very soon the interview got deleted from BBC Radio 1.
Mattew Koma talks about “Clarity”
“In response to years of: ‘What happened with you & Zedd.’ I want to finally be transparent about this…it’s a really sad truth because I’m extremely proud of the work he and I did together…
unfortunately, my good feelings toward those songs have all but disappeared as they were experienced alongside someone to toxic and self-serving that it occupied the space where any happiness could exist,” Mattew Koma wrote.
I guess Matthew Koma have worked on many ZEDD’s Track including, Spectrum and Clarity. Today, seven years since the release of Spectrum, Matthew Koma decided to speak out about ZEDD.
Zedd allegedly took credit for writing the songs, even though Koma claims to have “[written] every word and melody.” He also said Zedd delayed his payment for singing on “Spectrum” until years later.
So two top EDM Industry artists accused ZEDD Of Clarity. We know ZEDD is a very talented producer and he has ghost produced tracks for big artists. We never except something like this by ZEDD.
Waiting for love by Avicii
Waiting for Love – Song by Avicii a Swedish DJ and a music producer. In collaboration with Martin Garrix a Dutch DJ and music producer featuring vocals by Simon Aldred. Song released on 22 May 2o15.
Martin Garrix’s featured the promo of “Waiting for love” at UMF 2015. He was also playing ID which insinuates that he helped in producing the song. However, Martin Garrix is not credited for his work anywhere. We can call it as Martin Garrix ghost produced the track. The fact that Garrix kickstarted his career by ghost production, make this speculation even more solid. Martin Garrix might have got a fee for his work. But there is no any leak contract between Garrix and Avicii.
According to news, someone says Avicii was officially crediting Martin Garrix as co-producer but isn’t added in the title. But The singer is Simon Aldred, also not mentioned in the title. What not many people know is that the song is also co-written by Salem Al Kafir and Vincent Pontare.
Well, I think the entire EDM industry loved Avicii for his incredible work. I’m sure Avicii and Garrix are fine with him not being mentioned on the song, however, he is given credit just not “Featured.” Avicii and Garrix are great friends so I doubt it means anything.
Epic by Sandro and Quintino
“Epic” is officially released under the name of Sandro Silva and Quintino. It is produced by Silva, Quintino, and ghost produced by Maarten Vorwerk. The track released in 2011, 3 October. Epic is considered as the first Big Room House track. The single reached the top in The Netherlands by reaching the top chart of Dutch Top 40 and the Mega Single Top 100.
Wakanda by DVLM
It is released by Belgian DJ and record producer duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike released their first compilation album in 2014. Wakanda is produced by Dimitri Vegas Like Mike and ghost produced by Marteen Vorwerk. The track is inspired by African beats. Wakanda is more like hardstyle with an African twist.
Stampede and Tsunami by DVBBS and Borgeous
There are rumored to be originally produced by the famous ghost producer Maarten Vorwerk. Vorwerk reveals that he has ghost produced some top tracks but refuses to name them. “Stampede” is released on November 18th through Spinnin Records on Beatport worldwide!
Maarten Vorwerk ghost produced EPIC, Wakanda, and Stampede
There are rumors that all three mentioned songs, Epic by Sandro and Quintino, Wakanda by DVLM and Stampede, Tsunami by DVBBS and Borgeous is ghost produced by Maarten Vorwerk. He is the best-known ghost producer in EDM Industry. however, Maarten Vorwerk has denied for taking the credits. but people have discovered that the tracks are originally produced by Maarten Vorwerk himself. As a ghost producer, it is his duty to protect his customers. There are various contracts between these DJs and Maartin Vorwerk which got leaked.
Apollo by Hardwell
“Apollo” is a song by Dutch DJ Hardwell. It features singer, Amba Shepherd. The famous EDM track by Apollo by Hardwell is rumored to be originally produced by Porter Robinson. Hardwell has been very open about ghost production and his projects, though he never mentioned this track. If you listen to the track carefully you will come to know that the track has a very similar to Porter Robinson style.
But there is still no solid proof that the track is ghost produced by Porter Robinson.
Tijs Michiel Verwest is also well known as Tiesto. Tiesto is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda. The Grammy-winning artists have undoubtedly changed the outlook of people towards EDM. But very few people know that behind his award-winning tracks is the ghost producer Dennis Waakop. Dennis has also written several of Tiesto’s hits including Feel It In My Bones, Escape Me and I Will Be Here.
It’s a growing industry with plenty of team working on one single track. It’s hard to conclude anything. But everything is acceptable as far as good music keeps coming in.
This is the few lists of EDM ghost produced songs.