Being on a dancefloor when the sun begins to rise is a special feeling. From festivals to terrace clubs, that moment when night becomes day and light cracks over the horizon and steadily floods the sky with a life-giving glow is hard to beat.
The tune playing at the time is an essential component to the experience. If the DJ selects an apt record it can elevate the atmosphere to uncharted levels of emotional bliss.
That said, not all parties are the same, and sunrise can just as easily add an uncanny edge to surroundings as well as euphoric.
We’ve compiled a playlist of our favourite anthems to hear at sunrise below, covering all types of party. From grandiose tunes that make you want to sink to your knees in worship of the ancient sun gods and fizzing mood-shifters bridging the gap from dark to light with hand-raising flair, to spookier cuts designed to disorientate with the blinding power of solar rays and rolling beats tailor-made to keep the floor moving into day. Listen below.
Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, follow him on Twitter