5 Incredible Dance & Electronic Music Artists To Watch In 2018

5 Incredible Dance & Electronic Music Artists To Watch In 2018

Today, the electronic dance music scene is evolving quicker than ever, with an immense number of new artists, genres, sub genres and performances jumping into the melting pot. With so much going on, it can undoubtedly become hard to spot the creatives, thus leading to the missing out on discovering new talent. We’ve put together a list of five incredible yet underrated DJ/Producers you should know about in 2018 who we feel are on the fast rise to a stellar career.

01

Aazar

© Aazar

If you like the acts of DJ Snake, Kayzo and Skrillex -

Mysterious Parisian Alexis, also known as Aazar is 1/3 of producer group Point Point. Quite a far contrast from Point Point’s whimsical synths and hypnotizing vocals, Aazar’s persona is full on hard trap with jaw dropping elements and a signature underline scratch. His versatility and ability as an artist makes him quite the underdog of the scene. He first jumped into the scene with a collaboration with fellow Frenchman UZ, and has since gained recognition from DJ Snake, Tiesto, Skrillex and more. His track “Pop Dat” with 4B was one of the most played trap songs in the year 2016 with plays in a major part of DJ sets across festival stages and club shows alike!

Tunes we’d recommend:

- Pop Dat with 4B
- Lay It Down
- Gyal

02

Jai Wolf

If you like the acts of Flume, Illenium or What So Not -

New York-based Jai Wolf, real name Sajeeb Saha, took the world by storm following his hit song Indian Summer. The 26-year-old Bangladeshi is most known for his unique ability to merge indie and pop elements with dance beats to create electrifying build ups and mesmerizing drops. Jai Wolf began his career through remix opportunities for well-established assists such as Dirty South, ODESZA and Alesso - with Skrillex turning his bootleg remix of “Ease My Mind” into an official one! He recently wrapped up his Starlight world tour late last year which had him playing shows in Bangkok, Singapore and Manila as well.

Tunes we’d recommend:

- With You Remix by Dirty South
- Indian Summer
- The World Is Ours

03

CMC$

© CMC$

If you like the acts of Martin Garrix, R3HAB or Gryffin -

Yael Nahar, stage name See Me Counting Stacks (CMC$), is a 23-year-old Dutch DJ/Producer who has a fantastic knack for creating smooth, easy listening tunes that have since become his signature style. CMC$ first started producing under the moniker back in 2012 as a side project and decided to continue with the alias when things started to take off. CMC$ graduated from production school in the Netherlands with Martin Garrix, and they’ve both delved into the music scene together. He has been credited as the co-writer of Garrix’s hit single “In The Name of Love” with Bebe Rexha and has put out several tracks on STMPD RCRDS.

Tunes we’d recommend:

- Understand Me with Conor Maynard
- Not Going Home with DVBBS featuring Gia Koka
- Those Lights featuring Stevie Appleton

04

Shaun Frank

If you like the acts of The Chainsmokers, KSHMR or DVBBS -

Here’s a fun fact: Shaun Frank co-wrote The Chainsmokers’ hit song “Closer”, which recently hit over two billion views on the official lyric video. Based in Canada, Shaun first started off touring in a band but later on switched gears and began creating dance music. He is often associated with vocalist Delaney Jane, who he has created several beautiful tunes with. Notably, Shaun is someone we’d call an all-round artist. He sings, writes his own songs, produces them, plays his own instruments and DJs too! Need we say more?

Tunes we’d recommend:

- Upsidedown
- Let You Get Away featuring Ashe
- Heaven with KSHMR featuring Delaney Jane

05

Ekali

© Ekali

If you like the acts of RL Grime, Slander or Boombox Cartel -

Having picked up a violin at the age of 12, Ekali, real name Nathan Shaw, began experimenting with different sounds over the years. He was the only Canadian to be accepted into the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo back in 2014, and had one of his first original tracks “Unfaith” sampled by Drake & PARTYNEXTDOOR on Drake’s chart-topping album “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late”. Since then, he has released several powerful tunes, embarked on a world tour and performed alongside massive artists on popular stages such as Coachella, EDC and Hard Summer. Keep an eye out for his upcoming collaboration with Slander!

Tunes we’d recommend:

- Blame with ZHU
- Babylon featuring Denzel Curry
- Past Life featuring Opia

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