From pop royalty to the best new singers, here's a rundown of the artists we can't wait to hear from in the new year. Whether these up and coming music artists have confirmed a new album, or just will continue their run from the previous year, here is a list of hottest new artists in the music producing arena.
So if you've thought to yourself “I need new music,” don't worry, we got you covered with this list of artists.
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Here are 25 new upcoming music artists for the 2018 year.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Back on August 18, BloodPop® released his first ever music production and it just so happened to be with Justin Bieber on “Friends.” The song quickly went viral and BloodPop® continues to capture the attention of the music industry with his latest singles and remixes including a remix of HAIM and a new single featuring The Weeknd.
Sounds Like: Robin Schulz, Lost Frequencies, Oliver Nelson.
For Fans of: Dance/pop music, Justin Bieber, chill dance music.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Even though hard dance music has been slow to catch on in the United States, Kayzo is redefining the genre as we know it. With releases such as “Holy” featuring Slander, “Over The Edge” featuring AU8UST and Gammer, and “Without You” featuring Dylan Matthew and Slander, Kayzo is a force to reckon in 2018.
Sounds Like: Gammer, RIOT.
For Fans of: Dubstep, Hard Dance Music.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Similar to Kayzo, Gammer is looking to completely redefine hard dance music as we know it. Gammer just recently released ‘THE DROP EP' off of Monstercat and is already creating some of the most massive tunes for the 2018 year.
Sounds Like: Kayzo, Kill The Noise, Darren Styles.
For Fans of: Dubstep, Psytrance, Hard Dance Music.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Belgian hip-hop and dance/electronic music producer, Alex Lustig, is looking to bring new light to chill dance music with his infectious new releases. With ambient deep chords, Lustig is off to a great start for the new year.
Sounds Like: Medasin, EDEN, Matoma, The Him, Kasbo.
For Fans of: Dance/Pop, Chill EDM.
Why You Should Pay Attention: REZZ took the 2017 year by storm. After releasing Mass Manipulation and proving that you can stay true to your roots, REZZ's signature look and signature beats are sure to take over in the 2018 year.
Sounds Like: Gesaffelstein, Varien, AGLORY, k?d.
For Fans of: Experimental Dance Music.
Why You Should Pay Attention: MIDDLE CHILD took 2017 by storm with some incredible future bass releases such as “Awaken,” “Miracle,” “Bliss,” and “Mercy.” With his latest scheduled release “YOU,” MIDDLE CHILD is poised for a strong 2018 year.
Sounds Like: Illenium, San Holo, Louis The Child.
For Fans of: Future Bass, Chill EDM, Trap
Why You Should Pay Attention: PINES is ready to make quite the bang in 2017 with their electronica/chill dance music productions. After capturing quite a bit of attention on Spotify, PINES is preparing strong releases for the year ahead.
Sounds Like: ODESZA.
For Fans of: Electronica, Chill EDM.
Why You Should Pay Attention: After being signed to RCA Records and Tomorrowland, SAINT WKND has been an artist to watch the past couple of years. This past year, SAINT WKND released the Golden Youth EP and is already prepping for the 2018 year.
Sounds Like: WEKEED, MYRNE, Jerry Folk.
For Fans of: Melodic Dance Music, Deep House.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Even though blackbear doesn't crave attention, attention is given to the pop artist. The Florida-born Mat Musto dropped out of high school after his punk band got signed, before moving to Atlanta to study under Ne-Yo to develop his solo career. Since then, blackbear has worked with artists such as Gucci Mane, G-Eazy, Linkin Park, and Justin Bieber.
Sounds Like: Mike Posner- G-Eazy.
For Fans of: Hip-Hop.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Super Future is an artist to watch out for in the 2018 year. After releasing some neurobass tracks on his personal collective as well as his future bass singles, Super Future is an artist to keep an eye on this year.
Sounds Like: Wave Racer, Illenium.
For Fans of: Future Bass, Neurobass.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Ekali has done more in his recent years of producing than most artists could ever dream of. Ekali's quality releases have propelled Ekali into the limelight and should be a force to reckon with in the 2018 year.
Sounds Like: Mura Masa, Gravez, Mr. Carmack, Braeden Bailey, Sam Gellaitry, Geotheory.
For Fans of: Trap.
Why You Should Pay Attention: After being raised in Kassel, Germany, TRAILS is an artist to be on everyone's watch list for the 2018 year. With huge flips and remixes, TRAILS is gearing up for yet another massive year.
Sounds Like: Flume, Moving Castle, MELVV.
For Fans of: Future Bass, Electronic.
Why You Should Pay Attention: The 18-year-old Chicago music producer is on the path to success. After working with Skrillex when he was just 17, Whethan continues his rise to stardom at such a young age.
Sounds Like: Flume, Wave Racer, GANZ.
For Fans of: Future Bass, Chill EDM.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Tim Biesta, better known as ILIVEHERE. is well-known for some of his releases on San Holo's label bitbird. Despite going to college for drumming, ILIVEHERE. has built quite the career for himself the past couple of years.
Sounds Like: Taska Black, Dooqu, Luke Cusato.
For Fans of: Chill EDM, Trap, Ambient.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Just recently Deadmau5 caught wind of Medasin, but before that, Medasin has been capturing audiences across the world.
Sounds Like: Naderi, Chelsea Cutler, Louis The Child, Goldwash.
For Fans of: Chill EDM, Trap.
Why You Should Pay Attention: With a management team like th3rd brain behind him, Emmit Fenn is on his rise to stardom.
Sounds Like: Mt. Eden.
For Fans of: Ambient, Chill EDM, Future Bass.
Why You Should Pay Attention: After releasing a number of songs with Martin Garrix, Brooks is making waves with his latest releases.
Sounds Like: Martin Garrix.
For Fans of: House, Dancefloor Hits.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Ben Maxwell is an artist that should be on everyone's watch list. After getting signed to Spin Artist Agency, Ben Maxwell is proving his weight in the industry with hit releases like “Believe U” and his popular remix of Life Of Dillon's “Sex for Breakfast.”
For Fans of: Bass Music, Hip Hop, Dubstep.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Ever since Vigel released “SQRT” on Armada Trice back in 2015, Vigel has quickly become one oftrance music's up and coming music producers. Vigel made a huge impact at some of the biggest music festivals in the world at just the beginning stages of his career.
Sounds Like: Andrew Rayel, First State.
For Fans of: Trance Music, Progressive House.
Why You Should Pay Attention: DROELOE (pronounced drooloo) have premiered as true talents. As the Dutch duo has recently met quite a bit of success with San Holo's bitbird, DROELOE continues to be on everyone's watch list for the forthcoming year.
Sounds Like: Wildfire, San Holo, Taska Black.
For Fans of: Future Bass.
Why You Should Pay Attention: After signing with San Holo's bitbird records, Taska Black is making waves in the dance music community.
Sounds Like: San Holo, DROELOE.
For Fans of: Electro, Synth Pop, Bass Music.
Why You Should Pay Attention: With releases on Buygore and Die High records, LUUDE is making waves in 2017 and is expected to continue his rise to stardom in 2018.
For Fans of: Trap.
Why You Should Pay Attention: Aside from releasing “A Different Way” with DJ Snake, Lauv is on the rise and proved it by opening for Ed Sheeran's 2017 Asia Tour.
For Fans of: Pop Music, Dance/Pop.
Why You Should Pay Attention: DJ and producer, Robert Connelly, better known as Sober Rob has began to make a name for himself in the dance music scene. After performing with artists such as Snakehips, SteLouse, Skrux, and Louis The Child, sober rob is going to an artist to keep an eye on for the 2018 year.
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Why You Should Pay Attention: The enthralling duo, Walker & Royce, are bringing heat to the dancefloor and others are beginning to take notice. Originating from NYC, Sam Walker and Gavin Royce, have made quite a name for themselves with their deep tech sound. Be on the lookout for more Walker & Royce in 2018.
For Fans of: Tech House, Techno.