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r/EDM Shares Their User-Voted Best Of 2018 Results: Odesza And Illenium Win Big

Everyone loves a good year end list. That being said, many media outlets (ours included) release lists that are based purely off of critic response. Why not give the power to the people and see who the public chooses as their favorite artists, songs, etc.?

That is just what r/EDM did. The subreddit polled their users on the most mind bendingly comprehensive list of the best music, artists, labels and more in 2018. Thousands participated in the poll, and the results were for the most part expected, save for a few surprises.

Favorites of the subreddit won big. These included Illenium, Odesza, Tchami, 1788-L and Chris Lake. That being said, there are a massive range of genres included in this wrap up poll. Check out the full results below, and see if your favorite artists made the cut.

Bass House, G-House & Bassline (n=307)

Best Artist: Tchami (25.4%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Valentino Khan – Lick It (34.4%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Skrillex & JOYRYDE – Agen Wida (50.4%)

Best Remix: Zeds Dead x Jauz – Lights Go Down (Sikdope Remix) (31.2%)

Best Album/EP: Tchami & Malaa – No Redemption EP

Big Room House (n=322)

Best Artist: Martin Garrix (47.8%)

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Best Original Track (Solo): Martin Garrix – High On Life ft. Bonn (37.7%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Blasterjaxx & Hardwell – Big Room Never Dies (32.9%)

Best Remix: Axwell /\ Ingrosso – Dreamer (Matisse & Sadko Remix) (68.4%)

Best Album/EP: Martin Garrix – BYLAW EP (68.1%)

Best Set/Mix: Hardwell @ Tomorrowland (38.4%)

Dance Pop (n=271)

Best Artist: The Chainsmokers (27.3%)

Best Original Track (Solo): The Chainsmokers – This Feeling (20.6%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Tiesto & Dzeko – Jackie Chan (60.7%)

Best Album/EP: The Chainsmokers – Sick Boy (38.1%)

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Best Remix: Cheat Codes ft Fetty Wap – Feels Great (Anki Remix) (26%)

Drum & Bass (n=198)

Best Artist: Muzzy (51.6%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Rameses B – Prometheus (48.3%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Delta Heavy & Everyone You Know – Anarchy (44.3%)

Best Remix: Pendulum – Hold Your Color (Noisia Remix) (53.8%)

Best Album/EP: Muzzy – Cascade (70.5%)

Best Set/Mix: Andy C @ Rampage (36.3%)

Dubstep & Riddim (n=304)

Best Artist: Virtual Riot (45%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Virtual Riot – One Two (29.5%)

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Best Original Track (Collab): Illenium & Excision – Gold (39%)

Best Album/EP: Excision – Apex (39.8%)

Best Set/Mix: Never Say Die Vol. 6 (32.3%)

Electro House (n=264)

Best Artist: Pegboard Nerds (35.1%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Stonebank – What Are You Waiting For (31.9%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Knife Party & Pegboard Nerds – Harpoon (47.5%)

Best Remix: Gammer – The Drop (Stonebank Remix) (52.9%)

Best Album/EP: Wolfgang Gartner – Medicine EP (43.7%)

Best Set/Mix: Vicetone – End of Year Mix 2018

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Future Bass (n=405)

Best Artist: Illenium (43.5%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Illenium – Take You Down (35.2%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Said The Sky & Dabin – Superstar (28.2%)

Best Remix: Halsey – Without Me (Illenium Remix) (55.7%)

Best Album/EP: San Holo – album1 (39.8%)

Future House (n=263)

Best Artist: Don Diablo (34.5%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Don Diablo – Anthem (We Love House Music) (37.3%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Brooks x Martin Garrix x David Guetta – Like I Do (34.3%)

Best Remix: Martin Garrix – Ocean (Don Diablo Remix) (39.5%)

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Best Album/EP: Don Diablo – Future (52.1%)

Best Set/Mix: Brooks @ Tomorrowland (41.5%)

Hard Dance (n=150)

Best Artist: Darren Styles (57.4%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Headhunterz – Path of the Hunter (37.4%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Headhunterz & Sub Zero Project – Our Church (32.5%)

Best Remix: LNY TNZ – We Go Up (Da Tweekaz Remix) (31.5%)

Best Album/EP: Headhunterz – Return of Headhunterz (59.8%)

Best Set/Mix: Headhunterz @ Defqon1 (39.6%)

House (Other) (n=148)

Best Artist: Gorgon City (36.4%)

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Best Original Track (Solo): Calvin Harris – One Kiss (59.1%)

Best Original Track (Collab): MK & Jonas Blue – Back & Forth (35%)

Best Remix: Odesza – It’s Only (VIP)

Best Album/EP: Gorgon City – Escape (63.5%)

Best Set/Mix: Bonobo Boiler Room NYC (68.9%)

Melodic Dubstep (n=333)

Best Artist: Seven Lions (49.8%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Seven Lions – Dreamin’ (34%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Excision & Illenium – Gold (Stupid Love)

Best Remix: Seven Lions – Calling You Home (Crystal Skies Remix) (30.2%)

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Best Album/EP: Seven Lions – Start Again EP (70.4%)

Best Set/Mix: Seven Lions @ EDCLV (55.1%)

Midtempo Bass (n=204)

Best Artist: 1788-L (41.7%)

Best Original Track (Solo): 1788-L – Pulsar Beam; Rezz – Witching Hour (28.5%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Rezz & 1788-L – H E X (64.8%)

Best Remix: Illenium, Said the Sky & 1788-L – Sound of Where’d U Go (VIP) (49.7%)

Best Album/EP: Rezz – A Certain Kind of Magic (67.6%)

Best Set/Mix: Rezz – Nightmare on Rezz Street (55.4%)

Trance (n=192)

Best Artist: Armin van Buuren (41.8%)

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Best Original Track (Solo): Alpha 9 – Sleepwalker (30.2%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Armin van Buuren x Shapov – Our Origin (24.1%)

Best Remix: Gabriel & Dresden – Only Road (Cosmic Gate Remix)

Best Album/EP: Above & Beyond – Common Ground (44.6%)

Best Set/Mix: Above & Beyond ABGT300 (55.8%)

Tech House (n=154)

Best Artist: Chris Lake (36.4%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Fisher – Losing It (70.7%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Chris Lake & Green Velvet – Deceiver (44.9%)

Best Remix: Au/Ra – Panic Room (CamelPhat Club Mix) (52.9%)

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Best Set/Mix: Chris Lake @ EDCLV (63.4%)

Techno (n=70)

Best Artist: Adam Beyer (27.6%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Cirez D – The Glitch (34.5%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Adam Beyer, Green Velvet & Layton Giordani – Space Date (50%)

Best Remix: Jon Hopkins – Singularity (ANNA Remix) (46.2%)

Best Album/EP: Enrico Sangiuliano – Biomorph (44.2%)

Best Set/Mix: Adam Beyer b2b Cirez D @ SoHo Miami (35.6%)

Trap (n=291)

Best Artist: RL Grime (48.5%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Odesza – Loyal (35.8%)

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Best Original Track (Collab): The Chainsmokers & NGHTMRE – Save Yourself (34.6%)

Best Remix: Ekali & ZHU – Blame (NGHTMRE Remix) (43.2%)

Best Album/EP: RL Grime – Nova (52.4%)

Best Set/Mix: RL Grime Halloween VII (45.1%)

Tropical House & Commercial Deep House (n=226)

Best Artist: Nora En Pure (37.6%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Noisestorm – Crab Rave (63.9%)

Best Original Track (Collab): Kygo & Sandro Cavazza – Happy Now (54.5%)

Best Remix: Bazzi – Beautiful (EDX Ibiza Skyline Remix) (29.3%)

Best Album/EP: Sigala – Brighter Days (31.6%)

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Best Set/Mix: Kygo – Kids In Love Tour Set (64.2%)

Progressive House (n=206)

Best Artist: Arty (43%)

Best Original Track (Solo): Deadmau5 – Monophobia ft. Rob Swire (54.4%)

Best Original Track (Collab): ZHU & Tame Impala – My Life (32.5%)

Best Remix: Above & Beyond – Northern Soul (Spencer Brown Remix) (37.4%)

Best Album/EP: Pryda – Elements (36.1%)

Best Set/Mix: Eric Prydz @ Tomorrowland (39.4%)

Other Genres (n=213)

Best Artist: Virtual Self (61.1%)

Best Original Track (Solo): RL Grime – Pressure (42.1%)

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Best Original Track (Collab): Big Gigantic & NGHTMRE – Like That (45.9%)

Best Remix: Virtual Self – Angel Voices (77.5%)

Best Album/EP: 3LAU – Ultraviolet (34.7%)

Best Set/Mix: Virtual Self (70.2%)

Miscellaneous (n=349)

Best Live Performance: Odesza (42.3%)

Best Festival: Tomorrowland (46.5%)

Best Breakout Artist: 1788-L (32.1%)

Best Album Art: Odesza – A Moment Apart (Deluxe) (35.7%)

Best Content Creator – Sidewalk Talks (41.1%)

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Post of the Year: Ekali describing different genres (40.8%)

Best Radio Show: A State of Trance (34.6%)

Best Compilation Album: Monstercat Vol. 5 (45.3%) Best Social Media Presence: Dillon Francis (34.1%)

Best Label: Monstercat (64.3%)

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