The Best Electronic Dance Music of 2018

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A look at the best electronic dance music of 2018. From the mainstream to the underground, these are the tracks that got us moving.

Best Overall Tracks

It’s been a great year for Electronic Dance Music, with a lot of great tracks coming out. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the best overall tracks of 2018. These are the tracks that we think are the best of the best, and we’ll be judging them based on their production, originality, and overall catchiness.

“BBOY” by A-Trak and Armand Van Helden

This track is a high energy banger that is perfect for getting the party started. It features a catchy vocal sample that will get stuck in your head, as well as a thumping bassline that will keep you moving. The production is top notch, and the song has already been played by some of the biggest DJs in the world. If you’re looking for a new EDM anthem, this is it.

“Techno Fan” by The Presets

Designed to knock you out of any post-rave drowsiness, “Techno Fan” is one of those tunes that’s just impossible to resist getting up and dancing to. It’s also a pretty great example of The Presets’ eclectic style, as the verses feature some unexpectedly soothing vocals before the chorus comes in with a huge, anthemic drop.

“Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris

This is a feel-good, sun-kissed track that’s perfect for any summertime activity. The production is top-notch, as Harris is known for, and the vocal performance by Ellie Goulding is absolutely enchanting. The song became an instant hit upon its release and is one of the best tracks of 2018.

Best Remixes

It’s hard to pin down the best electronic dance music of 2018, but we’ve done our best to curate a list of the best remixes of the year. From trap to future bass, there’s a little something for everyone in this list. Take a listen and see for yourself!

“Boys” by Charli XCX (R3hab Remix)

This was one of our favorite remixes of 2018! R3hab took the already great track “Boys” by Charli XCX and made it even better. The result is a fun and energetic dance track that is perfect for any party.

“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande (Tom Staar Remix)

This is one of the best remixes of Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry.” Tom Staar’s remix is a mix of deep house and techno that will get you moving on the dance floor.

“Havana” by Camila Cabello (R3hab Remix)

“Havana” is a song recorded by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, featuring vocals from American rapper Young Thug. It was released on August 3, 2017, as the lead single from her self-titled debut studio album, Camila (2018). The remix by DJ R3hab was released on January 11, 2018.

The remix by DJ R3hab was released on January 11, 2018 and is the best electronic dance music of 2018. The remix takes the original song and gives it a new life with a fresh perspective.

Best New Artists

The year 2018 was a big one for Electronic Dance Music. We saw the return of some veteran artists and the rise of some new stars. In this article, we’re going to countdown the best new Electronic Dance Music artists of 2018.

“Back to You” by Selena Gomez

“Back to You” is a song by Selena Gomez. It was released on July 13, 2018, through Interscope Records. The song peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.

“In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood” is a song about overcoming anxiety and depression, and it’s one of the best examples of electronic dance music of 2018. The track features a pounding bassline, synths that squeal and soar, and a guest verse from rapper Khalid. It’s an instant adrenaline rush, and it’s also one of the most cathartic songs of the year.

“Havana” by Camila Cabello

Havana” is a song recorded by Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello, featuring guest vocals from American rapper Young Thug. It was released on August 3, 2017, as the lead single from her debut solo studio album, Camila (2018). The song was written by Cabello, Starrah, Frank Dukes, Ali Tamposi, Brittany Hazzard and Young Thug, with production handled by Dukes and Pharrell Williams. A Latin pop song, “Havana” contains an interpolation of “La Habana”, performed by Cabello’s father Alejandro Fernandez. Lyrically, it discusses Cabello’s Cuban heritage and her attraction to a local boy named Rene.

“Havana” peaked at number one in numerous countries including Australia, Canada, France, Malaysia and the United Kingdom; as well as peaking at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the latter country, it became both Cabello and Young Thug’s first top-ten single as solo artists and Cabello’s second overall after “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, a collaboration with Shawn Mendes. The song received several nominations including a Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

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