The Best Electronic Dance Music of 2017

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A look at the best electronic dance music of 2017. From new artists to established DJs, these are the tracks that got us moving this year.

Best EDM of 2017

The year 2017 has been a great year for Electronic Dance Music. We have seen the rise of new artists and the fall of some older ones. Nevertheless, the music has been great. In this article, we will be discussing the best EDM of 2017.

Best Trap Songs

The past year has seen trap music absolutely blow up, and with that rise in popularity has come a whole host of new Trap songs to get stuck in your head. So without further ado, here are the best Trap songs of 2017.

“Gummo” by 6ix9ine
The New York rapper’s underground hit became one of the year’s most ubiquitous songs, thanks in large part to its catchy hook and 6ix9ine’s distinctively nasally flow. It’s not the most lyrically complex song out there, but it’s definitely one of the most fun.

“Tunnel Vision” by Kodak Black
Kodak Black had a breakout year in 2017, and “Tunnel Vision” was one of the biggest hits off his album Painting Pictures. The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Kodak’s highest-charting single to date.

“XO TOUR Llif3” by Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert had a massive year in 2017, and “XO TOUR Llif3” was undoubtedly his biggest hit. The track peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned Uzi a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance. It’s also one of the most emo trap songs out there, with Uzi crooning about heartbreak over a mournful piano melody.

“Mask Off” by Future
Future’s ode to drug use was one of the biggest hits off his album FUTURE, peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance. The flute-laden beat is absolutely hypnotic, and Future delivers one of his best vocal performances on the track.

Best Bass Songs

The best bass songs of 2017 include tunes from the likes of Ghastly, Illenium, Slushii, and more. These are the tracks that got us moving this year.

Best Future Bass Songs

There’s no denying that 2017 was a big year for electronic dance music. From huge mainstream anthems to underground club bangers, there was something for everyone.

If you’re a fan of future bass, then you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of the best future bass songs of 2017, perfect for your next party or workout playlist. From Flume to Illenium to San Holo, these are the hardest hitting tracks of the year.

1. “Never Be Like You” by Flume
2. “Say It” by Flume
3. “I Remember” bydeadmau5
4. “Another You (featuring Echos)” by Seven Lions & Echos
5. “Ghost Voices” by Virtual Self
6. “Superhuman (featuring Jennage)” by Seven Lions & Jason Ross
7. “Only One (featuring Sanaa Lathan)” by Smle
8..” Killing Your Time” by Illenium
9.”A Minute To Breathe (featuring Nevve” by Super Duper Kyle
10.”Higher Love (featuring James Vincent McMorrow)” by Kygo

Best DJs of 2017

In 2017, there were many great DJs who released amazing electronic dance music. Some of the best DJs of 2017 include Skrillex, Diplo, and Calvin Harris. These DJs are known for their unique styles and abilities to get the crowd moving.

Best Trap DJs

In 2017, the trap genre of EDM continued to grow in popularity, with several artists breaking through to the mainstream. Here are some of the best trap DJs of 2017.

DJ Snake is a French EDM producer and DJ who has collaborated with major artists such as Lil Jon, Cardi B, and Justin Bieber. His song “Encore” was a top 10 hit in several countries, and his album Encore was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Diplo is an American DJ, producer, and songwriter who is best known for his work with Major Lazer and as one half of the duo Jack U. He has also produced records for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Kesha. In 2017, he won a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album for his album Revolution.

Flosstradamus is an American DJ duo from Chicago, Illinois. They are best known for their singles “Rollup (Baauer Remix)” and “Mosh Pit (feat. Casino).” In 2017, they released their fourth studio album Soundclash.

Zeds Dead is a Canadian electronic music duo from Toronto, Ontario. They have released four studio albums, including Northern Lights in 2016 and Northern Lights Remixes in 2017. Their single “Collapse” was nominated for a Juno Award in 2018.

Best Bass DJs

The Best Bass DJs of 2017 include some new blood as well as some familiar faces. These are the artists who have made the biggest impact this year with their hard-hitting basslines and infectious beats.

1. Zeds Dead
2. Skrillex
3. Datsik
4. Excision
5. 12th Planet
6. Dieselboy
7. Seven Lions
8. Adventure Club
9. Flux Pavilion
10. Dodge & Fuski

Best Future Bass DJs

The best Future Bass DJs of 2017 come from all over the world and are constantly innovating the genre. From up-and-comers to established veterans, these are the artists that you need to keep an eye on in the coming year.

1. Flume

Australian producer Flume is one of the most popular Future Bass DJs in the world. His unique sound has won him critical acclaim and a loyal following of fans.

2. Illenium

Illenium is a rising star in the Future Bass world. His emotional and powerful music has resonated with listeners all over the globe.

3. Seven Lions

Seven Lions is one of the most respected names in Electronic Dance Music. His sophisticated style has won him a devoted fan following.

4. The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are one of the hottest names in pop music right now. Their catchy melodies and huge productions have made them a force to be reckoned with.

5. Marshmello

Marshmello is one of the most enigmatic figures in dance music. His unique blend of styles has made him a favorite among fans of all genres.

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