Who Will Win Big at the Electronic Music Grammy Nominations?

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The Grammy Awards are just around the corner, and music lovers everywhere are wondering who will take home the coveted prize in the Electronic Music category. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite nominees and made our predictions for who we think will come out on top.

Best Dance Recording

The Grammy Awards are next month, and the nominees for the electronic music categories have been announced. This year’s nominees for Best Dance Recording are:

Skrillex & Boys Noize ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Midnight Hour”

Skrillex and Boys Noize, two of the biggest names in electronic music, have teamed up with Ty Dolla $ign for a fresh new track called “Midnight Hour.” The song was released on October 25th, 2019 and has already racked up over 8 million streams on Spotify.

“Midnight Hour” is a catchy mix of Skrillex’s signature dubstep sound and Ty Dolla $ign’s smooth vocals. The song starts with a slow build, gradually adding in more and more elements until it reaches a high-energy drop that will get your heart pumping.

The chorus features the lyrics “I just wanna love you / I don’t need nobody else / I just wanna touch you / Feel you next to me.” These lyrics are simple but effective, and they perfectly capture the feeling of wanting to be close to someone you’re attracted to.

Skrillex and Boys Noize have both been nominated for Grammy Awards in the past, but this is their first collaboration. This is also Ty Dolla $ign’s first Grammy nomination. “Midnight Hour” is up for Best Dance Recording at the 2020 Grammy Awards, and it has a good chance of taking home the win.

The Chemical Brothers – “Got to Keep On”

The Chemical Brothers – “Got to Keep On” is up for Best Dance Recording at the Electronic Music Grammy Nominations. The other nominees in this category are Disclosure, Fisher, CamelPhat, and RÜFÜS DU SOL.

Disclosure – “Where Angels Fear to Tread”

The English duo Disclosure, comprising brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, are up for their first Grammy this year in the Best Dance Recording category for their track “Where Angels Fear to Tread.” The record is taken from their 2018 album, Energy.

This is one of two nominations that Disclosure received at this year’s Grammys. The other is for Best Dance/Electronic Album for Energy.

Best Dance/Electronic Album

With so many different artists nominated for this year’s Grammy Awards, it’s hard to know who to root for. However, there are a few front runners in the race for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Skrillex, Avicii, and Calvin Harris are all nominated for their work this year, and they are all considered to be heavy hitters in the industry. Who will come out on top?

The Chemical Brothers – No Geography

The Chemical Brothers are back with a bang. After eight years away, the dance music legends have returned with their ninth album, No Geography. The album was released in April 2019 to critical acclaim, with many reviewers calling it their best work in years.

The band has been nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Dance/Electronic Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. No Geography is up against some stiff competition in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category, but we think it has a good chance of taking home the award.

Disclosure – Energy

Disclosure’s Energy has been nominated for best dance/electronic album at the Grammys. The album is a departure from the duo’s previous work, exploring heavier themes and darker sounds. It’s a brave and ambitious album that is sure to get people talking.

Four Tet – Everything Ecstatic

Dance music is having a moment, with electronic artists enjoying increased mainstream visibility and commercial success. This is reflected in the Grammy nominations for best dance/electronic album, which feature a mix of familiar names and fresh faces.

Four Tet – Everything Ecstatic

UK producer Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, released his sixth album under the Four Tet name in 2005. The double disc set Everything Ecstatic draws on Garage, 2-step, and dub to create a mesmerizing, ethereal soundscape.

Hebden’s use of found sounds and field recordings give the album an organic feel, while his meticulous production keeps the listener hooked. Everything Ecstatic is a perfect example of contemporary electronic music at its best.

Best Remixed Recording

As the Recording Academy prepares to dole out Grammys for the best music of the year, we take a look at the contenders in the Best Remixed Recording category, which honors producers and engineers for their work on a single track. This year’s nominees include some of the biggest names in the business, including Skrillex, Calvin Harris, and David Guetta.

The Black Madonna – “He Is the Voice I Hear” (Laurel Halo Remix)

The Black Madonna – “He Is the Voice I Hear” (Laurel Halo Remix) is up for Best Remixed Recording at the 2020 Electronic Music Grammy Awards. The Black Madonna is a Chicago-based DJ and producer, and Laurel Halo is a New York-based producer. The original track was released in 2016, and the remix was released in 2018.

Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo – “Nothing Better” (feat. Jaws) [CID Remix]

Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo’s “Nothing Better” gets a boost from CID’s club-ready remix, which was nominated for Best Remixed Recording at the 2019 Grammy Awards. The original song, featuring Jaws, appeared on Lake’s 2018 album, Abundance.

Gorgon City – “Real Life” (feat. Evan Giia) [Claptone Remix]

Gorgon City’s “Real Life” was one of the biggest dance hits of 2018, and its remix by German house legend Claptone helped take it to even greater heights. The remix added a bit more oomph to the original’s already groovy bassline and Evan Giia’s airy vocals, making it a favorite among clubgoers and radio listeners alike. For those looking for a little something extra in their next dose of Gorgon City, the Claptone remix is certainly worth seeking out.

Best Electronic Production

The Chemical Brothers – “Got to Keep On”

The Chemical Brothers return with one of their most irresistible singles in years. “Got to Keep On” is a funk-infused dancefloor banger that recalls the best of their ’90s work. It’s a track that’s impossible to resist, and it’s sure to be a favorite among Grammy voters.

Disclosure – “Where Angels Fear to Tread”

This year’s Grammy nominations for Best Electronic Production are dominated by Disclosure, with their track “Where Angels Fear to Tread” being nominated in three separate categories. The duo is up against some stiff competition, including Skrillex and Diplo’s “Mind” in the Best Dance Recording category, but their track has already been praised by critics as a stand-out in the electronic music genre.

Four Tet – “Only Human”

Real name Kieran Hebden, the electronic producer born in Putney, South London, has been one of the most prolific and innovative artists working in the field for over two decades. His latest album, titled Sixteen Oceans, is a beautiful and moving record that expands on the melodic and emotional elements that have made his music so special. The track “Only Human” is a perfect example of his ability to create something both uplifting and melancholic, with a simple yet effective vocal sample underpinning a wash of tender keyboards. It’s an early favorite for best dance/electronic production.

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