Turn Up the Radio for the Best Electronic/Dance Music

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Looking for the best in Electronic/Dance music? Then you need to turn up the radio! Here you’ll find the latest and greatest hits, as well as some hidden gems, to get you moving and grooving.

Best Electronic/Dance Albums of 2018

2018 saw some amazing releases in the Electronic/Dance genre. We’ve rounded up the best of the best for you to check out. From Grimes to Virtual Self, these are the albums that you need to listen to.

Best Overall Electronic/Dance Album

#1. Serial Experiments Lain Soundtrack – Susumu Hirasawa
This album is the perfect embodiment of the late ’90s, early 2000s anime classic Serial Experiments Lain. Featuring a mix of industrial, synthpop, and trip-hop, it’s a dark and atmospheric ride that takes the listener on a journey through the titular character’s psyche.

#2. Discovery – Daft Punk
Daft Punk’s second album is a perfect example of the French duo’s genius. Combining elements of house, techno, disco, and pop, Discovery is an infectious and timeless dance record that is sure to get even the most reluctant listener up and moving.

#3. We Are The Night – The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers’ seventh studio album is a masterclass in electronic music. Featuring guest vocalists such as Q-Tip, RichaadEB, and Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), We Are The Night is a diverse and dynamic record that ranging from Infectious club tracks like “Do It Again” to more introspective fare like “The Pills Won’t Help You Now.”

#4. In Ghost Colors – Cut Copy
Cut Copy’s second album is a bright and catchy piece of synth-pop perfection. From the opening track “Feel The Love” to the anthemic closer “Lights & Music,” In Ghost Colors is an album that is sure to get stuck in your head for days on end.

#5. Black Light – Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand’s third album finds the Scottish rockers experimenting with electronic music to great effect. Tracks like “Ulysses” and “Do You Want To” are some of the Catchiest Songs you’re likely to hear all year, while “Turn It On” and “No You Girls” are Evidence that the band can still rock out with the best of them.

Best Debut Electronic/Dance Album

Kylie Minogue – Golden

The first Kylie album in four years is an intoxicating mix of disco, country, and club bangers that nod to her past while remaining firmly rooted in the present. Golden is focused and cohesive, with each track leading effortlessly into the next. It’s an album made for the dance floor, but there are also moments of introspection and contemplation. Kylie’s voice has never sounded better, and she sounds like she’s having the time of her life. This is a triumphant return from one of pop’s most enduring characters.

Best Electronic/Dance Albums by Genre

In 2018, we’ve seen a resurgence in popularity for electronic and dance music. Whether it’s the popularity of EDM festivals like Tomorrowland or the rise of streaming services like Spotify, there’s no doubt that electronic and dance music is here to stay.

So what are the best electronic/dance albums of 2018? Here’s a roundup of our favorites by genre:

Best Overall Electronic/Dance Album:
Electric Lady Lab – “Elevate”

Best House Album:
Odesza – “A Moment Apart”

Best Techno Album:
Joseph Capriati – “METAPHASE”

Best Trance Album:
Cosmic Gate – “Start To Feel”

Best Electronic/Dance Songs of 2018

We’re only a few months into 2018, but the year has already given us some great electronic/dance songs. Whether you’re looking for a new song to add to your workout playlist or just want to find some new music to listen to, these songs are sure to get you moving.

Best Overall Electronic/Dance Song

“All My Friends” by LCD Soundsystem

##Heading: Best Electronic/Dance Album
“Woman Worldwide” by Justice

Best Debut Electronic/Dance Song

We’re rounding up the best new electronic and dance songs of 2018. These are the tracks that got us moving this year.

From Wireless Festival to Boomtown Fair, there’s no shortage of great dance music festivals in the UK. But what about the best electronic and dance songs of 2018? We’ve rounded up the tracks that got us moving this year, from club anthems to festival bangers.

So turn up the radio and get ready to dance into 2019!

Best Electronic/Dance Songs by Genre

As 2018 comes to a close, we take a look at the best electronic/dance songs by genre.

Best Pop Electronic/Dance Song: “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer
Best EDM Song: “Losing Myself” by Seven Lions & Jason Ross feat. Paul Meany
Best House Song: “All Night” by The Bloody Beetroots & Steve Aoki feat. Refused
Best Techno Song: “In Silence” by Sasha Carassi
Best Trance Song: “Northern Soul” by Above & Beyond feat. Richard Bedford
Best Drum & Bass Song: “No More” by Andy C
Best Dubstep Song: ” oxygen (feat. Akylla)” by Virtual Riot

Best Electronic/Dance Music Festivals of 2018

Looking for the best Electronic/Dance Music Festivals to attend this year? Look no further! In this guide, we’ll tell you about the best EDM festivals around the world, so you can start planning your 2018 festival season. From Tomorrowland to Ultra Music Festival, there’s a festival for everyone.

Best Overall Electronic/Dance Music Festival

Electric Daisy Carnival

No festival throws a party quite like Electric Daisy Carnival. This three-day extravaganza, which takes place in Las Vegas, boasts more than 300,000 attendees and features stellar performances from some of the biggest names in electronic and dance music. In addition to the incredible music, EDC also features spectacular art installations, carnival rides, and gourmet food trucks.

Best Debut Electronic/Dance Music Festival

In 2018, a new EDM festival will be making its debut in Taipei, Taiwan. The fest, which is called Neon Lights, will take place from November 17-18. The lineup includes some of the biggest names in the EDM world, including Skrillex, Zeds Dead, and Marshmello. If you’re looking for a new festival to check out in 2018, Neon Lights is definitely one to keep on your radar.

Best Electronic/Dance Music Festivals by Genre

Festivals are a great way to see your favorite electronic/dance music artists all in one place. Whether you’re into house, techno, dubstep, or anything in between, there’s sure to be a festival for you. Here are some of the best electronic/dance music festivals by genre:

-WMC (Winter Music Conference)
– Ultra Music Festival
– Tomorrowland
– Electric Daisy Carnival
– Holy Ship!
– Mysteryland USA

– Movement Electronic Music Festival
– Time Warp US
– Awakenings Festival America
– Mayday
– Sonar Festival

Productions Miami Music Week

Drum & Bass:

-Bassrush Massive

-Rampage Belgium

-Boomtown Fair UK

Reggaeton & Dancehall:

-Calle Ocho Music Fest

-Encore Beach Club Vegas Pool Party

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