There are more reasons this year than ever for dance music fans to pay attention to the Grammys if they’re interested to see their favorite artists receive widespread recognition for their work. Despite the imperfect and incredibly mysterious nature of the Grammys awards nominations process, and some artists’ feelings on the legitimacy of the award, a Grammy is generally considered an honor. If nothing else, it means a lot of people are paying attention. If you’re interested to learn more about dance music’s somewhat turbulent history with the Grammys, check out this great piece that will get you up to speed.
Duke Dumont, Basement Jaxx, Disclosure, Clean Bandit, and ZHU will be battling it out for Best Dance Recording. This is the second year in a row Disclosure and Dumont have been nominated, while newcomer ZHU receives more attention than he probably would have desired.
Best Dance/Electronic Album nominees include deadmau5, Aphex Twin, Little Dragon, Mat Zo, and Röyksopp & Robyn. We reviewed deadmau5’s While(1<2) if you would like our thoughts on the brainchild of an EDM mastermind. Aphex Twin hadn’t released an album in thirteen years and then struck Grammy luck when they finally gave the world Syro.
In the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical category, the nominees are Kaskade, Ming, Audien, Tiesto, Robin Schulz and Eddie Amador.
And you heard it right folks, DJ Snake received a nomination for Best Music Video thanks to Turn Down For What.
To review all of the details on the nominations, head over to the Grammy Awards’ official website. Let us know what you think about the Grammys and whether you’ll be tuning in this year by leaving us your comments below.
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