It’s that time of year again folks, award season, and with that comes the biggest music award ceremony in the business, the Grammy’s. The nominations for the all categories have since been released and it’s always interesting to see a snapshot of what’s made the biggest impact of the past year. All the hottest stars and newest additions to the music world all come together for one night to celebrate the magic that is music of all kinds.
More importantly it’s a time when EDM can take center stage and get the recognition that is so often does not get. With that spirit in mind here are the full list of EDM nominees this year for both best track and best album.
Best Dance/Electronic Recording
Afrojack & David Guetta
Afrojack, David Guetta, Kuk Harrell & Stargate, producers; Elio Debets, mixer
Ólafur Arnalds Featuring Bonobo
Ólafur Arnalds & Simon Green, producers; Ólafur Arnalds, mixer
James Blake & Dom Maker, producers; James Blake, mixer
Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Simon Green & Orlando Higginbottom, producers; Simon Green & Orlando Higginbottom, mixers
You Can Do It
Dan Snaith, producer; David Wrench, mixer
Rüfüs Du Sol
Jason Evigan & Rüfüs Du Sol, producers; Cassian Stewart-Kasimba, mixer
Blessing us in the Northwest with his newly grammy-nominated self, Rüfüs Du Sol announced a one night event at the Gorge coming up this October. You can find out more information about this event here. What more could you ask for, beautiful melodic progressive synths and sweeping vocals against a backdrop of autumn foliage and cooler temperatures surrounding by thousands of your closest friends? Count us in!
Hightower, Julia Karlsson & Tiësto, producers; Tiësto, mixer
Best Dance/Electronic Album
For all you Illenium fans, we are very happy to welcome this powerhouse (and now newly nominated grammy artist) to the Northwest this Memorial Day Weekend. You can find out more information about this show here. Be sure to bring plenty of tissues, as we all plan on weeping dramatically atop the hill of the Gorge with out besties just as much as the next person.
Music Is The Weapon (Reloaded)
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