The countdown is on until January 26th when the 2020 Recording Academy Grammy Awards take place! As award nominations went out last Wednesday, we checked in on two of the most relevant categories: Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album.
It’s no surprise to see repeat nominees like Skrillex, Tycho, Bonobo, Flume and The Chemical Brothers take the nod. Making their Grammy debut, Rüfüs du Sol’s incredible work on Solace brought them two nominations, one in each category. Also on the list is Italian trio Meduza and Apparat, receiving first time Grammy nominations and shutting out major contenders.
Check out the complete list for each category below!
Best Dance Recording:
Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Skrillex is no stranger of the Grammy Awards, holding six wins as Skrillex and two wins under his Diplo collaboration Jack Ü. It might seem like business as usual for Skrillex, but receiving a nod for Midnight Hour is a first time Grammy nomination for both Boys Noize and Ty Dolla $ign. Solo producers stand out this nomination season with Tycho’s Weather, Apparat’s LP5 and Bonobo’s Linked, showing us the best in Independent Dance Music. Live electronic trio Rüfüs du Sol made waves in 2019 with a worldwide tour and quickly winning hearts with Solace, hence it’s nomination. The odds are good for Rüfüs du Sol to take home their first Grammy as their track Underwater received a nomination as well.
While Flume didn’t release a lot of music in 2019 his biggest project of the year, Hi This is Flume(Mixtape), was enough for voters to get him a nomination. 2020 will be a huge year for Flume, especially since he’s headlining Ultra Music Festival in Miami this March. With a few fresh faces getting nominations this year it’s left quite a few shut outs. Big name artists like The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Diplo and even the late Avicii didn’t receive Grammy nominations, despite the incredible amount of work they released this year. With 2019 ending too soon, the 2020 Grammy Awards will be a demonstration of how far dance music has come in the past decade.
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