What a year 2018 has been for dance music! Some incredible music was released, and the GRAMMYs have chosen some of this year’s best tracks for their 2019 nominations.
The nominees for the 61st edition of the Grammy Awards were announced this morning. Some of the notable nominees include trance group Above & Beyond for their uplifting track, Northern Soul off their album, Common Ground, which remains the highest charting electronic music album of 2018. Above & Beyond was previously nominated for a GRAMMY in the “Best Dance Recording” for “We’re All We Need (feat. Zoë Johnston)” in 2016.
Dance music icons Gabriel & Dresden have also entered the nomination mix. The Only Road, their latest album, was released via Anjunabeats. The title track of the album made a massive impact with a remix from Cosmic Gate, which scored Cosmic Gate a nomination.
Tech-house superstar Fisher had an incredible year with his breakout track Losing it, which was played in almost every set at every festival this year. The track hit monumental heights and became synonymous summer 2018 with bro’s and Chad’s everywhere. This year was a great year for Fisher who went on several tours and released some tracks on his Catch and Release label.
Porter Robinson‘s latest project, VIRTUAL SELF, awed fans around the world with his latest and unique alias. His track Ghost Voices skyrocketed his latest project to this year’s GRAMMY nomination pool.
Kaskade once again made the GRAMMY noms pool with his ever so dreamy remix of Kygo’s Stargazing.
Those are just some of the highlights of the 2019 Grammy nominations in the dance category. You can check out the full list of dance nominations below, and the complete listing here. Congrats to all of this year’s nominees!
BEST DANCE RECORDING
Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford
Above & Beyond, producers; Above & Beyond, mixers
Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
Guy Lawrence & Howard Lawrence, producers; Guy Lawrence, mixer
Paul Nicholas Fisher, producer; Kevin Granger, mixer
Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
Silk City, producers; Josh Gudwin, mixer
Porter Robinson, producer; Porter Robinson, mixer
BEST MIXED RECORDING
A Remixer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.
AUDIO (CID REMIX)
CID, remixer (LSD)
HOW LONG (EDX’S DUBAI SKYLINE REMIX)
Maurizio Colella, remixer (Charlie Puth)
ONLY ROAD (COSMIC GATE REMIX)
Stefan Bossems & Claus Terhoeven, remixers (Gabriel & Dresden Featuring Sub Teal)
STARGAZING (KASKADE REMIX)
Kaskade, remixer (Kygo Featuring Justin Jesso)
WALKING AWAY (MURA MASA REMIX)
Alex Crossan, remixer (Haim)