Billboard's Brand New Dance 100 Series Just Legitimately Ranked Top Electronic Artists of 2018

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A lot of hype has been surrounding Billboard’s new Billboard Dance 100. Thought of by many as an alternative to DJ Mag’s long running Top 100 DJ list, a few weeks ago we had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Medved, the founder of Billboard Dance, to get a better feel for what we could expect from the poll. Now, after lots of data compiling, the final results of the Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2018 are in!

Described as a “data-driven artist ranking that will give fans and industry members alike a credible and comprehensive look at the power and influence of electronic dance music's biggest names”, we’ve been looking forward to seeing the end result of Billboard’s new system. Having taken into consideration streaming, track sales, album sales radio airplay, touring data and results from a fan-voted poll consisting of nearly 180,000 votes representing 174 countries, Billboard left no rock unturned.

"The Billboard Dance 100 fills the need for a holistic, data-driven ranking of dance music’s diverse range of talents. From hit makers and club curators to hard ticket-movers, all successful artist models will find a home here." - Billboard's Director of Dance and Electronic Programming Matt Medved

The top 10 of Billboard’s Dance 100 Artists of 2018 are The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Kygo, Marshmello, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Zedd, Tiësto, DJ Snake and ODESZA.

While some of these chart-toppers are no surprise, we’re pleased with the full list and methodology used by Billboard. The list seems to be an accurate representation of the most influential artists in the electronic space and includes many of our favorite artists throughout. Check out the full top 100 below and go here for more info on the artists and Billboard’s poll. Enjoy!

  1. The Chainsmokers
  2. Calvin Harris
  3. Kygo
  4. Marshmello
  5. Major Lazer
  6. Martin Garrix
  7. Zedd
  8. Tiësto
  9. DJ Snake
  10. ODESZA
  11. Skrillex
  12. David Guetta
  13. Steve Aoki
  14. Flume
  15. Above & Beyond
  16. Alesso
  17. Axwell Ingrosso
  18. Hardwell
  19. deadmau5
  20. Armin van Buuren
  21. Clean Bandit
  22. Bassnectar
  23. Avicii
  24. Justice
  25. Galantis
  26. Eric Prydz
  27. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  28. Afrojack
  29. Excision
  30. Kaskade
  31. Disclosure
  32. Carl Cox
  33. Alan Walker
  34. Porter Robinson
  35. Zeds Dead
  36. Don Diablo
  37. Dillon Francis
  38. Cheat Codes
  39. Rezz
  40. R3hab
  41. Illenium
  42. Yellow Claw
  43. Robin Schulz
  44. Alison Wonderland
  45. Solomun
  46. RL Grime
  47. Bonobo
  48. Matoma
  49. Pendulum
  50. Pretty Lights
  51. Jamie Jones
  52. Cashmere Cat
  53. Tchami
  54. Mura Masa
  55. Richie Hawtin
  56. Jauz
  57. Nero
  58. Louis The Child
  59. Big Gigantic
  60. Nicolas Jaar
  62. Adam Beyer
  63. Madeon
  64. SNAILS
  65. ZHU
  66. Gryffin
  67. Maceo Plex
  68. San Holo
  69. Black Coffee
  70. Oliver Heldens
  71. Krewella
  72. Alok
  73. Carnage
  74. KSHMR
  75. W&W
  76. GRiZ
  77. 3LAU
  78. Jonas Blue
  79. Seven Lions
  80. NERVO
  81. Marco Carola
  82. Dash Berlin
  83. Flosstradamus
  84. Steve Angello
  85. Jax Jones
  86. Martin Solveig
  87. Nicole Moudaber
  88. Nicky Romero
  89. Jai Wolf
  90. Sofi Tukker
  91. MK
  92. Flux Pavilion
  93. Cash Cash
  94. Mija
  95. Lost Frequencies
  96. Baauer
  97. The Black Madonna
  98. Kayzo
  99. Tokimonsta
  100. A-Trak

Kill Paris Releases Relaxing, Emotional Future Bass Tune "Made Of Time" Ft. Trove & Emily Vaughn

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Kill Paris has been on a streak with his impressive recent songs and shows no signs of slowing down. The LA-based artist recently delivered a handful of chill songs we can't get enough of including "where r u," "Red Lights" and "Out of the Dark" before his latest song "Made Of Time" featuring Trove & Emily Vaughn.

"I really liked the idea of being "made of time" for someone. At the end of the day, time is all relative, and if you spend time with the one you love, it can seem like theres no such thing as time. The song is really about that - being willing to spend as much time waiting to be with the one who makes you feel like time doesn't exist. The lyrics are a bit of a call back and connect to my song 'where r u' which is all about waiting on 'the one.'" - Kill Paris

This relaxing new song comes via Lowly Palace and puts a magical spin on future bass that we're loving. He crafts an emotional soundscape for Trove and Emily Vaughn's vocals to shine atop. The laidback future bass song builds up a multitude of layers leading to a gentle drop showcasing his sound design and songwriting abilities as he continues to show off a wide range of versatility on his releases. Enjoy!

Kill Paris - Made Of Time (Ft. Trove & Emily Vaughn)

Excision & Space Laces Drop Monstrous New Collaboration “Rumble”

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Excision and Space Laces!? This is just the collaboration we wanted to hear for a minute and now the time has come. After the ID has been teased for some time it’s finally here and called “Rumble,” and will certainly make any speaker system rumble. The bass maestro’s proved to be a perfect match on this new song that pairs some worldy influences with their other-worldly sound design and stuttering drops that will shake you to the core. This one should be played at high volume…enjoy!

Excision & Space Laces - Rumble 

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