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ODESZA, Mura Masa, Bonobo & More Nominated For Electronic Album Of The Year At 2018 Grammys

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With the announcement of the 2018 Grammy Nominations comes particular anticipation within the TSIS community as to who will win the coveted award for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Last year, Flume took home this Grammy for his ever impressive Skin album. This year, more TSIS favorites are in the running including ODESZA, Bonobo and Mura Masa. The full list of nominees and a small excerpt on each project is included. See other Grammy nominations here. Stay tuned for the awards in January and enjoy!

Bonobo – Migration

The ever-evolving producer impressed per usual with his sixth studio album Migration, which featured collaborators such as Rhye and Nick Murphy. Bonobo drew influence from a broad musical spectrum spanning across the world and compiled them all into a single impressive packaged offering.

Kraftwerk - 3-D the Catalogue

Kraftwerk is a legendary German electronic group who are considered true pioneers of electronic music. 3-D the Catalogue is a crazy 8-disk package comprised of the group’s iconic work, which has won them Grammys in both 2014 and 2015.

Mura Masa - Mura Masa

Mura Masa’s debut self-titled album was one that came with high expectations; Expectations that the rising producer certainly meeted. With numerous impressive features including Desiigner, Charli XCX, Damon Albarn and many more, Mura Masa proved his talents in this tight niche.

Odesza - A Moment Apart

ODESZA’s A Moment Apart was nothing short of incredible. Flawlessly building on their progressive electronic sound with features from artists like Leon Bridges and Regina Spektor, the Seattle duo outdid themselves.

Sylvan Esso - What Now

The North Carolina duo Sylvan Esso have built a reputation for their indie take on songwriting, combining elements from pop music and electronic productions. What Now is the groups sophomore album that builds upon their impressive cutting edge repertoire.

Grammys Share 2018 Nominations Ft. Kendrick Lamar, ODESZA, Childish Gambino, Bonobo & More

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The 2018 Grammy nominations are in. This year is the 60th installment of the prestigious award ceremonies and will take place on January 28th at Madison Square Garden as the first time in 15 years the awards will be held in New York. This year brings some of our favorite artists to the table as we see Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, ODESZA, Bonobo, Mura Masa, Gorillaz, SZA, Tyler, The Creator, 6LACK, Bonobo and more up for awards. 

Jay-Z comes in with the most nominations with eight while Kendrick Lamar continues his streak of Grammy nods with seven this year while SZA was the most nominated woman with five. Drake was not nominated this year and withheld his project More Life from consideration. There are actually some great releases up for awards this year so we’re excited to see how the ceremony goes. Check out the relevant categories below and enjoy!

Album of the Year
Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!"
JAY-Z - 4:44
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Lorde - Melodrama
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Record of the Year
Childish Gambino - Redbone
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber - Despacito
JAY-Z - The Story of O.J.
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Best Dance Recording
Bonobo - Bambro Koyo Ganda
Camelphat & Elderbrook - Cola
Gorillaz - Andromeda [ft. DRAM]
LCD Soundsystem - Tonite
Odesza - Line of Sight

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Bonobo - Migration
Kraftwerk - 3-D the Catalogue
Mura Masa - Mura Masa
Odesza - A Moment Apart
Sylvan Esso - What Now

Best Rap Album
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
JAY-Z - 4:44
Migos - Culture
Rapsody - Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy

Best Rap Performance
Big Sean - Bounce Back
Cardi B - Bodak Yellow
JAY-Z - 4:44
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.
Migos - Bad and Boujee

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
6LACK - PRBLMS
Goldlink ft. Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy - Crew
JAY-Z ft. Beyoncé - Family Feud
Kendrick Lamar ft. Rihanna - LOYALTY.
SZA ft. Travis Scott - Love Galore

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Urban Contemporary Album
6LACK - Free 6LACK
Childish Gambino - “Awaken, My Love!”
Khalid - American Teen
SZA - CTRL
The Weeknd - Starboy

Song of the Year
Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton - Despacito (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber)
Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson - 4:44 (JAY-Z)
Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter - Issues (Julia Michaels)
Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson - 1-800-273-8255 (Logic ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid)
Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip - That’s What I Like (Bruno Mars)

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber - Despacito
Imagine Dragons - Thunder
Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay

Best Rap Song
Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White - Bodak Yellow (Cardi B)
Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer - Chase Me (Danger Mouse ft. Run the Jewels, Big Boi) Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II - HUMBLE. (Kendrick Lamar)
Gabouer & M. Evans - Sassy (Rapsody)
Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson - The Story of O.J. (JAY-Z)

Best Alternative Music Album
Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Gorillaz - Humanz
LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
The National - Sleep Well Beast

Best R&B Performance
Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis - Get You
Kehlani - Distraction
Ledisi - High
Bruno Mars - That’s What I Like
SZA - The Weekend

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

Best Remixed Recording
Loleatta Holloway - Can’t Let You Go (Louie Vega Roots Mix)
Bobby Rush - Funk O’ De Funk (SMLE Remix)
Kehlani - Undercover (Adventure Club Remix)
The xx - A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)
Depeche Mode - You Move Me (Latriot Remix)

Best Traditional R&B Performance
The Baylor Project - Laugh and Move On
Childish Gambino - Redbone
Anthony Hamilton ft. The HamilTones - What I’m Feelin’
Ledisi - All the Way
Mali Music - Still

Best R&B Song
PJ Morton - First Began
Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs - Location (Khalid)
Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson - Redbone (Childish Gambino)
Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams - Supermodel (SZA)
Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip - That’s What I Like (Bruno Mars)

Best Music Video
Beck - Up All Night
Jain - Makeba
JAY-Z - The Story of O.J.
Kendrick - HUMBLE.
Logic - 1-800-273-8255

Chance The Rapper Celebrates Grammys Win By Remixing Drake’s “Grammys”

Chance Drake

Chance The Rapper had a historic win at the Grammys in which he won awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance. He did it all without a label on the strength of a free mixtape as he continues to change the landscape for independent artists. 

As he celebrated his incredible evening he shared a remix of Drake’s “Grammys”. The track hasn’t gotten an official release but a video of Chance playing out the remix at an afterparty has surfaced and is sounding great, of course. Congrats Chance! We’re hoping this gets an official release, so keep an eye out. Check out the video below and enjoy! 

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