The Best of 2018 The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the best DJs based on their performances and music releases in 2018.

Here are the best EDM artists of 2018. Whether they're dropping the most popular EDM hits or releasing the hottest electronic albums, this list of the top DJs in 2018 includes new artists to watch for and the biggest DJs in the world right now. Which EDM artists are killing it in 2018? 

As well as releasing five new singles in 2018, Diplo has been keeping busy with two new collaborative projects: LSD with Sia and Labrinth, and Silk City with Mark Ronson. Calvin Harris earned himself another number one hit with "One Kiss" featuring Dua Lipa, and Martin Garris and David Guetta collaborated on the festival banger "Like I Do." Other DJs who are having a good year in 2018 include Marshmello, Hardwell, 3LAU, R3HAB, Alison Wonderland, and Don Diablo.

Vote up the DJs who are having their best year in 2018, and add any electronic music producers you think deserve to be on this list. 

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241 128
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Like I Do (w/ David Guetta and Brooks)

Game Over (w/ Loopers)

Ocean (w/ Khalid)

2
200 108
Illenium is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

"Don't Give Up on Me" (w/ Kill the Noise and Mako)

"Sound of Where'd You Go" (w/ Said the Sky and 1788-L)

3
245 146
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Friends (w/ Anne-Marie)

Spotlight (w/ Lil Peep)

Everyday (w/ Logic)

Fly (w/ Leah Culver)

You Can Cry (w/ Juicy J and James Arthur)

4
70 19
Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
SyedAyaan added

5
129 78
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Stranger Things (w/ OneRepublic)

Remind Me to Forget (w/ Miguel)

6
155 106
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Boom (w/ Gucci Mane and Sevenn)

Dawnbreaker (w/ Matisse & Sadko)

Coming Home (w/ Mesto)

Break the House Down (w/ MOTi)

Jackie Chan (w/ Dzeko, Post Malone, and Preme)

7
123 79
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

The Middle (w/ Maren Morris and Grey)

One Strange Rock

8
127 87
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Sex, Love & Water (w/ Conrad Sewell)

The Last Dancer (w/ Shapov)

Therapy (w/ James Newman)

Blah Blah Blah

9
111 78
Seven Lions is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Calling You Home (w/ Runn)

Ocean (w/ Jason Ross and Jonathan Mendelsohn)

The Sirens (w/ Jason Ross)

Horizon (w/ Tritonal, Kill The Noise, and HAILENE)

10
141 108
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Sick Boy

You Owe Me

Everybody Hates Me

Somebody (w/ Drew Love)

11
123 91
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Worry No More (w/ Lil Yachty and Santigold)

Welcome to the Party (w/ French Montana, Lil Pump, and Zhavia Ward)

Only Can Get Better (as Silk City w/ Mark Ronson)

Genius (as LSD w/ Sia and Labrinth)

Audio (as LSD w/ Sia and Labrinth)

12
110 83
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

The Underground (w/ Timmy Trumpet)

Get Low (w/ Sick Individuals)

Ze Willen Mee (w/ Bizzey, Lil' Kleine, and Chivv)

Conquerors (w/ Metropole Orkest)

Anthem (w/ Steve Aoki)

13
107 88
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Nuh Ready Nuh Ready (w/ PartyNextDoor)

One Kiss (w/ Dua Lipa)

14
94 77
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Like I Do (w/ Martin Garrix and Brooks)

Flames (w/ Sia)

Mad Love (w/ Sean Paul and Becky G)

Helium (w/ Afrojack and Sia)

15
85 68
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
kennygumbs7 added

16
83 66
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Lullaby (w/ Mike Williams)

The Wave (w/ Lia Marie Johnson)

Hold On Tight (w/ Conor Maynard)

We Do (w/ Noah Neiman and Miranda Glory)

17
77 62
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Cold as Stone (w/ Charlotte Lawrence)

Almost Back (w/ Phoebe Ryan and LöKii)

Fun (w/ Brohug & Mr. Tape)

18
81 68
Said the Sky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Said the Sky

Sound of Where'd You Go (w/ Illenium and 1788-L)

Over Getting Over You (w/ Matthew Koma)

19
71 60
Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

People Say (w/ Paije)

Everybody's Somebody (w/ BullySongs)

Believe (w/ Ansel Elgort)

Give Me Love (w/ Calum Scott)

Wake Me When It's Quiet (w/ Hilda)

20
61 51
JAUZ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
MarioArley added JAUZ

21
65 56
KSHMR is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

House of Cards (w/ Sidnie Tipton)

22
84 78
Alison Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Alison Wonderland

Church

No

High (w/ Trippie Redd)

Easy

23
64 63
Yellow Claw is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Villain (w/ Valentina)

Cry Wolf (w/ DOLF, Sophie Simmons)

Summertime (w/ San Holo)

Bittersweet (w/ Sofia Reyes)

Fake Chanel (w/ ASAP Ferg and Creek Boyz)

24
64 65
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Alibi

Runaway

Gold Wings (w/ Shaun Frank)

New World (w/ Yellow Claw and VAVA)

25
22 20
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Markus West0 added

26
43 51
3LAU is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

On My Own (w/ Nevve)

Dirty Neon (w/ Olivera)

Touch (w/ Carly Paige)

Close (w/ Oly)

27
55 67
Slushii is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

There x2 (w/ Marshmello)

Where I'm At

Want You to Know

Through the Night (w/ Hatsune Miku)

28
46 56
Cash Cash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Jewel (w/ Nikki Vianna)

Finest Hour (w/ Abir)

29
37 48
k?d is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
k?d

Banshee (w/ Wolfgang Gartner)

Zero One

30
29 37
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
MarioArley added

31
38 50
Cheat Codes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Cheat Codes

Put Me Back Together (w/ Kiiara)

NSFW (w/ Danny Quest)

Balenciaga

I Love It (w/ DVBBS)

32
34 52
MitiS is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
MitiS

Away (w/ Gioto)

By My Side (w/ Tedy)

33
23 37
Steve Angello is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Nothing Scares Me Anymore (w/ Sam Martin)

Are You (w/ WDL)

Break Me Down

34
24 41
Pegboard Nerds is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Brett Jordan added

35
25 43
Mike Williams is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Mike Williams

Lullaby (w/ R3HAB)

Feels Like Yesterday (w/ Robin Valo)

Give It Up

36
23 40
Arty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked

Sunrise (w/ April Bender)

Rain

Couldn't Be Better

37
6 14
Petit Biscuit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
toadmong added

38
22 41
Timmy Trumpet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Ronald Thompson added Timmy Trumpet

Punjabi (/w Dimatik)
Flamenco (ft. Rage, JETFIRE)
100 (w/ Vini Vici - ft. Symphonic)
 

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15 32
Mesto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
MarioArley added Mesto

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1 7
Naeleck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Chardae Anvi added Naeleck

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15 34
Marlo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Ronald Thompson added

Here We Are (ft. Emma Chatt)
A Thousand Seas (ft. Roxanne Emery)
We Are The Future (ft. Avao)

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10 26
Ferry Corsten is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
SzolnokiSzabolcs added

43
14 34
Felix Jaehn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Ronald Thompson added

Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) [ft. Jasmine Thompson]
Feel Good (/w Mike Williams)
Hot2Touch
Bonfire (ft. ALMA)

44
13 33
Cat Dealers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Arthur Paulucci added Cat Dealers

Your Body

Sunshine

45
11 31
Alok is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Arthur Paulucci added Alok

Hear Me Now 

Fuego

Love is a Temple

46
6 28
Johan Gielen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
SzolnokiSzabolcs added

47
7 39
Photographer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Samurai Mike added

48
4 37
Vintage Culture is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Arthur Paulucci added Vintage Culture

Sede Pra Te Ver

Céu Azul

That's Why (Vintage Culture Remix) (w/ Dashdot)

49
4 42
Eve Michelson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
MatFalcon added Eve Michelson

50
4 44
Peer van Mladen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Best EDM Artists Of 2018, Ranked
Lara Bonnert added Peer van Mladen

More than 8 million dollars in annual revenue and one of the most influential music producers